You are about to embark on a very rewarding, yet challenging, endeavor. Fostering a homeless animal guarantees that animal a safe, loving place to live while our organization works tirelessly to match it with an adoptive home. For some animals, this foster care time can be as little as a week or two, or as long as a year; however, generally our animals find homes of their own within a month of entering our program. In the end, you will have shared in the Joyful process of saving a life, as well as enriching the life of the family who adopts your foster pet. In many circumstances, this bond is forged for a lifetime.
As a foster home, we ask that you work with our animals while they are in your care in order to expose them to sights, sounds, and situations that they would normally experience in adoptive homes & while in the general public. We will rely on your feedback on the needs of your foster pet and your knowledge of their personality when making decisions on matching animals with adoptive homes, so we require you to be in regular communication with our leadership team.
Further, we ask that all foster homes commit to attending two adoption events each month. We have at least 6 events scheduled every month. Depending on your location, we may be able to connect you with volunteer drivers if attending events are impossible because of your work schedule.
Please complete fully and honestly the form below. When you have completed it, click on the "Submit" button at the bottom. Allow for processing time, but expect to hear from us within 2 business days. If you have not heard from us, please call (952-929-0777) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How did you hear about the dog(s) you are applying for?
Pet search website (Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet, etc)
Underdog Rescue website
If you were referred by a friend or family member, please let us know so we may thank them!
Please sign me up to receive emails from Underdog Rescue. (Emails are generally about ways you can help save more dogs and rarely occur more than once per month.)
Are you employed?
Name of Employer
How many hours do you work in a normal week?*
Is EVERYONE in your household on board with foster a pet?*
Please list names, relationship to you and ages of ALL people living in your home. (This includes significant others, children and roommates.)
Do any residents in your home smoke cigarettes?*
Yes, both inside and outside of my home
Yes, only outside of my home
Type of dwelling*
Do you rent or own? *
If you rent, please list your landlord's name and contact information so that we can confirm that pets are allowed in your home. If you are not sure if you are allowed pets, please confirm before submitting an application.
Length of time at this residence (years & months)*
Please provide the number of animals your city allows per home.
Do you currently own any pets?*
If you have current pets, please list them, including names, ages, breeds / species.
Are your current animals spayed / neutered?
Yes, they are altered
No, one or more are not altered
If your current pets are unaltered (not spayed or neutered), please indicate why
Please describe your current pet's health, activity, and training level
Please list any previous pets you have had in the last 10 years. Where are they now, if not living with you anymore?
Providing a healthy diet is important to Underdog. Please list the food brands and types (i.e. raw, kibble, canned) you currently provide your pets or plan to provide your new pet.*
Some of our Foster Homes prefer to feed their foster pets the same food as their own animals, please complete the following statement:*
I will feed my own food brand to my foster pets (brand listed above)
I prefer Underdog Rescue to provide me with food for my foster
I am not sure yet
Is your pet(s) at a healthy weight?
If no or unsure, please explain:
Please explain why you are interested in becoming a foster home for a homeless pet:
What experience do you have with different animals that will help you be a successful foster home?*
Are you able to provide separate space in order to properly introduce new fosters to your current pets?*
Do you have experience introducing new animals in a safe, stress-free manner?*
Where will your new foster pet spend most of its time?*
Some combination of Indoors and Outdoors
Is your yard securely fenced? *
Yes, my fence is secure
No, my fence needs repair
I do not have a fenced in yard
Describe your fence, including material, height, and access.*
If you do not have a fenced in yard, please explain in detail how you will provide time and an area for defecation/urination.
Please explain how the pet will live by describing a typical day.*
How many hours a day will the dog be left alone? *
Do you have an appropriate crate / kennel for your foster dogs?*
Yes, I have a crate to use
No, I plan to purchase my own
No, I will use a rescue crate
No, I don't plan on using a crate
What behavioral / training issues can you deal with comfortably?*
What behavioral / training issues would make you uncomfortable, or affect your long-term placement with this pet?*
What reason can you think of that would require you to return the dog to Underdog Rescue?*
The following questions are meant to find out what kind of dog you would like to foster. Please honestly consider your living conditions, your current pets, and the amount of time you have for grooming, exercising and training. If you aren't applying to foster a dog, please skip this section.
Indicate the size(s) of dogs you are able to foster
Indicate the breed(s) / group(s) of dogs you are interested in fostering (e.g. hounds, chihuahua, hypo-allergenic)*
Indicate the age groups you are able to foster
Please describe any experience you have raising a litter of puppies, if you would like to be considered as a puppy raiser
Which sex would you prefer?
Either males or females
Personal Reference 1 (Name, Relationship to you, Telephone, Email)*
Personal Reference 2 (Name, Relationship to you, Telephone, Email)*
Personal Reference 3 (Name, Relationship to you, Telephone, Email)*
This application is not a legal, binding contract, whereby filling it out does not guarantee pet foster placement. By choosing "I Agree" you are agreeing that Underdog Rescue and Placement may contact your references to ascertain your history regarding pet care and consistency. Please understand, our mission is to find permanent homes for homeless pets, we use this form as a part of our screening process for potential foster homes to help in this process, thus it may take from several days, to several weeks before first foster placement can occur. Any false statements provided on this application, during the interview process, or at any time during our decision making period, will result in an automatic denial.
By selecting "I Agree" you hereby certify that the information provided by you in this application is true and correct.*
I Do Not Agree
If you have completed all required information, please submit the application for review by clicking on the "Submit" button below. After hitting submit, a confirmation page will show at the top of the page. Use the scroll bar to scroll back up to the top of the page to view it.
Thank you for your interest in an Underdog. We will be in contact with you shortly.