In addition to the Hoof, Woof, and Meow Animal Rescue foster application and approval process, our fosters must be licensed with the State of Illinois. It is not a difficult process. If you are interested in being a foster and are not currently licensed with the state, the paperwork and information can be shared with you.
Best time to call:*
Spouse/Significant Other: *
Do you own or rent?*
If renting, what restrictions do you have on pets? (size/breed/number, ect.)
Name/Age/Sex or other members of the household:*
Have you ever fostered before?*
For who, when, and do you still foster with them as well?
Why are you interested in fostering? If there is a particular animal you are interested in fostering, please indicate animal's name here:*
Tell us about yourself and family, interests, activities, hobbies:*
List other pets in the home:
Name of pet #1
Species, Age, Breed, Male/Female, Spay/Neutered:
Name of Pet #2
Name of Pet #3
Name of Pet #4
Are all pets up to date on Heartworm, Rabies and DHPP vaccinations? If not, please explain:
Veterinarian Name, Phone Number
Vet Address, City, State, Zip
Any additional vet information:
How do you plan on introducing your foster with the current animals in the home? (explain)*
Anyone else your foster would interact with often (frequent visitors, neighbors, animals that don’t live in your home):
It sometimes takes time for an animal to find his/her forever family. How long are you willing to keep a foster in your home?
Is there any reason you would stop fostering before the animal is adopted?*
When you are home, where will your foster be?
When you are away or at work, where will your foster be?
On average, how many hours will your foster spend without human companionship per day?*
How will you keep your pet contained on your property when outside?
Where will the foster be if you go away on vacation? (please be sure to advise HWM if you will be leaving town and who to contact in your absence)
What type of food (brand) do you plan on feeding?*
Are you willing/able to take your foster to an approved veterinarian as necessary?*
Foster events give the animals’ exposure to potential new families. Are you willing/able to take your foster to adoption events regularly?
Are you willing/able to exercise and work on any training your foster may need such as house breaking? *
What types of training methods would you use for problems such as barking, chewing, jumping, “accidents”? (please be specific)
What type(s) of collars do plan to use (buckle, harness, martingale, pinch, choke, shock):*
Have you had any experience with:
We REQUIRE that new animals in the home be separated for around 10 days before interacting with your current animals in case of illness, do you have a way to segregate them? (explain)
What breeds do you have experience with?*
What types of fosters are you interested in caring for? (check all that apply)
Any additional information you would like to add?
Please list a personal reference other than an immediate family member. Include Name, Phone number, Email and Relationship to you.*
Please list a second personal reference other than immediate family member. Include Name, Phone number, Email and Relationship to you.*
HOOF WOOF MEOW ANIMAL RESCUE
FOSTER Waiver and Release of Liability
I declare that I am over the age of 21 years and have the support and agreement from all members in my household to foster animals for rehabilitation and placement. I am financially and physically able to care for a rescue animal and agree to provide proper documentation for reimbursement of preapproved foster animal expenses.
I understand all animals fostered by volunteers are the property of Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue (also known as HWMAR) and remain so until adopted. I agree to contact HWMAR regarding any need for veterinary care and will take appropriate action in case of an emergency. I understand the disease risks for the fosters and I agree that all animals in the household are current on their vaccines and have been spayed/neutered according to veterinary regulations unless a veterinary signed waiver is provided. I agree that HWMAR will not be responsible for any unforeseen health problems, such as illness or injury, to my own pets or other animals having access to my home. I agree to disclose any bites, accidents, illnesses, fighting or other events that may be critical in the disposition and therefore adoptability of the fostered animals. I understand the possibility of myself and others being bitten, scratched or contraction of disease and I will not hold HWMAR responsible in any way. I release HWMAR of all liability for physical injury including bites and scratches of any household member or visitor to my home. I also release HWMAR from any responsibility for property damage.
I understand that the medical, housetraining and behavioral history of rescue animals may not be known and my foster role requires commitment and patience to rehabilitate each animal prior to placement. I agree to keep my foster animals well fed, watered, and to act in compliance with the state of Illinois anti-cruelty laws. I agree to abide by any feeding and care suggestions given to me by the staff and coordinators and will work with the animal’s socialization to ensure that their temperament is suitable for adoption. I agree to transport all animals in a sturdy, well built, and well ventilated carrier or on a leash if appropriate. I will not leave my foster animals in any vehicle or allow them to ride in the bed of a pickup or in any open vehicle. I will not foster a HWMAR animal simultaneously with an animal from another rescue.
I understand that whoever adopts the foster animal, myself included, must fill out an adoption application, be approved by HWMAR and pay adoption fees required. I understand that under NO circumstances is the foster animal (or animals) to be given away or transferred into another person's custody without the consent of HWMAR.
If approved, I further understand that I must successfully place my first foster animal before I receive another. I understand the first six months of my membership will be probationary and my membership may be dissolved immediately without cause if the Foster Coordinator or Board of Directors deems my intentions or actions to be
in conflict with the mission and vision of Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue.
I grant permission for Home Checks both prior to membership and during fostering. I agree that if a Home Check reveals falsification or misrepresentation of any facts on my part, the Facilitator or representative reserves the right to decline or nullify any volunteer agreement between us and reclaim foster animals from my premises.
I stipulate that I am applying herein to become a foster for Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue and I will maintain automotive, homeowners and health insurance coverage. I will hold Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue or its representatives, its officers, members, volunteers, associates, or other foster care providers harmless for any liabilities, whether damages are physical, emotional, or property, that are a direct or indirect result of activities associated with placement, transport, grooming, training, or evaluating of any foster dog in any way associated with Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue, including any and all activities I perform as a volunteer for Hoof Woof Meow Animal Rescue.
By submitting this form, I agree to abide by all terms and conditions set forth in the Foster Agreement and Disclosure. I also agree that all information provided is true to the best of my knowledge.
By submitting this application, this serves as my electronic signature.
By submitting this form, the applicant is acknowledging that the above information is true, complete, and accurate.