Become a fosterer with The RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch

Our foster volunteers are a much-appreciated part of our team, helping us by taking rescue animals into their own homes and giving them a break from the kennels/cattery. Our branch provides food and necessary veterinary treatment.

If you’re interested in signing up to be a foster volunteer, there are two sets of criteria you need to meet: the general criteria which applies to all fostering, and secondary criteria depending on whether you are wanting to foster dogs or cats. Please read the general criteria below and then click the button for the species-dependent criteria. You must meet both sets of criteria in order to foster an animal.

General criteria:

You must be the owner of the home, or seek permission from the owner.

You must have enough spare time to commit to fostering. Many of our rescue animals cannot be left for long periods, which means you will need to be at home the majority of the time.

If you are fostering an animal who can live alongside your pets, your pets must be fully vaccinated, and neutered if you are taking in the same species on foster.

You must have access to transport in order to be able to bring the fostered animal in for any necessary treatment or check ups, and to collect food supplies from us.

Below you can find species-specific criteria for dogs and cats, along with the application form for fostering.