Wild Blue needs your help! Our current wonderful & dedicated foster homes are full and/or some families are in need of a brief respite. If you are interested and willing to open up your heart and your home to a cute furball for a short term commitment – please let us know as soon as possible.
Fostering promises to change a cat or kitten’s life for the better AND yours as well! Every pet that’s fostered has a better chance at a happier and healthier life ahead with a forever family.
For more information or to fill out an application see the additional information provided below. You can also call us at (719) 900-CATS (2287) or email to gro.s1493305242rabw@1493305242tcatn1493305242oc1493305242.
An animal may need a foster home for a variety of reasons including age, illness, injuries, and socialization, or to help provide needed space at the Sanctuary for incoming animals. Foster parents provide a clean, safe, loving environment for the animals in their homes.
Wild Blue encourages the participation of fosters who support the following mission: to Save the Precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandoned, abused, neglected or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary, if necessary.
Fostering a Pet
If you have a place in your heart and home for animals—but you’re not prepared to adopt—consider fostering for Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. Our foster care program lets animal lovers bring pets from the Sanctuary into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption.
We know it can sometimes be a challenging experience – in the love you invest, the commitment it takes, and, eventually, in saying goodbye to a pet that you’ve nurtured for an extended period of time. But know that what you do matters. Every pet that’s fostered has a better chance at a happier and healthier life ahead with a forever family.
Visit with a Wild Blue foster to get more information and find out first-hand how meaningful and rewarding fostering can be.
You will need to fill out a Foster Parent Application and pass a Home Inspection. Click on the following links to download PDF files that you can print, fill out and return to us.
Click here Foster Parent Application-Agreement_August 2015 for a PDF file of the Foster Parent Application-Agreement.
Click here Foster Care Home Inspection Checklist_Feb 2015update for a PDF file of the Home Inspection form.
Please return these documents to us via email to: moc.l1493305242iamg@1493305242eucse1493305242rlami1493305242naeul1493305242bdliw1493305242 or via mail to:
Wild Blue Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 88252
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Please call us at (719) 213-1127 if you have any questions or email to gro.s1493305242rabw@1493305242tcatn1493305242oc1493305242.
Ongoing training on caring for kittens and cats will be provided. We also have experienced mentors available to answer any questions you may have.
Animals in need
As a foster parent, you may give a mother cat and her kittens a place to live until the kittens are old enough for the entire family to return to the Sanctuary for adoption. You could care for a cat with an upper respiratory infection until he/she feels better, or care for a cat with special needs (i.e. a diabetic cat that needs shots). We have lots of animals that need your care, especially older cats who truly benefit by spending time away from the shelter before they find their forever homes.
Supplies and care
We furnish all the supplies you need, including food, litter, bedding, toys and enrichment items, and medical care. Foster parents are responsible for traveling to and from the Sanctuary and Veterinarian for medical care and foster care appointments. The frequency of appointments varies depending on the reason an animal is being fostered.
Fostering may last anywhere from two weeks to several months, depending on the pet’s needs.
Opportunities – no matter your age!
Foster parents are adults age 18 or older, or youths from 12-17. Our Youth Foster Parent Program provides an opportunity for young people to gain hands-on experience with the responsibilities involved in caring for animals.
For more information on what to expect when fostering a rescued animal — please see this informative article from Cattime.com —