We always need new foster homes so that we can rescue more senior cats! We are glad you are interested in fostering a cat and hope that you will be a good fit for the Seniors for Seniors foster program. Please fill out this application to ensure that you’re a good match for our foster system. This doubles as an adoption application should you decide to later adopt your foster cat.

Foster Home Responsibilities:

  • Provide food, water, litter, and other non-medical care for your foster cat.
  • Alert Seniors for Seniors of any medical issues – do not take the cat to your own vet without approval from Seniors for Seniors or you will be fully responsible for any bills.
  • Give Seniors for Seniors at least two weeks’ notice if you are no longer able to care for the foster cat. We will not, of course, make you keep a cat for two weeks if there are major incompatibility issues with your home or other pets or children – just let us know as soon as possible if it is not working out.
  • Be willing to allow pre-approved potential adopters to meet the cat in your home (with advance notice and planning). Alternatively, you may bring the cat to the Seniors for Seniors adoption center in Rockville, Maryland to meet interested adopters, but often the cat is more nervous in this situation and less likely to bond with the potential new owners.
  • If you decide to adopt your foster cat, complete the adoption contract and provide the adoption fee.
  • Do not give the cat to any other person for any reason. If your friend or family member is interested in adopting your foster cat, direct them to the online adoption application or put them in touch with a Seniors for Seniors adoption counselor.

Seniors for Seniors Responsibilities to Foster Homes:

  • Provide medical care for the cat at the Seniors for Seniors veterinarian as necessary.
  • Take the cat back from you if you are no longer able to foster for us, provided you give us 14 days’ notice.
  • Provide support for you with any questions you may have about owning or fostering a cat.

Application Notes:

  • We will contact your veterinarian to make sure your other animals are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. Please notify your veterinarian and give them permission to release your information to Seniors for Seniors.
  • Please discuss fostering a cat with everyone in your household before beginning the application process.
  • Please understand that we reserve the right to deny an application for any reason. We work very hard to make a harmonious match between families and our cats, including foster families!
  • We do home visits for ALL potential foster homes prior to approving your application.

If you have any difficulty filling out the form, please contact our webmaster, Jillian, at jillian@s4s-usa.org. If you would prefer to fill out a paper application, please download the PDF Cat Foster Application, print, fill out, scan, and email to Marcy at marcyg@s4s-usa.org, or contact Marcy to bring it by in person or send via fax.

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  • We require three personal references from people who would know about your ability to care for a pet.


  • I agree not to place the animal in the care of anyone other than myself without the consent of Seniors for Seniors. I understand that any cats in the custody of Seniors for Seniors are indoor pets only and I agree to respect that decision. I also agree to call Seniors for Seniors immediately if I have any problems with the health or behavior of the animal.