Foster Parent Resources

AVA relies on volunteer foster homes to help provide safe spaces to cats/kittens that are recently rescued, too young for adoption, being socialized, or recovering from surgery or an illness.

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Learn more about what it takes to be a foster parent or apply online here!

Resources for Foster Parents: 

  • AVA Foster Parent Guide: basic information about setting up your safe room, care, handling, and working with shy cats
  • Queens & Kittens Manual: for foster parents who take in a pregnant soon-to-be-moms, a mom and her nursing litter of kittens, or orphaned kittens
  • AVA Foster Policy & Agreement: this online form is to be completed by screened and approved AVA Foster Parents before receiving their first cats
  • Pre-adoption Checklist: information about what AVA asks for when cats are ready for adoption. This includes a request for biographies/profiles and photos of your adorable foster kitties!

Reimbursement and Tax Receipt Information:

Please contact your AVA Coordinator or Representative if you have questions!