Most of the GSDs we rescue from shelters have not been taken care of
emotionally or physically but the most common reason that they have ended up
in shelters is that their people simply didn't care enough; Did not care
enough to properly ensure their safety with fencing, to ensure that they had
ID tags or were micro chipped in case they got lost, Did not care enough to
protect them from preventable illness, Did not care enough to provide the
structure and training to avoid behavioral problems, Did not care enough to
simply bring them in the house, talk to them occasionally and tell them that
they were loved.
dogs need TLC. Our foster homes provide a safe place for these unloved dogs to
learn what it is like to be safe, and well-fed and loved. We at North
Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue are hoping to recruit qualified foster homes
to help us teach these dogs that its okay to love again, to trust again....to
learn to just be good canine citizens. In addition to providing the
all-important TLC we also ask that our foster families help brush up the
skills that make a dog more adoptable - house manners and learning to walk on
a lead and taking treats gently etc...
If you have the time and energy and
the love to give as a NLGSR Foster Home, we need you!
this admittedly rather lengthy foster home questionnaire. Please let
us know if you would prefer that we send you this questionnaire via
email or US Post. We will review it and get back to you as soon as
possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated. And thank
you so very much for your 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.
A home visit will be required prior to
fostering a dog for North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue. We reserve the
right to deny any application at our sole discretion. Of course our only goal
is that we provide what is in the dogs' best interest.
Contact Information - all fields *MUST* be completed.
Name of Primary Caretaker
Email Address *REQUIRED*
include area code.
Best Time & Place To Call
Age Of Primary Caretaker
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
Why would you like to provide a foster home for a
German Shepherd Dog?
Have you ever fostered a pet before? Yes
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
How far are you able to drive to pick up a
foster/meet with transports or meet with a prospective permanent
Do you have any health problems that may affect your
fostering ability (i.e. can't lift heavy weights, can't walk far,
Do you understand that foster care may last days,
weeks or months? Yes
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:
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)
with other dogs
(list and rank it)
Do you own a crate? Yes
Information About Your Home
Which of the following best describes your current
residence? (Check one)
Apt or Condo Other
Do you have a fence? No
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 dog run is it secure? No
Your Foster Preferences
How soon will you be ready to foster a
or Specify When
Please indicate ALL that you are willing to foster:
(8 weeks +)
Please state any age preferences for the GSDs you
Would you foster a dog with special
medical needs such as daily medication or physical therapy?
Would you foster a GSD in need of
some obedience training? Yes
Would you foster a GSD in need of
Would you foster a GSD with behavior
Are there characteristics/problems (behavior,
medical or otherwise) you would rather not tackle?
What type of foster care would you prefer?
Preference - Whatever is Needed
Are you willing to foster a GSD
We will be calling your veterinarian to make sure
all your pets are up to date on vaccinations, preventatives and
routine medical care.
Names of pets that you have had treated there?
include area code.
Would your veterinarian be willing to offer
discounted care for rescues?
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? Yes
Clicking the Submit Button will return you to
North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue's website.