Foster Opportunities

​Do you have, what it takes to be a foster pig mom/dad?

There are always ways to help ! Kevin needs you !!!

What is a Foster Home?

A foster home is a temporary home where a homeless pet can stay until they are old enough, and/or healthy enough for spay/neuter surgery, or there is room for them at the BSA Sanctuary. Often the stress of the animal shelter can be hard on pigs recovering from injuries or those that have special needs, these are special cases that may also benefit from a foster home. The BSAS has a network of several foster homes that regularly work with us, but we are always in need of more. The bottom line is, the more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save.


How Long Should I Expect to Keep a Foster Pet?

It's impossible to predict how long an animal will remain in foster care. Depends on medically or behaviorally situation. Some pigs need more time because of age, illness, injury, or sometimes behavior issues (e.g. not socialized). You will be told up-front before you agree to foster the pig how long of a commitment we believe it will be.

What if I get attached?

Getting attached to your foster pet is normal. After all, we do this because we love pets! The most common question we as foster parents are asked is how we can give them up. The answer is simple. It saves lives. It is hard to say goodbye to a pet we've fallen in love with, but the alternative is even sadder. We get the satisfaction of helping a previously lost and unwanted animal find a loving forever home. That makes it all worth it. The trick is to get attached with velcro and not glue.

If you do decide that you can't give up an animal, that's ok, too. Foster parents can go through the adoption process and pay the adoption fee just like any other adopter. The important thing is to think about what is in the animal's best interest. Sometimes, even if we love them, the best thing for the pet is to let them go.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?

Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
Transport to/from any appointments at the BSAS and/or Veterinarian (transport might be provided / farm calls are typical)
*We do ask that personal pets are kept separate from fosters, for the safety of both.*
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