MN Newfoundland Rescue Foster Application
Thank you for your interest in fostering with Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue!
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Full Name *
Address *
City, State, and Postal Code *
Email *
Phone number(s) *
How many people live in your household? *
Please name them, including ages of any children in the home.
Have you ever owned a Newfoundland? *
If you have not owned a Newfoundland, what is your experience with them?
Do you have any Newfoundland Club affiliations? *
Why are you interested in fostering a Newfoundland at this time? *
If you are looking to foster-to-adopt, please include that information below.
Have you done fostering for any other rescue organization? *
If you answered 'Yes' to the prior question, what is the name of the organization you have previously fostered with? Indicate whether or not you still foster with them.
If you have fostered with more than one organization before, please, list them all. Also, include information on what you like/liked or dislike/disliked about your experience with these other organizations.
Do you currently have another dog(s)? *
If yes, what breed, sex, age, neutered/spayed?
Please, list all of them.
Any other pets? *
Please, list all. Include whether or not they are cages or kept in separate areas of the home.
Are your current pets up to date on all vaccinations? *
(according to your vet's recommendations)
If you answered 'No' to the previous question, please explain.
Are you current pets good with new dogs?
What experiences have they had with strange dogs? Have you ever had other dogs visit your home?
Do you prefer a male or female dog to foster? Why? *
Do you live in a house or apartment? *
Do you own or rent? *
If you rent, have you received the approval of your landlord to have animals?
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Landlord/Association name and phone number (if applicable)
Please describe in detail the area where the foster dog’s primary living space would be. *
Please, include information on the number of stairs (and whether or not they are carpeted) as well as what types of flooring can be found in your home.
Do you have a fenced yard or area? *
A fenced yard is required for all fosters.
Please, describe your fence including size and material. *
Foster homes are required to have physically fenced in yards. IE. Chain Link, Wood, Rod Iron, Etc.
How do you plan to exercise and enrich the life of your foster dog? *
What types of at-home, dog-focused activities do you plan to partake in to keep your foster dog living its best life?
How many hours per day will your foster dog spend alone at home? Explain. *
How many hours total would the dog spend at home without an ADULT human present. Include whether or not there would be breaks in that time and if the dog would be home under the supervision of minors.
Where will the foster dog be kept when he/she is home alone? *
What might a typical day look like for your foster dog? *
Do you have a crate large enough for a Newfoundland? *
We require that most of our foster dogs be crate trained while they are in foster care. If you do not have a crate, one will be borrowed to you while you are fostering.
Does anyone in your household have ANY objections to adding a foster dog to your family? *
What behavior problems have you worked with in the past? *
IE. Counter Surfing, Jumping on People, Leash Pulling, Etc. Include information on how you changed/corrected these problematic behaviors.
What behaviors would be difficult for you to tolerate or manage? *
IE. Peeing in the House, Jumping on People, Barking, Etc.
Have you ever worked with a dog trainer, attended training classes, or seen a vet behaviorist? *
If yes, where?
Please, name the trainer(s), school(s), and/or vet behaviorist(s) you worked with.
Describe the aforementioned training experience. Or, if you have not worked with a dog professional, please, describe in detail any other training experience you may have. *
Please, include any training tools you have used (such as collars or crates) as well as types of rewards used. Also, include any dog sports you have participated in, and YouTube channels or television shows you may have learned your training techniques from.
Using a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being fairly inactive and 10 being very active, describe your family’s activity level. *
Also, include activities that your family partakes in on a regular basis.
What is your veterinarian's name and phone number? *
Personal Reference #1 *
This reference should be familiar with your dog/animal experience. They should not be a family member or partner. Please include their full name, phone number, and email address (if available).
Personal Reference #2 *
This reference should be familiar with your dog/animal experience. They should not be a family member or partner. Please include their full name, phone number, and email address (if available).
Is there anything else you'd like us to know? *
Please, include any other information you'd like us to know about your family. You can also use this space to list any questions you may have so that our volunteers can make sure to review them with you.
I hereby agree that this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this application is not a guarantee that I will be accepted into the fostering program. *
Please, type your name to sign.
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