SOS Rescue Inc. is a foster based rescue (i.e. we don't have a designated facility to house animals) so we are in need of special people who are willing to take a cat into their home to give them love, care and attention until the cat is ready to be adopted.

Below is some important information about fostering. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please click the APPLY NOW! button to fill out our easy online application.


Time commitment

You may be asked to foster a cat anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the circumstances. You don’t need to be home 24 hours a day, however you will need to spend at least a couple hours a day with your foster animal.

Foster space

We recommend that a foster animal is kept in a space all it's own, such as a spare bedroom, a finished basement, or another empty room in your house. This allows the foster animal to feel that it has it's own space, which makes it feel more comfortable, and allows us a better look into its personality. Also, if the foster animal is recovering from an illness this protects any other animals you may have in your home.

Nurse a cat back to health 

This could require giving the cat medication or making a trip to the vet. Before agreeing to take in an animal that’s recovering from an illness, check with your vet if you have any concerns about your own pets.

Veterinary visits

There may be times when you are asked to take your foster animal to the vet. SOS Rescue Inc. will cover all APPROVED veterinary expenses. It is important to check with your SOS Rescue representative before taking any foster animal to a veterinarian.


Fostering supplies

Supplies such as litter, food, toys, etc. will be supplied by SOS Rescue whenever possible however, as we work to build the financial resources of the rescue, you may be asked to purchase supplies on your own. All purchases made for foster care are tax-deductible so just save your receipts and we will be happy to issue you a tax donation letter.

Every foster parent is as different as the cats we rescue. Some foster parents prefer taking care of bottle feeder babies, some are experts at taking care of the sick or injured, and some enjoy having a young adult cat in their home that is already trained. The choice is yours! We will never place a cat in your home that is not a right fit for you.