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.
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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
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 vaccinations and on heartworm/flea prevention? 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.*
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER
I understand that because I may handle and/or come in contact with animals, it is important to discuss being vaccinated against tetanus with my physician. I release Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc., from all responsibility that may occur because of my not pursuing this matter further and I understand whatever decision I make is at my own risk. I have read, understand and agree to the above tetanus information. I acknowledge and understand that as a foster/volunteer of Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc., I am not covered by workers’ compensation or any other insurance policy through Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc. for any damages or injuries I may sustain during foster/volunteer activities. I understand that I am responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage through an independent health insurance company. I fully understand that as a part of my foster/volunteer work for Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc., I will come into contact with animals either by directly handling them, fostering or through assisting in their care and adoption. Further, I understand that working with animals carries a risk of injury, and that it is possible that I, my family, friends or animals may be bitten, scratched, and/or otherwise injured. I fully understand that as a volunteer and/or foster home for Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc., my family may come in contact with animals at Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc. events, and I and my family and/or guests may come into contact with animals in my home if I am fostering an animal. I understand that working with animals carries a risk of injury, and it is possible that my family, pets, and/or guests may be bitten, scratched and/or otherwise injured. It is also my responsibility to vaccinate my own animals to protect against any health problems. My signature to this foster/volunteer liability release attests to my intent to hold harmless and release from all liability Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue, Inc. and Four Legs Pets, Inc. or any of its past, present or future Officers, agents, volunteers, employees or assigns, from all acts which are related to the normal performance of required and implied duties. My signature, whether original, by fax or any other electronic means, is valid as if it were an original signature. (Please type your name below; Acts as a legal signature)*
By submitting this form, the applicant is acknowledging that the above information is true, complete, and accurate.