Cat Foster Application
Thank you for considering fostering! It is foster homes – like you – that allow us to save lives. Please read and complete the following foster application and email it back to

We primarily use foster homes in the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Southern Alameda county (South of 580). If you live outside this area please let us know before filling out a foster application.

Email address *
Date *
How does fostering work?
Tailchaser Rescue is a foster-home-based organization based out of the Bay Area, CA devoted to rescuing cats and dogs from shelters where they are in danger. We do not have a shelter or kennel facility.

All of our rescued animals are cared for in foster homes by volunteers who feed and care for them as if it were their own pet, until permanent homes are found. Tailchaser Rescue pays for all necessary, pre-approved medical expenses for our rescue animals.

Unless it is arranged in advance, we ask that foster homes be prepared to keep their foster animals until they are adopted. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If this is a concern for you, please discuss with us ahead of time.

Cats are neutered at clinics either in San Mateo or San Jose. Foster homes transport to and from the appointment on the surgery date.

San Mateo Appointments:
Drop off time: 7:00 – 8:30am (Monday through Friday)
Pick up time: 4:00 – 5:30pm (same day)

San Jose Appointments:
Drop off time: 8:00 – 9:30am (Monday through Friday)
Pick up time: 3:30 – 6:00pm (same day)

How does the adoption process work?
Our rescue animals are listed online. Potential adopters email applications to Once we review and approve an application, we forward applicants to the foster parent to set up a meeting at the foster home.
How long does it take for foster kittens to be adopted?
This depends on many things (color, age, personality) but MOSTLY it depends on the quality of pictures that YOU – the foster home – take! A picture speaks a thousand words and that is never more true than when trying to find homes for animals.
Can I adopt my foster animal?
Many foster homes ask if they are allowed to adopt their foster animal and the answer is – absolutely! Fostering can just be a temporary commitment, but if a foster home does decide to adopt their foster animal they are always welcome to do so. In this case, the listed adoption fee applies.
Sound good?
Great! Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to a foster cat!
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