Here are my top 5 reasons to foster kittens. I’ve done it many times and have found it to be an amazing experience, not only for the kittens but me as well.
Top 5 Reasons To Foster Kittens
Last year we made the decision to become foster parents. So far we have fostered half a dozen kittens. Our family has been loving the experience and hopefully, we’ll continue to save more lives by giving an animal a temporary home.
If you’re not familiar with the term, fostering is simply taking care of an animal before it is ready to be adopted at the shelter or rescue organization. When kittens or puppies are very little, they need constant care, like bottle feeding, cuddling, and since their immune system is not fully developed, they cannot stay in a shelter environment.
If you’re skittish about bottle feeding, don’t worry. YOU SET THE TERMS. Maybe you prefer a kitten who eats on his own and is more independent or even an adult cat who just needs a bit of socializing. Not only would you be saving a life, you get to play with kittens whenever you’d like!
1 – It’s FREE: Yes, the shelter or organization usually provides you with everything you need to take care of your kitten. That includes formula, blankets, bottles, warming lamp, carrier, toys, litter, etc.
2- Try before you buy: like a car, you get a test drive to see if you’re ready to be a pet parent. Maybe your spouse has never had a pet before, or your kids. This is a great way to enjoy a pet for a few weeks without a lifetime commitment.
3- It increases the chances being adopted: while the kitten is in your care, you get to socialize him, learn all about his personality, and teach him new things. A cat who is well behaved and used to humans is more likely to be adopted.
4- A HUGE learning experience for kids: My girls are loving playing with the kittens, taking care of them, making little crafts with them, etc. They also learned how to treat an animal gently, how to carry them, etc.
5- You may decide to KEEP THEM: I have to confess, I’m a foster failure. I kept my last one. Walter White. He is now a companion to Mikey.
And now that I have very different cats I did some research on the proper food that they both could eat. Since oral care is the number one health issue cat’s face today, I chose IAMS ORAL CARE COMPLETE™ and I’ve been so happy ever since.
IAMS™ ORAL CARE COMPLETE™ offers cats a 100% complete and balanced adult nutrition, with 0% fillers, that provides cats with healthy digestion, healthy skin and coat and a healthy heart.
It also has ideal calcium and mineral levels to help keep teeth and gums healthy – which can be a challenge for cats. The kibble is ideally shaped to provide a deep clean that scrapes away plaque and tartar. That means fewer visits to the dentist and more happy cats.
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I hope you’ve found enough reasons to foster kittens and if you have, tell me about your experience.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Wondeful post, animals are amzing
Diane baum says
I keep my cats smiling with tummy rubs and wet cat food.
Tammy Horn says
I have a multi cat household. A feral cat room just for my rescued/ferals, and a kitten room for fosters and rescued kittens. Keeping them healthy with good food, regular vet care, lots of toys, scratchers and trees, is the best way to keep them happy. Switching toys out every now and then, so they don’t get bored, is one of the best ways to keep them happy too.
Heartwarming tale, thanks
cindy schierl says
cats love to play with scratching post and cat house
Cynthia C says
I give my cat lots of lap time and play games with her.
Sara S says
Our 2 cats love to sun themselves on my breakfast table. It’s entirely unsanitary and I fought with them over it for years. I have just recently given up entirely on using the breakfast table and they have been very happy ever since!
Tracy Shafer says
I always play with them! Throwing rubber bands or balled up pieces of paper are a must in my home.
Barbara Fox says
I keep my cat smiling by keeping his bowl full of food!
I keep my cats smiling by giving them lots of affection, brushing them, and playing with their favorite toys.
Brooke Allen says
Our cat likes to chase things… laser pointers, mice on the computer, etc.
Brittney House says
My kitty gets excited when she gets new toys.
joesph gersch says
my cat keeps smiling with cuddles
Lots of cuddling–when they are feeling that they want to–after all, cats own us not the other way around!
robnyn paris says
To give her lots of love.
I keep my cat smiling by giving them loads of attention in the form of kisses, play time, and treats.
Stephanie Liske says
Cuddle the kitties.
JoAnn F says
We give our cat lots of attention, he rules the house! he is a rescue cat.
Danielle Day says
Many cat toys.
Laurie Emerson says
My favorite way to keep them smiling is to play with them. They love it when I take out a ball of yarn and let them chase me and the yarn.
Tracy Pryor says
Lots of scratches under the chin.
Kayla S. says
My favorite way too keep my cat smiling is to play with her and give her all my love.
Dee Hadley says
I give Jack, one of my cats, a big soft blanket. He likes to paw on it and get it nice and soft before he lays down.
joseph gersch says
I rub my cats belly
Georgie C says
I enjoy spending lots of time with them, playing with them and talking to them. We especially like to play with our long ord I throw that they love to go after.
Erica B. says
Lots of cuddles.
Paula Michele Hafner says
My cat loves to play. Her favorite is to chase a small ball.
Lots of love, toys, and good food.
Carolyn Daley says
I keep them happy by playing with them and allowing them to take over my bed.
Jennifer Reed says
My favorite way to keep my cat smiling is to play with him with ribbon style toys.
Elizabeth O says
I keep my cats happy by petting them, giving them treats, and using the deshedder comb on them. They love the comb.
Trisha McKee says
She smiles best when we play with the laser light. She is older but still plays like a kitten!
Amy Deeter says
Lots of petting and giving my cat Fluffy some snacks
Leslie Davis says
All the pets and cuddles they want. 🙂
Vikki Billings says
To give her lots of cuddles and play with her and make sure she is healthy!