A Foster Home is a temporary home for a dog until our organization finds a permanent home for the dog.
Thank you for offering to become a foster home for our organization! To be considered as a foster home for our organization, you must:
You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract:
Our rescue foster home organization is a volunteer organization. For each application we receive it takes us time to review, contact all personal and veterinary references, and make a decision on approval of it. Depending upon volunteer availability, this can take us time to accomplish, especially when we receive many applications or if we have difficulties reaching references.
If you feel comfortable providing a temporary home to a foster animal in need through our organization after reading through the application, please print out the foster home application and fill it out in full. Please submit the application in person or by mail for consideration and include any additional supporting information such as letter of approval from landlord, current pet vaccination records, recommendation letter from veterinarian or other foster care program, etc. You will be contacted as soon as possible once all information has been reviewed.
Dog Foster Care Application Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application. Your information will remain confidential and used only as part of the Foster Care Program. PERSONAL INFORMATION (Please print):
How did you hear about us?
HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION: How many people are in your household?
Adults over the age of 21 (including self):
Children (under 21):
Does anyone in the household have allergies to dogs? Yes No. If yes, who?
Do you live in: HOUSE APARTMENT CONDO DUPLEX MOBILE HOME TOWNHOME
Do you: OWN RENT LEASE
How long have you been at this address?
If renting/leasing, are there pet restrictions? YES NO. If yes, what are they?
If renting, we will contact your landlord to ask if fostering animals in your home is acceptable. You will not be able to foster until we receive positive confirmation.
Please list all of your current pets: Dog/Cat Breed Name Age M/F Altered? How long owned? Please use back of application if you run out of space
Who will be the primary caretaker of your foster dog(s)?
Describe your yard: No yard, Unfenced yard, Partially fenced yard, Completely fenced yard.
Height of fence:
Made of? Wood, Chain link, Brick, wrought iron, Other
Foster dogs and puppies must be supervised at all times when outdoors. If you don’t have a fenced in yard, do you agree to keep your foster dog on leash at all times outside and take him/her for appropriate walks for potty breaks and exercise multiple times each day as required?
How would you describe your level of experience with dogs? check all that apply:
Mother with nursing puppies,
unweaned puppies/bottle babies.
Dog/puppy with behavioral issues,
Long-term hospice care Pit Bull/Bully breeds.
How many hours during the AVERAGE day will this dog spend WITHOUT a human?
Where will this dog be when someone is home?
Where will this dog be when alone?
Where will this dog sleep at night?
What situations do you feel unprepared for? Circle all that apply: Excessive barking, Destructive chewing, Not housetrained, Digging, Escaping, Resource (food/toy) aggression, Shy, fearful, undersocialized dog, Not good with children, Not good with other dogs, Not good with small animals/cats, Scratching/biting, Administering medications, Providing on-going training, Very high activity level, Deaf/Blind dog,
Do you have a preference on: Size? Please list size preference:
Do you have a Breed preference? Please list breed(s) you prefer:
Do you have a preference on age? If yes, please list age preference
Please tell us anything else about that you would like us to know to help match you up with the right foster animal:
The adoption Center determines the criteria for fostering, deciding which animals are eligible for foster care, and appoint foster caregivers from a pre-approved list of providers. Our staff will inform the foster parent of any medical treatments to be administered, the anticipated length of the foster-care period, the objectives of each particular placement (restoring to health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have. The foster parent will be expected to keep the foster animal safe and secure, return it to us when requested to do so, and not promise the foster animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. We retain ownership of all animals placed in foster care, and will make all decisions regarding the adoption & placement of the animals fostered. Do to a limited foster care program, we cannot accommodate people fulfilling court-ordered community service within the Foster Care Program. We do not accept into this program those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect. Unless otherwise arranged, the foster parent is responsible for providing all appropriate food, litter, bedding, and toys for the foster animal while it is in their care at home. The foster parent is responsible for transporting the foster animal for veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, adoption events, etc., at the Foster Care Coordinator’s discretion. Upon return of your foster animal to us, you will be required to fill out a brief questionnaire about your foster animal’s behavior and personality.
[name of foster applicant] make the above statements and voluntarily enter into this agreement to provide a temporary home as a foster caregiver to any animals the adoption center may temporarily place in my care. I have read and understand the statements above. I certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct. I understand that although the adoption center takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animals’ health, behavior, or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can decline to accept any foster animal for which the adoption center has asked me to provide care. I acknowledge that the adoption center is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by me, members of my household, including my own animals, or any third parties during a foster placement, and I assume liability to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury.