The Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a specialist dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. Many refuges aren’t able to accept pets, so people may feel unable to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pet too. Dogs Trust offers a solution by providing free and confidential foster care for an average of 6-9 months, enabling people to access refuge or emergency accommodation safe in the knowledge their dog will be loved and cared for.
The Freedom Project is urgently looking for more foster carers to welcome a dog into their homes and also in turn help a family get to safety. Fostering is a fantastic way to have the joy of a dog in your life if you’re otherwise unable to have a permanent dog of your own. Fostering is free, all equipment is provided, and you’ll be fully supported by the experienced and friendly Freedom Project team throughout the dog’s time with you.
Our team are on-hand to have an initial chat if you're interested in becoming a fosterer.....
We are looking for volunteers who:
- Are over the age of 18.
- Have experience caring for dogs.
- Are at home for most of the day.
- Don’t have children under the age of 10 at home or have a cat.
- Would be available to foster at short notice.
- Can get to their local vet (you don’t need to drive)
- Can commit at least six months to fostering a dog (holiday cover can be provided).
The role is home-based therefore accessible. Please note volunteers will need a certain level of fitness in order to walk and look after the dog.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Where applicable with receipts.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
Informal chat, application form, references.
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Role is home-based and available across North Hampshire