All rescues are taken immediately into foster care where they are assessed for both their medical and behavioural needs. Each will receive a full veterinary check up and during their stay in foster care they will be assessed for their individual re-homing needs.
All our foster carers are experienced pug owners who understand the breed fully.
Become a foster carer
Without our foster carers, we couldn’t provide this vital service for pugs and their owners. In some cases, your fostering may lead to the pug being surrendered and then placed in adoption.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer please fill in the online application form below.
Q & A – How do I become a foster carer?
You can foster for us if you are over the age of 21, have experience of looking after pugs and if you can offer a safe, suitable and loving home to a pug for a short period of time and you are not away from your home for more than 5 hrs. Any children within the home would need to be aged at least 7 years old.
We do not use kennels as pugs are companion animals and respond better to being within a home environment.
It is difficult to give a definite time scale but we work to a minimum time of 2 weeks. It really depends on whether we have a home available and if the pug is ready to be re-homed. We will always keep foster carers up to date with the latest information and where possible the foster carer is involved in the choice of the new home.
The NPPT will be with you every step of the way and on hand for advice and support.
If your foster pug is unwell, or if we have concerns about their health/condition you will be able to take them to your local vet in agreement with the charity.
All vet bills will be paid for by the charity. If you need help with the costs of food and bedding the charity will also help. We are always happy for our foster carers to provide bedding, toys and food if they so wish.