Foster a Cat

Submit an Application to Foster a Cat

 

Training:
You will have a Foster Care Mentor who will explain the program and be a resource to you throughout your fostering. You will complete an application to become a foster home and a contract agreeing to terms.

Time Involved:
This depends on the needs of each pet. Most foster cats are healthy and adoptable so good food, regular attention and lots of love are all that are required. Kittens require more time, as do animals requiring any type of treatment or medication.

Qualifications:

  • Most important is love and concern for the pets.
  • All adults in the household must agree to the foster arrangement.
  • Time and desire to socialize cats.
  • Willingness to provide food, water, and medication (if necessary).
  • A clean and safe living environment and daily care and attention.
  • Other animals in the home must be current on all vaccinations./ (All foster pets will have been tested for disease prior to placement in foster care.)
  • Foster cats should be kept separate from the Foster’s personal pets.
  • Must fill out an application and sign a contract.
  • If renting your residence, proof of pet deposit required.

Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the care and socialization of cats and/or kittens and of sick, injured or very young cats.
  • Be attuned to changes with the cat and any illness.
  • Spend time on a daily basis with the foster cat.
  • Provide food, water, litter and other necessities.
  • Medicate the animal, if necessary; take to our veterinarian for treatment, if required.
  • Bring the cat to one Adopt-a-Pet a weekend (Sat. or Sun.) or put it in a permanent adoption cage when instructed to do so.

Expense:
Most fosters donate food, litter and other necessities, but Texas CARES will provide food and litter, if necessary. Texas CARES arranges for and pays for all medical care.

Importance:
The Foster Care Program is vital to our saving lives. Taking cats into foster care gives them an opportunity to be socialized. Without foster homes, we can’t rescue pets, and many will die. Foster care allows the sick and the young to be adopted later.  If you have questions, fill in your information below and click “Submit.”



  • Texass CARES logo
  • Please provide the STATE and DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER (i.e. TX-3141595266)
  • If other residence, please provide details
    Does your rental or lease agreement allow pets?
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
    How much is your pet deposit?
    Is your pet deposit paid?
  • How long have you been at this address?
  • Please provide your landlord's name & phone number
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
    How many people live in your household including you?
  • Please provide the number of children and each of their ages that are in your household, or if no children, write in 'none'
    By checking this box you represent that all adults in your household acknowledge, agree , support and have provided their consent to fostering.
    Is there a dog or cat door installed in your house or apartment/condo?
  • Where is the location in your house/apartment/condo of the dog or cat door?
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
    How many dogs do you currently have? (If none enter 0)
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
    How many cats do you currently have (if none enter 0)
  • List the other pets you have in addition to any cats or dogs
    Are all pet vaccinations current?
  • Please provide an explanations regarding why your pet vaccinations are not current
    Are all pets Spayed and/or Neutered?
  • Please provide an explanation regarding why your pets are not all spayed and/or neutered
    Do any of your pets have chronic health issues?
  • Please explain the chronic health issues
  • Please provide your veterinarian's name
  • Please provide you veterinarian's phone number
    What kind of animals are you interested in fostering (please check all that interest you)
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
    How many will you foster at one time?
    Where will you keep the foster animals?
    Do you have a spare room where a foster animal could be isolated, if necessary?
    Please check any of the following special animal care skills you have experience performing.
  • please provide a description of the OTHER animal care skill not listed above you have experience performing
    Are you currently fostering or have you previously fostered for another animal group other than Texas CARES?
  • Which animal group are you currently fostering?
  • Please list the names of ALL animal groups for which you have previously fostered
  • Why did you stop fostering with any previously foster groups (list all please).
    BY CHECKING THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND TYPING YOUR NAME(S) BELOW IN THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE BOXES, THE PARTIES SIGNING WARRANT, REPRESENT AND CERTIFY THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE. THE PARTIES SIGNING GIVE TEXAS CARES PERMISSION TO CONTACT ANY PARTIES REFERENCED ON THIS APPLICATION TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE(S) HEREIN ARE LEGALLY BINDING UNDER FEDERAL LAW 15 U.S.C. SECTION 7001 (E-SIGN ACT),
  • Please type the primary applicant's first and last name
  • Please type Co-Applicant's First and Last Name