Become a Foster

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue has many opportunities for potential foster caregivers.​ Providing foster care saves lives by opening up space at the shelter to take in more cats and giving cats with medical or behavioral needs a chance to heal.

We always need fosters to work with under-socialized/shy cats, older cats who need a break from the shelter, cats on special diets, and shelter animals with medical issues. Fostering an adult cat can be a short-term or long-term commitment.

RMFR always needs fosters for kittens too young to be in the shelter. Foster kittens may or may not still be with their mom and could require bottle feeding. 

If you match the criteria below, please fill in the pdf application and email to our Foster Care Coordinator, Cari Dicke, at foster@rmfr-colorado.org

How to Become a Foster Caregiver

Anyone interested in becoming a foster caregiver is required to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be over 18 years of age.

  • All members of the household must agree to fostering a cat.

  • You must own your own home or have permission from your landlord to have cats.

  • If you already own cats, your cats must be current on their FVRCP vaccine and have been spayed or neutered. We will call your vet to verify; this for the protection of your own pets.

  • You must have a separate "safe room" where your foster animal(s) can stay for the first 10 days (standard quarantine period) while adjusting to your home. This must be a place away from your current pets in case your foster cat becomes sick or stressed.

  • Understand the risk of zoonotic (transmissible to humans) diseases and disease transmission to other pets.

  • Cats must stay indoors and can not be declawed while in your care.

  • You must be comfortable giving medication if required.

  • You must be able to handle some fractious behavior or adjustment problems that might arise in a new space.

  • You must be willing to bring the foster animal back to the shelter at the end of the foster period, when an appointment has been made for medical care, or to meet a potential adopter.

  • Adopters of an animal in foster care, including the foster party, must go through the standard adoption process at the shelter.

Your Responsibilities as a Caregiver

As a Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue Foster, you promise to:

  • Do everything in your power to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for your foster animal(s).

  • Follow steps to integrate the fosters with your animals and other members of your household.

  • Spend an appropriate amount of time with your foster animal(s) and make sure the physical and emotional needs are met.

  • Keep in touch with RMFR and our Foster Care Coordinator to update us on the condition of the animal(s) in your care and discuss any questions or concerns you might have.

  • Bring the foster animal back to the shelter at the end of the foster period, when an appointment has been made for a possible adoption, or for vet care.

  • Not place the animal into another home without written consent of RMFR.

What We Provide

RMFR covers the costs of any medications, veterinary care performed at the shelter, and prescription diets for foster animals.

All veterinary care and emergency care details are discussed during the foster interview and will be on your provided foster care information sheet.

Every adult cat has been tested for FIV and FeLV and is current on their vaccinations. They are also spayed/neutered and undergo physical exams before being sent to a foster home. Kittens will undergo the same tests and procedures once they are able.

Fostering can be short term or last until an adoptive home is found; your foster animal(s) may be returned to the shelter at any time.

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