Paws of L.A. Rescue Foster Application & Agreement
*FOSTERING TO ADOPT: If you're interested in fostering a dog with the intent to adopt, please STOP here and visit to fill out the Adoption Application.

* MUST LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA: Unless otherwise discussed in advance, we will only consider Los Angeles area foster homes. If you do not live in the LA area please check with us before filling out an application by e-mailing us

*IF RENTING, have the knowledge and consent of your landlord that you will be fostering dog(s).

*MUST BE 25+: Applicant must be at least 25 years old and head of household.

*Be willing to work with rescue volunteers to coordinate meet and greets with potential adopters.
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Email *
Dog Interested In Fostering *
First Name (Primary Caregiver) *
Last Name (Primary Caregiver) *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Home Phone
Cell Phone *
Up until what time of night can we contact you via phone? *
Age of the primary applicant *
Are you on social media and if so, by what name do you go by? (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) *
Can you commit to fostering this dog until he/she is adopted? *
Please give a brief description of why you want to foster a dog:
Have you discussed the fostering of a dog with all members of your household? *
Who would be the primary caregiver if you foster a dog (ie: They will be responsible for feeding, socializing and walking the foster dog) *
Have you had the experience of being primary caregiver to a dog?
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Please check any experience you may have had or have with dogs below: (If you don't have experience, that's ok! Check all that apply)
What are behavior/issues are you willing to work on with the foster dog? Please check all that apply. *
Do you have a preference in the gender of foster dog?
Please select all of the age ranges you are open to fostering:
What is you level of experience with dogs? *
If considering a puppy, are you prepared to deal with the following issues: House training, Bottle feeding, Chewing, Barking, Crying at night, Energy Level, Nipping and Socializing.
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Have you had any experience with with an emotionally or physically neglected or abused dog? If yes, please describe. *
Please select all of the size dogs you are open to fostering: *
What activity level are you looking for in a dog? *
What are you willing to provide for a foster animal? (check all that apply): *
Please check which level of foster care you would like to provide. (check all that apply) *
If you checked Long Term, a foster dog may take up to 6 months to a year to become adopted. Are you able to make this long-term commitment? *
When it comes to relating to dogs, I consider myself:
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How many hours a week do you work and occupation/employer and place of work? (i.e. work from home, NOT a dog friendly office, dog friendly office...) *
What type of home do you live in? *
Do you own or rent? *
If you rent, has the landlord given approval for a dog? *
Landlord's contact information (name and phone): *
Do you have a homeowners or renters insurance policy? *
Name of insurance company
Who do you share your household with? *
Name & ages of all adult members and children in the household:
How many hours a week do the other members of the household work?
Do you have children that visit your home? If yes, how often and what type of interaction will they have with the foster dog? *
At what age do you feel a child is responsible enough to care for a dog WITHOUT your supervision? (i.e. daily walking, daily feeding, training etc?) *
If you have children, please describe their experience and comfort level with animals: *
Does anyone in your household have allergies to animals? If yes, please explain to what kind of animals and level of severity of allergies. *
Are you and your spouse/partner a US citizen? *
Are you planning on moving or traveling in the next 4 weeks? 6 months? 12 months? If yes to any, to where and for what purpose? *
If you currently have any other companion animals in your home, please list their breed, age, size, gender, temperament and length of time in your care: *
How do you feel they will adjust to a new dog in the home? *
Have all your companion animals been fixed? *
Are your companion animals up to date on all vaccinations? *
Do you keep your dogs on monthly heartworm and flea preventative? *
Have you taken your current dog(s) to obedience training? If not, please explain why. *
What is the vet that your animals go to? Please be aware we will need their up to date records before placing the dog in your home. *
Are you willing to take your foster dog to vet appointments if needed?
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How far are you willing to travel vet appointments?
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Have you ever walked a dog off leash? If yes, please explain the situation. *
Would you walk your foster dog on-leash or off-leash? If off-leash, where and when? Please explain. *
Will all household members be able to come and meet the dog at a scheduled appointment? If no, please explain why not. *
Do you have a yard? (check all that apply) *
If so, do you share your yard with anyone? *
Is your yard completely fenced in? If not, please explain. *
What kind of fence do you have (i.e. wood, chain link, block wall, wrought iron, etc) and what is the condition of your fence, upon inspection? *
What is the height at the lowest point of your fence (including gates)? *
