The Importance of Foster Homes

Your Help

Without foster homes, HAPI Trails wouldn’t be able to accept so many horses into our adoption program. By fostering a horse you are providing the horse with a place to live, shelter, food, water, proper medical care if needed, and just some good old TLC. You will be responsible for the actual costs in caring for the horse, however your expenses are tax deductible and HAPI Trails is willing to assist, should you have the need. Horses may be fostered from 30-90 days at a time or a longer period of time if the horse is not adopted quickly and the foster home is willing. All foster horses remain up for adoption. The foster home always has first option in adopting the fostered horse. In order to be accepted into our foster program you must complete our Foster Application under the Forms tab, provide one personal references, and allow for a home visit of where the horse will be fostered. Once you have been approved as a foster facility you may make an appointment to discuss your foster capabilities.

Fostering a horse from HAPI Trails:

• In order for your fostered horse to find a permanent home, potential adopters must be able to visit the horse. You will be asked to make appointments with potential adopters to show the horse and discuss the horse’s abilities.
• Fostering a horse can be emotional, please make sure that you discuss the concept of fostering with everyone in your family and make sure that they understand that the horse may eventually be leaving.
If you are interested in fostering a horse for HAPI Trails, please fill out the Foster application on the Forms page & click submit! It’s that easy.