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Devon Pet Rescue Charity Looking For Loving Homes

Devon Pet Rescue Charity Looking For Loving Homes
  • PublishedFebruary 2, 2024

Blue Cross Devon Rehoming Advice and Behaviour Unit, situated Marsh Barton Exeter, are looking for foster carers to help with the influx of homeless pets anticipated in 2024.  Foster carers play a vital role in helping us care for pets that find themselves without a home. 

So for anyone considering buying a new pet to join their family in 2024, Blue Cross believes that fostering a pet should be considered as a primary option.

What pets can you foster in Devon?

Louise Bradbury Foster Co-Ordinator at the Devon Blue Cross says ” Our foster carers open their homes and hearts to pets who really do need a home environment with the need for foster carers never being so great.  

We are seeing an increase daily in the amount of pets needing our help and this is only possible with volunteer foster carers. Fostering can be completely flexible and some of the animals available for fostering include:

  • Dogs/Puppies
  • Cats/Kittens
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamster
  • Gerbils
  • Degus
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Chinchillas

It is ideal if people live within an hour of the Blue Cross rehoming centre based at Marsh Barton Exeter and have access to their own transport but this could be flexible.

This does however mean that almost all of Devon and some of the Somerset and Dorset border regions are elegible to foster a pet in Devon from Blue Cross.

Can anyone foster a pet?

Do you love pets? Would you like to be part of an amazing team caring for pets and helping them find their “furever” home? Then pet foster caring might be for you.

Fostering is hugely rewarding but it takes a special kind of person. We provide full training and ongoing support and all costs are covered with our wonderful foster cares providing the love and care that they so desperately need in their unsettled time.

How to foster a pet in Devon

You can apply to foster any or all of the species that Blue Cross care for and they’ll chat through which pets might be the best fit for your home and situation.

If you’re interested, call Blue Cross 0300 7771853 (option 3) or visit the website at

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Gesten Van Der Post

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