baby gerbils foster

creature adoptions – dogs to dolphins

Adopting an animal in need opens the floodgates to unconditional love and joy, and also helps other animals by making room to save even more lives.

These are my bottle-fed orphaned gerbils 🙂 What a fantastic experience that was: taught me responsibility, care, persistence and compassion.

Adopting helps kids see that one person can make a difference.

We are familiar with adopting puppies, kittens, rabbits and other small animals, but there are other ways to adopt!

You can help save our wildlife by supporting rescue and preservation through symbolic adoptions: elephants, dolphins, turtles, whales, gorillas, fuzzy to scaly! There are some really amazing (and inexpensive) options that even let you track YOUR adopted animal live by GPS!

Not ready for a permanent commitment? You can temporarily foster puppies, kittens, small animals or orphaned wildlife like squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits.

There are also many local volunteer opportunities where you care for wildlife at shelters or preserves

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Volunteer in Costa Rica - Animal Rescue and Conservation

Or even volunteer internationally!

Work with elephants, giraffes, kangaroos!!

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Here are some posts with more details on giving some gifts that keep giving.

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