Registered Charity No. 20206484

FOSTER PACK

Hamster Info Ireland is committed to preventing cruelty and promoting the proper care of hamsters. Through our activities, we aim to reduce hamster suffering and increase hamster wellbeing as much as possible.

Our aim is to find suitable lifelong homes for as many hamsters across the island as we can, and this is where you come in! By choosing to foster a hamster in need for Hamster Info Ireland, you’re helping us take in another pet in crisis so they have the best chance of finding a forever home that will be able to provide them with lifelong proper care.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND FOR CHOOSING TO SUPPORT OUR REHOMING EFFORTS!

Here are some expectations you can hold us to:

  • Full support while fostering with us (drop us a message at any time and we’ll be back to you with the help you need as soon as we can)
  • A robust handover process for your foster pet so you know as much about them as we do to make the transition as smooth as possible
  • Community support from fellow Hamster Info Ireland members
  • The foster hamster will either have a clean bill of health when you receive them or they’ll come with a detailed treatment plan and a clear indication of their foster care needs
  • Respectful and prompt communication always, both before and after taking your foster pet home
  • Your concerns and queries will always be taken seriously by our team
  • Transparency in our operations as a registered charity
  • We will only match fosterers to hamsters who are the perfect fit for them

Foster Process
We aim to keep the fostering process as simple as we possibly can while also ensuring that all Hamster Info Ireland fosterers feel well equipped to provide  

Foster Application
Applicant Details

Name*

Name*

Date Of Birth*

Date Of Birth*

Full Address*

Full Address*

Phone Number*

Phone Number*

Email

Email

Prefered Method of Contact for video call*

Prefered Method of Contact for video call*

Where did you hear about Hamster Info Ireland?*

Where did you hear about Hamster Info Ireland?*

Questionnaire

Why do you wish to foster a hamster from Hamster Info Ireland?*

Why do you wish to foster a hamster from Hamster Info Ireland?*

Do you have permission to have a small animal and house it indoors in your home?
Explain your situation below.*

Do you have permission to have a small animal and house it indoors in your home?
Explain your situation below.*

Indicate the number of responsible adults and dependents in your home (list ages for minors) and confirm
they all consent to fostering a new pet below.*

Indicate the number of responsible adults and dependents in your home (list ages for minors) and confirm
they all consent to fostering a new pet below.*

Is the named applicant going to be the primary carer for the hamster?*

Is the named applicant going to be the primary carer for the hamster?*

Do you have an empty hamster setup of your own? If so, please submit a photo at the end of your application*

Do you have an empty hamster setup of your own? If so, please submit a photo at the end of your application*

Do you have any other pets? If so, detail their species and indicate your plans for keeping the hamster separate from your other pets.*

Do you have any other pets? If so, detail their species and indicate your plans for keeping the hamster separate from your other pets.*

Do you forsee any changes in your living or financial circumstances over the next six months?
If so, detail below.*

Do you forsee any changes in your living or financial circumstances over the next six months?
If so, detail below.*

Are you able to provide the type of care detailed in our Basic Care Guide for a
foster hamster?*

Are you able to provide the type of care detailed in our Basic Care Guide for a
foster hamster?*

Does anyone in your household suffer from dust or dander allergies, excema,
hayfever, or asthma?*

Does anyone in your household suffer from dust or dander allergies, excema,
hayfever, or asthma?*

Is the primary carer physically capable of looking after a hamster, including heavy
lifting of substrate and handling of a small animal?*

Is the primary carer physically capable of looking after a hamster, including heavy
lifting of substrate and handling of a small animal?*

Your Hamster Preferences

Do you have a preference for a particular hamster species?*

Do you have a preference for a particular hamster species?*

How many hamsters can you comfortably offer a foster space to at any one time? Explain your logic below:*

How many hamsters can you comfortably offer a foster space to at any one time? Explain your logic below:*

Have you any previous hamster-keeping experience? If so, please give us some details below.*

Have you any previous hamster-keeping experience? If so, please give us some details below.*

Are you aware of a hamster’s usual timekeeping and social habits?*

Are you aware of a hamster’s usual timekeeping and social habits?*

Are you confident in taming a hamster or handling a nervous hamster?*

Are you confident in taming a hamster or handling a nervous hamster?*

Would you foster a pet that is unsocial? (a “look but not touch” type pet)*

Would you foster a pet that is unsocial? (a “look but not touch” type pet)*

Are you willing and able to foster a hamster with additional needs?*

Are you willing and able to foster a hamster with additional needs?*

Are you able to transport hamsters for Hamster Info Ireland?
If so, give details about your transport below alongside a distance you can comfortably travel:*

Are you able to transport hamsters for Hamster Info Ireland?
If so, give details about your transport below alongside a distance you can comfortably travel:*

Additional Feedback

Have you any other questions, comments, clarifications, or concerns you want to add to your
application?*

Have you any other questions, comments, clarifications, or concerns you want to add to your
application?*

Please attach a clear photo of your entire set up (include any products you have if cage isn't ready)

Please attach a clear photo of your entire set up (include any products you have if cage isn't ready)

This type of file isn't allowed
The file size must be up to 5 MB
Disclaimer

NOTE THAT SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION IS SIMPLY AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND DOES NOT
GUARANTEE YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO OUR FOSTER NETWORK.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE
ANY APPLICANT WE SEE UNFIT FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT EXPLANATION AND MAY WITHDRAW FROM
THE FOSTERING PROCESS OR REFUSE TO MATCH A SPECIFIC HAMSTER AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE ANIMAL’S FOSTER PLAN IS SIGNED.
Please tick below if you understand and agree to these conditions.*

NOTE THAT SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION IS SIMPLY AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND DOES NOT
GUARANTEE YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO OUR FOSTER NETWORK.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE
ANY APPLICANT WE SEE UNFIT FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT EXPLANATION AND MAY WITHDRAW FROM
THE FOSTERING PROCESS OR REFUSE TO MATCH A SPECIFIC HAMSTER AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE ANIMAL’S FOSTER PLAN IS SIGNED.
Please tick below if you understand and agree to these conditions.*

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