Course

Fostering Fundamentals for Cats

Fostering fundamentals is a 90-minute course that reviews your responsibilities as a foster parent, provides tips and tricks for helping your foster cat settle into your home, and outlines tactics to find your foster a furever home.

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Welcome to St. Gertrude’s Fostering fundamentals course! All the included lessons have been created in coordination with Best Friends Animal Society, a pet rescue and advocacy organization with the largest no-kill sanctuary in the U.S. We’re excited to support you in this learning journey and prepare you for a safe, fulfilling, and generally awesome time with your foster cat. This introduction includes everything you’ll need to know about the program. If you have any questions, please post them in the discussion section of this page, or the foster cat community, and a member of the St. Gertrude / MEOW co. team will respond. 

Fostering fundamentals is a 90-minute course that reviews your responsibilities as a foster parent, provides tips and tricks for helping your foster cat settle into your home, and outlines tactics to find your foster a furever home. Throughout this course, you’ll learn by:

  • Developing skills and knowledge by reading about tried-and-true fostering strategies presented in St. Gertrude lessons,
  • Cementing your new learning through the completion of quizzes, and
  • Collaborating with other foster parents in the discussion section of each lesson.

Overview

Fostering fundamentals includes three chapters, each covering a central component of your role as a foster:

  • Chapter 1: Fostering overview
  • Chapter 2: Settling your foster cat into your home
  • Chapter 3: Finding your foster cat a furever home

Once you’ve completed a lesson, mark that lesson as complete and continue. Once you’ve completed all chapters and lessons you’ll earn a St. Gertrude foster certificate.