Heathlands Animal Sanctuary

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary

COVID-19: Heathlands Animal Sanctuary will not be taking any new animals, including returns, owing to the new Government legislation. Viewings of dogs in care are also suspended. We thank you for all the offers of foster care but, as we cannot do home-checks, this too is not possible. If you have already reserved a dog in care we will contact you regarding the way forward and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this most difficult time. We ask that you all adhere to the current advice so that we can return to normal as soon as possible and sincerely hope you and your family remain safe and well. Thank you.

Fostering a pet

What's it all about?

At Heathlands we don't have our own kennels. In kennels, dogs can act completely out of character through stress. Instead we use foster homes for our dogs, as we feel you can only really assess a dog properly when it is in a home environment.

As a fosterer with Heathlands you will be provided with everything you need to care for the dog from crates to bedding, food and leads; everything is covered. We are fully supported by dog trainers and a behaviourist.

You agree to provide a loving, secure home and training where needed, and to have prospective adopters come to view the dog at your home so you can give them first-hand insight.

Ideally you will be able to take your foster to one of our approved vets for neutering etc. (costs covered by us), although if you don't have transport we can usually arrange for another fosterer to help you out.

Join our foster scheme

We are a family at Heathlands and we all work together for the same goal: to rescue and rehome as many animals as we can because each one of them deserves a happy ever-after.

Although it's always a sad good-bye, we are so grateful to have been able to give them a second chance. Please consider joining us—it really does save lives!

If you're interested in joining our foster scheme, please call 01763 244488 and leave a message. We will call you back within a few days (depending on how busy we are) for an informal chat.