Fostering Program

Fostering an animal awaiting adoption is a great way to volunteer, though it’s not for everyone. The purpose of fostering is to place animals that are too young, medically fragile, or very fearful into a home environment where they can grow, recover, and learn to trust and enjoy human companionship.  The hard part for many foster volunteers is returning the pet to us for adoption into a permanent home.  You must be willing to “let go” of the cat or kitten, trusting that we will make every effort to find the best possible permanent home.  You may want to adopt the cat or kitten yourself, but would need to go through our usual adoption process to do so.

The risks of fostering include diseases contagious to pets and people, housetraining accidents, destructiveness, escape of the foster pet, or aggressive behavior which might injure a human or another pet. Pallet Cat Foundation evaluates cats and kittens as carefully as possible before placing in a home, foster or permanent, but PCF cats and kittens were often homeless, free-roaming, with minimal human contact, and may be unpredictable.

For many, the benefits far outweigh the risks. Foster pets are temporary and may work out well for people who don’t want the long-term commitment of a permanent pet. Foster families can enjoy kittens and without adding to the overpopulation problem.  Fostering can provide the satisfaction of watching an ill, malnourished, or terrified animal become healthy and well-adjusted.  Fostering of any cat or kitten may be needed for 2 or 3 weeks, or as much as several months.  PCF will always allow you to return the cats, for any reason, if you decide to do so.

If interested in fostering, please complete the online application below.  A home visit and veterinary references are required. Foster animals are not placed in homes with small children.

You may also download our printable form and mail to:

Pallet Cat Foundation
105 Spalding Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004

Printable Fostering Application

Online Fostering Application