SAVE A LIFE! ENRICH YOURS!

12682 Kagel Canyon Road, Sylmar, CA 91342, US

(818) 636-1522

golden years dog sanctuary: a nonprofit dedicated to dog and cat rescue.

golden years dog sanctuary: a nonprofit dedicated to dog and cat rescue.

golden years dog sanctuary: a nonprofit dedicated to dog and cat rescue.golden years dog sanctuary: a nonprofit dedicated to dog and cat rescue.

FOSTER CATS AND KITTENS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

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 We foster kittens and cats from the Castaic Animal Care Center. To meet and adopt one of our fosters, please call 818-636-1522 or email suefriend@yahoo.com.  You can meet them at our home in sylmar.  In some cases, we can bring them to the shelter for you to meet them.  All cats and kittens will be vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and adopted through the Castaic Animal Care Center.   You will pick up your new member of the family at the Castaic Animal Care Center.


In 2019 we fostered and adopted  over 75 cats!  Some of those we fostered are shown below.  We often adopt our foster cats faster than we can update our website! ...so drop us a line or check us out on facebook or instagram for out latest foster cats and kittens! 

AVAILABLE FOSTER CATS 2020

KATIE

Laurel- ADOPTED

KATIE

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Katie is the biggest love bug!  She is a 13 year young black long haired female cat that was owner surrendered at the shelter on December 28, 2019.  She is scared of most cats, so would do best as an only cat.  She loves attention and is the best lap and couch cat!

Fuzzy

Laurel- ADOPTED

KATIE

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Fuzzy is a 12 year old owner surrender female cat.  She is quite the character!  According to her owner, she liked to hang out with her, but was not keen on being petted and picked up.  We play with her every day; she is learning that being petted is nice, and she gets treats!  She did not do well at the shelter, so we are fostering her, but need to get her a home asap!

Laurel- ADOPTED

Laurel- ADOPTED

Laurel- ADOPTED

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Laurel is a young ( maybe two years old) scared female tabby. She was brought to the castaic animal care center as a stray.  She is learning to accept humans.  Since she has had little human interaction before coming to the shelter, the process is slow.  But, she doesn't have that much time to find her forever home! She would make a great barn cat! Let's save her!  we can't save another stray until she is homed!

Hardy- ADOPTED

George- ADOPTED

Laurel- ADOPTED

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 Hardy is also  a young ( maybe two years old) scared female tabby. She was brought to the castaic animal care center as a stray on the same day as Laurel, not necessarily related.  We can pet and hold Hardy, but she is still fearful.  In time, she may make a great house cat (and she can be a barn cat too!)!  The longer it takes us to find homes for the cats we have in foster, the fewer cats we can save. Help us save these cats today!  

George- ADOPTED

George- ADOPTED

George- ADOPTED

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George is a 14 year old owner surrender!  He was brought into the shelter in November with his sister, Katie.  She is still at the shelter, also looking for her forever home. George is quite shy, but a very sweet cat.  He deserves a loving home to spend the rest of his days. he is healthy, neutered, vaccinated and ready to be adopted today!

FOSTER CATS Adopted in 2019

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

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Laverne came into the shelter as a stray on 11-17-18. She is a female of unknown age. She is now friendly and loving. She loves to be held and purrs.  She can be an indoor or outdoor pet, and will do best with another friendly cat.

ADOPTED! Shirley (A5238821)

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

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Shirley came into the shelter on 11-21-18 as a stray. Her age is unknown.  She is still scared, but we are working with her every day.  We can pet her, and she tolerates us holding her. She would make a great barn or outdoor cat. In time, she may be loving house pet as well. She would also benefit from being adopted with another cat. We can only foster for a short period of time, so we have to encourage their adoption even if they are still scared.

ADOPTED! Dakota (A5242185)

ADOPTED! Laverne (A5237607)

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

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Dakota is a female calico cat of unknown age that came into the shelter on 12-9-18. She is most likely related to Shirley and Cali.  She loves being friends with Laverne. Dakota lets us pet her and pick her up. She will still occasionally first hiss, but puts her guard down immediately as she knows we will never hurt her.  She will take a gentle person  to keep bringing her out of her shell.  She can be an indoor-outdoor or barn cat. She would love to be adopted with laverne or another cat.

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

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This sister and brother pair are only 18 months old. They were owner surrendered from a hoarding situation.  While a little scared, they are very loving and sweet.  Pretty boy was  adopted and now has two dog brothers/  Splatter was in love with Freckles; they were adopted together.

ADOPTED! Tootie

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

ADOPTED! Betty Boop (A5223193)

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This cat cracks us up!  Four year old owner surrender.  Was a brat at the shelter; was awesome in foster!  She found a great  home.

ADOPTED! Betty Boop (A5223193)

ADOPTED! Splatter and Pretty Boy

ADOPTED! Betty Boop (A5223193)

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Betty Boop came to the shelter as a stray on September 28, 2018 with a litter of kittens.  She was in foster care while her kittens matured. The kittens have since been fixed and are ready for adoption.  Betty, on the other hand, was still scared and would not allow anyone to hold her.  So back into foster she went. She is just over one year old.  We have only had her in foster for a week and we can already pet her. We only have a limited time to foster her, so we need to find her a home with someone willing to work with her asap.  She could be an indoor-outdoor cat; however, white cats are easy targets for owls and coyotes. So it will be imperative that she be indoors at night. 

