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Foster for The Comfie Cat Shelter

Welcome to The Comfie Cat Shelter Foster Application. Volunteer foster parents provide temporary in-home care for animals that are not quite ready to find their forever homes as well as providing palliative care for animals requiring a quiet, comfortable home for the remaining days of their life.


This document serves to both inform and protect the potential Foster Family and The Comfie Cat Shelter by outlining the terms and conditions connected to our foster program.

Fostering can be an incredible experience for everyone involved and you can feel great knowing that you have made a positive difference in a cat's journey. Fostering commitments range from a few days to a few months, so you can choose what foster options best suit your lifestyle and commitment level. There are many things to consider when deciding if fostering is right for you.

Foster Volunteers Must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have access to regular transportation

  • Must live within a 30 minute drive from our shelter.

  • Complete a foster family online profile (which will be assigned to you once application is approved)

  • Ensure that animals can be fostered in your home

  • Ability to pick up your foster within a 36-hour timeframe

  • Be able to set aside time to bring your foster animal in to the shelter for follow-up vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery (could be as often as every three weeks)

  • Take on the responsibility for routine care in your home during the foster period

  • Isolate foster animals from existing family pets within the home, as required

  • Quarantine your foster animals for 14 days to prevent disease spread, as required

  • Kitten-proof your home to reduce potential safety hazards

  • Maintain a peaceful, loving and enriching environment for the foster animals and spend quality time socializing them

  • Utilize the emergency contact numbers for any after-hour emergencies

  • Maintain regular communication with the Foster Program Coordinator which also includes sending picture updates through the private Facebook Foster Group (you will be sent an invite once you have fosters in your care). *For kittens, weekly picture postings are required.

  • Commit to the entire foster period with the animal(s)

  • Spend a minimum of two hours per day with kittens to socialize them and monitor their health (time commitments will vary depending on the foster animals).

  • Existing animals in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and in good health

  • Every family member in the household will need to be prepared for the commitment and emotions involved with fostering.

  • By submitting the Foster Application, you understand that the foster cat/kittens belong to The Comfie Cat Shelter and should you wish to adopt one or more of the cat/kittens you are fostering, you will still be required to go through the Adoption process which begins with speaking to the Foster Coordinator about your intensions, followed by submitting an online adoption application from this website and paying the adoption fee upon finalizing of the adoption contract at the shelter

  • You agree that you will return the foster animal to the shelter when instructed to do as such

  • You agree to contact the Foster Coordinator should you feel that your foster animal requires a vet visit. At no time are you to take the animal to the vet yourself, it will be the responsibility of the shelter management to attend the vet with the animal(s)

Foster Application
Personal Information
Check the option that best describes your age group

**Foster Agreement Disclaimer**

By submitting the above application I agree to:

I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

If this application leads to fostering, I understand that false information in my application or interview may result in denial of future fostering.


  • I understand that I cannot adopt the foster cat in my care without a formal adoption application, approval, contract and payment.

  • I agree to notify The Comfie Cat Shelter immediately if I want to discontinue the agreement/or wish to return the cat in my care.


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