Caring For Creatures

352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 842-2404 Fax: (434) 842-1308
www.caringforcreatures.org

DOG FOSTER/EXTREME SLEEPOVER APPLICATION

Long-term fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience that helps prepare our dogs for their forever homes. Our primary need for fostering is to provide select dogs with special assistance in preparing to live in a home. Dog fosters are critical in assisting with canine socialization, responsible rehoming, and aiding in a pets’ successful transition for adoption. Caring For Creatures does have a physical shelter, and we only use fostering for animals we feel will need some extra help to prepare for their forever families.

Extreme Sleepovers are temporary fostering during times of extreme weather (ie. very hot or very cold). Extreme sleepovers help CFC get dogs into homes until the extreme weather conditions pass, freeing up precious indoor space to keep all dogs safe and comfortable.


Foster Information

Applicant Name:

Co-Applicant Name:

Street Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Home Phone:

Cell Phone (if different than home):

Email:

Are you at least 21 years of age?

How many adults are in your household?

How many children are in your household?

What are their ages?

Are there children who visit frequently?

If yes, what are their ages?

Are family members aware that you are considering fostering a dog?

Have you ever been accused or convicted of animal neglect, abuse, or cruelty?

If yes, please describe the circumstances:


Your Home

My home is a:

If Other, please explain

How long have you been at this address:

Do you:

If you rent, do you have your landlord’s permission to foster a dog?:

Does your landlord/lease prohibit any specific breed or breed mixes from residing in your residence?

Is there a size limitation?

Landlord's name:

Phone No.:

Do you have a yard?

If yes, is it fenced?

If yes, how high?

How would you describe your household activity level?


General Foster Information

What types of dogs are you willing to foster? Please mark all that apply:

If you have any other preferences as a condition of fostering, please advise what they are:

Does everyone in this home want to foster this dog and are they willing to spend time with him/her?

What percentage of time will your foster spend:
Indoors?

Outdoors?

How do you intend to exercise your foster and send him/her out for potty breaks?

When the dog is outdoors, how will he/she be kept? (for instance: fence, chain, line, kennel, leash,
outdoor run, etc):

If your foster pet is outside for extended periods of time, is there protection from inclement weather?

Where will your foster sleep?

Where will you keep your foster while you are not at home?

Approximately how long would you expect your foster to be alone each day?

Are you willing and able to crate train?

Are you willing and able to work with dogs on house-training?

Have you ever trained dogs?

If yes, what methods were used and what commands were taught?

Have you ever fostered animals for any animal shelter or humane group?

If yes, please specify what group(s), when, and where:

If no, why would you like to foster now?


List your Current Pets

How many pets do you currently have?

*If you do not currently have any pets, please proceed to the next section.

*If you have more than 3 current pets, we will contact you for the additional pet’s information during our application review.

1.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

2.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

3.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

** We contact veterinarians for a reference. Do you grant CFC permission to contact your vet?

(In some instances, vets require a release from their client before we can receive medical information from them. CFC will let you know if this is necessary upon review of your application.)


Signature:

Date: