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Dog Foster Volunteer

As a Fosterer you will :look after one of our dogs in your own home; report back to SSBTR on the dogs wellbeing and temperament and give updates – this helps us to find the best match for a forever home; ensure the dog’s needs are met including diet, exercise, any medications etc. (you will be advised of all known needs before you commit to fostering the dog); support the dog to train and become more confident; treat the dog as though they were your own (with a few rules, which are in our Fostering Handbook).

About Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Staffordshire Bull Terriers To maintain campaigns in the media and other methods to educate members of the general public to have a responsible attitude towards dogs and their welfare. To raise funds for the furtherance of the aims and objectives of SSBTR

Experience Required

Ability to care for a dogs' needs including regular exercise, feeding etc. Staffies are strong dogs and you would need to be confident to walk them. Homes with children or resident pets will be considered (but we need to match fosterers to the dog's needs). Vet costs and food costs covered by the rescue.

Training Details

We have a handbook for fosterers and support is available from the trustees.

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering

Foster placements can vary from weeks, or to cover another fosterers holiday, to "life fosters" where the dog would stay with you. We can work with your availability.

Location/Travel Details

You will foster a dog in your own home, 24/7 for the duration of the placement.


Vet fees can be invoiced directly to the rescue. Food and other expenses can be sent to the rescue on a form with receipts and we will reimburse you into your bank account.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs