Foster

Purring Hearts VA Foster Information

We are so happy to have you join us as a caregiver! Here are a few tips to help make your experience as a foster caregiver wonderful and rewarding.

Your primary focus is to provide an attentive, loving, nurturing, and safe environment for our cats and kittens. You will also need to be available to bring the cats to the clinic for their spay/neuter surgeries, and you may also be asked to pick up medications from the clinic as needed. The clinic address is: 12300 Farrington Road, Ashland VA 23005 

Arrival to your home

Our cats and kittens come from various situations, some quite unpredictable. We try very hard to work with you on getting your fosters to you when it works for your schedule. Sometimes the unexpected happens. Sometimes we will ask you to pick up from the clinic, or the rescue directly. Sometimes we will bring them to your home. We appreciate your flexibility!

Check out this link for helpful info on setting up your kitten space

  • Make sure your own cats have been vaccinated against distemper
  • If you notice fleas, give a gentle flea bath with blue Dawn dish soap
  • Check out: www.kittenlady.org or her you-tube videos for really great advice
  • Close toilet lids if you are keeping in a bathroom 
  • Keep blinds up so they don’t get tangled or break them. Secure the blind cords.

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent/family? Fill out our Foster Application:

If you have been approved by a PurringHeartsVA member, please fill out the Foster Contract below: