Dog Foster Application
Thank you for your interest in fostering dogs in need through HSWM! When we send dogs into foster homes it is most commonly because they do not do well in the kennel environment. Stress from the shelter environment may cause unwanted behaviors and personality changes in some dogs. Fostering is a great way to show the public who a dog truly is and how they will act in their home. We do sometimes send dogs to foster for surgery recovery, or to make some kennel space for more dogs coming in, which would be temporary fostering for a few weeks, but with kennel stressed dogs, we like them to stay in their foster home until they get adopted, which can be a few months. When we send puppies to foster it is normally for 1-2 weeks. Promoting your foster dog is a HUGE part of fostering, as we expect our foster families to try their hardest to find a home for their foster. We do still promote the dog on our end, but you as the foster will get to know the dog better than we do, and you are the best chance at finding the dog a forever home. Social media, public outings, and sending good quality photos to the foster coordinator monthly are key to the foster dog getting adopted.

If you decide to adopt your foster dog, there is no fee for you, however if your family or friends want to adopt, the normal adoption fee applies.

HSWM provides all supplies needed to foster as well as medical care.
After you fill out the application, the foster coordinator will contact you by email when there is a dog that fits your home in need of a foster.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Address *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number *
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Are you 18 years or older *
Who all lives in the home with you? *
Are there children under 12 years old that live in the home or visit often? *
Do you rent or own your home? *
Are there a lot of people in and out of your home? *
Do you have an age preference for your foster dog? *
What energy level are you comfortable with? *
Are you willing to take on any of the following special cases? *
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Do you have a lot of dogs in your neighborhood that you might encounter on walks? *
Have you ever fostered dogs before? *
Where will your foster dog be while you are gone? *
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How many hours will your foster dog be alone on an average day? *
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Do you have any pets? *
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Are your pets spayed/neutered? (This only applies to cats & dogs) *
Describe how your current pet(s) behave towards other animals. (i.e. are they playful, do they just co-exist, what is their energy level when playing with others, etc.) *
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Are you able to keep your foster dog seperate from your current pet(s) if necessary? *
Do you have a fenced yard? (not required) *
Are you able to transport your foster dog to meetings with potential adopters? *
A huge part of getting foster dogs adopted is promotion on social media. Are you able to promote your foster dog(s) on your personal social media? Please also tell us if you have other ideas of promoting your foster dog. *
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