Senior Foster/Special Needs Program

We get many senior cats due to the retirement area we are in. Many of these older cats are healthy and adoptable, but some have medical issues that will require various types of medications, extra vet visits and more care. Additionally, we sometimes get cats that have medical issues or develop them while waiting for adoption. We consider these cats to be ‘Special Needs’. Each cat, whether a Senior with medical issues or a younger cat with lifelong medical issues, Sun Cities 4 Paws would cover medications and/or specialty food if needed, along with veterinary visits as needed or requested by our veterinarian.

The specific goal of the Senior Foster/Special Needs Program is to provide a safe and loving home outside of the shelter environment, in turn freeing up space for us to save more lives.
Senior Foster/Special Needs foster home requirements:
  • Be able to give medications as needed (you will be educated on how to administer any needed medications)
  • Be able to watch for signs that a medication is not working or there is another issue we need to know about and schedule a vet visit
  • Be able to bring the cat (in a carrier) to the Peoria location for vet visits as requested by our vet. This varies depending on the cat's medical needs.
  • Be able to bring the cat in and drop the cat off if a specialist visit is required
  • Be able to recognize the signs of decline in older cats and contact us.
  • Be able to foster the cat long term.
Interested in providing a home for a senior foster/special needs cat? Please fill out the application and waiver forms below and our Senior Foster/Special Needs Coordinator will contact you.


Sun Cities 4 Paws has many permanent shelter residents. We have a ‘Sponsor a Shelter Resident’ program to help offset costs. Read more here or donate here and choose Sponsor a Shelter Cat from the drop down menu.

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