Becoming a Foster Parent

1. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BELOW
Tell us all about you and let's see if we can make a love match. Until we know about your home and your experience we won't know which animals will do best in your home! Please take your time and complete the application thoroughly.

2. CONDUCT PHONE INTERVIEW
Once your application has been received and reviewed, we will contact you via email within 24 hours. We will then proceed with a phone interview, generally within 72 hours. Please make sure you provide the best possible phone number for us to contact you.

3. MEET AND GREET
Once you are approved as a foster, it's time to choose who will come home with you! We ask fosters to come to Sunday events in the afternoon to choose a friend who hasn't found his/her fur-ever home yet. You do not have to make a long-term committment to the dog you choose, but you will need to keep him/her in your home at least until the next event.

4. FIND A FUR-EVER HOME
As a foster parent, you will help your new buddy find a permanent home. This involves bringing the dog to adoption events as well as talking to adoption applicants at events or over the phone.

If you find you're not clicking with your new friend, bring him/her back to our next adoption event. There, you can choose to foster a different dog that might fit better in your home or to take a break from fostering.

5. DO IT AGAIN!
It can be hard to say goodbye once a dog has been in your home for a while (some of us don't and end up with permanent family members), but remember that every space in a foster home means another dog can be saved from a shelter. Many of our fosters find that though parting is bittersweet, finding fur-ever homes for our dogs is extremely rewarding.
Foster Application
Thank you for your willingness to help save the life of a dog. It is through foster homes that we are able to save the animals that we have saved and continue to save in this rescue.

This application will help us determine who may be a good fit for your home, so please answer every question. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours of submitting an application please email again. We do not ignore received applications.


Your name
Home Address
City, State, Zip
Phone number
Email address
We do much of our communication through email. How often do you check email?
Are you the Head of Household?*
*Head of household must fill out the application or we will not consider it even if you are of an adult age living in the home.

Please list ALL of the animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) you have had in the past 5 years including those that you currently own. Failing to include an animal will void a potential adoption.
TYPE/BREED SEX AGE SPAYED/
NEUTERED
WHERE IS THIS PET NOW?
Please use the Comments Section at the bottom to list any additional pets.
If you have not had any animals in the past five years, please detail your experience with animals whether as a child or in your lifetime--what breed(s) of dog you have owned, for how long, etc.

How many adults are in your household?
What are the ages of the adults?
Please explain the relationship of the people in the home (roommates, significant others, mom, dad, children, etc.) and which member of the home you are in this household.
How many children are in your household?
What are the ages of the children? (If none, enter NONE)
If there are no children do you expect children in the next year?
Has every member of your family agreed to this foster? If this has not been discussed at great length, please complete application when that has occurred.

Do you have a planned vacation in the next month?
Are you prepared to foster immediately and take an animal home?
If not, when?*
*If not within the next 7 days, please complete application when you are prepared to foster.
Does any member of your family have allergies or asthma?
If Yes, please describe:
Is someone home during the day?
If Yes, WHO?
How many hours will a foster pet be alone during the day?
When I am home this foster pet will be kept:
When I am NOT home this foster pet will be kept:
Where will this foster pet sleep?

What type of home do you live in?
If Other, describe:
Do you Own or Rent?
If Other, describe:
If you rent, do you have permission to have pets?
If you rent, please provide your landlord's name and phone number:

Do you have a securely fenced yard?
What type of fence?
What is the height of your fence at the lowest point?
Do you have a pool?
Are you willing to housebreak a dog?

How will you deal with the following issues? Be specific, thorough, and do NOT just write "training".
Chewing
Digging
Barking
Housebreaking

Have you ever had to give up a pet?
If Yes, please explain WHEN and WHY:

Will you consider a dog who needs daily medication?
Are you interested in fostering a mom and a litter of pups?
Are you interested in fostering a pregnant Mom who will whelp at your home?
Are you interested in fostering a large breed or a small breed or does it not matter?
What breeds are you opposed to fostering?

What is your level of experience with dogs? Are you willing to take dogs directly from the shelter and provide the initial assessment of the dog and evaluation or do you prefer to take a dog once he/she has already been in another foster home?
How did you hear about our rescue and about fostering?
Do you have any questions or additional comments?  

 

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