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Good Karma Animal Rescue - Foster Parent Application
So, you're interested in being a foster parent? That's awesome! Please answer all questions as completely as you can. Once your application is received, we will contact you as soon as we can! Thank you for volunteering!!!!!
First and Last Name *
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Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY) *
Please note - you must be 23 yrs of age or older to foster for Good Karma
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Home Address *
Please note - you must live within the Twin Cities metro area to foster for Good Karma
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City, State, Zip *
Please note - you must live within the Twin Cities metro area to foster for Good Karma
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Primary/ Preferred contact number *
If this is a cell number, please indicate whether you are able to receive text messages.
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Alternate contact number *
If this is a cell number, please indicate whether you are able to receive text messages.
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Email address *
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Are you able to check your email address several times per day? *
Are you able/willing to check Facebook groups for information several times per day? *
How did you hear about Good Karma? *
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Have you ever been a foster parent, or are you currently a foster parent, with another rescue group? *
If yes, please let us know which group(s) you have worked with, and why you left/are leaving.
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Why would you like to work with Good Karma? *
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What triggered you to submit this application today? *
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What is your main motivation for wanting to foster dogs? *
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In your mind, what is the ideal fostering experience? *
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If you become a Good Karma foster parent, are you willing to travel to the northwest metro (Blaine/Maple Grove) for supplies, events, training, to pick up your foster dog, or veterinary visits? *
Do you have reliable transportation? *
Do you travel frequently? *
Has anyone in your household ever received a pet-related citation or been fined for violating a pet-related law? *
Please list all members of your household, including children. Please include genders and ages. *
This will help us make sure your foster pet is a good fit for your home: some animals fear men, aren't good with children, etc.
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Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs? If so, how do you plan to manage the allergy? *
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Are all members of your household supportive of your desire to foster dogs? *
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Do you live in a: *
Do you: *
If renting, name of Landlord, phone number, and email address
PLEASE discuss this with your landlord before submitting this application. Good Karma requires landlord approval to bring a foster pet into your home and landlords don't like surprise phone calls!
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Do you have a fenced yard or similar enclosure? *
Good Karma does NOT require foster parents to have a fenced yard; we just want to place the right foster pet with you!
Does your home have doggie doors or any other method for dogs to get outside without your assistance? *
If your yard is not fenced, how do you plan to keep your foster dog safe when outdoors, and to provide exercise for your foster dog? *
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On average, how many hours a day would your foster dog spend without human companionship? *
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Where will your foster dog spend time while you are out of the house? *
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Where do you think your foster dog will sleep? *
How would you describe your level of experience with dogs? *
Have you ever had more than one dog living in your household at the same time? *
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Have you ever completed any sort of formal obedience training with a dog? *
If so, please describe the training you took!
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How would you describe your philosophies about teaching and living with dogs? Check all that apply. *
There are NO right or wrong answers here! We just want to get to know you, and these replies will help us match you with the right types of foster dogs!
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How soon would you like to start fostering a dog? *
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Age group interested in fostering? *
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What size dog are you interested in fostering? *
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Are you willing/able to take your foster dog to a vet if needed? *
Our non-surgical veterinary partners are located in Maple Grove, Eagan, St. Paul, other locations throughout the metro. A surgical or medical case foster dog would need to be taken to our primary partner clinic in Maple Grove.
Please check all boxes that apply to you. *
If you'd prefer not to answer these, you can select the last box!
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Foster dogs often arrive with no knowledge of previous history. Are you willing to work through potty accidents, crate training issues, and basic socialization needs? *
We will never bring a dog into rescue that is known to be aggressive towards humans or other dogs.
Please indicate if you have any experience with any of the following: *
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Please describe any behaviors that you will not be able to tolerate in a foster pet. *
Think of all the possibilities: chewing, digging, barking, not getting along with your resident pets, etc.
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What would you do if any of the above intolerable behaviors were to occur? *
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Please list all the other animals in your household. *
Include breed, sex, age, whether indoor/outdoor, etc. PLEASE NOTE - We will not approve a foster home that keeps dogs as outside pets.
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Are all the animals in the house (including cats) up-to-date on vaccines, and spayed/neutered? Good Karma will verify this with your current vet. If you are unsure, please phone your vet yourself and take care of necessary vetting before completing your application. You are not eligible to be a Good Karma foster parent if your resident pets do not have the vaccines required by law or are not spayed/neutered, unless your veterinarian can confirm that these procedures would be life-threatening. *
Note - We will not approve your application if your resident pets are not spayed or neutered, unless they cannot be for medical reasons or they are under 6 months of age. If either of these apply to you, please specify in the "Other" Field.
Please name your veterinarian clinic and phone number. *
If you do not currently have a pet, please say "N/A"
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How do you feel about the use of shock or prong collars?
Please list any questions or concerns you may have that are not addressed on our website (we have a Fostering Page as well as Fostering FAQ's), or any information you would like us to know about your household. *
If you have no comments, please enter "NA"
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I understand that submitting this application to Good Karma Animal Rescue is not a guarantee of acceptance, and that approval is contingent on many factors including agreement to the terms of the Foster Parent Handbook (to be sent to me after review of my application) an in-person home visit by a smiling representative of Good Karma. *
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By submitting this application, I certify that all of the information I have provided is true and correct. I give permission to Good Karma Animal Rescue to check my vet and landlord references (if applicable). I agree that typing my complete name is equivalent to an electronic signature. *
Please type your entire name.
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