When you foster, you agree to take a homeless cat(s)/kitten(s) and/or dog(s)/puppy(s) into your home and give them love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until they get adopted.
Foster parents save lives by helping this rescue group accommodate more animals, socialize those animals, and get to know them better to find the perfect home for them!
Fostering a mother and her litter is incredibly rewarding! Your job is to take great care of mom, so that she can take great care of her babies! Mom cats need a stress free environment where they feel safe. They should be kept warm and provided with lots of food and water (Nursing burns lots of calories!)
Bottle babies are oh-so-cute but require a lot of time and patience. These babies must be fed every 3 hours around the clock- including overnight. If you work from home or have a job that allows kittens at the office, we are always in need of fosters who's schedule can accommodate bottle babies.
Weaned kittens are kittens who are able to eat kibble or wet food out of a bowl. Kittens require love, food, and lots of playtime.
Often, weaned kittens need to be "socialized" or taught to not fear humans. This involves a lot of patience. Daily snuggles and treats will surely turn a shy cat into a lap cat- and watching their transformation is so rewarding.
Many of our adult or senior fosters are cats who were surrendered or abandoned by previous owners. These sweethearts need a place to crash until they find their forever home, and lots of love to remind them that they are worthy.
We don't usually take in dogs without dog fosters. We will love to pull dogs from the shelter once we get a foster for them. We will try to get small dogs and puppies and adopt them out.
You must be 18 or older. If you are not the homeowner or primary leaseholder we will need their permission.
Read more about fostering kittens from the Kitten Lady: http://www.kittenlady.org/fostering
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