Fostering animals saves lives! It is a very rewarding experience, for both you and the critter. When you become a foster parent, you open up your heart and your home to a once homeless pet temporarily until they are adopted.
Hoppy Homes Rescue does not have a shelter so we rely solely on foster homes to house all of our critters until they can be adopted.

Why you should foster?

1. Socialization
Some animals that come into our rescue may have been neglected or not treated very well by people.  Being in foster care will allow the critter to spend a lot of one-on-one time with the family.  This will help socialize them and help them overcome their fear of people.  It will also allow us to learn more about their personality and help match them with the best possible home.

2. Seeing if a critter is right for you
Besides saving an animal’s life, fostering is also a great way to find out if a certain type of critter is the right pet for you and your family. You will have no obligation to keep fostering the animal if it is not working out for you. However we do ask that you give us notice so we can locate another foster home.

3. Fostering is temporary
Perhaps you are not ready or are not financially able to adopt at this time.  Fostering is a great way to enjoy the company and care of a critter without the commitment of ownership.  While in foster care, the rescue will supply foster homes with a cage, litter box, bowl, and water bottle. We can also supply the food, hay, and litter if needed, but it is always appreciated if the foster home can help with some of these supplies.  Fostering works great for students who want to enjoy a critter while they are in town for short periods of time for school.

4. Fostering To Adopt
Fostering is great if you are considering adding a new pet to your home.  Fostering will give you a chance to see if this pet is the right fit for your family. It will also give you time to see if your other pets, or family members, can get along with the critter before you make the final commitment to adopt.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent for one of our critters, please fill out the Foster Care Application.

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