Not necessarily. Many foster family members are employed outside the home and still provide a quality environment for the cat or dog. We do require that any time you are unable to directly supervise the foster animal, they must be confined to a small, secure area, preferably a training crate. For cats or kittens a small room, bathroom or bedroom, is preferred for them to stay in while you’re away. This results in a safe secure place for the cat and dog and also protects your home and possessions.