Start fostering kittens with Kitten U!

Best Friends has everything available online for you to get started fostering kittens. Kittens are some of the most at-risk pets in animal shelters because they need constant care, including bottle-feeding every two hours, which many shelters don't have the resources to provide. You can help by fostering kittens in your home. The more kittens who go to foster homes, the more lives are saved. As a foster caregiver, you'll provide kittens with love and care and we'll give you all the supplies and support you need.

Kitten First Responder Program

We are looking for Kitten First Responders who can bottle feed kittens overnight while we secure long-term foster homes! If you’re interested in learning more about our Kitten First Responder program, email

Online Training Videos

Make sure to watch all of these training videos to decide if fostering is for you.

Session 1: Making Formula

Session 2: Bottle Feeding 

Session 3: Bottle Washing

Session 4: Gruel Feeding 

Session 5: Syringe Feeding

Session 6: Oral Medication

Session 7: Temperature Taking

Session 8: Hydration 

Session 9: Fluids

Session 10: Enema

Want to foster kittens in your home?

Fill out the online application below and we’ll be in contact to help you get started and to answer any questions you have.

Become a kitten foster


What to do if you find kittens 

Many animal shelters are unable to provide around the clock care for young kittens. Please read and download this page to learn what to do if you find kittens.