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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
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Are all household members in agreement with fostering a pet?
Have you ever adopted a pet from our shelter, or any shelter/rescue organization before?
Have you ever given a pet away in the past or surrendered a pet to a shelter/rescue?
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:

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

How many people live in your household?

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

Do you run a daycare in your home?
Do any of your household members have pet-related allergies?
Are you a student?
If you are a student, are you able to foster when the academic year is over?
Do you have a spare room to house animals in if they need to be isolated?

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

Are there any special considerations as to the temperament or health of your animals that we need to take in to consideration before placing a foster pet in your home? (Ex: your dog does better with female dogs than male, your cat is elderly and arthritic so would prefer a calmer cat, etc.)
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.
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 fenced yard?

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

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.
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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