Thank you for your interest in fostering a BFPA dog! We are an all volunteer organization and answer emails as soon as possible. We are reviewing your application and will respond to you within a few days. Thank you for your patience. Best Friend Pet Adoption
List all members of your household. Include yourself, other family, roommates, or frequent visitors:
How serious are you about fostering?
Ready to bring a dog home today
Still preparing. Would like to bring a dog home in 2-3 weeks
Just browsing. Would be ready for a dog in 1-2 months
Wanted to get an application on file
How did you hear about BFPA?*
Adoption or Fundraising Event
I am a BFPA Volunteer/Foster
I am a former BFPA Adopter
Radio or TV
Number of children in household or who regularly visit, and their age(s):
In what type of home do you live*
Do you own or rent your home?*
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to get a pet?
We must get permission from your landlord since they are the legal owner of the property. Withholding landlord contact information may delay the processing of your application.
If so, what is your landlord's name?
What is your landlord's phone number?
Do you have a fenced backyard?*
Backyard Partially Fenced
Backyard Completely Fenced
What type of fence*
What is the height of the fence*
Does the fence touch the ground?*
If there is a gate, is it kept locked?*
If you do not have a fence, are you prepared to walk your dog multiple times a day in all types of weather (ice, snow, pouring rain, high heat, cold temperatures, etc.)?*
Are you aware of the importance of keeping your dog on a leash or in a fenced area when it goes outside, for its safety?*
Which best describes your street location? (check all that apply):
What lifestyle will your dog have?*
How long have you been involved with dogs?
Have you ever fostered a dog in the past?
If so, for what rescue group(s) or shelter(s)?
Would you prefer to foster a male, female or either?
Either is fine
Is there an age or size restriction on the dog you may foster? If so, please specify.
What breed(s) of dog have you been involved with or prefer?
Please check all the dogs you are willing to foster:
What length of time are you able to foster? (check all that apply):
Will you be able to transport your foster dog to adoption events and vet appointments?
Will the animal be kept inside or outside*
Inside and Outside
How much time will the animal spend alone during the day*
Where will the animal be kept when you are not home*
Where will the animal sleep*
How will you exercise your dog?*
How often will you exercise your dog?*
How much responsibility will your children be given in the care of the dog?*
Some BFPA dogs are 100% housetrained, others still need to learn housemanners. Check which option applies in which you are willing to deal:
Only 100% housetrained
Name of Pet#1 (current or past) Please only supply pets that were under your direct care (not family pets you had as a child).
Species (dog, cat, etc)
gender (male, female)
breed (ie. chihuahua, labrador)
Age of Pet
If pet is cat, is cat declawed?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
Is Pet #1 current on vaccinations?
Is pet current on heart worm prevention (if dog)?
Where is current pet kept?
Inside and Outside
Is pet still living with you?
If pet no longer with you, what happened?
Name of Pet #2 (current or past)
What is the age of your current pet?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
Is your current pet up to date on vaccinations?
Name of Pet#3 (current or past)
If you have pets now, or have had pets in the past two years, may we contact your veterinarian?
Vet's name (required if pet owner):
Veterinarian's Phone number (please include even if prior animals have passed) :
Use this space for any additional comments about adopting a dog:
List 3 personal references we may contact. We prefer to contact references by email, so please only list those with email addresses. Only one relative, please:*
WAIVER and PROCEDURES
I will be responsible for fostering a dog/puppy for Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA). I will be responsible for the day-to-day care and safety of this animal and will comply with the procedures listed below.
BFPA will be responsible for all vet work and expense, including monthly heart worm and flea/tick preventative. Food will be supplied if the foster cannot provide food. BFPA will also supply bowls, leashes, collars and a BFPA ID Tag for your foster dog's collar. If you have a crate and do not need one of ours, please let us know.
As a foster parent, you will be responsible for getting the foster dog to and from vet appointments, adoptathons, and other events unless prior arrangements have been made with other volunteers. An email will be sent out by a BFPA representative to let all fosters know of upcoming events.
All vet appointments must be made by a BFPA Dog Medical Coordinator, no exceptions. Dog fosters will be given all necessary phone numbers and email addresses for the person responsible for setting up vet work for your foster dog. Feel free to contact a Dog Medical Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns. Be aware that you will need to take all copies of vet work with you each time you have a vet appointment for your foster dog.
BFPA makes no guarantees to any animal’s personality or behavior. BFPA cannot be held liable for any bodily or property damage caused by a BFPA foster dog. We will always do whatever we can in the rare event that an unfortunate situation presents itself; however, we are a non-profit organization with limited financial resources.
Please be aware that reimbursement for any supplies bought for your foster dog must be pre-approved. Items such as food, toys, and crates are donated and we may have in our storage units what you need. If you are pre-approved for reimbursement, please submit a receipt with the items you are claiming circled or starred to our PO Box address (address on the homepage of our Web site) and include your mailing address. We will issue a check within 14 days.
We thank you for your interest in fostering a dog for BFPA. There are no more important volunteers to our rescue group than those who open their homes to our animals. Please know that you are greatly appreciated.
Signed (type your name)*