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How To Foster a Pet

What is fostering?

    Foster "parents" are volunteers who take FMCA cats and dogs into their homes and care for them until they are ready for adoption. It's a great way to volunteer from home.

Which animals need fostering?
  • Kittens and puppies too young for adoption (generally, under 8 weeks of age).

  • Moms with nursing kittens.

  • Cats that need socialization because they are very shy, have never been around people, or have been abused or neglected.

  • Older cats or dogs that become depressed at the shelter.

  • Cats or dogs with special medical needs.

  • Cats or dogs with behavioral problems that have the potential to be corrected. (e.g., biting, not using litter box).

  • Feral cats/kittens that show potential to be adoptable.

What would I be expected to do as a foster parent?
  • Provide a clean nurturing, indoor home for the cat or dog, pending adoption.

  • Bring the animal to local vets for vaccinations and other routine treatment.

  • Give medication as needed.  We teach the inexperienced!

  • Bring the cats to Pet Smart on Saturday for open houses, and take it home again if not adopted.

Would I be responsible for my foster cat's vet expenses?

    NO. The FMCA will pay for the animals veterinary care and medications, provided that the foster parent consults the FMCA and uses a veterinarian approved by FMCA.

    The foster parent provides food, litter, and food/water bowls,litter box, cat bed, and lots of love.
How do I become a foster "parent"?

    Please download and submit the following forms to

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    - Foster Application (Downloadable PDF)

    - Foster Agreement (Downloadable PDF)

    Or print out the forms and drop the forms off during our adoption events at PetSmart on Saturdays from 2-5.

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