We rely on fosterers to provide temporary homes for the animals in our care and are always keen to hear from people who can provide a safe and calm foster home for animals. This includes feral kittens, indoor rabbits and guinea pigs, hand rear kittens and temperamental or nervous cats who may benefit from time in a home environment away from the cattery
The well being of the animal in our care is always our main priority, as such criteria is in place to ensure that our requirements are met. The information below covers the basic criteria for fostering and if you feel you can met these requirements please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 02089669688 for further information.
What do I need to do as a Fosterer?
- Care for all the animal’s needs – feeding, grooming, cleaning, socialising and handling.
- Be happy to play a part in the rehoming process by providing photos, videos and regular updates via email.
- Ideally be able to take your foster animal to our preferred vet (Blythwood Vet) to attend routine appointment.
- Provide a suitable space inside the home for the pet to live.
- Compassion, empathy and the appreciation that every animal is an individual.
- Living within HA1 – HA7, WD3 OR WD17 – 25, so our volunteer can reach you easily to deliver supplies or in case of an emergency.
- Children of appropriate age to the pet you are looking to foster
What does a Fosterer get?
- Regular contact with our Animal welfare team.
- All necessary equipment and supplies delivered to you.
- Veterinary and behavioural support.
- Most importantly, you will know you are helping some of our most vulnerable animal until they are ready for a new home.
All food, equipment, veterinary care and support is provided when you begin foster and throughout the foster period.
Helping in our shops
Want to improve your CV, meet new people and have fun whilst supporting the work of RSPCA Middlesex North West? Why not consider becoming a shop volunteer
We run 8 charity shops which raise vital funds for the branch that rely on volunteers to help raise money which we use to support the animal welfare work we do. As a shop volunteer you’ll be the face of the branch and make a big difference to how the public sees us and the work we do. You’ll help make our shops a success, meet new people and gain shop experience.
Some give us a morning a week, others give us many hours no matter what it all contributes towards the branch’s work.
To find a role in your local shop, just visit or call them to see what roles they have available or you could also complete a Volunteer Application Form and email this back to us.
Become a home visitor
Become a home visitor
The role of the home visitor is to visit the homes of potential animal adopters to ensure their suitability for an animal in our care.
Home visitors talk to potential animal adopters to ensure that they have really thought about the implications of owning a pet. The home visitor plays an essential role in finding the perfect match for animals in our care.
Home visitors also revisit the homes to ensure that the adoption has been a rehoming success.