Please read the following!

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:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • If you rent, you must have written consent from your landlord to have a dog.
  • Have all dogs and cats in the home spayed or neutered, if they are 6 months or older, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so.
  • Have all dogs/cats in the home up to date on vaccinations.
  • Agree to have a home visit done by one of our volunteers. The volunteer will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed and also visit with family members and current pets. Distance is a factor in whether or not the required home visit can be completed. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. Some areas and timeframes may be difficult for us to locate a volunteer to conduct the home visit. We will let you know ASAP if your application needs to be denied due to our inability to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit. Attach picture of yard with application.

You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract:

  • Agree to have the dog wear a rescue ID tag on its collar at all times when in public or outdoors.
  • Agree to never allow the foster dog to be off leash when it is outdoors, unless it is in a securely fenced in area.
  • Agree to have the foster dog reside in the home, not outside. The foster dog may NOT be left outdoors if you are not at home. This includes outdoor kennel runs.
  • Agree to never allow foster dog to be left unattended with young children.

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.

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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):

Name:

Age:

Date:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Home phone:

Work/Cell phone:

Email:

How did you hear about us?

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION: How many people are in your household?

Adults over the age of 21 (including self):

Ages:

Children (under 21):

Ages:

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?

Landlord’s name

Landlord’s phone

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:

Adult dogs,

Puppies,

Mother with nursing puppies,

unweaned puppies/bottle babies.

Sick dog/puppy,

Injured dog/puppy,

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.

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[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.

  • I agree to provide the adoption center representative access to all parts of my home and property for a home inspection before my application to foster is approved.
  • I understand that I may be required to provide foster care to my foster animal for an extended and indefinite period of time.
  • I agree that I am over 21 years of age.
  • I understand that the adoption center provides no guarantee as to the health of my foster animal and that my foster animal may have medical needs, socialization problems, and may not be housebroken.
  • I agree to provide my foster animal with veterinary care as authorized by the adoption center I will not arrange or pay for any elective veterinary care for my foster animal without the express consent of an authorized adoption center representative.
  • I will take all necessary precautions to prevent my foster animal from either impregnating another animal or becoming impregnated.
  • I understand that I only have my foster animal temporarily.
  • I agree that I am fostering this animal for the adoption center and that I do not have any right of ownership over my foster animal. I further agree that the adoption center rights in and to my foster animal are superior to mine. I also agree to provide an adoption center representative access to my home and property to check on my foster animal, at any time that I am in possession of my foster animal.
  • I agree to immediately return any foster animal in my care to the adoption center at the request of its authorized representative at any time and for any reason. If the adoption center is forced to undertake legal action to enforce this provision of the agreement, I agree to indemnify the adoption center for all court costs and attorney’s fees connected with such an action.
  • If I am planning to move at any time during the period when I am housing a foster animal, I agree to contact prior to my move and provide the adoption center with my new contact information. I understand that the adoption center has the right to request return of my foster animal based on my change of residence, and agree that I will surrender my foster animal to the adoption center immediately upon request.
  • I understand that as long as I provide foster care to my foster animal to the adoption center’s satisfaction, I will be given the first right of adoption of my foster animal, at such time as the adoption center decides to place my foster animal for adoption.
  • If at any point I can no longer, or do not want to continue to, provide care and shelter for my foster animal, I agree to contact the adoption center and arrange for surrender and return of my foster animal back to the adoption center.
  • I will not transfer possession or custody of my foster animal to any other person at any time, except for temporary, short-term possession for the purpose of vet care, grooming, etc.
  • I agree to contact the adoption center with any and all questions or concerns about my foster animal or the Foster Care Program as well as with updated contact information.
  • I agree that if I refuse or fail to comply with any provision of this agreement, the adoption center has the right to terminate this agreement and also has the right to the immediate surrender and return of my foster animal(s). I further consent to provide the adoption center access to my premises if necessary to facilitate the return.
  • I agree that the opportunity given to me to help rehabilitate my foster animal, as well as the chance of a potential future adoption, is of significant benefit to me, and serves as proper legal consideration in exchange for my agreement to the terms of this contract. I have read this application and Agreement in its entirety, and I agree that all statements and agreements contained in this document are made by me and are truthful, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Florida.

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