Sometimes the kitties who come to Catoro have a difficult time adjusting for different reasons: they are overwhelmed by the other kitties, are home-sick for their previous living situation, or have come with a flu that they can’t quite kick. While our staff do everything they can to ensure every cat receives care that meets our high standards, there is no place like home. Once in a while a special kitty needs a home to themselves until they’re adopted - that’s where you come in!

What are we looking for in a foster parent?

You don't need much to be an amazing cat foster parent, but you do need two very important things: patience and kindness. Our cats come from a variety of backgrounds and some of them have a lot of trauma. The trip from the rescues to Catoro can be quite stressful, and so they need a calm, quiet environment to decompress in. 

Home or space without other pets

Some cats we place in foster may have health concerns or illnesses that require extra TLC. Sometimes these are illnesses that are contagious to other cats, so homes without other pets are ideal for these cats. The absence of stress is also an important factor in their recovery. Our fosters must either have no pets or have a dedicated space like a spare room or bedroom where the cat can be separated from other pets if necessary. 

If renting, you must have written permission from your landlord to foster a cat. A copy of your lease stating pets are allowed in the home or a brief letter of permission is required. 

Flexible schedule and access to transportation

Someone in the home must have access to a vehicle (even an Evo or Uber) and the ability to pick up the cat and supplies, and also be available in the case of a veterinary emergency.

What is provided by Catoro? 

  • Any supplies, including food and litter, as needed

  • All medical expenses including vaccination, spays/neuters and emergencies

  • Ongoing support and guidance

Cats could remain in foster care anywhere from a few days to several months. We ask that you keep this in mind so the cat does not need to be moved regularly since they often have special circumstances, however you are only required to foster for as long as you wish.

If you think you have space in your home to foster, please complete the foster application and one of our staff will respond and add you to our list of contacts. Because we aren't always looking for fosters, we will reach out as needed.