Foster

Foster homes are a very important resource for small rescues, such as Wayward Ranch. our foster homes provide love and comfort to homeless animals waiting for their forever families to come along. 

People begin fostering for many reasons. It is a great way to "try out" what it is like to own a pet to see if your family is ready for a permanent furry family member. It is also a great way to have the chance to have a pet in your home now, even though you may not be able to commit to one for years to come.

Every animal that enters a foster home will open up space for animal animal to be saved and brought to our rescue. We thank you in advance for considering to help us in our mission to provide a quality life to the animals that need it the most. Below you will find a list of the animals we currently have in foster homes as well as the list of animals who currently are in need of foster homes. 

Animals In Need of Foster Homes:

Leland and Prescott came to us a few months ago in terrible shape. Initially we were concerned they may lose their eyes due to infection, but they pulled through and are now doing wonderfully! Each has one eye that is function and one that is not but they get around so well, you'd never knew they were different from any other kittens! These girls are absolutely the sweetest kittens and deserve a wonderful home together!

Raja is the most adventurous piglet from Moana's litter, born September 13! She's the first to investigate any new experience!

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs. 

Big Bertha had a tough life before coming to our rescue. We don't know exactly what she experienced but what we do know is she was found tied to a fence in 95 degree weather without shade or water. She was missing fur and had heat stroke. Luckily someone found her and brought her to the MACC animal shelter where she stayed until we took her in.

Bertha is a big, beautiful mastiff mix who loves to be loved! Like many mastiffs she is shy with strangers, but with a gentle voice and some patience you will have a friend for life!

Pua came to us this past summer from a petting zoo that was shutting down. She was one of the most social pigs there and so she was the first we were able to catch and load into our van. When she came to us, we thought there was a good chance she was pregnant, but we got luck and it turns out she was just a bit overweight!

Pua Pua is a staff favorite for good reason. This girl loves to be loved. She lives in our barn right now with the other pigs and our goats and gets along well with everyone. We'd love to see her find a home of her own!

This incredible dog is resilient, strong, and beautiful. When we met her she was defensive, afraid, and in shock, having just delivered a litter of puppies in a crowded and loud animal hospital. 

In just a few weeks, she has made a huge turn around, and now is a friendly and outgoing dog. We are enjoying watching her learn more each day as her puppies get bigger and bigger! Hopefully all ten will be in loving forever homes by the end of the year, especially Momma Marvel!

Baloo just arrived after being rescued from a petting zoo that was shutting down He spent his life there as amusement for visitors and a breeding board to make even more pigs to live that sad life. 

Baloo is a sweet and gentle soul who could fit into any herd of pigs in any home that would treat him with the love and respect he deserves that he has been missing all this time.

Moana was born and raised in a petting zoo as a piglet left behind, unsold from a litter last year. Her entire life she has only seen people as something to fear, and it will take us some time and patience to show her she is safe.

Just a baby herself, she also came to us pregnant, but now that she has raised her babies it is her turn to be taken care of!

Abu is one of Moana's Munchkins and this adorable little girl is one of the biggest of the litter! She is doing great with her socialization and loves to cuddle! 

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs.