Foster Application

This application needs to be completed on a computer, it does not work on a cell phone or iPad. 

Foster Home Guidelines & Application

Please read thoroughly and complete application

This document serves as a guideline for all volunteer foster homes. The foster home is the most important volunteer position, as without them our rescue efforts would not be possible. We understand other commitments may come first, however, if you volunteer to foster, we are expecting you to foster until the animal is adopted. If you are not able to foster until adoption, please provide ample notice so we are able to find another foster home. We do not allow foster homes to adopt their first 2 foster animals. The pet you are fostering is safe and by you adopting the pet to a new home, this allows us to rescue another that is in jeopardy of being euthanized.

Since most of our fosters are pulled directly from shelters, it is recommended that you keep your fosters separated from your own animals until you ensure they are healthy. Pet ResQ Inc. shall not be held responsible in the event your own animals contract anything from your foster animal. It is recommended that you clean up fecal matter right away in the event the puppy has parasites, common in most foster animals. They are treated with de-wormer when pulled by Pet ResQ Inc. from shelters.

Caring for your foster pet:

Some of our fosters are pulled directly from shelters, it is recommended that you keep your fosters separated from your own animals until you ensure they are healthy. Pet ResQ Inc. shall not be held responsible in the event your own animals contract anything from your foster animal. It is recommended that you clean up fecal matter right away in the event the puppy has parasites, common in most foster animals. They are treated with de-wormer when pulled by Pet ResQ Inc. from shelters. Owner surrender pets don’t always come with records. We will make sure the pet is caught up on vaccines and will be spayed/neutered before adoption in most cases.

Rescued puppies may not be not fully vaccinated, it is imperative that you do not leash your puppy and take it for walks around the neighborhood, pet stores, dog parks or other public areas where they may catch something and should not be brought to adoption day unless they have two sets of shots with the second shot having been administered at least two weeks prior to the adoption day.

At adoption day the puppy should remain in a crate and should not be allowed to walk on the ground. Under no circumstances should anyone besides an authorized volunteer be allowed to take a puppy out of the crate.

When you receive your foster pet they will have already received their Rabies (if appropriate), DHLPP shot and have been de-wormed.  The foster should alert Pet ResQ Inc. when they notice anything unusual about their foster dog. Please be ready to bring your pet to a designated vet office for a check up or updating of vaccines when necessary. Check with Lynn at petresqinc123@gmail.com to see where they are with their vaccines.

Foster dogs should be properly monitored. Please alert us immediately if the feces are runny or bloody. It should be solid for a normal healthy dog/puppy. If the pet appears lethargic or is not eating, it is imperative that you alert us immediately. All puppies/dogs should be eating, drinking water and playing. If you notice anything that is not normal, please contact us right away.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Pet ResQ Inc. for approval to bring your foster to one of our approved veterinarians. We never deny any foster animal proper care however, approval is necessary in order to defray our costs. ANY VETERINARY HOSPITAL VISIT WILL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOSTER UNLESS PRE-APPROVED.

As a foster you will be asked to bring your foster dog to adoption events – usually on the weekends. We try to make them convenient to all. You are not required to attend ALL events, but the more exposure these dogs get the quicker they are adopted. We do ask that if you are attending an event you try to be there for the entire time the event is running. Potential adopters are notified of these events, especially if the specific dog they are interested in will be there. This is a great opportunity for people to come and meet the dogs they have applied for and for us to be able to evaluate the interaction between the dog and potential adopter.  IF you can’t bring your foster to an event, please let us know and we can have someone pick them up and drop them back off at your home OR you can bring them and then come back and pick them up…whichever works best for you.

If you have ANY questions about the dog you are fostering they must be directed to Robyn or Lynn at petresqinc123@gmail.com. Volunteers/Fosters will not have any direct contact with the rescue/shelter/foster/owner the dog came from. Any and all information needed will be obtained and shared with you. 

Lynn has whatever medical information was supplied for the dogs. If you have any questions about vaccinations, please contact her at petresqinc123@gmail.com. If your foster needs to see a vet, the medical information will be faxed directly to the office.

These dogs have come from shelters and therefore we have no “background” information on them. If deemed necessary, the dog will be evaluated by Robyn to determine the proper foster placement.

If you, the foster, need reimbursement for things such as grooming, etc. you will need to get PRIOR APPROVAL.

IF YOU ARE GOING OUT OF TOWN AND NEED A TEMPORARY FOSTER, PLEASE:     

  1. FIND A TEMP FOSTER WITHIN OUR GROUP – YOU CAN POST TO THE PRIVATE FB PAGE.

NO DOG IS TO GO TO ANYONE THAT PET RESQ HAS NOT VETTED.

  1. REACH OUT AND WE WILL HELP FIND A TEMP FOSTER FOR YOU.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING DROP OFF AND PICK UP OF THE FOSTER.

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Caring for your foster pet: Since most of our fosters are pulled directly from shelters, it is recommended that you keep your fosters separated from your own animals until you ensure they are healthy. Pet ResQ Inc. shall not be held responsible in the event your own animals contract anything from your foster animal. It is recommended that you clean up fecal matter right away in the event the puppy has parasites, common in most foster animals. They are treated with de-wormer when pulled by Pet ResQ Inc. from shelters.

Since most rescued animals are puppies who are not fully vaccinated, it is imperative that you do not leash your puppy and take it for walks around the neighborhood, pet stores, dog parks or other public areas where they may catch something and should not be brought to adoption day unless they have two sets of shots with the second shot having been administered at least two weeks prior to the adoption day.

At adoption day the puppy should remain in a crate and should not be allowed to walk on the ground. Under no circumstances should anyone besides an authorized volunteer be allowed to take a puppy out of the crate.

When you receive your foster pet they will have already received their DHLPP shot and have been de-wormed. It is the responsibility of the foster to ensure their pet is up to date on all shots. The foster should alert Pet ResQ Inc. when their next vaccination is due or if they notice anything unusual about their foster puppy. One of our experienced volunteers will train you on the vaccination schedules.

Foster puppies should be properly monitored. Please alert us immediately if the feces is runny or bloody. It should be solid for a normal healthy puppy. If the puppy appears lethargic or is not eating, it is imperative that you alert us immediately. All puppies should be eating, drinking water and playing. If you notice anything that is not normal, please contact us.

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