Bottle Baby Kittens

Thank you for your interest in the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) Bottle Baby Kitten Program!

It is very rewarding to foster a bottle baby kitten or litter of bottle baby kittens.


These babies are orphaned kittens that arrive at the East County Animal Shelter (ECAS) in Dublin.

They are brought to ECAS by the Animal Control officers, or the public finds them, and brings them to the Shelter.

The babies we take into the bottle baby program are newborn and up to 4 or 5 weeks of age. We take babies up to one pound into the bottle baby program. Kittens over 4-5 weeks of age and over one pound are taken into TVAR’s kitten program.

Our goal is to save their lives and keep them healthy and give them a chance to grow and get adopted.

When you pick-up a litter from us, we supply heating pads, formula, bottles, wet and dry food (for when they start to eat on their own), and a carrier/cage if you don’t have one. We will train you at the time you pick up the kittens.

If you are not comfortable with the litter you came to pick up you can wait to be called for another litter.

Have Questions?

  • We are always available to answer questions via cell phones or e-mail.
  • No question is too small or silly to ask.
  • We encourage our fosters to call us about any and all questions as it can make the difference between a healthy or sick kitten.

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Time is critical for a sick kitten.

We follow protocols as the kittens grow - we preventatively treat for worms and fleas, vaccinate, and test for leukemia and feline AIDS. Our technician will coordinate all of the medical care and even makes house calls!

The kittens can be spayed/neutered and microchipped when they are two pounds. They are usually 8 to 10 weeks of age when this is done. They are then ready for adoption. TVAR has veterinarians in Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Livermore that spay/neuter and microchip for us.

We find forever homes for our kittens at PetSmart in Dublin and via our website.

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The little bottle babies need fosters!

If you have any questions about becoming a bottle baby foster or if you are ready to get started, please email