As a foster based rescue, we are always searching for more foster homes. The more foster homes, the more kitties we can help.
Fostering provides our cats an opportunity to get the individual love and attention that they need to thrive! We get a true picture of a cat's personality which is the best opportunity to helping them find their furever home!
Cocoa Kitties will support you through every step of your fostering journey, starting with pairing you with the right foster kitten(s). You will find fostering is truly a rewarding experience!
We need foster homes for all types of kitties:
You will be asked for Personal references and a Vet reference. Please let these references know we will be calling so that we can move through this process quickly. We can not move forward without these references.
Fostering provides a safe place for kitties while we find them forever homes. Fosters provide valuable information about the kitty so we can find the right forever home for them.
There are all kinds of kitties that need help:
Sick or injured kitties
Kitties displaced by emergencies
Whether you have experience or not we will find the right foster kitty for you. If you want to learn more skills, we have wonderful volunteers who are willing to teach and you can go from a novice to a bottle feeder in no time.
Cocoa Kitties can supply you with some items to get you started such as a litter box, scoop bowls, food and litter, if needed. Doing posts on your social media about fostering for a non-profit and needing supplies can help us receive donations so purchasing supplies can be kept to a minimal.
Cocoa Kitties covers all medical bills. Vet visits must be approved and scheduled by Cocoa Kitties.
Foster homes are intended to be temporary, transitional homes between a kitty’s past and their future forever family. If you’re hoping to find a permanent family member, then adoption, rather than fostering, is for you. A “trial adoption” is really just an adoption and will be treated as such. As a foster you are caring for a kitty that belongs to the rescue. Knowing that we have you as a foster helps us to set our goals for our lifesaving efforts.
It’s always a little sad to say goodbye but knowing you are sending the kitty to their forever happiness is definitely a silver lining. The next kitty who needs saving is waiting for you too.
This definitely happens sometimes to foster parents, whether it’s their first time fostering or their fiftieth time fostering. Foster parents love all of their foster kitties, but sometimes a kitty just gets right into your heart in a very particular way and you can’t imagine life without them. If you end up in this position, you’ll want to talk right away with the rescue. Since the cat belongs to the organization, you won’t automatically get to keep the kitty, we will need to follow normal adoption protocol.
We can set up kitty sitting for you. There are always volunteers who will help by kitty sitting. This is also another volunteer opportunity, if fostering is too much maybe you want to be a kitty sitter.
We regularly post the kitties that need fosters in our Facebook group and if you see one that is a good match for you just let us know.