We require great foster homes

Helping Pets (North-East) is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers from our own homes. We have a waiting list of animals that desperately need to come into our care and we receive more requests every day.

We can only help animals if we have a space to put them in.

The Basics

Ideally you will live in Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding area, or in Northumberland.

You need to drive (or have someone who can transport you) to and from our co-ordinators houses in either Blyth or Newcastle. You may also need to take the foster animal to and from our vets.

We supply food, litter, flea prevention and worming treatments.

We pay for all veterinary treatment.

To enable us to find a home for the foster animal we ask that you send us at minimum weekly updates with clear photographs to our private Facebook group, which you will become a member of.

Fostering a DOG

We supply crates which we advise are always used.

Once the dog has settled it may well integrate into your household, but we cannot guarantee that. You may have a foster dog for only a few days or a few months until we find it a suitable home.

With dogs, we need someone to be around most of the time.

Dogs are NOT allowed off lead.

It is fine too if you have children, have pets of your own or have no pets. We aim to place a foster dog with a carer that is most suitable for its needs and one that will fit into the carer’s household.

We are duty bound to say that the following factors are possible, but not necessarily probable. Dependent upon its background the dog may take some time to settle with you, it could be vocal, scratch and display bad behaviour, such as stealing food and chewing items around the house.

The foster dog may require further house training too, it very much depends upon the dog. You will also need a secure enclosed garden, the height of the fence depends on the type and size of dog you want to foster.

Fostering a CAT

If you already have pets you will need a separate room in which to keep the foster cat. Once it has settled it may well integrate into your household, but we cannot guarantee that and it may have to be kept separate permanently.

You may have a foster cat for only a few days or a few months until we find it a suitable home.

Cats are NOT allowed outdoors.

We currently have foster carers who work full time, have children, have pets of their own or have no pets. We aim to place a foster cat with a carer that is most suitable for its needs and one that will fit into the carer’s household.

We are duty bound to say that the following factors are possible, but not necessarily probable. Dependent upon its background the cat may take some time to settle with
you, it could be vocal, scratch and display bad behaviour.
It very much depends upon the cat and the vast majority do not pose such problems.

Tell us you're interested

This is such rewarding work and it is a great feeling when a previously unwanted animal is adopted into its forever home where it will be loved and cherished.

If you have read this far and are still interested please complete the following form.

As we are all volunteers, so aim to contact you within 2 weeks.
We will then arrange a chat and home check.