Become a Foster Carer

Can foster carers have pets?

Yes! In fact, most of our foster carers have pets of some sort. Caring for pets tends to go hand in hand with the caring nature of foster carers. Once you’ve taken your first steps towards a career as a foster carer, we will begin the assessment process and your pets are an important part of this process.

Importantly, over and over again, we have seen the way children coming into care find it less daunting to make friends with your pets before they make friends with you! Your pets can be instrumental in helping a child or young person settle in your home.

Can foster carers have pets?

Yes! In fact, most of our foster carers have pets of some sort. Caring for pets tends to go hand in hand with the caring nature of foster carers. Once you’ve taken your first steps towards a career as a foster carer, we will begin the assessment process and your pets are an important part of this process.

Importantly, over and over again, we have seen the way children coming into care find it less daunting to make friends with your pets before they make friends with you! Your pets can be instrumental in helping a child or young person settle in your home.