Pet Fostering Service Scotland
provides short term emergency care for pets,
when their owner is unable through
illness, homelessness or domestic abuse,
and cannot provide any alternative care.
Please phone 0344 811 9909* to enquire about having a pet fostered with PFSS
Phone lines operate 9am to 7pm daily & you may have to leave a message.
A big thank you to NB dogs (Dog Boutique)
of Gullane, East Lothian
for choosing PFSS as this year's charity for the proceeds of their Christmas Auction.
PFSS News & Update for mid-November 2020, during the Covid-19 situation:
Volunteering: Due to a large backlog of applications from potential pet fosterers, which has occured as we change from actual 'home visits' to a 'virtual visit' process due to covid-19, we regret PFSS is not able to accept new volunteering applications during this month.
However PFSS does always need volunteers and appreciates your interest, so please do check back here for updates and apply as soon as we are over this short term issue. Please also note that the on-line application form is therefore not operating currently.
Please note that we are unable to recruit new dog fosterers where there are children in the home under 7 years of age. In the case in a fosterer with no previous experience of dog care, the lower age limit for children in the pet foster home is under 12 years of age.
Pet Foster Care:
PFSS is operating as near normal as possible in these difficult times, to provide care for the pets of owners in emergency situations; if you need pet foster care, please see the details below and also select the 'Request Pet Foster Care' page on the left hand list for further contact details.
Note that at this time and in view of the on-going Covid-19 situation, the criteria and process for pet acceptance is strict. At all times we will be keeping within the Scottish Government guidelines, especially the restrictions on specific local authority areas and movement restrictions.
PFSS will also ensure that all involved take extra care to ensure the safety, in terms of hygiene and safe distancing.
Please note that PFSS is currently not operational in Dumfries & Galloway. For Borders region select the East & Lothians phone option and for Lanarkshire select West & Glasgow phone option.
*0344 811 9909 is a standard rate call, this is not a premium number and is often inclusive with phone contracts 'call bundles'.