How many gates do you have on your property and what is their height?: *
Do the gates have locks? What kind? If not, please explain why. *
Pet theft is on the rise. If your gates do not have locks, would you agree to install locks prior to a home check? *
Do you have an electric driveway gate? If yes, will the dog have access to the driveway when the gate is opening and closing? *
Do you have a doggy door? If yes, will the dog have access to it at all times? *
When outside, what shelter would be available to the dog? *
Do you have a pool? Does your pool have a cover or fence around it? If not, would you be willing to put on a pool cover or fence prior to fostering? *
Do you have a Gardener, Housekeeper, Poolman (etc)? If yes, where will the dog be when they are working? *
Do you trust your gardeners, workers and/or pool man to not let your dog out? *
Other than your immediate family, does anyone else have access to your yard? If yes, please explain. *
Have your current or past companion animals ever escaped from your yard? If yes, please explain. *
Do you have any poisons (rodents, snail bait, plant food) where the animal will be kept? *
Is someone home during the day? If yes, please list name of person. *
How many hours a day will the dog be alone? (Please consider and included commute time, work hours and after work activities) *
If the dog will be alone for more than 4 hours a day, what are your plans for the dog during this time and what would you provide for the dog? *
Please describe the area where the dog would be left alone: *
Are there any rooms in your home that are off-limits to the dog when you ARE home? (please be specific) *
Are there any rooms in your home that are off-limits to the dog when you ARE NOT home?(please be specific) *
Will the dog be allowed on the furniture? *
Will you be able to exercise your foster dog on a regular basis? If yes, how do you plan on exercising your foster? *
Where does your current dog(s) or future foster dog sleep at night?: *
If your foster dog gets out, which of the following would you do? Check all that apply: *
We cannot guarantee the foster dog will be housebroken, are you equipped to train with love and patience?
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What discipline would you use if your foster dog chewed your favorite shoes? *
What is a behavior that would not be acceptable to you? *
What might prompt you to return your foster dog to the rescue? *
If you are a renter and planning to foster, should you encounter difficulties with your landlord what will you do? *
Have you ever tried to foster a dog from another rescue group? If yes, what happened? *
Do you have any additional comments, questions or concerns? Anything else you would like us to know in order to help match you with a foster dog?
Have you or any member of your household ever been charged with cruelty to animals or negligence in animal care?
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I agree to keep a collar with tag on the foster dog at all times and leash outside of the house. *
I agree that vetting decisions, including when, where, and how vaccinations, deworming, emergency care, and spay/neuter will be performed, are made by Paws of L.A. Rescue. In case of a life-threatening emergency where pre-approval is not possible, I agree to send medical records and invoices to Paws of L.A. Rescue with my request for payment. *
I agree that the adoption process, including processing and approving applications, collecting adoption fees, and determining the time and place of adoptions, is the responsibility of Paws of L.A. Rescue, with my generous cooperation.* *
I understand that my foster dog can be removed from my care if found to be neglected, abused or picked up as a stray. I agree to surrender the foster dog to Paws of L.A. Rescue upon receiving notification of the termination of the Foster Agreement. *
I understand that any animal, including the foster dog, may pose a risk of injury, death, illness, or damage to me, my family, other persons, or to personal property. I voluntarily and knowingly assume any and all risks associated with my agreement including the risk of injury, death, illness or damage. *
If I foster this dog I agree and understand that no goods or services have been or will be provided in exchange for the donation of my invaluable time. *
I agree that if my foster dog didn't work out in my home, at any time in the future, that I would notify ONLY Paws of L.A. Rescue and to NEVER surrender/give up my foster dog to any other party (including family) outside of my household:
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I agree that if I no longer can care for your foster, it is required that I give Paws of L.A. Rescue as much reasonable notice as possible to find an alternate foster home and also return him/her to Paws of L.A. Rescue only: *
I agree to having Paws of L.A. Rescue conduct a home check before the foster period and a home visit during your foster period. A home check does not guarantee placement of the foster dog.
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I understand that submitting a foster application does not mean I am approved to foster a dog. Paws of L.A. Rescue has the right to refuse fostering to any applicant for any reason. *
I agree that I have answered all answers truthfully and failure to release pertinent information could effect the decision on this application and may be cause for complete dismissal.
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First and Last name (e-signature required - type full name): *
Date of Birth: *
Valid Driver's License number or ID number: *
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