You don’t need to have experience looking after pregnant cats or dogs; all we ask is that you can provide a safe environment (ideally a spare room) in which they can give birth and raise their family. You’ll need to be fairly confident around animals, as you’ll need to give flea and worming treatments and do basic health checks on both mum and her young.
Fosterers of pregnant dogs and cats need to live within easy travelling distance (a maximum of 30-40 minutes) of our Godmanchester Centre in Cambridgeshire or Heydon in Hertfordshire (cats only). This is due to the possibility of needing to access our veterinary care.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a busy or quiet household, have children or other pets, or live alone – as long as you’re willing to socialise the little ones and give them and their mum plenty of love and attention!
Wood Green will provide you with everything you need – food, litter trays, bedding, medicine, as well as round-the-clock advice and support – and in return you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve really made a difference to an animal in need. By the time they’re six weeks old your kittens or puppies will be well socialised and used to the sights and sounds of a home environment, which makes it easier for us to find them loving new homes.