FieldHaven Feline Center’s foster families are special people who provide love, care, and socialization for cats and kittens waiting for homes. Foster families allow us to rescue more cats and kittens by alleviating overcrowding in our shelter, thereby saving more lives. Foster families provide temporary care for kittens or cats in their own homes until they are adopted. This may be for a few weeks or a few months.

The most common reasons our cats are in foster care are:

  • They are too young to be spayed or neutered and adopted
  • Mom cats have new litters of nursing babies
  • They are recovering from medical procedures, injuries, or illness

Fostering is fun, rewarding, and truly saves lives. Interested in becoming a foster caregiver? Check out our basic requirements and FAQs, or if you’re ready right now, fill out the foster application to get started. Our team will contact you and walk you through the process, staying by your side all the way though adoption. No experience required! We provide the training and resources, you provide the temporary home and care. We also have a variety of resources at the bottom of the page for a more detailed look at the program and foster care guidance overall.

Foster Requirements and FAQs

Find Your Foster

Cats of all ages are part of our foster program. Learn more about their specific needs and foster family expectations in our detailed, dedicated guides.

Fostering Provisions

We Provide

Training and support for foster family success

All veterinary care and medicines (if necessary)


Supplemental items, e.g. blankets, scratching posts, toys, etc.

Foster Families Provide

Daily care in a safe home environment

Time and energy for lots of play, love, and socialization

Administering of medicine (if necessary)

Kitty litter

Regular reports on the foster feline’s progress and personality to the foster care manager and medical staff

On occasion, transport your foster to FieldHaven Feline Center when needed for vaccines, vet checks, etc.