What it takes to be a FOSTER HOME:

Lots of Love !!    

SAFER partners with private, public or professional stables and facilities that will work with us to receive needy horses until we find them homes.  Safer pays for feed, trims and vet care. Partners commit to feeding the food provided and allowing SAFER personnel to manage the rehoming.

Fostering can be VERY rewarding !

Seeing frightened or despairing horses change to happy animals going to great homes is a beautiful way to give back to your favorite animal.

It does not have to be a permanent commitment  - to the horses or to the rescue.   Foster homes can choose to take a break or decide to drop out of the program. While fostering SAFER stays in contact and participates in care.

There is always the possibility that a horse will be one that actually works out in the context of your facility - or you will have clients that may be interested.  Remember many displaced horses are healthy and already trained! Qualified supporters and fosters always have first dibs on the best ones!
From the moment they have their first look at your place - after that horrible auction experience and the loss of friends and family....and they taste food and water at last.....
To the grand exit they make going to a carefully selected new home......

YOU gave them that wonderful new life! Without a Foster - SAFER cannot intercept the fate of at-risk horses.

So if you feel the presence of equine souls you are destined to meet and love...please consider being the home that allows them a second chance at a good life.

It doesn't last forever - but the difference you make can.

Give a call.

Over the last 11 years certain aspects of fostering have worked out best for SAFER and the horses. (Yes it has been that long!)  These are the things SAFER is looking for:

1. A Foster needs to love horses and have time to feed and care for them. They may be more needy than a well cared for and content horse like your own.

2. They need a quiet spot to detox and settle in. Quarantine may be necessary for a few weeks. Fencing must be safe. Other horses around are great but new ones should have their own space for a while.

3. Foster must be willing to care for injuries and illness if necessary. Supplemental mash is sometimes necessary for weight gain and nutritional deficiencies. Most often though - none of these are necessary.

4. Foster must be willing for potential adopters to come and see and ride the horses if applicable. SAFER always is there to manage this process. The point of all of this is to find them those forever homes - ASAP!


Contact SAFER at 707-824-9543

     A NO BREEDING stipulation is mandatory and all stallions will be gelded before leaving SAFER.

Please read our Foster Application and Foster Agreement for more information.

Our Fosters


White Dog Ranch

Lori Rolfe
Sarah O'Rourke
Cindy Messick