For this role we need our foster carers to provide short term cover or holiday cover for our dogs in training. This would usually be for a minimum of four days and up to two weeks. On occasion this might be emergency cover if a foster carer is no longer able to care for one of our dogs at short notice. 

Foster carers in this role can care for our dogs at evenings and weekends cover or for our stay-at-home foster carers. This would depend on your personal circumstances. 

What we look for in our foster carers

We are looking for volunteers who:

  1. Live within a 30min drive of our training centre in Sheffield (S9 2RX) 
  2. Enjoy the company of dogs, and are able care for their well-being
  3. Are able and willing to get the dog to a vet in a case of emergency
  4. Have an fully enclosed garden
  5. Agree to ensure the dog follows the diet as specifically advised by the trainer.
  6. Understand the importance of informing our trainers of any changes or concerns with behaviour and health no matter how small.                                                        
  7. Are able to attend occasional foster carer training sessions.
  8. Offer a loving, safe and fun environment for our dogs
  9. Are able to drop off and pick up the dog from the training centre or be able to leave a key with the training team to pick up and drop off at your home.
  10. Unfortunately we cannot consider homes with other pet dogs. We will however consider homes with cats or other pets.
  11. Are able to provide adequate exercise as discussed with trainer.
  12. If you are on the waiting list for any of our programmes for an assistance dog, unfortunately we are unable to accept applications to become a foster carer

Families with children are welcome, but there must be no children under two years of age living in the household.

How to apply to be a volunteer holiday/short term foster carer

We are currently not accepting new applications for this role. We do update this page regularly so please do come back and check