Colorado Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Thank you for interest in becoming a foster home to one of our rescued German Shepherd Dogs. Volunteers are the heart of our organization and we appreciate each volunteer's dedication and hard work.

Please complete the entire application and answer the questions honestly - feel free to use the "Notes" section at the end of this form to provide us with more information. This enables us to place the dog with the right foster home.

Once we receive your completed application, you will contacted to discuss your application and commitment to fostering one of our wonderful German Shepherd Dogs.

*Please Note: A home visit may be required prior to fostering a dog
 for Front Range German Shepherd Rescue.
We reserve the right to deny any application at our sole discretion.

Please let us know if you would prefer that we send you this questionnaire via email or US Post.

Contact Information - all fields *MUST* be completed.

Name of Primary Caretaker 
Email Address *REQUIRED* 
Retype Email to Confirm 
Phone  Please include area code.
Best Time & Number To Call 
Age Of Primary Caretaker    Marital Status Married  Single Other

Please list all the people that currently live at your residence, or regularly visit, children and adults.
(Please list their relationship to you & age.  We do not need the children's names.)

Please list age, gender, and type of other animals in the household, even if you do not own them.

Information to Match You With The Right Foster Dog

Do you now own, or have you, in the past, owned a GSD? Yes No

Why would you like to provide a foster home for a German Shepherd Dog?

 Have you ever fostered a pet before? Yes No

If you have fostered previously, please tell us about your experience.

Will you be able to take your foster GSD to the veterinarian when needed? Yes No

How far are you able to drive to pick up a foster/meet with transports or meet with a prospective permanent home?

Do you have any health problems that may affect your fostering ability
(i.e. can't lift heavy weights, can't walk far, etc.).

Do you understand that foster care may last days, weeks or months? Yes No

If you go out of town during the time you have a foster GSD, what provisions do you have for its care?

Please relate any experience you have with problem dogs (i.e. digging, barking, aggression, dominance, etc.).

Please indicate all of the following that you are comfortable and capable of dealing with:

Active Dogs

Shy Dogs

Stand-Offish Dogs



Nail Clipping

Crate Training

House Training

Obedience Training

Giving Medications

From the following list of traits, please list the 5 most appealing characteristics of a GSD to you, in order of most important (1) to least important (5)


















Good with kids

Good with cats

Good with other dogs

Other (list and rank it)

Do you own a crate? Yes No

Information About Your Home

Which of the following best describes your current residence? (Check one)
Own Home  Rent/Lease Home  Rent/Lease Apt or Condo Other

Do you have a fence?  No  Yes  Type of Fencing

Fence Height    Type of Gates

Is fence solid & secure?  No  Yes  Can children open gates?  No  Yes

What type of improvements are needed to make the yard secure?  How long is this likely to take?

If you have a dog run is it secure?  No  Yes  Not Applicable

Your Foster Preferences

How soon will you be ready to foster a dog?  

Please indicate ALL that you are willing to foster:




Puppies (8 weeks +)

Mother w/puppies

Pregnant Females

Injured/Sick GSDs

Very Young Puppies

Abused/Neglected GSDs

Please state any age preferences for the GSDs you will foster: 

Would you foster a dog with special medical needs such as daily medication or physical therapy?
Yes No

Would you foster a GSD in need of some obedience training?  Yes No

Would you foster a GSD in need of socializing?  Yes No

Would you foster a GSD with behavior problems?  Yes No

Are there characteristics/problems (behavior, medical or otherwise) you would rather not tackle?

How many GSDs can you foster at one time?

What type of foster care would you prefer? 
Regular/Long Term  Emergency  Short Term  No Preference - Whatever is Needed

Are you willing to foster a GSD indefinitely?  Yes No Maybe

Your Veterinarian

Do you have a veterinarian that we can call for a reference?  Yes  No

Names of pets that you have had treated there?  

Vet Name 
Vet Address 
Vet Phone  Please include area code.

Please List 3 Personal References

One reference may be a family member not living with you.  Please do not list your vet here.  




How did you find out about our foster program?  (Please be as specific as possible)

Any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application to foster a dog?

We reserve the right to inspect all homes and yards prior to approving any foster situation, or following any foster placement.  Is this okay?  No    Yes

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