Our foster program focuses on well-mannered, friendly and mature cats that come to us by way of owners going into long-term care or for other reasons are unable to care for their beloved kitty.
All cats coming into our program are evaluated to ensure they are sociable, friendly and suitable to be adopted. Relinquishing owners are responsible for getting all needed vaccines, blood tests, teeth evaluation, etc. to assure us their cat is in good health. We also request a copy of their vet records.
Because these cats are mature, they are house-broken and just looking for a warm lap and a big heart to spend time with. Whether wanting to foster or adopt, there is very little that can give you the special joy of a furry friend to share your life with.
If interested in being a foster contact: Jody Powers, Director of Fosters @ email@example.com.
Please download these three documents needed to become a Foster. Thanks so much - if you need help, please contact us.
(These forms are PDF files, downloadable to print. By opening this file in Adobe Reader, you can fill in the form by choosing the 'Fill and Sign' link on the right hand tool bar )
Here is story about one of our fosters and the special relationship that came from fostering one of our cats.
RON ASKEW - and 'Fred'
I am a Dog person.
However, I received a call from a member of the Cat Club if I would have Fred live with me until they could find a permanent home. Well Fred arrived, I picked him up, he settled into my arms and looked up at me. With my limited knowledge of cats, I would have assumed he was asking me to feed or pet him. But no, he was looking for security and love.
Over the first few days, Fred would constantly talk to me, cuddle up when I sat on the couch and at night slept on a blanket I placed on the end of my bed. This began our friendship. When the time came to make a decision to release Fred, the bond had been established.
Now, we have a great routine, he wakes me if I am not up at my customary time; he has his breakfast, I my coffee, he then goes out into the patio to lay in the sun, hunt lizards (keep them outside Fred) and then back inside for his morning nap. What a life!!
Fortunately, or unfortunately for the club, often our fosters just plain all in love with their temporary 'charge'. And then we have a 'FAILED FOSTER'!
The link below will take you to a video about our Fosters. It tells the story of why these care-giving residents allow us to have our adoption program. Without them we would not be able to re-home the kitties that need our help. These Fosters are truly angels on earth. They define love. (JUST CLICK THE ARROW)
This video is a tribute to the Laguna Woods Cat Club Fosters. Without their dedication to providing a temporary home for our cats that are up for adoption, we would not be able to find the permanent homes for these very special kitties. Here you get to meet some of our dedicated fosters who will tell you why being a foster is so important to them. This is about their personal experience in giving our cats the temporary loving home they need so much. Enjoy!
Pat, Mary, Marnie, Pat, Sheri, - ft. row - Elaine and Maddie