P.O. Box 1335, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

info@gratefulheartsrescue.org

P.O. Box 1335, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

info@gratefulheartsrescue.org

Become a Hero

Get involved and save a life! There are different opportunities to volunteer or foster below.

Apply to become an official
volunteer or foster

3 Easy Steps to Foster a Cat

Step 1
Complete adoption application &
onboarding

Help us get to know you so we can
make sure this is a purrfect
match!

Step 2
Get paired with a Foster cat or Kitten

We will help prepare you and pair you
up with a cat or kitten that fits you and your lifestyle.

Step 3
Become a hero & foster!

Become a hero and give these cats a
second chance at life and prepare them
to be adopted into their forever home.

Having questions about getting involved?

Frequently asked questions

Foster

The foster stay varies with each cat depending on the animal’s specific needs. Animals with special needs may need to stay in foster care for a period of months. Some may stay only a few days. It really depends on the individual cat’s situation.

Foster homes are responsible for the daily care of the foster cat, including feeding, exercising, socializing, grooming, reinforcing basic obedience commands, observing & evaluating general behavior & temperament, & of course providing patience, love & security.

Understand that all the animals are rescue animals & their behavior can be unpredictable. Be prepared for some adjustment issues in the beginning. It can be stressful for both you & the foster cat or kitten to be in a new situation. Be patient. If the going gets tough we will help out with advice & encouragement.

All of our animals are vet checked, spayed or neutered (or soon will be), current on all vaccinations, microchipped, & tested for worms and parasites & treated as needed. We will tell you if a foster cat has a health problem & together evaluate whether or not a cat with medical needs is a good choice for you.

Feel free to reach out to us and we will be happy to help! Being a foster home is extremely rewarding. However, you should keep in mind that many, but not all, rescue animals are housebroken or may have had little socialization or obedience training. We find that when given a chance these animals not only improve, they flourish in their foster care environment.

Volunteer

Yes. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

First fill out a volunteer application and select that you would like to volunteer at our adoption center or events or both Then we will reach out to you and get everything arranged!

First you would be in charge of playing with the cats and kittens! There’s plenty of toys and a safe place to play with them. Secondly, give them fresh water and food. Thridly, clean up their litter box and kennel. We supply gloves and everything you need!

Fuel your love for cats

Ways to get involved

We’re happy you’re thinking of getting involved. Please make sure to fill out your application to get the process started.

Be a Hero, by fostering a sweet cat or kitten!

Fostering is the best way to give a cat & kitten a new life! If you choose to foster you will have to:

  • Cuddle, play and show these cute cats some love!
  • House, feed and provide water
  • Make sure they are kept safe & healthy
  • Let us know if they get sick or injured! 

Be a Hero, by volunteering at our adoption events!

We send out emails to our volunteers about our upcoming adoption events! At our adoption event a volunteer will:

  • Greet potential adopters and fosters
  • Help play with the cats and kittens
  • Answer any quetions to the best of their knowledge
  • Guide new adopters & fosters through our process

Be a Hero, by helping our cats & kittens stay happy & healthy at one of our adoption centers!

We are at two PetSmart adoption centers!
PetSmart – 1733 S. Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204
PetSmart – 1858 S. Signal Butte Rd., Mesa, AZ, 85209

At the adoption center our volunteers will:

  • Help play with the cats and kittens
  • Make sure they have food and water
  • Make sure their area is clean
  • Have fun with some cute cats! 

Until one has loved an animal, a
part of one’s soul remaines
unawakened!