Fancy Cats is a foster-based rescue and we are always looking for volunteers who are able to take cats into their homes.The cats in foster homes benefit from the socialization they receive by interacting with their foster families.The foster program helps us learn more about an individual cat's habits and personality to better match each cat with their perfect forever home!

Foster homes are sometimes needed for cats residing at one of Fancy Cats PetSmart locations. This gives the cats a break from their time in a cage. Fosters are also needed for new intakes, male and female, young and old, sick and healthy. During kitten season (March through October), our need for foster homes skyrockets.

Short-term foster homes are for cats that need a break from one of our PETsMART locations, or need to be in a home environment, such as kittens or shy cats. A short term foster home also assists our organization with emergency intake cases as needed. Short-term fosters usually last from two to eight weeks, but can sometimes run longer.

Long-term foster homes are for cats staying for two or more months. These cats often like to be only cats, may react very negatively to being in a cage, are older aged or may have a special medical need. Long term foster homes are for cats that are often adopted from a website inquiry because they may be too stressed at busy adoption events or because of a medical issue.

It is important to approach long-term fostering as if the foster cat may be in your home from one to three or more years. Cats with medical needs may be in your home for even longer.

Fill out our foster home application and we'll be in touch within 48 hours!

Fancy Cats Rescue Team Provides
FCRT assumes costs of approved vet visits and treatment.
New foster homes will be given training on an Introduction to Fostering.
A support team is available for answering questions and resolving any issues that may arise.

Foster Home Provides
Foster homes provide love, food, and litter.
Foster homes communicate with other volunteers to post online bios and photos of cats in their care.
Foster homes transport their foster cats to and from adoption fairs (with a few exceptions).*
Foster homes also transport their cats to the vet, as needed.*

*Please note that Foster homes are encouraged to take advantage of Cat/Kitten Taxi (when available) for transport needs.

-- Costs associated with transportation, food, and litter are tax deductible. --