*Please note that due to these exceptional times during the COVID-19 pandemic and because we are following Government and NHS guidelines on social distancing and protecting vulnerable people. We are not able to accept any applications for new fosterers at the current time.

There will be updates to our website when this situation changes, so please keep checking back. Thank you.* 

Fostering one dog won't change the world. But for that one dog, their world will change forever.

Not everyone is in the right circumstances to be able to adopt one of our dogs. Fostering might just give you the opportunity to support the dogs in our care who need it most. From a doggy day out, to giving much needed respite away from the kennels, to nursing a dog back to health following an illness or operation - our dogs need you!

Why foster?

Fostering provides a wonderful opportunity for dogs who find the kennel environment distressing, to spend their time waiting for adoption in a caring, comfortable home. A dog who comes to us from a home can become hyperactive and stressed when taken out of that environment, putting off potential adopters.

By taking them into your home for a time, you will be improving their wellbeing and allowing them to be their best, natural selves. Adopters can see the dogs behaving as they will if taken into a new home, and it's no surprise that adoptions from a foster home settle into their long-term environments much quicker and easier.

What's more, the space freed up at our centre will enable us to help another dog in need of shelter and rehoming – so you'll be helping more than just the dog you foster!

The bill's on us

All the costs of the dog will be covered by us while the dog is with you. We can provide you with all the bedding and equipment you need, along with food for the dog and any veterinary treatment required.

All you need to provide is love and care. From lonely mutts, expectant mums and litters of puppies, to old and recovering dogs, we probably have the perfect dog for you to foster.

Get involved

If you're interested in becoming a foster carer for our rescue dogs then click here to read more about what's involved and the requirements we have. If you have any further questions, please contact our Volunteer Development Officer at [email protected]

Alternatively, you can contact your local Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre for more information about fostering.

Please note: Our Nottingham Centre and South Lincolnshire Centre does not currently have any vacancies for Volunteer Dog Foster Carers. Please keep checking back for vacancy updates.