**Covid-19 Update: Due to the virus, rabbit visitation is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to meet our rescued rabbits, speak with our Rescue Shelter manager/volunteers, please submit a foster application in order for us to set up an appointment with you. (This doesn't commit you to fostering. It just helps us organize our visitors.) Our Hop Shop store is open to walk-ins.
One of the greatest ways you can help support the GHRS is by fostering our rescued bunnies. Every day, we receive phone calls and emails from people who want to surrender their rabbit, people who have found an abandoned rabbit, and area animal control facilities who have bunnies scheduled to be euthanized.
Our Shelter space is limited, so unless we have room, we cannot take in other rabbits in jeopardy. The solution to this problem is our foster homes who help house our bunnies and take care of them until space becomes available at our shelter or until the bunny gets directly adopted.
Foster bunnies are still officially under the care of our organization which means, WE PROVIDE FOR THEIR CARE while they are in foster homes! Though it is always appreciated if our fosters can provide some of the essentials, we gladly furnish exercise pens, pellets, litter boxes and bowls. We also cover the rabbit’s medical care through our preferred veterinarian, as well as any necessary medications! Being a foster parent means giving love and companionship to a bunny not undertaking a huge financial burden.
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. All new GHRS foster homes are also required to read our Bunny 101 Handout (which is a crash course on proper bunny care). When you've completed the Foster Process, you will email us to schedule an appointment for you to come to our shelter and take a quick Bunny Quiz! Once you are approved as a foster home, you will be given a foster bunny to take home to live with you.
We ask that you care for your foster bunny as you would your own rabbit, which means giving them a comfortable place to live, DAILY exercise, showering them with love and affection, and keeping them healthy and properly cared for. You will need to have access to transportation so that the bunny can be taken to our vet when medically necessary or to the shelter when needed. Fostering ranges from 4 weeks to indefinitely (depending on your commitment desires). We especially need foster homes that can rotate bunnies in and out every 4-8 weeks. Bunnies who are ready for adoption will be listed on our website as available for adoption while they are under foster care.
READY TO BECOME A FOSTER HOME?
If you would like to apply to become a foster home for GHRS, please click here to begin the Foster Process. (Must be 21 or older.)
For additional questions about our Foster Home program, or if you did not get a reply to your application within 3-4 business days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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