Dog fostering application form

Thank you for applying to be a dog foster carer. Fostering is hugely rewarding and provides Battersea with invaluable support. To ensure the best experience for both you and any dogs you may foster, we’d be grateful if you could read the full description before applying. Please read the form thoroughly and fill out every section. A member of the team will then be in touch. Thank you again!

1 Start 2 About you 3 About your household 4 About your fostering 5 Complete

To be a foster carer at Battersea there are a few requirements you must meet. We’re sure you understand that these have been put in place to ensure animals get the best possible care while they wait to find a permanent home. Please read the below requirements carefully and tick the boxes for all those that apply:

We are looking for foster homes which ideally have no other cats or dogs due to the nature of our foster dogs. Small furries or fish are generally not a problem as long as you are able to keep them safely away from your foster dog.

We ask that any children in the foster home are over 13 years of age. This is because our dogs need a calm and quiet household in which to come out of their shells. This is in no way a reflection of your child or children, but a rule to safeguard the welfare of our dogs.

Our foster dogs require someone to be around all the time at the start of the foster period. Many will not cope with being left for longer than 4 hours even after they have settled in.

Rehoming and clinic appointments will fall on weekdays as well as weekends. Sometimes we need foster carers to come in at short notice, so ideally you would live within one hour of a Battersea centre. It helps if you have your own transport but, depending on the circumstances, we can sometimes provide taxis.