On the other hand, if you're having to go into hospital or working overseas for a while then you may want to consider a pet fosterer
THE RESPITE CARER Stephen Phillips,44,and his wife Karen, 43,from Caernarfon give fosterers
a break by looking after young children for up to a fortnight while their foster parents take a holiday.
Anyone in the north Birmingham area who wants to become a fosterer
or needs any other advice or information can call Cats Protection on 0121 523 8011.
She is now being looked after by one of our fosterers
But there was "no room at the inn" because the branch's pens were all full so the family was handed over to fosterers
CATS Protection, Cardiff Branch, is looking for fosterers
to take on pairs of kittens, three or four months old, which are very nervous.
As a Wales-based fostering agency, we are appealing to readers of the Western Mail to join our Love to MaKe a Difference drive to help spread the plea for more fosterers
to their family, friends and wider networKs.
UAE animal charities are desperate for help at this time of year as their regular fosterers
leave for Christmas breaks.
The map, based on a survey of nearly 700,000 people around the globe, found that the UK - although it was still one of the best fosterers
of enterprise in Europe - was being outstripped by many of its economic rivals.
There is no adoption centre in the region and the branch only has a few fosterers
willing to give up space in their homes so it is always working at full or over-full capacity.
She added: "Using voluntary fosterers
means the dog is housed free of charge and gives them the chance to enjoy a normal family home.
She's looking for more volunteer cat fosterers
too, so more cats like me and my kitten have somewhere to go until permanent homes can be found.