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Foster Program

Interested in becoming a foster parent for underage kittens? 


The purpose of being a foster parent is to provide a temporary home for kittens that are not old enough for adoption. Some kittens require special needs such as bottle feeding, socializing, or medical attention. We will make sure to match the right kitten or kittens to fit your home.

For more information please direct your questions to the front desk of the shelter, you can also email questions to 




Thank you for your interest

To learn more about what we ask of our volunteer fosters please download or read the .docx file.

To sign up for fostering please download and fill out the .pdf You can email a filled out application to animal.services@hayward-ca.gov or return a completed form to the shelter at 16 Barnes Ct. Hayward CA 94544