IMMINENT DANGER GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE
FOSTER HOME POLICIES

Please read the terms below and proceed to complete the questionnaire if you agree to abide by our Foster Home Policies.

These wonderful 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 Imminent Danger 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 a Foster Dog, we need you!

Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue provides the veterinary care and would like it if the foster homes can cover the food for their foster dog. We will consider foster homes within a 1-2 hour radius of Greeneville, TN.

  • As a foster family I agree to provide nutritious meals, fresh water, grooming, a safe environment, and appropriate shelter for this foster dog.
  • I will not leave my foster dog tied up, especially when unattended. I will never leave my foster dog unattended in a vehicle when it is 75 degrees or hotter, even with the windows rolled down. I understand that this can cause heat stroke and the death of a dog.
  • I agree to arrange my family’s schedule so that the dog is seldom left alone for more than eight hours at a stretch.
  • I agree to play with, pet and give attention to my foster dog when I am home. 
  • I agree to let my team leader know if there is any change in the health of the dog and will get clearance before I get anything other than emergency care for my foster dog. 
  • I will check my foster dog regularly for any signs of illness. I will do frequent flea and tick checks on my foster dog.
  • I will not hit my foster dog. Instead, I will give a firm “NO!”, "EH EH EH", shake coins in a can or use a water squirt bottle to let my foster dog know that he is exhibiting bad behavior.  I understand that dog trainers acknowledge that this is an ineffective way of changing bad behavior. 
  • I will further seek to modify behavior by praising the behavior that I desire.
  • I agree to consult with my team leader, dog care books or videos from the library if I am experiencing any behavior difficulties with my foster dog. 
  • I will closely supervise my dog when around children (especially children, or adults, he/she is not familiar with). 
  • I will closely monitor my foster dog when near roadways or water, when riding in a vehicle (preferably the dog should be in a dog crate during car travel) and in any other situation which is potentially dangerous to my foster dog. 
  • I will have my foster dog wear an ID tag with a phone number, at all times.
  • I agree to any home visits needed, as determined by Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue. I will relinquish the dog upon request.
  • I understand that Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue does its best to evaluate the temperament and behavior of each dog accepted into rescue.. I will not hold IDGSR liable for any damage the dog may do.

Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue exercises due caution to prevent the transmission of any illness. Unless you are notified otherwise, the animals you foster will have been given preventive immunizations. However, because of the dire circumstances from which many of the rescue animals come, any animal may carry or could have already been exposed to an infectious disease, which may not be apparent for several days. IDGSR cannot warrant or guarantee the foster dog is healthy.

Likewise, Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue exercises caution in regard to the temperament of all the dogs we accept into rescue.  Though all have been evaluated to be of good-nature, any animal has the potential to bite or cause injury. You have determined for yourself the animal is acceptable for you and your household to foster, and you agree to indemnify and hold Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue volunteers and other Imminent Danger GSD Rescue representatives harmless for any illness the animal may develop and any injury or damage this foster dog may cause once you have taken possession of the animal. 

With the submission of the Foster Home Questionnaire below, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the IDGSR Foster Policies.  If you are in agreement to these terms, please complete the form below and press the submit key to send your application form.  A IDGSR representative will review your application and get back to you ASAP.

FOSTER HOME QUESTIONNAIRE

 All questions are REQUIRED to be completely answered.  If it does not apply, type N/A or Not Applicable.

Information About You & Your Household

I have read and understand the Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue Foster Home Policies.   YES  NO

Name of Primary Caretaker:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Email Address:

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax:

Best Time To Call: 

Are you over 18?  

YES  NO

Have you read the Code of Ethics, Policies, and Rescue & Adoption Program?   YES  NO

Which of the following best describes your current residence? (Check one)
House   Apartment   Duplex   Mobile Home   Condo   Townhome

Do you rent or own?   Rent/Lease  Own

If you rent, does your landlord allow pets and is pet deposit paid?   YES  NO  NOT APPLICABLE 

Does your homeowner insurance if you own or landlord if you rent, ban certain breeds or mixes?   YES  NO

If so, please list the banned breeds or mixes:

Landlord Contact Info (Name and Phone Number)

Please list all persons living with you or visiting often (age and relationship).  For your peace of mind, you need only list ages of children and need not include their names.  We ask about resident and visiting children because not all dogs are accustomed to children.

Is everyone in your household in agreement about fostering a dog?  YES  NO

Does anyone in the household have any animal allergies? YES  NO

Do you have a safe, enclosed fenced yard?   YES  NO

If yes, please describe please describe the type of fence you have: (height, size & style: chain link, privacy, invisible, dog pen, etc.)  Is it very sunny or shady?

If you do not have a fenced yard, what arrangements will you have for the foster dog’s exercise and toilet duties?

We reserve the right to inspect all homes and yards prior to approving any foster situation, or following any foster placement.
Are you willing to have a ImInDanger representative visit you in your home prior to fostering?  YES  NO

Information to Match You With The Right Foster Dog

Please describe your previous experience with dogs.  What breeds?  Any special training or activities, etc..

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

Name

Species/Breed

Personality

Age

Sex

Spayed/Neutered

Male Female

YES  NO

Male Female

YES  NO

Male Female

YES NO

Male Female

YES  NO

Male Female

YES  NO

Are all your current pets friendly and willing to accept a newcomer?

What other animals have you had in the past? Please give the animal’s name, breed, length of time you had them, and the reason you no longer have them.  Please be specific.

