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Foster Care

20130628-123040.jpgOne of the bigger obstacles our rescue faces is that we have a limited amount of space at our shelter, meaning we can only house, and therefore save, a certain amount of rabbits at any given time. Sadly, we cannot accomodate the number of intake requests that come in so we often have to turn away rabbits in need of rescue or place them on a waiting list in hopes that space will quickly open up, making room for the next rescued bunny.

The solution to this problem could be you! By becoming a foster parent and opening up your home to a rabbit in need, you literally give a bunny a second chance!

Need more incentive? Read our article Reasons To Foster!

How Fostering Works

Fostering is relatively simple as well as rewarding! The goal is to provide a bunny with a safe, loving environment until space opens up at our shelter. The process starts by filling out and submitting a Foster Application.  Once you are approved as a foster home, you will be given a bunny to take home to live with you.

We ask that you care for your foster bunny like you would your own rabbit, which means giving them a comfortable place to live, showering them with love and affection and keeping them healthy and properly cared for.  Commitment times for fostering range from 4 weeks to indefinately.  We especially need foster homes that can rotate bunnies in and out every 4-6 weeks.  Bunnies who have been given the green light will  be placed on our sites as available for adoption so we will  be working to find them their forever home even while they are under foster care.

Though fostered bunnies don’t live at our shelter, they are still officially under the care of GHRS, which means we can help provide for their needs so that fostering is not a large financial burden to you.  You will get an exercise pen, food and water bowls, and a litter box.  You are asked to provide daily greens, and we can assist with pellet food, litter and hay if not in your budget.

Foster Home Requirements

Fosters who have not previously adopted from us will need to attend a Bunny 101 class – a short and fun class that teaches the basics of bunny care-taking. If you are under age 18, we need your parents consent and one of them to take the Bunny 101 class along with you. Having access to transportation is a must so that the bunny could be taken to the vet when medically necessary or back to the shelter when needed. We also ask that your foster bunny be given space and time for exercise daily.  And maybe most important of all, we ask you shower your foster bunny with love and affection, as we believe each of these rescued bunnies deserve to be made to feel special!

Become A Foster Home

If you would like to apply to become a foster home for the Georgia House Rabbit Society, please fill out our Foster Application.  You can do this online or by mail. The links to both of these forms are below:

ONLINE FOSTER APPLICATION

PRINTABLE FOSTER APPLICATION

For additional questions about our Foster Home program, or if you did not get a reply to your application within 48 hours, please email  info@houserabbitga.com.