Foster opportunities for military families


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


From Your HomeLitchfield Park, AZ 85340

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Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. ~Colette

Unconditional love is waiting for you at Saving One Life. Animals do not judge us. They do not care about what you have done in your past. They just want unconditional love and that is what they will give in return. Many veterans, upon leaving military service, feel lost without the structure, discipline and routine that military life provides. With the staggering statistic of 20 veterans a day committing suicide in this country, Saving One Life wants to help our veterans feel that unconditional love with adorable kitten snuggles and do our part to save not only homeless felines, but our countries heroes.

Fostering can be a great solution to help solve both problems. Fostering requires only a short time commitment with all the full time benefits of owning of pet. As a foster based rescue, we are limited by the number of homes we have assisting us as volunteers. During kitten season we often receive multiple phone calls and messages requesting assistance with either found kittens or owner surrendered kittens. The only way we are able to assist is if people are willing to foster for a period of time.

Our foster families are essential to our success as a rescue. We provide food, litter, and medical care for the foster feline in your care. You provide them a place to recoup and be loved as well as help assess their personalities so that they can find the right home. Kittens typically are in foster for 4-6 weeks. Adult cats are typically in foster for 2 - 4 weeks. Behavioral cases or special needs cases may require longer if you are able to commit.

For nine years, Saving One Life Animal Rescue and Sanctuary has been doing our part to save felines facing an untimely demise. In 2016, we placed over 400 kitties in their forever homes which is about double than in 2015. The need still remains great in Maricopa County, being ranked the second highest county in America for euthanasia. Nevertheless, Saving One Life focused on saving as many animals we can and providing for any and all needs these animals have while in our rescue. All animals saved receive love, food, shelter and medical care (vaccinations, additional medication if needed; spaying or neutering, microchipping).

Foster pets can help veterans to regain a sense of purpose, confidence and optimism in their lives. By demanding attention and affection, foster pets force their guardians to focus on the animals’ needs, taking away from people dwelling on their own problems.

What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~Charles Dickens

For 2017, we hope to save even more felines and we cannot do it without the help of our community. We hope that you will share these opportunities with your community members and help us reach our goal of saving over 500 felines in need in 2017.


  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 weeks

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