Pets and Foster Care

There is often a misconception that having pets means you can’t foster.  This is not the case.

We believe animals can be very therapeutic to children and as an agency we appreciate their benefits. 

Pets can help a transition for a young person when coming into a new placement, giving them an instant connection.

We carry out risk assessments on pets to ensure they are safe to be around children and address arrangements for animals in the health and safety element of your assessment.

Many of our existing carers have pets and animals including husky dogs, horses and tortoises!