A national charity providing information and animal welfare. Blue Cross Has 12 animal re-homing centres across the UK.
The UK's oldest and largest cat charity. Cats Protection offers a re-homing service through its nationwide network of adoption centres and voluntary branches. The charity also operates a free 'emergency care card' scheme – call the helpline for more information.
The Cinnamon Trust
The Cinnamon Trust is a national network of more than 15,000 volunteers that provides practical help when any aspect of day-to-day care poses a problem. This varies from arranging a dog walker if the owner has become housebound, to short-term foster care during an owner's admission to hospital.
The largest UK dog welfare charity. Dogs Trust offers advice about all aspects of dog care, including re-homing. Has a number of centres around the UK.
National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT)
NAWT has re-homing centres in Berkshire, Cornwall, Essex, Somerset, London and the Home Counties. Provides a free 'Pet Care Card' that gives instructions about your wishes for the care and re-homing of your pet.
National Association of Registered Petsitters (NARP)
NARP is a register of more than 8,000 petsitters throughout the UK. There is a charge for this service.
Pet Fostering Service Scotland
Pet Fostering Service Scotland provides emergency foster care for a variety of pets. Mostly fosters dogs, cats and caged birds, but it’s able to care for more exotic pets as well. Provides foster care if the pet owner has to go into hospital for treatment or respite. Mostly this service is provided for elderly pet owners. The service is free, but the owner is expected to pay for food and any
Petpals (UK) Limited
Petpals (UK) Limited provides petsitting, boarding, dog walking, exercise and companionship through over 50 franchises around the UK. Can also make visits to the vet if needed. All staff are insured, trained and have been police-checked for security. They are also members of the National Association of Registered Petsitters.
The RSPCA has a network of animal centres and branches throughout England and Wales, and can give advice about pet re-homing. Pet fostering isn't usually possible, but volunteer petsitters are sometimes available to petsit or temporarily look after pets in their own homes.
The Scottish SPCA has a network of Animal Welfare Centres throughout Scotland. Gives advice on animal care and signposts to fostering and re-homing services in Scotland.