Fostering kittens requires a small space – a bathroom, guest room, or any other spare room – for the kittens to live. Your kitten foster room setup doesn’t have to elaborate or large. More than square footage, it’s important to remember that kittens are VERY messy so providing a space that is easy to clean is a top priority!
Choosing A Kitten Foster Room
After deciding I wanted to foster kittens, I knew that my kitten foster room setup would use the bonus room over our garage. This room served as my weekday office, my husband’s indoor “clean room” work desk for personal projects, and storage facility. Several minor renovations were needed to make the room kitten-friendly.
My husband used his desk for soldering and woodwork, messy stuff that was the opposite of kitten-friendly! It was no longer going to be possible for him to work from the same room as the kittens so his entire workstation was moved elsewhere in the house.
Yes, I actually kicked my husband out of his office in favor of “transient kittens!”
About now I should mention that, if you are interested in fostering, you should make sure your partner and other members of your household are on board with the decision. It will help tremendously to have help and support from the inside!