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Become a Freedom Project foster carer

Help change the lives of families fleeing domestic abuse by opening your home and heart to a foster dog.

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Why volunteer for the Freedom Project?

Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a vital dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. Our fosters know that they not only helping a dog in need, but they are also supporting a family to escape domestic abuse. Fostering also has all the benefits of caring for a dog, without the expense and long-term commitment.  

84% of our volunteers rated the support of the Freedom Project team as 'excellent'.

96% of our volunteers said that fostering gives them a sense of satisfaction that they are helping others.

By volunteering to foster a dog for 6-9 months you will enable the owner to access a refuge safe in the knowledge that their dog will be loved and cared for. Dogs Trust covers all food, expenses and veterinary bills and there are loads of fantastic benefits for you to being part of the project.

88% of Freedom Project volunteers said that fostering had a positive impact on their wellbeing and mental health.

86% of Freedom Project volunteers said that fostering increased their knowledge and understanding of dogs.

Welcoming a foster dog

Every dog is an individual and our experienced team match dogs to foster carers who will best fit in with their lifestyle. On average, foster placements last for between six to nine months until the dogs are reunited with their owners. Throughout the foster placement, our Freedom Project staff provide ongoing advice and support, and all the dog’s expenses are covered.

Benefits of fostering    How the service works 

A volunteer’s story

Find out about becoming a foster carer from an existing Freedom Project volunteer.

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Frequently asked questions

Read our answers to the most asked questions about volunteering for the Freedom Project.

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Are you able to volunteer?

Fostering a dog is a big commitment but a fantastic opportunity too. Hear from some of our volunteers on how the experience has worked for them.

Become a Freedom Project foster carer

Change the lives of families fleeing domestic abuse by becoming a Freedom Project foster carer today.

Apply now  How the service works