Name of Primary Caretaker
include area code.
Include area code.
Best Time & Place To
Age Of Primary Caretaker
Information to Match You With The Right Foster Dog
How soon will you be ready to foster a dog?
or Specify When
If you have ever fostered a dog before, please tell
us about your previous fostering experience.
Are there any limitations regarding sex or age of
the dog you would be willing to foster? If so, please specify.
Are there any limitations regarding the length of
time you can foster the dog? If so, please elaborate.
Are you willing to
foster a dog with medical needs?
Are you willing to
foster a dog in need of some obedience training?
Types, ages, and sexes of other animals in the home. How long owned? Kept
Are the above animals current on vaccinations &
ALL the above animals spayed or neutered? Yes
Are the above animals friendly with other dogs?
Please provide a description of your experience
with German Shepherds or other large breed dogs. Please include any
experience with training or special activities.
Do you have a GSD sized
Do you intend to keep the dog primarily indoors or outdoors?
Where will the dog sleep at night?
Approximately how many hours a day will
the foster dog be alone?
3 hours or less 3-6
hours 6-12 hours 12-18
Approximately how many hours a day
can you spend with the foster dog?
What would be your response if he made a mistake?
What is your definition of disciplining a dog?
Information About Your Home
of the following best describes your current residence? (Check one)
Own Home Rent/Lease
Apt or Condo Other
you have a fence?
Yes Type of Fencing
Type of Gates
Is fence solid & secure? No
Can children open gates? No
What type of improvements are needed to make the yard secure?
How long is this likely to take?
If you have a pool, is it fenced?
If you have a dog run is it secure? No
Have you checked the yard for dangerous articles, plants or anything that the dog could use to climb the
Are there any distractions outside your yard that could plague the dog? (i.e., neighbors dogs,
loose dogs on the street, mischievous children)? Yes
Can children gain access to your yard? Yes
Please list the people
that currently live at your residence.
(Name, Relationship to you & Age)
Has your family discussed the pros & cons of fostering a
Is your life style such that friends, relatives and children gain admittance to your home, property and car
without your supervision? Yes
If you have children are you willing to teach them the proper way to handle a
Are you willing to accept that the dog may not like all your children's friends?
Does everyone in the family want to foster a dog? Yes
What is your family's overall reaction to fostering a dog?
Are you financially prepared to give your foster the routine medical care it
Have you carefully considered how fostering a dog will fit into your lifestyle? Yes
What kind of dog food do you plan on feeding this foster dog?
Have you had any complaints about your pets? Yes
If yes, please explain.
Does anyone in the household have any known allergies to animals?
If yes, please explain.
Do you have a veterinarian you have used before
& plan to use with your new foster dog?
How did you find out about our foster program?
(Please be as specific as possible - Vet, Shelter, Friend, Newspaper - which one?,
Internet - what site?, etc) This is extremely helpful information to us.
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?
You are almost finished! Please read the Foster Family
carefully and type in YES to agree to terms and conditions. This application will not go thru
unless the word YES is typed in the space provided below the following
want to help the Tampa Bay German Shepherd Rescue and the American German Shepherd Rescue Association provide
a good temporary home for either a dog in need of adoption or, in rare cases, a dog
whose family is currently unable to care for their pet while
recovering from some natural disaster. As a Foster Family/Parent, I agree to
adhere to all the regulations and requirements of TBGSR and AGSRA. I
will foster the dog for the period of time as determined by the rescue and me. While the dog is in my care, I will follow the guidelines in
the Foster Family Manual, socialize the dog to as many sights,
sounds, people, and places as possible, reinforce the commands the
dog already knows, reinforce good house manners, and report to my
foster coordinator any problems or concerns.
following are regulations, responsibilities and commitments of our Foster
dog I am raising belongs to either the family that has
temporarily surrendered the dog due to personal hardship, or to a member organization of the American German Shepherd Rescue
will be financially responsible for food, treats and toys for the dog
while s/he is in my home.
will give the dog love and attention.
will foster the dog in my house and depending on age and
behavior, the dog will sleep in a crate or on the floor in the
bedroom or as discussed/approved by my foster coordinator.
dog will have house training and in-house etiquette consistently
reinforced. I will not allow the dog on any furniture, to beg
for food, to jump on people at any time, or to mouth people. I
will not allow any "rough housing" with the dog,
playing tug-of-war, or chasing of the dog.
will only allow the dog to interact/play with other pets under
will familiarize the dog with people of all ages and varied
places and sounds. I will work on confidence in new situations
and calm greetings with new people.
will feed the dog according to my foster coordinator's specifications, and I
will not feed the dog any table food or allow him/her to become
will regularly groom the foster dog.
will walk the dog regularly on a loose leash and not allow the
dog to pull on the leash.
will not allow the dog to be off leash outside unless in a safe,
fenced in yard. I also will not tie the dog outside unattended.
will notify my foster coordinator immediately if any injury or illness
should occur while the dog is in my care. I will obtain
emergency veterinary care for the dog if necessary.
hold TBGSR, the AGSRA or it's member organizations harmless for any property damage or personal
injury caused by the foster dog while he/she is in my care.
information on my application is true and accurate. I have read the
above information and agree to these responsibilities and understand
them. I also understand that if this agreement is not adhered
to, the foster dog may be removed from the premises and placed
acknowledge that you have read the above agreement completely and understand
and agree to it by typing YES in the text box. This box must be
completed to send the application.
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