When We Need You
From 18/11/2004 onwards
Often people with disabilities or social needs are faced with the choice between seeking necessary health treatment and the welfare of their companion animal. Our charity and network of fosterers help by caring for their pets while they are unable to do so, thus allowing them to enjoy the rewarding and ongoing companionship of their pets. Our fosterers look after an animal in their home and include it in their day-to-day routine. Companion animals are especially important for people who, because of their circumstances are often isolated and lonely. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers should download applications forms directly from website.
About Pet Care Network
Pet Care Network provides help for people with disabilities and social needs by offering short term fostering and support with various aspects of pet care.
Skills & Experience
Fosterers are ordinary people recruited on the basis of their love of animals and their genuine interest in helping other people and are willing to involve a pet in their day-to-day routine.
The fostering of companion animals takes place in your own home. If you are willing to collect the pet, it will only be from within the Edinburgh area and you will be re-imbursed for your expenses.
Must have experience of looking after pets
Application Form, Informal Chat
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers will be given a full explanation of what is expected of them. They will have direct contact with a support worker who can advise them on any problems which might occur.
All expenses incurred while looking after a pet will be reimbursed
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
PO BOX 28417
Contact: Theressa Hyde
Tel: 0131 476 0022