Become a Kitten Foster

We’re looking for 200 kitten foster volunteers this season to help with the 2018 kitten overload. Every little fuzzball fostered means another kitten we can save. Learn more from one of our volunteers by filling out this form:

Quick Apply Kitten Foster Application

Our Culver City location is equipped with a kitten nursery where we house, treat and foster thousands of kittens each year. It’s a big job, which is why we need volunteers like you to help make it happen! Once you fill out an application, you’ll attend an orientation which will tell you everything you need to know in your new role as a foster mama or papa. Then, we’ll hook you up with a little of kittens and a starter pack of food, litter and other supplies to make your kittens feel at home.

Ready to Fill out the Comprehensive Kitten Fostering Form? Find the application here. 

Filling out this form puts you directly into our pool of available fosters!

Kitten Foster FAQs:

Q: How long of a time commitment is fostering?

A: Anywhere from 3 – 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?

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?

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.

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?

Unfortunately, cats are fertile and litter numbers are high! It’s more realistic that you’d foster a litter of 3 – 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