By offering your time, love and attention, you prepare your foster cat for adoption into a permanent, loving home.

Foster parents provide short-term care for cats in their homes. The most common reasons for foster care are (a) cats who need socialization or behavior modification and (b) cats who need a break from the shelter.

Your duties as a foster care parent include providing daily care and feeding, socializing and plenty of TLC! You will also need to provide transportation to and from the shelter for medical appointments. You could have your foster for a few weeks or several months.

Fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling thing a true cat lover will ever do to support cats! You will be elated when your foster cat gets adopted.

 If you are interested in learning more about our program, please review:

Foster Cat Program Policy.

If you are interested in applying to become a foster parent, please complete the foster application.

If you have questions about the adult fostering program, please send an email to sherri@safehavenforcats.org.

Fostering Kittens

Kittens, from several days old until about eight weeks, are too young to be put up for adoption.

These kittens are very small and often require more individualized care than they can receive in a shelter environment. It takes a lot of work and patience to care for kittens. But it is so much fun!

Successful kitten fosters:

  • Have a flexible schedule.
  • Are willing to feed the kittens and scoop their boxes 3-4 times per day.
  • Are able to visit our vet for vaccines, when needed.
  • Want to play and snuggle with kittens.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please review:

Foster Cat Program Policy.

If you are interested in applying to become a foster parent, please complete the application here.

If you have questions about the kitten fostering program, please send an email to gina@safehavenforcats.org.