Berkshire’s homeless dogs and cats are in desperate need of foster parents.

The Battersea Dogs and Cats rescue centre in Old Windsor is seeking foster carers who can provide a safe and calm environment for cats, including pregnant mums and kittens - as well as temporary care for dogs most in need of a break from kennel life.

Experienced dog or cat owners who live within one hour of the Old Windsor site are being asked to open their doors to unwanted and abandoned animals, such as four-week-old kittens Donald and Dave who arrived at Battersea Old Windsor in June.

The unsocialised and nervous kittens were transformed into loveable and playful animals thanks to kind foster parents and have now been rehomed. 

Battersea has been able to expand its Volunteering and Fostering Department and provide foster carers with supplies to help with animal enrichment thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who awarded £200,000 to Battersea’s Volunteering and Fostering Department in 2016.

Esther Gent, Fostering Manager at Battersea, said: “Battersea’s foster carers are an invaluable part of helping our cats and dogs find their permanent home. They provide an opportunity for our dogs and cats to flourish in a home environment.”

If you think you’re a suitable foster carer please contact 0843 509 4444 or email