Thank you for wanting to volunteer with Bichon and Little Buddies.
Everyone should fill out the first page of the volunteer form and then there are optional pages for special events volunteer, transport volunteer, and fostering.
Volunteers need to be 16 year of age or older to work with the dogs at the shelter. Volunteers must also be able to work without supervision. Volunteers under 16 may be accepted on a case by case basis, and may require parental supervision while at the shelter. We are sorry, but children under 12 are not allowed to be volunteers.
Age (if under 18):
Age (if under 18):
What volunteer activities are you interested in?
Are there any other areas your are interested in volunteering for either occasionally or on a regular basis? (handyperson, data entry, grooming, legal work, ????)
What days are you available to volunteer? Volunteers are able to come between 10-5 daily while an animal caretaker is at the shelter.
Please provide emergency contact information of someone we can contact in case you are injured or become ill while volunteering (name, phone number, relationship to you).*
I agree to the following:
I understand that I am working with rescue dogs and agree to follow the procedures shown to me during my orientation.
I understand that when walking or handling a dog, I am taking responsibility for the dog while it is in my care and control.
While outdoors, I will keep the dog on a leash, in a fenced in area, or in a kennel. I will not put the dog in a situation that could be dangerous for him/her.
If the dog should appear sick, become injured, become lost, or bite me or another person or animal while in my care, I will notify the animal caretaker immediately.
I agree to hold harmless the Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and it officers and members for any injury to me or my property.
By signing/typing below I am agreeing that I answered all the questions accurately and agree to and understand my responsibility of a volunteer. If the volunteer is a minor, a parent or guardian must also sign.*
If working at a special event/fundraiser, I agree to the following:
I understand that I represent Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue when volunteering at the event and will treat the public and other volunteers in a respectful and professional manner.
Any monies taken in during my time will be given to the rescue during or at the end of the event.
I agree to hold harmless the Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and its officers and members
By signing/typing below I am agreeing that I answered all the questions accurately and agree to and understand my responsibility of a volunteer. If the volunteer is a minor, a parent or guardian must also sign.
I agree to the following when doing volunteer transports:
I understand Bichon and Little Buddies has carriers and crates I can use for transport and may be able to keep one at my home for this purpose.
I understand I may use my own vehicle for transport and if needed Bichon and Little Buddies also has a van available.
I have a valid driver's license and car insurance for myself and my vehicle.
Are your interested in fostering:
How many adults live in the household?
Please list the ages of children that live in the household:
Please list the ages of children who visit the household frequently:
Do you own or rent your home
If you rent, have you received the approval of your landlord to have an animal
Is your yard fenced
Yard Partially Fenced
Portion of Yard Securely Fenced
Yard Completely Fenced
Complete Yard Securely Fenced
Invisible Fence Installed
Please list information on your current pets:
2. Species (Dog or Cat)
5. Sex and if Spayed or Neutered
If none - please type "none" in the box
Are your current pets:
How much time will the animal spend alone during the day
Where will the animal be kept when you are home
Where will the animal sleep
Where will the animal be kept when you are not home
Are you willing to take a foster that has unknown housetraining status?
Are you willing to take in a foster that may need medication for an upper respiratory infection?
Are you willing to take in a puppy mill foster? These dogs require extra patience and are typically very shy, unhousetrained, and not leash trained.
I understand and agree to the following:
I understand that I am taking responsibility for this dog's care and actions while I am fostering.
I will follow all instructions regarding the dog's medical care giving any prescribed medications as well as monthly heartworm/flea/tick preventative which Bichon and Little Buddies can provide.
While fostering this dog, I will not foster a dog for another rescue.
When outside, the dog will be kept on a leash, line, in a securely fenced area, or in a kennel/crate.
I will keep a tag on the dog that includes my phone number as well as the rescue tag in case the dog becomes lost.
I will not put this dog in a situation that could be dangerous for him/her.
Dogs being fostered for Bichon and Little Buddies are not to be taken to dog parks or similar areas.
If this dog should become sick, injured, lost, or bites me, or another person or animal, I will notify Patti Muraczewski 414-750-0152 or Tammie Riepe 414-422-9222 immediately.
I will arrange for the dog to be met by prospective adopters, either by appointment or during open hours at the shelter facility.
I understand that if I decide I would like to adopt this dog, I must notify Bichon and Little Buddies and complete an adoption application prior to another applicant being approved to meet the dog.
I understand violating any of this agreement will end my ability to foster with Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and the dog will be returned promptly to the rescue.
I agree to hold harmless the Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and its officers and members.
By signing/typing below I am agreeing that I answered all the questions accurately and agree to and understand my responsibility of a volunteer.