Fostering is a great way to keep cats and kittens off of the streets and out of the shelters while receiving care, affection, food and socialization. It lets us learn more about the animal so he or she can be placed into the best home possible. Fostering also allows us to accept more animals into the rescue.
K’s supports foster parents with all the supplies they need to take care of their foster animals. Expenses are paid by the rescue. If you run into questions or need help, we will be there to support you.
What does fostering involve?
As a foster parent, you will be responsible for feeding, cleaning, socializing, and cuddling your foster kitties while providing a safe environment. Spending time with your fosters will give the cats time to become accustomed to people and start to trust while giving you the opportunity to get to know their personality.
Fostering doesn’t require a ton of space. You only need enough room to set up a portable playpen. If you have a spare room that’s fine, if not setting up in a corner of any room will work.
How long do I need to foster for?
Interested in fostering year round? Great! Maybe you want to foster during kitten season, when help is needed the most. Terrific! There’s no bad time to foster. Let us know what time frame works for you and we’ll try to find the right fit for everyone.
Can I let my foster kittens play with my personal pets?
We ask foster parents to isolate new foster kittens with their own supplies for at least two weeks to try and ensure that the kittens are healthy prior to exposing them to your personal pets. We also ask that you be sure all of your personal pets are healthy and up-to-date on all vaccines.
What kind of cats/kittens might I be fostering?
- A mother cat with kittens. The mother cat will feed, clean, and socialize the kittens. You will feed mom, clean the litterbox and bedding, handle the kittens, and monitor everyone’s health.
- Bottle babies. These are young kittens who need to be bottle fed every few hours. These kittens must be able to stay warm, since they won’t have their mother to provide that. Since these kittens don’t have a mother, you will also have to help them go to the bathroom, keep them clean, wean them, and train them to use a litterbox.
- Self-feeding kittens. Kittens 4-8 weeks old can already eat on their own and use the litterbox. You’ll feed them, play with them, monitor their health, and clean their litterbox.
- Adult cats. These are grown up cats. You’ll feed them, play with them, monitor their health, and clean their litterbox.
When matching you up with a foster kitten or cat, the main factors we take into consideration include your level of pet experience, your schedule, your desired level of involvement, and your current family/pet situation.
Ready to foster?
Please begin the process by completing our foster application. The questions asked in the application are to ensure that foster animals are carefully matched according to the animals’ needs and the foster parents’ abilities. Once completed, someone from our team will contact you to discuss the next steps.
K’s Kitten Rescue reserves the right to approve all fosters, as we are committed to the welfare of the animals in our care.
The application to be a foster can be accessed directly at https://form.jotform.com/93415990347162.