Do you understand heartworm prevention for dogs? YES NO 
Are your pets current on vaccines, heartworm and flea/tick prevention (if it applies)? YES NO
If you listed cats, are they indoor or outdoor? INDOOR CATS OUTDOOR CATS CATS GO IN & OUT NO CATS
If you have cats, have they lived w/dogs before? YES NO NOT APPLICABLE
Do you breed or sell? If so, average number of litters bred per year:  YES NO

What do you feed your current dogs?  Please be specific.

Your Foster Preferences & Experience

Have you ever fostered a pet before? YES NO
If you have fostered previously, please tell us about your experience.
For which organization did you volunteer & where? How long? 

Do you currently work with them?  YES NO
If not, why not?
Were you able to foster the pet until a permanent home was found?  YES NO 
If not, why not?
Where will your foster dog be kept when nobody is at home?  Please be specific.

Where will your foster dog sleep at night?  Please be specific.

How long, on average, will your foster dog be left alone each day?  Describe your typical weekday and weekend day.

How do you intend to keep your foster dog safe while you are away from home? 

How do you intend to adjust them into your home? 

Are you prepared for the 1-3 month adjustment period that a rescued dog may need?   YES NO
Note: The adjustment period may consist of nothing more than reminding the pet of their house manners (new surroundings & family can unsettle even the best trained dogs). It may also be much more involved and require a consistent routine, dog-proofing your house, extra walks, and a crate (to either finish crate training or as a safe, secure place for one who is already trained). Rest easy though, this period is usually brief and we are here to help you through it! After all, we do this every time a rescued animal comes in and leaves. Yes, you heard us right, every time! It’s just a normal part of the process.

Do you have time to offer a foster dog the extra attention & love needed prior to adoption?   YES NO

Have you ever obedience trained a dog before?   YES NO

If so, what method of training do you or have you used? 

If needed, would you be willing to take obedience lessons with your foster dog?   YES NO

Describe the dog you would like to foster.  Please be as creative as you wish!

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

Active Dogs

Shy Dogs

Stand-Offish Dogs

Grooming

Bathing

Nail Clipping

Crate Training

House Training

Obedience Training

Giving Medications

Please indicate ALL that you are willing to foster:

Males

Females

Adults

Puppies (8 weeks +)

Mother w/puppies

Pregnant Females

Injured/Sick GSDs

Very Young Puppies

Abused/Neglected GSDs

How many dogs/puppies are you willing to foster at one time?

Preferred age....youngest AND oldest....you would be willing to foster:

How would you establish leadership over a foster dog?

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

Would you be willing to foster a dog that is not yet housebroken?  Please note a dog that is being rescued from a shelter may have no previous history known.  YES NO

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

What would be your response if your foster made a mistake?

If you take on too much, are you able to say so and allow us time to fix the situation? YES NO

Do you own a crate? YES NO

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

How soon will you be ready to foster a dog?   Immediately or Specify When

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

 Please List 2 Personal References

If possible, please list one relative and one non-relative.

Reference #1 Name

Phone

Best Time To Call

Reference #2 Name

Phone

Best Time To Call

Your Current Veterinarian

Please provide the following information so we can contact your current veterinarian.

Vet Name and Clinic Name

Vet Address

FULL address please, including city and zip code.

Vet Phone

REQUIRED!  Please include area code.

Names of pets that you have had treated there?

* Please notify your Vet’s office that an application has been submitted for fostering pets with ImInDanger Rescue, Give them permission to release general information about you and your pet care history to a ImInDanger Rescue representative. In addition, the submission of this form will also serve as giving your permission to release the aforementioned information (required by some Vets). This is only used for verification purposes.

Final Comments & Agreements

How did you find out about Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue?  (Please be as specific as possible)

In a few words, please tell us why you wish to become a Foster Home for Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue. Please include your knowledge and experiences with animals or any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application to foster. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.  Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue has only the best interest of the dogs in mind and sincerely wants to try and match your family with the right foster dog.  The IDGSR Board of Directors will consider your application and contact you shortly to set up a home visit. At that time you will be asked to sign a copy of the information you have provided here. Thank you!

Submission of this foster home questionnaire means that you agree to the following provisions:

  • I agree to abide by the Foster Home Policies set forth by the Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue Board of Directors. 
  • I understand that any foster animal in my care may be removed from my home at any time with or without reason by or on the authority of Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue Board. 
  • I understand that Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue foster animals do not belong to me or my family. 
  • I understand that should I want to adopt a Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue foster animal, it will be at the sole discretion of the Board. 
  • I understand that I will have a strong influence in who shall adopt any foster animal in my care, but the Board has the final word in the foster pet’s adoption. 
  • I understand that I am expected to follow up on all of my adoptions as needed and assist adopters through the adjustment period, but I am not to force the adopters to remain connected to me or Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue beyond that (“no strings” policy).
  • I am aware there is no guarantee, warranty or full knowledge of any rescued pet’s health and temperament. 
  • I volunteer to accept the rescued animal in my charge as a humanitarian act and agree to release and hold harmless Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue along with Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue volunteers and Board members, from any and all liability or responsibility in connection with any pet(s) I agree to foster.
  • I hereby agree that any money (adoption or general donations) that I collect or receive on behalf of Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue will be turned over to Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue. Additionally, I hereby certify that I am in good standing with the local rescue groups and veterinarians. 
  • I agree to uphold a professional relationship with every contact I have through Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue, including, but not limited to vet clinics, distributors, potential adopters, other volunteers of Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue , and other rescues. Furthermore, I promise that I will not conduct myself in any manner which could reflect badly on Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue or any of Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue volunteers. 
  • Last, I certify that I am at least 18 years of age and a legal US citizen. I agree to include a photocopy of my current driver’s license for verification purposes. I understand that this will be kept confidential and not given out to any other parties.

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Submission of an application does not guarantee placement of a dog.


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