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

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Splinter (A5245223) is an approximately nine month old gray male cat. He came into the shelter as a stray on December 20, 2018. He was scared and hissed. He was put into foster because he has been at the shelter too long. He needs out now! We can pet him and pick him up, but he still needs a quiet, patient person to love him. He can be an indoor or outdoor cat!

ADOPTED! Jolson (A5243896)

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

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Jolson (A5243896), a black, male older cat ( at least 7) plays on your heart strings. He is kind, loving, and very scared.  Who knows what terrible things were done to him. He is very afraid, but slowly coming out of his shell. We can pet him, and he will let us hold him, but he is scared and runs back to his bed. He needs a kind, patient soul to help him see that life and love can be beautiful.

ADOPTED! Maximus (A5246790)

ADOPTED! Splinter (A5245223)

ADOPTED! Freckles (A5250962)

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Maximus (A5246790) is a neutered 3 year old tabby that came to the shelter as a stray on new year’s eve. He was hoping 2019 would bring him a friendly forever home. He was quite grumpy at the shelter, so we are fostering him. He is a love, with an opinion. Probably not a cat for young children, but certainly for anyone who wants a big gorgeous cat in their house

ADOPTED! Freckles (A5250962)

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

ADOPTED! Freckles (A5250962)

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 Freckles was one of many cats trapped at a hoarding situation along with his offspring. He was an outdoor cat and could be again. However, he is liking being petted, being held and most of all being hand fed sardines!  He just needs a loving home!  He is at least one year old and will be neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated before being adopted. 

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

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These three kittens were all from a hoarding situation.  They were not handled before being fostered.  Thankfully, Castaic Animal Care Center allows us to foster these fearful cats and find them forever homes

ADOPTED! Blue (A5252822)

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

ADOPTED! Cameron, Sammy and Alex

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Who doesn't love a Russian Blue?  Blue is approximately one year old. She came into the shelter as a stray on January 29, 2019. She was very scared and shy, but not aggressive  Learning to trust, she is fine with us petting her and picking her up.  She would do best in a home with another cat who can teach her how to be a better house cat!  But, any home allows us to save another! 

Olaf (A5278442)

Thin Mint (A5265597)

Thin Mint (A5265597)

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Olaf is a four year old altered male cat who was dumped by his owners at the shelter on May 11, 2019.  He is upset about being left behind. He is in foster because he is having a tough time adjusting to a cage.  He is quite a sweet cat and deserves a loving forever home.

Thin Mint (A5265597)

Thin Mint (A5265597)

Thin Mint (A5265597)

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Thin Mint (A5265597) is an approximately two year old female short haired cat.  She came into the shelter as a stray with three nine day old kittens.  She is a great mom!  Her kittens are all healthy and have been adopted.  She is ready for her forever home!  She gets along great with other cats, is very loving and playful. She will make someone very happy!  

Splenda (A5273432)

Thin Mint (A5265597)

Splenda (A5273432)

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Splenda came to the shelter on April 25, 2019 with a litter of six week old kittens.  She didn't want to be separated from her kittens and kept trying to escape from her cage so she was put into foster. Her kittens were adopted and she has been spayed and returned to the shelter.  She is a super sweet, playful, young cat deserving a great life!

Smokey (A5261889)

Smokey (A5261889)

Splenda (A5273432)

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It says on her kennel card, this twelve year old, incredibly friendly cat was a stray.  More likely her owners didn't know what to do with her and put her out on the street.  At the shelter, she had difficulty moving and kept peeing outside her box, so we took her into foster to help.  Two visits to the chiropractor helped the inflammation in her spine. Now she jumps up and down off the bed!  Her blood work showed she has an elevated kidney level, but NO signs of kidney disease.  A big high walled litter box keeps her from peeing outside the box.  This twelve year old cat is a doll!  She deserves better than being dumped at the shelter!

Felix (A5266169)

Smokey (A5261889)

Felix (A5266169)

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 Felix (A5266170)  is a 5 month old, female, kitten. She, and her sister, were born in a house and then not handled for the first four months of their life. Needless to say, she didn't understand love and attention. Now she yearns for it!  She rubs against us, does mashed potatoes, plays... She is a doll!   While she now trusts us, it will take time for her to trust and love a new person. But, she is so worth it! She will need patient humans to take their time to win her trust and love.

Oscar (A5266169)

Smokey (A5261889)

Felix (A5266169)

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Oscar is a 5 month old, female, kitten. She, and her sister, were born in a house and then not handled for the first four months of their life. Needless to say, she didn't understand love and attention. Now she yearns for it!   While she now trusts us, it will take time for her to trust and love a new person. But, she is so worth it! She will need patient humans to take their time to win her trust and love. 

Cookie Kittens- Adopted

Popeye Kittens- Adopted!

Popeye Kittens- Adopted!

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Oreo, Snicker doddle and Nutter butter are the sweetest kittens.  These three kittens have been adopted!  There are literally hundreds of kittens waiting for their forever home at a shelter near you.  Save a life and adopt today!

Popeye Kittens- Adopted!

Popeye Kittens- Adopted!

Popeye Kittens- Adopted!

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Popeye, Bluto and Sweet Pea all ended up in the same home!  Olive Oyl was adopted with a kitten from another litter!

Charlie Brown Gang- Adopted

Charlie Brown Gang- Adopted

 

Charlie Brown Gang- Adopted

Charlie Brown Gang- Adopted

Charlie Brown Gang- Adopted

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Charlie Brown  and his litter mates, lucy, schroeder, linus and peppermint patty all went to loving homes!

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Golden Years Dog Sanctuary

12682 Kagel Canyon Road, Sylmar, CA 91342, US

(818) 636-1522