Recycled Pets Foster Application
There is an immense satisfaction that goes into knowing that you helped save a life. Many of the animals we get are scared of humans, they have been abused and neglected, and to watch the dog flourish with love, care and boundaries is an amazing thing. Some people think it would be hard to give them up, but we remind you, that if you keep the dogs you can’t save more (that helps me). Sometimes it is frustrating when you have that one hyper dog, or the super shy dog, but when they find their perfect homes, there is a huge sense of joy that you made that happen. Dogs are rarely perfect, they might suffer from separation anxiety and it isn’t always easy to house train or crate train, but in the end you will see how wonderful it is to get updates on the dog that you shared your life with.
What fosters can expect from us:
We will provide you, in as much as possible, with everything needed for the animals. We will provide the vetting for the dog as well as basic items such as food and treats. When possible, we will also provide crates, toys, blankets, beds and other items needed. Just let us know what you need and it will be taken care of.
We will work to get the animals placed as quickly as possible. Attending adoption events is not mandatory but would be helpful. We will pick up animals (unless you agree to help transport) for home checks, vet appointments or other times that may be necessary.
We will provide you with as much support and appreciation we can, because without fosters, we know we are unable to rescue dogs.
What we expect from fosters:
The most important thing is that we expect you to provide the animal with a healthy and loving home environment. We expect that you would treat the dog as good as you would treat your own and to remember we are training indoor dogs and so they should be kept indoors with humans, in as much as possible, to prepare them for their new family.
We need you to communicate any questions or concerns for behavior, health or anything else with us. We can help with training and if an animal is sick we want to take care of it immediately. We hope you will send pictures regularly as more pictures keeps the animals fresh in people’s minds and helps them become emotionally connected to them as well.
We expect that you will commit to those dogs you agree to take until they are adopted. If you say you will take 3 puppies, and so they are rescued from the shelter with that understanding, there is not a potential back up. So we do expect you to keep them until they are adopted or at least we are able to find another foster. Just understand no part of dog ownership or rescue can be taken halfheartedly.
We want you to address any concerns with us, we appreciate you and without fosters we could not rescue animals so you are some of the most important people in rescue.
What type of dog(s) are you willing to foster? Check all that apply?
Litter of puppies
Bottle fed puppies
Mom and puppies
Special needs dog
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
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Where do you live?
Your Home: Do you
Live with Family
If Rent: Do you have landlord's permission to have a pet?
How long at current address?
Do you travel for work at all?
If yes- how much of the time are you out of town?
Is your yard fenced in securely for a dog with no holes or gaps at the bottom?
If Yes-How tall is your fence?
If Yes-What kind of fence do you have?
If Yes- Is there a gate on the fence, if so, does it have a lock?
If No- how will the new dog be exercised and where will it go to the bathroom?
Do you have a swimming pool?
If Yes- is it fenced?
How many adults are in your house?
How many children are in your house?
Ages of children
Is there anyone in your home with pet allergies?
Do you have pets in your home currently?
Please list breed, age and sex of all pets in your household:
Are all dogs and cats currently in the home spayed and/or neutered
Why are you looking at fostering now?
What energy level would you like?
Where will this dog stay during the day?
Where will this dog sleep?
Will the dog be allowed on the furniture?
Approximately how many hours will the new dog be alone during the day?
What percent of time will the new dog spend inside the house?
How would you discipline a dog if it misbehaved (got into the trashcan, ate your shoes, etc?
Are you willing to keep any foster you take on until it finds a home or to give us adequate warning of vacations or needing to no longer foster?
Most pets require time to adjust to their new home. How much time are you willing to give your fosters?
Would you be willing to take your fosters to training classes set up by RPNC if needed?
Depends on if they need it
If you foster, what items would you need? We try to provide as much as needed (some of these items we do not always have available).
Can you take fosters to our bi-monthly adoption events?
Do you think dogs should be allowed off leash in an unfenced area?
Depends on the dog
Is there anything else that you would like us to know?
Please provide one personal references that we may call to verify information above.
You understand that you are in agreement and compliance to our application process and agree that everything on this application is true.
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