Become an Animal Foster in Los Angeles

We are looking for fosters to support our shelter animals by providing them with loving, comfortable temporary homes until they can be adopted. Every little fuzzball foster care means another pet we can save.

We rescue adult cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens, especially KITTENS! We hope to save thousands of kittens each year, and with the help of fosters, this goal is achievable. If you are interested in fostering, please fill out an application, and then complete the online orientation based on the animal(s) you are interested in fostering, which will outline everything you need to know about your new role as a foster parent. Then, we’ll hook you up with your new foster animals and a starter pack of supplies to make your animals feel at home.

Ready to start fostering? APPLY HERE!

Kitten Foster FAQs:

Q: How long of a time commitment is fostering?

A: Anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks, depending on how old your kittens are. Our staff will work with you to pick out a litter based on your availability, experience, upcoming vacations, etc.

Q: I work full time. Will I be able to spend enough time with the kittens?

A: Yes! Kittens need a few hours of human interaction a day maximum to be properly socialized.

Q: What if my kitten gets sick? Do I have to pay for vet bills?

A: Never. If you think a kitten needs medical attention, you can call our emergency line any time, day or night. We’ll assess whether the kitten needs to see a vet and if so, we’ll take him or her.

Q: What kind of home do I need to have? I don’t have a spare room in my house/apartment.

A: Kittens actually thrive in small places, so space is rarely an issue. If you’re willing to share a bathroom with a litter of kittens, that’s enough!

Q: Can I just get two kittens to start?

A: Unfortunately, cats are fertile and litter numbers are high! It’s more realistic that you’d foster a litter of 3 to 6 kittens. Look at it this way: More floof!

You can find more helpful information here:

About Adopt & Shop’s Kitten Foster Project

What Is Kitten Season?

Everything You Need to Foster Kittens

Donate to Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop

Donate to us!

Caring for kittens in Los Angeles take a lot of work… and supplies! Help us out by donating to our kitten nursery via our Amazon wish list.