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Foster Application

The Homeward Animal Shelter strives to place our animals into loving foster homes when it is necessary. The purpose of this application is to aid us in that process and to get acquainted with prospective foster families. We will work with you to find foster pets that will be well suited to your family, home, and lifestyle. As a foster family, you are helping us save lives!

Your Contact Information
About You & Your Household
Please indicate the type of you home live in?

If you rent, Landlords/Rental Agencies will be contacted to verify permission to foster pets. This includes mobile home parks. Please provide the following:

Do you have a fenced yard?

How many people live in your home?

If there are any children under the age of 18 in the household, please list their ages here:

Are all household members in agreement with fostering a pet?
Do you run a daycare in your home?
Current & Previous Pets

Please list all animals in your care in the last 5 years (include roommate's or relative's pets currently residing in your home).

Please list the following for each pet: Name of Animal; Species (dog,cat,other); Breed; Age; Are they spayed/neutered? Still living with you? If not, please explain why.
Your Fostering Interests
Are you willing to foster Cats? Please check all that apply.
Are you willing to foster a dog? Please check all that apply.

The Safe Paws Program is a collaborative effort partnership between the Homeward Animal Shelter, the Rape and Abuse Crises Center, YWCA of Cass Clay and a local veterinary clinic in order to provide temporary housing for pets impacted by domestic violence. You may read more about the Safe Paws program here

Are you willing to be a foster for the Safe Paws Program?
During the day, where will your foster pet(s) be kept? (Check all that apply)
During the night, where will your foster pet(s) be kept? (Check all that apply)
Do you have a spare room to house animals in if they need to be isolated?

Your foster pet(s) will be without human companionship for how many hours per day and how many days per week?

Who will be responsible for the care of the foster pet(s)?

What training methods would you use to handle potential problems like crying, barking, chewing, scratching, etc?

Personal References

Please list two references who: 

a) Know you well 
b) Do NOT live with you 
c) Did NOT accompany you to the shelter. 

At least one reference must be unrelated to you.

I understand that any false statements on this application constitute grounds for denial of the application. The Homeward Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse to foster to any person(s).

By typing my name below, I certify that the information I have given is true and that I recognize that any misrepresentation of the facts may result in my losing privilege of fostering a pet. I authorize investigation of all statements on this application. I understand that the Homeward Animal Shelter may deny my foster application, for any reason, if they feel it is not in the best interest of Homeward's animals.

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