Foster Care

The HDC houses around fifteen hundred (1,500) cats annually. Some of these cats or kittens need extra attention and benefit from a temporary stay in someone's home. Foster Care Volunteers take them in their homes for several weeks to socialize them, earn trust and give lots of love and attention so they can stabilise and/or grow up in a secure environment.

Types of Foster Care

  • Kittens
  • Shy Cats and Kittens
  • Senior Cats

Foster care helps reduce the stress of animals and reduces the workload of employees of the shelter. Foster care is a responsibility and can be time consuming, so lots of love and patience is needed. Eventually the foster cat/kitten returns to the shelter and will have an increased chance of being adopted permanently.  

Apply here!



As the oldest and one of the largest shelters in the Netherlands we provide professional care for abandoned cats and dogs in the region of The Hague. We also have a boarding kennel and offer information and education to the public.

Tailored care for each animal is the basis of our approach, as the wellbeing of animals is central in our policies.



Open on Mon till Sat from 12.30 till 15.30

Lozerlaan 595
2544 MC Den Haag


KvK: 41157013
RSIN: 002875019
IBAN: NL05 INGB 0004 4181 83
UBN: 6346579





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