It takes a special person to be a foster parent. Whether you foster tiny puppies and kittens or injured or abused adult animals, they all need the TLC that only a foster parent can provide. The care received in your home can get these animals back on track and boost their chances of being placed in a permanent loving home.
Fostering means you are providing an animal an opportunity to find a home that, without you, they would not have had. We hope that the rewards you experience will outweigh the difficulty of parting with your foster pet. remember that each time you send a foster to his or her new home, you have an opportunity to foster - and therefore rescue - another animal. Without you, these animals would not have a chance. We appreciate your efforts and recognize that you are providing a special service
At this time of the year we are in great need Kitten Foster homes as we receive thousands of kittens that need some TLC in order to become healthy and ready for adoption. Kittens need a variety of care from simple regular feeding and play time, up to and including intensive nursing care. Whatever your skill level and desire to learn, we have kittens for you. In addition, we are happy to provide coaching and training to those who are new to fostering healthy and special needs kittens alike.
Please note: You must be 18 years of age or older to foster kittens. You must have landlord/housemate approval to enter the program.
Please complete the form below to begin your foster care journey!
Kitten Foster Application
Our partner rescue groups also provide additional foster opportunities for animals who come through our shelter.
Each organization has their own foster application, policies, and procedures. Check them out below!
If you are not currently a rescue partner, but would like to become one, click here to download the Rescue Registration Form. Please submit completed forms and payment in person or by regular mail directly to the shelter operations manager. You must have 501c3 non-profit status to qualify.
San Jose Animal Care and Services is not affiliated or responsible for the application process, procedures, or financial aspects for fosters that are referred from our website. If you have questions, please direct them to the rescue organization directly.