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Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent for a cat or dog awaiting his or her forever home!

 Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience and is literally a lifeline for an animal whose future is uncertain through no fault of his or her own. Opening your home and heart to a foster animal requires a true commitment to the health and happiness of an animal - just like you give to your own pets.

Below are some frequently asked questions from new foster moms and dads.

1. What kind of animals need foster care?

  • Puppies & Kittens

  • Mothers with nursing litters

  • Dogs pulled from High-Kill shelters

  • Dogs & Cats with medical conditions or injuries

  • Abandoned/Homeless Dogs & Cats

  • Special needs Dogs & Cats

2. Won't I get attached?   YES! For the time that he or she spends in your home, your foster cat or dog will be like your own. They'll not only look to you for food and water and bathroom duty, but also for companionship, play, and love. Our foster parents do sometimes kiss their babies goodbye with tears in their eyes, but there is joy mixed with the sadness. Their love and sacrifice are the reasons a homeless cat or dog has found her forever home. And if that place in your heart can fit another, there is always one more waiting for the safety and love only you can offer.

3.Can I become a foster caretaker if I have pets of my own?

Yes, we welcome pet owners as foster volunteers. Please keep in mind that there is always a health risk when exposing your pets to other animals, in any setting. However, the risk is minimal if your pets are vaccinated and in good health.

4. What will it cost me?  Castaway Critters will pay for all medical care for our fosters. You simply take the cat or dog to the approved and authorized vet office when needed or for spaying/neutering, etc.  We do receive donations of food and litter from time to time and will make it available to you. 

5.  How do people find out about my adoptable cat or dog?  All our adoption animals are on our website.    Our website synchronizes with many national adoption sites, such as  This gives them exposure for adoption.  Additionally, you are encouraged to bring the cat or dog to weekly adoption events when you are able.  This gets their adorable little faces into the public eye, and some people just can't resist!

Did You Know?? Castaway Critters lets you choose your foster animal and lets you choose who adopts them!!


Still not sure?   Email your questions or concerns to:

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