Foster Application

 

Foster Home Application/Registration:
Foster homes provide a safe haven for our animals until they move on to their forever homes. We appreciate your time in completing this application.
 
  Is this application for an animal that you have turned in/will turn in to the shelter and are currently fostering?
  NoYes
  If yes, animals name:
 
  Your Information
  Name (required):
  E-Mail:
  Home Phone (required):
  Cell Phone:
  Street Address (required):
  City (required):
  Zip (required):
  How many people live in your home?:
  Do you have children that live in your home or visit on a regular basis? If so, please list their ages.:
 
  About Your Home/Animals
  Do you rent or own?
  RentOwn
  If you rent, please provide your landlord's contact information.
  Landlord Name:
  Landlord Street Address:
  Landlord City:
  Landlord Zip:
  Landlord Phone:
  Describe your residence (required):
  HomeApartmentCondo
  List and describe the pets who currently live in your home with you. (Name, ages, breed)
 
  Are all of your pets spayed and/or neutered?
  NoYesUnknown
  Are they current on their vaccines, including the rabies shot? Please provide the number on their rabies tag and the name of the facility or vet they received it from.
 
  Are they on a monthly flea and heartworm preventive?
  NoYesUnknown
  If the answer to any of the above questions concerning your pet(s) is NO, please explain.
 
  Have you ever had puppies/dogs with Parvo at your house/in your yard?
  NoYesUnknown
  If yes, please explain the circumstances:
 
  If you have cats, have they been tested for Feline Leukemia?
  Yes, they are negativeNo, I have not tested them yetI do not have cats
  Have you ever had a cat with Feline Leukemia?
  YesNo
  Do you have a securely fenced yard?
  No, I will leash walk my fosterNo, but I will use a kennelYes, I have a securely fenced yardOther
  If other, please explain:
  Foster Experiance: (Check all boxes that apply to you)
  I currently foster/have fostered for DCHS.I currently foster/have fostered for another Humane Society.I would like to begin fostering for DCHS.
  If you have fostered/volunteered for another Humane Society, briefly tell us about that experience. Be sure to list the name of the Humane Society and the name and number/email of a person who can give you a reference:
 
  Explain why you would like to foster animals for Darlington County Humane Society:
 
  Are you willing/able to transport your foster pet to the Humane Society veterinarian or to the Humane Society for routine medical care, medicine, or for a health certificate before traveling to his/her rescue?
  YesNoOther
  If other, please explain:
  Can you be emotionally prepared to let your foster pet go when he/she has been adopted or when he/she has been rescued by a rescue group?
  Yes, I realize the more animals that I foster and let go, the more I can save from the shelter.I might have difficulty with this.I'm not sureOther
  If other, please explain:
 
  Vet Reference
  Veterinarian's office you currently use or have used for a former pet:
  Vet's Name:
  Vet's Phone No.:
  Vet's City,State:
 
  About Your Potential Foster
  What type of animal would you like to foster? (check all that apply)
  PuppiesKittensMoms and PuppiesMoms and KittensAdult DogsAdult Cats
  If you want to foster adult dogs, please indicate what weight range. (check all that apply)
  Small dogs (less than 25 lbs)Medium dogs (25-45 lbs)Large dogs (45+ lbs)
  Are you willing to foster pets with medical conditions while they heal? (e.g., recent heartworm treatment or surgery; this would be a long-term foster for 1-3 months.)
  Yes, definitelyMaybeNo
  How will you keep your foster pet safe while you are NOT at home? (check all that apply)
  Inside the house, in a crateInside the house, in a laundry room/bathroomFree roam of the houseOutside in a kennelOutside in a fenced yardOutside on a cable leadOther
  If other, please explain:
  Where will your foster pet SLEEP at night? (check all that apply)
  Inside the house, in a crateInside the house, in a laundry room/bathroomIn bed with a family memberIn a pet bedOutside in a kennelOutside in a fenced yardOutside on a cable leadOther
  If other, please explain:
  Where will your foster pet stay while you are home? (check all that apply)
  Inside the houseOutside in a kennelOutside in a fenced yardOutside on a cable leadOther
  If other, please explain:
  About how many hours will your foster pet be left alone during the day?
  0-2 hours2-4 hours4-6 hours6-8 hours8+ hours
  Who will be the primary caregiver for the foster animal?
  How do you plan on introducing your foster pet to your current pets?
  If you need to quarantine your foster pet for a few days, how/where will you do so?
  Will you be able to attend a 2 hour training and orientation class?
  Yes, definitelyMaybeNo