Foster Application

Are you considering horse ownership, but new to horses?   Or, maybe you are horse experienced, but have room in your herd and heart for another temporary guest?  Maybe it is not horses that make your heart go pitter pat—-it could be goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, alpacas or cows.  Whatever your passion, your ability and willingness to offer a temporary home to an animal in need makes all the difference for them in their quest for a life filled with love.

Our foster program is fun and rewarding!

Here’s how it works:

1) Fill our our foster application on this website.

2) We will talk to you and visit with you to learn more about your home and the type of animal you think would be your best fit.

3) We’ll match you up with an animal in need for foster.

Yep…easy as 1, 2, 3….

The Application:

Thank you for your interest in fostering for Safe Harbor. Please read and answer all questions honestly and completely. Foster horses and livestock animals come to Safe Harbor from a variety of situations. Many have emotional damage that they need to recover from. Still more have experienced physical neglect. Fostering requires an ability to work with horses who aren't "perfect". Our goal is to heal the wounds, and provide a place of safe respite and recovery so the animals that come to us can become complete and whole again. As a foster parent, you will be critical to this mission, but must be able to understand horse behavior and know that every time you receive a foster horse you can expect some behaviors that could be considered undesirable. Safe Harbor fosters do have a support team of trainers, liaisons and guides to help navigate these waters. If you are ready for this calling, please continue on and complete this foster application.

To be considered as a foster parent, you must:

Be 21 years of age or older

Have the consent of your landlord (if applicable)

Be able and willing to spend the time necessary to provide proper care for the animal you wish to foster.

Agree to the terms and conditions of fostering.

Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance as a foster home/parent.

What and Why You Want To Foster

This question is written specific to horses, but if you are applying to foster another species, just change out the species in your head as you read this, and mark the best response. We'll understand that if you want to foster a cow or a camel exclusively that the sentences here that say horse actually mean cow or camel.

Your history as a pet parent

Only include animals you have owned and cared for physically and financially as an adult.
Many of our foster homes provide rehab assistance. These foster homes will work with horses that are not yet 100% healthy. Please indicate what conditions you would be uncomfortable with or not want on your farm.

Tell us about your household

This helps our foster coordinator match the right horses to your home.

Tell Us About Your Farm

Your Acknowledgement Of What We Expect From Our Fosters

These yes/no questions are written horse specific. Please read and acknowledge. Most will be consistent across all species, but our foster coordinator can go into complete details during your onboarding.