ALL of the following fields MUST be completed.
Name of Primary Caretaker
Please include area code.
Include area code.
Best Time & Place To Call
Age Of Primary Caretaker
Information to Match You With The Right Foster Animal
Do you want to foster a dog?
or a cat?
How soon will you be ready to accept a foster?
Now or Specify When
If you have ever fostered an animal before? Please tell us about your previous fostering experience.
Are there any limitations or preferences regarding breed, size, sex or age of the animal you would be willing to foster? If so, please specify.
Are there any limitations regarding the length of time you can provide a foster home?
Are you willing to foster an animal with medical needs?
Are you willing to foster an animal in need of training?
Types, ages, and sexes of other animals in the home. How long owned? Kept where?
Are the above animals current on vaccinations & heartworm preventative?
Are the above animals spayed or neutered?
Are the above animals friendly with other animals?
Please provide a description of your experience with dogs or cats. Please include any experience with training or special activities.
Do you have an appropriate sized crate?
Do you intend to keep the foster animal primarily indoors or outdoors? Please elaborate.
Where will your foster sleep at night?
Approximately how many hours a day will the foster be alone?
3 hours or less 3-6 hours 6-12
hours 12-18 hours
Approximately how many hours a day can you spend with your foster?
What would be your response if your foster made a mistake?
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
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?
No Yes Not
If you have a dog run is it secure? No Yes Not
Have you checked the yard for dangerous articles, plants or anything that your foster could use to climb the fence?
Are there any distractions outside your yard that could upset your foster? (i.e., neighbors dogs, loose dogs on the street, mischievous children)? Yes No
Can children gain access to your yard? Yes No
Please list the people that currently live at your residence.
(Please list their relationship to you & age. We do not need the children's names.)
Has your family discussed the pros & cons of fostering an animal?
Is your life style such that friends, relatives and children gain admittance to your home, property and car without your supervision? Yes No
If you have children are you willing to teach them the proper way to handle a new animal? Yes No
Are you willing to accept that the dog or cat may not like all your children's friends? Yes No
Does everyone in the family want to foster an animal in need? Yes No
What is your family's overall reaction to fostering?
Are you financially prepared to give your foster the routine medical care it may require? Yes No
Have you carefully considered how fostering will fit into your lifestyle? Yes No
What kind of food do you plan on feeding this foster animal?
Have you had any complaints about your pets? Yes No
If yes, please explain.
Does anyone in the household have any known allergies to animals?
Yes No If
yes, please explain.
Do you have a veterinarian you have used before & plan to use with your new foster?
How did you find out about our foster program? (Please be as specific as possible - Vet, Shelter, Friend, Newspaper, Internet, Other)
Any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application to foster a dog or cat?
Foster Family Agreement
I want to help rescue organizations provide a good temporary home for either an animal in need of adoption or an animal whose family is currently unable to care for their pet while recovering from some natural disaster like a hurricane. As a Foster Family/Parent, I agree to adhere to all the
rescue organizations regulations and requirements. I will foster the animal for the period of time as determined by the rescue organization and me. While the animal 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 skills the animal already knows, reinforce good house manners, and report to my foster coordinator any problems or concerns.
The following are regulations, responsibilities and commitments of our Foster Families:
The animal I am raising belongs to either the family that has temporarily surrendered it due to personal hardship, or to the rescue organization for whom I am fostering.
I will be financially responsible for food, treats and toys for the foster animal while s/he is in my home.
I will give the foster animal love and attention.
I will foster the animal in my house and depending on age and behavior, it will sleep in a crate or on the floor in the bedroom or as discussed/approved by my foster coordinator.
The animal will have house training and in-house etiquette consistently reinforced. If I am fostering a dog, I will not allow it 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 foster animal, playing tug-of-war, or chasing of
I will only allow the foster animal to interact/play with other pets under supervision.
I will familiarize the dog or cat with people of all ages and varied places and sounds. I will work on confidence in new situations and calm greetings with new people.
I will feed the foster animal according to my foster coordinator's specifications, and I will not feed it any table food or allow him/her to become overweight.
I will regularly groom the foster animal.
If my foster animal is a dog, I will walk him or her regularly on a loose leash and not allow the dog to pull on the leash.
I 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.
I will notify my foster coordinator immediately if any injury or illness should occur while the animal is in my care. I will obtain emergency veterinary care for the foster animal if necessary.
I hold SPOT or another organization for whom I am fostering harmless for any property damage or personal injury caused by the foster animal while he/she is in my care.
The 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 may be removed from the premises and placed elsewhere.
Please acknowledge that you have read the above agreement and understand and agree to it by typing YES in the text box. This box must be completed to send the application.
Any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application to foster an animal?
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
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