When can I get my pet back? As soon as you’re ready to get your pet back we will organise its return to you. It generally takes a couple of days to coordinate your pet’s return from the foster carer, to our Pets in Crisis team, and back to you. This can work out well as it gives you time to settle into your new accommodation and allows you to pet-proof the property before your pet arrives. You are the legal owner of your pet at all times and can request to get them back whenever you want. We have no authority to keep your pets against your will, even if your circumstances or plans change.