We are thrilled to see you’re interested in this invaluable aspect of cat rescue work. Fostering is an essential step in a rescue cat’s journey towards a forever home, providing a much-needed bridge between the past and the future for these vulnerable animals. By fostering, you’re not just helping us save lives; you’re transforming them. Each cat you foster is one less on the streets, one more with a chance at a better life. It’s a labor of love, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

What Does Fostering Entail?

Fostering involves welcoming a cat or kitten into your home temporarily, until they can be adopted. The length of foster periods can vary from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the cat’s age, health, and temperament, as well as availability of permanent homes.

As a foster, your responsibilities may include:

–  Providing a safe, clean, and loving environment for the foster cat –

–  Feeding, playing with, and socializing the cat –

– Administering medication or providing special care if necessary –

–  Assisting with introducing potential adopters to the foster cat –

–  Taking the cat to veterinary appointments as required –

We provide full training, resources, and support, so even if you’re new to cat fostering, you won’t be doing it alone!


What type of commitment do I need to give?

We ask that our fosters are able to spend time with the kitties daily for human socialization while they’re in your care. Fostering can range anywhere from 6-8 weeks for nursing moms and babies, so short-term 3-7 day fostering. We ask that our fosters let us know if they need a break (because we totally understand), so our fosters can do as much or as little as they like.

What are the requirements for becoming a foster?

Fosters need to have adequate space in their home to be able to place a kennel (for feisty kittens), or a room or spare bathroom (for adults or moms and litters), as well as have the time to spend with them for socialization purposes. Our kitties also get mandatory dewormer treatments and fosters need to be able to give that medicine to them routinely so we ensure we have healthy kitties at adoption time. Our kitties are not supposed to freely mingle with resident pets – especially during a quarantine period of 2-4 weeks since we don’t know what they may have been exposed to.

How many animals would I foster at a time?

That depends on you. A common litter is 3-5 kittens, but could be more (in which at times we have split litters between multiple fosters). 

I have other pets at home. Is that okay?

Absolutely! We just ask they not freely mingle during quarantine periods and it is always best to wash hands during that period before handling your pets.

Do I need to have transportation?

Having transportation is definitely helpful as we stay extremely busy and it is nice when fosters can come to us if needed for pickup or drop off or supply trips. If you are relatively close to one of us, we can work things out. The best thing to do is contact us and we can discuss. 


If you’re ready to start your fostering journey, please fill out our application.