WE NEED YOUR HELP

Penny & Wild SOS FL is a 100% foster home and we do not have a shelter facility. Our ability to take in new animals depends on the availability of a foster home.

Currently, our intakes are FROZEN and our waitlist of rabbits who need a foster home are FULL!

Can you help us by opening up your home for a few months to a rabbit or guinea pig who has no where else to go?

Types of Fosters

  • TERM FOSTER: fosters a rabbit for 4-6 months or until adoption.
    • FINDER FOSTER: those fostering a rabbit that they found.
    • OWNER FOSTER: those fostering a rabbit that is being re-homed.

 

  • TEMP FOSTER: fosters for 1 weeks – 1 month or as needed.

 

  • SANCTUARY FOSTER: long-term or life-long foster.

Community Service Hours

Minimum term 4 months. Service hours will only be granted at the completion of the minimum term.

 

  • Rabbits
    • Single 15hrs / week
    • Pair 20hrs / week

 

  • Guinea Pigs
    • Pair 20hrs / week
    • Trio 25hrs / week

Housing Requirements for Rabbits (min. 4ft x 4ft enclosure)

  • Domestic rabbits should be housed and kept indoors at all times.
    NO: patios, porches, backyards, or walks/outdoor playtime.

 

  • Min. 4ft x 4ft* living area per rabbit when enclosed.   *depending on size.
    NO: Hutches or cages.

X-pen, hutch, cage

 

  • Rabbits need soft surfaces like carpets or area rugs to get around on.
    NO: tile, marble, or hardwood floor.

 

  • The enclosure should be in a bedroom or a central, high-traffic area like the living room.
    NO: laundry room, garages, patios, etc.

 

  • Cannot stay in the enclosure all of the time and need 3-4 hours of daily supervised free-roam time to explore and exercise in a bunny-proofed room.

Housing Requirements for Guinea Pigs (min. 2ft x 4ft enclosure)

  • Guinea Pigs are social and need to live in pairs or trios.

 

  • Guinea Pigs should be housed and kept indoors at all times.
    NO: patios, porches, backyards, or walks/outdoor playtime.

 

  • Minimum 2FT x 4FT living area when enclosed.
    NO: Hutches or cages.

  • Guinea pigs need soft surfaces like fleece or a cage liner.
    NO: plastic, wire bottom, or wood shavings.

 

  • The enclosure should be in a bedroom or a central, high-traffic area like the living room.
    NO: laundry room, garages, patios, etc.

Are Guinea Pigs easier to care for than Rabbits?

Yes, and also no.

Guinea pigs do not need to “free-roam” 3-4 hours per day and you will not need to guinea-pig proof your room or home as you would with a rabbit. A pair of guinea pigs also require half the living space a single rabbit would:

  • 4FT x 4FT (16sq ft) per rabbit
  • 2FT x 4FT (8sq ft) per guinea pig pair

Guinea pigs live half as long as rabbits do:

  • Life expectancy is 10+ years for rabbits
  • Life expectancy is 4-8 years for guinea pigs.

Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs are not likely to litter-box train:

  • When cleaning up after rabbits; most of their pee/poop will be in the litterbox.
  • When cleaning up after guinea pigs; their entire enclosure will need to be cleaned.

Check out this Video on cleaning a Guinea Pigs enclosure.

Rehoming a Pet or Found Animal?

Please submit a Surrender Request before applying to Foster.

Surrender Request

Surrender Request






Are you looking to rehome a pet or surrender an animal you found?

Are you able to pay the $100* Surrender Fee due at intake? *this fee is per animal and is non-refundable
Is the animal in danger or needing urgent medical care?
Are you able to pay for medical care?

Are you able to foster until an adoptive home is found (this can take 4-6 months)?

Name
Name

First

Last


Address
Address



City

State/Province

Zip/Postal


What type of animal are you looking to surrender? Please note – if you are looking to surrender multiple species of animal, you will need to submit a separate form for each species.


Gender
Is the animal spayed/neutered?

Have they been seen by a veterinarian in the last 6 months?



Does the animal have any known behavioural quirks, medical history or history of illness / disease?



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Foster Application

Foster Application

Name
Name
First
Last
Address
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Are you applying to foster an animal that you are rehoming / surrendering?
Have you submitted a Surrender Request form?
Are you applying to foster for Community Service Hours?
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Name
First
Last
Relationship
Do you live alone?
Do you currently have any animals living in your home or outdoors?
What kind?
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