DOGS Trust Evesham is looking for doggie foster families to help some of their residents in need of a little extra TLC whilst they wait for their forever homes.

The Home From Home fostering scheme places dogs in temporary homes with loving families whilst they wait to be adopted. However, the rehoming centre is particularly in need of foster families with no other pets or children as well as families who are happy to take on larger breeds.

Sarah Galvin, Home from Home Co-ordinator at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “Some dogs can struggle to adapt to kennel life, especially if they have come from a home environment previously. These dogs, as well as dogs that are perhaps poorly or pregnant, strays, older dogs or puppies all benefit from being in a home environment whilst they wait for their new family.

“We are looking for a variety of foster homes but really need people who are happy to care for larger breeds and homes that don’t have young children or pets as this gives us the best chance of placing a dog in foster quickly and ultimately help them on their way to finding their forever home.”

Dedicated foster carers Jo and Simon Kite have been foster carers for two years and have so far helped care for seven dogs. They are currently fostering Staffordshire Bull Terrier DJ who has been with them for six months. Jo said:“The thing I love most about fostering is that no two dogs are the same. Every single one is different and I could go on all day listing the individual personalities and characters of each dog.

“The great thing about being a foster carer is that it gives you the chance to help lots of dogs, and you have the full support of Dogs Trust who give you everything you need to look after the dogs and cover all costs. Even though it can be hard to part with the dogs when they find their new family, it is so worth it knowing you’ve helped them find their perfect home.”

If you would like to chat to someone about becoming a foster carer, please call 0300 303 0292 or e-mail