Foster a pet

We rely on fosterers to provide temporary homes for the animals in our care. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. We need more people willing to open up their homes to pets looking for a fresh start in life. When you foster a pet you'll be freeing up space in our animal shelter so that we can rescue more animals in desperate need. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them. Our young need to stay in foster until they are old enough. Older pets who are ill or injured may need to stay in foster care until they are well enough for adoption.

Typically the cats that end up in our shelter come directly from homes and are used to handling. The reasons these pets have been given up for us vary - the reasons include allergy, change in the life situation etc. We may also receive cats by the mandate of the police or the local animal welfare authority.

A foster home will

  • Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
  • Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate

What we expect from a foster home:

  • An animal-loving foster parent
  • Peaceful environment
  • A place to hide, such as a own room, a closet or a cardboard box

Fostering a pet does not cause costs for you! We provide all the food, cat litter and other equipment necessary. You may also buy these items buy yourself and we will refund you in exchange for the receipts. We will also cover the veterinarian costs.

The Animal Shelter Pesä is under renovation at the moment - the need for foster homes is huge!

Fostering animals can also be a pleasurable experience. It is rewarding to know that you played a key part in the rehoming process when a foster animal is successfully rehomed.

In case you find yourself interested in fostering a pet, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information in lsey.elainkotipesa(at) or tel. +358 50 555 1186. Also please let us know what kind of home and life situation the pet would be coming into.

Each foster home is important!