Crazy Foster Cat Lady or Guy Starter Kit

“Just add cats!”

If you’ve ever wandered what you’d need to start fostering, here’s a comprehensive list. It’s a good idea to have all the required because chances are you’ll end up needing them.


  • Litter Box
  • Scooper
  • Food/Water Bowls
  • Pet Bed/Blankets
  • Digital Kitchen Scale
  • Kitten Bottles
  • Humidifier
  • Feliway Spray
  • Heating Pad
  • Various Boxes (Costco has lots of good ones)
  • Toys and Scrachers


Be prepared to buy these on a regular basis. Some organizations will help you out with some of this, but be prepared to buy some out of your own pocket.

  • Kitten Formula
  • TF Feline Complete
  • Lysine
  • Food Dry + Wet
  • Treats
  • Litter


Highly recommend but not necessary.

  • Crates and cages
  • HEPA/UV Filter
  • Nature’s Miracle Pet Urine Destroyer – for carpets
  • Cat Trees and Furniture
  • Cat Grass

That’s it! Now all you need to do is go apply to be a foster at your local shelter or rescue organization.

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