Fostering is a life-saving adventure!

Thank you for taking the first steps of becoming a foster at Faithful to Felines (or thinking seriously about it!) If the shelter is the heart of our operation our fosters are the blood that gives the shelter life.

Without fosters, we would not have the ability to rescue and care for some of our most critical, young, or under-socialized cats and kittens. The goal of this page is to help our future foster families understand what is needed to become a foster parent at Faithful to Felines, requirements, and to hopefully answer some questions you may have.

If you still have questions about fostering, we would be more than happy to speak with you further! We can be reached on Facebook, by email, by phone, or stop in during our open hours. Thank you again from the bottom of all our feline-loving hearts. Because of fostering we can save so many more lives!

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Types of Cats that are in need of foster homes

  • Kittens that are too young to be adopted

  • Abused cats that need time, socialization and love

  • Injured cats recovering from surgery

  • Sick cats

  • An abandoned mom with a litter of kittens, or a pregnant cat about to have kittens

  • Any cats or kittens when the shelter becomes overcrowded (we are a NO KILL shelter).

Are you a foster candidate? Please consider the following questions

  • Are you able to devote the required time daily and weekly to your foster animal?

  • Are you able to bring foster animals to the shelter for vaccinations and wellness exams every 1-2 weeks?

  • Are you able to contact F2F or bring foster animals to the emergency care facility quickly in an emergency?

    Are you able to separate your foster animals from your household pets for at least two weeks to protect them from illnesses and allow for a proper adjustment period?

  • Are you able to handle cleaning procedures such as washing hands after every encounter and cleaning / disinfecting the kittens’ quarters routinely?

  • Are you able to handle any potential home damage (carpet, clothing, and/or furniture) associated with animals?

    Are you prepared to handle the sickness or possible death of your foster animal?

  • Are you able to emotionally handle letting go of the foster animal after becoming attached once their foster period is over?

  • Are you able to handle the potential of foster animals carrying illnesses that could affect your household animals/family?


In order to foster at F2F you must:

  • 18+ years of age

  • own/rent a home/apartment that allows pets

  • allow F2F staff to come to your residents if needed

  • have reliable transportation to take cats/kittens to and from vet appointments and adoption events (we do not require our foster homes to atttend every adoption event)

  • understand that fostering can be up to 2 to 6 months (sometimes more) pending on the condition of the cat (recovering from a serious injury or illness, needing extra time to socialize with people, or in the case you are fostering a litter of kittens, some of our fosters just need a little more time).

  • understand that the cats and kittens in your care are owned by the shelter, and it is important that F2F makes decisions on their needs and care (with the guidance
    of our veterinarian)

What we can offer you

  • Guidance and support

  • Litter box(s)

  • Food dishes

  • Water dishes

  • Blankets and Towels

  • Litter Scoop(s)

  • Litter (when available)

  • Food (when available)

  • Carrier

  • Cat beds

  • Cat toys!

  • We pay for 100% of the vet bills of fosters

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