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Please bear in mind that we are all volunteers with work and family lives in addition to our volunteering. We will respond as quickly as time allows.

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Foster Care Provider Application

Indiana House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer rescue which relies on a network of foster care providers. The more foster care providers we have, the more rabbits we can help. We have needs for foster care providers at all levels.

If you're interested in fostering, you could foster for a few weeks, a few months or longer. You could also determine the kind of rabbit you'd like to foster.

Foster care providers are expected to:

  • House foster rabbit(s) indoors at all times in IHRS-approved or IHRS-provided housing
  • Provide greens, IHRS-approved hay and pellets for the foster rabbit(s)
  • Maintain regular contact with IHRS regarding the health and status of the foster rabbit(s)
  • Provide transport to an IHRS-approved vet for regular exams, RHDV2 vaccinations (x2) and emergencies
  • Provide or arrange transport of the foster rabbit(s) to adoption meet and greets
  • Comply with the foster care agreement

IHRS will:

  • Pay all veterinary care costs
  • Provide enclosure, litterbox, carrier, food/water dishes, some toys, and in some cases pellets and hay
  • Make all decisions for the foster rabbit
  • Provide support, guidance, education and training for the foster family
  • Arrange adoption meet and greets
  • Comply with the foster care agreement

If you do not have previous rabbit experience, we recommend that you review our onboarding resources to get a foundation of what rabbit care is right and to ensure that fostering a rabbit is right for you and your family.

Your Information

If not, you must get the consent of an adult to foster and agree to the terms in this form.


Household Information

Please list the other family members in your household (other than yourself)

Fostering Information

Foster care providers are usually required to purchase pellets, hay and greens for fosters. In some circumstances, IHRS may be able to provide pellets and/or hay. In all cases, foster care providers will be required to provide greens which are a daily part of the rabbit's diet. Are you able to supply food for the foster rabbit(s)?

Note: IHRS foster rabbits are to be housed indoors at all times. No outdoor housing is allowed. Foster rabbits are also required to remain indoors at all times unless approved by the foster coordinator.

If there is any additional information you would like to provide about your interest/willingness to foster, please include it here.