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Foster

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.*

Bring Home Love

Ready to become a foster parent? Click below and fill in your application.

Become a Foster
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Foster Home Opportunities

We need short-term, quarantine fosters to care for freshly rescued pigs. BSAS pays for everything you need to help a piggy start a new life. All you need to provide is appropriate housing food, love and belly rubs.

Application Form
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Short-Term

Do you have two, four, or six weeks to give a pig a second chance at a happy, healthy life? Are you interested in fostering pigs, but not sure if you are ready for a long term commitment? Do you love potbelly pigs, but just don’t have the time and resources to own one of your own?

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Long-Term Foster Homes

Do you already have pigs? Can you give a pig in need a second chance at a happy , healthy life until we find them a forever home? Are you interested in fostering pigs for recovery and transition to be adopted? Do you love potbelly pigs and have a place to squeeze one more in?

FAQ

Common Questions About Fostering

What if I want to adopt my foster pet?

That is certainly an option! You can go through the application process for adoption.

How long is the commitment?

For short-term fosters it is roughly 2-6 months. For long term we ask that you care for the animal until we can find him/her a loving home.

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.

How can I apply?

We invite you to read more on being a Foster parent here and there you can fill out the form to apply to be a foster parent.

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