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Foster a Cat or Kitten

Fostering a cat or kitten is a selfless act that frees up valuable space in shelters, which makes more room for cats in need. It’s a fun and rewarding experience that makes a huge difference!

Our local shelter partners always have cats and kittens available to foster. Visit their websites to learn more and fill out a foster application. 

Fostering FAQ

Fostering is like adoption but shorter. In other words, you provide a temporary home for a cat that is currently living in a local shelter. It’s also a great way to see if adoption is right for you.

Anyone who loves cats and has the space! Shelters will provide you with care instructions and answer any questions you might have. No special training or skills are required to foster.

Fostering frees up space in shelters, so they can take care of more cats. Fostering also provides cats with a more natural and relaxing environment until they’re ready for adoption.

Depends on the age of the cat. Typically cats require foster care for about 1-3 weeks, sometimes longer. Kittens are often fostered until they’re old enough for spay/neuter.

This is usually fine, as long as you tell the shelter. Also, please ask your vet before fostering to ensure your pets are healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. If your cat is allowed outdoors, he/she should not interact with your foster cat.

Not as much as you might think. Some shelters will even provide necessary food, litter and veterinary care. It depends on the cat, the shelter and your situation.

Of course! You still need to fill out an application and go through the full adoption process, ideally before you turn the cat back in. That way, the shelter can ensure the cat is still available.

Fostering FAQ

Fostering is like adoption but shorter. In other words, you provide a temporary home for a cat that is currently living in a local shelter. It’s also a great way to see if adoption is right for you.

Anyone who loves cats and has the space! Shelters will provide you with care instructions and answer any questions you might have. No special training or skills are required to foster.

Fostering frees up space in shelters, so they can take care of more cats. Fostering also provides cats with a more natural and relaxing environment until they’re ready for adoption.

Depends on the age of the cat. Typically cats require foster care for about 1-3 weeks, sometimes longer. Kittens are often fostered until they’re old enough for spay/neuter.

This is usually fine, as long as you tell the shelter. Also, please ask your vet before fostering to ensure your pets are healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. If your cat is allowed outdoors, he/she should not interact with your foster cat.

Not as much as you might think. Some shelters will even provide necessary food, litter and veterinary care. It depends on the cat, the shelter and your situation.

Of course! You still need to fill out an application and go through the full adoption process, ideally before you turn the cat back in. That way, the shelter can ensure the cat is still available.