Fostering a rabbit is a great way to get involved with Alabama Rabbit Rescue and learn whether owning a rabbit long term is right for you and your family!
Fostering a bunny helps you get to know it's real personality outside of a shelter environment. You'll also be helping our rescue so that we have more space at our facility to care for those rabbits with the most critical needs!
HOW FOSTERING WORKS
Our goal is to help you provide a bunny with a safe, loving environment until it can be adopted.
The process is relatively simple. The first step is fill out out our fostering application form. Once the application is reviewed and approved, we will contact you and arrange a visit to our facility. The next step is to complete our Bunny 101 course which takes about 10-15 minutes.
When you have found your foster bunny, we will ask that you care for your it like its your own. This means providing it with a comfortable, safe place to live and giving it the proper care needed to keep it healthy. We will ask for at least a 4-week commitment - and, more if you are willing. Finally, we will ask you to shower it with lots of patience, attention, love and affection!
Although our fostered bunnies don’t live with us, they are still the responsibility of the Alabama Rabbit Rescue. When you agree to foster, we provide you with an exercise pen, food and water bowls, a litter box and, if needed, pellet food, litter and hay. We can also help with other care as may be necessary so that fostering doesn't become a financial burden for you.
It's important to note that we will be continue working to find your foster rabbit its forever home while it is in your care. If you decide that you would like your foster baby to become a permanent member of your family, we ask that you review our adoption conditions and complete an adoption application. Your application will need to be reviewed and approved.
FOSTER HOME REQUIREMENTS
You will need to have dependable transportation should your foster bunny need medical care or be returned to the shelter for care.
Rabbits need fresh hay, clean water, healthy pellets and leafy veggies daily. We will provide you with information on all of this and you can go to our Learn page to find out more.
We also ask that you allow enough indoor space and time for your rabbit to exercise daily.
We ask that you keep your fostered bunny indoors. Domestic rabbits are sensitive to temperature changes - particularly with Alabama summer heat. They are also vulnerable to predators and need daily interaction with you and family members for socialization.
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 Alabama Rabbit Rescue, please fill out our Fostering Application form!
CONTACT US TO FOSTER A BUNNY
For additional questions about our Fostering program, or if you did not get a reply to your application within 48 hours, please contact us below.
CONTACT ALABAMA RABBIT RESCUE
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