The idea of this project sounds crazy, but it has to happen. When my incredible mom passed away from cancer in 2020, she was still fostering multiple cats. Three of these cats have difficult behavioral challenges, so I was not prepared to welcome them to our home. I have been traveling thousands of miles since my mom passed away just to care for them. This is not sustainable (at all), so I needed a solution.
The “playhouse” we purchased was built like a house, so it has a lot of potential.
I have a few things on my wish list for our renovation:
Paint exterior Taupe-y painted cabinets like this or this We got lucky and found gently used cabinets for an entire kitchen for $700 Glossy white/marble tile flooring + 1/2 wall Slat wall divider + barn door
I have had several foster rabbits over the years, but I was never in the position to foster fail any of them…until now.
I always used inexpensive, temporary setups like a large dog XXL x-pen lined with $3 fleece blankets.
My foster failure Quinoa became extremely clean and tidy shortly after she was spayed. She isn’t destructive and doesn’t have a habit of chewing inappropriately because she has plenty of bunny-safe things to chew on.
Quinoa enjoys having velvet blankets, bunny rugs, and cat beds in her space. I am planning a major upgrade so we can finally bond her with a bunny friend!
Fostering (and foster failing) animals in need back-to-back can make things VERY unorganized very quickly. My “forever dogs” accumulated way too many things that they really don’t need that sat in storage bins for months, so I decided to put their essential gear where it’s easy to access.
I also have a few accessories/supplies that I keep in their emergency bags. The totes make it a little cluttered looking, but I’m glad that they’re right there when I need them!
This project was SO INEXPENSIVE! I got the sleek black frames on clearance at Ross for under $10 each, but you can find the same style at places like Michaels. If I wasn’t drowning in unwanted animals, I would use something like this instead.
I chose matte black hardware with 2 hooks for the harness + bag + leash. There are so many styles to choose from, but I found these for under $4 each!
Add treat containers to a floating shelf , table or credenza