Foster Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home for Davidson County Animal Alliance. A foster home is a temporary home for an animal until a perfect forever home can be found.Fostering is the backbone of rescue, and we can only save as many animals as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. Fostering involves opening your heart and home to a dog in need, and giving them a safe place to land and some TLC until they’ve found their new family. Some foster dogs are easier than others, but all bring great joy and the reward of knowing that you played a part in saving that dog’s life and helping them find a loving home.
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Email *
Name *
First and last name
Daytime phone number *
Evening  phone number *
Address: *
City, State, Zip: *
Your birthdate: *
Please list names, ages, and relation of all adults in your household: *
Please list names, ages, and relation of all minors in your household: *
Does anyone in your home have allergies to dogs or cats? *
What type of housing do you live in? *
Do you own or rent your home? *
If you rent, what is your landlords name and phone number?
Do you have a fenced yard? (We don't necessarily require a fenced yard, but some dog require a secure exercise area.) *
If you have a fenced yard, briefly describe the type of fencing (type of fence and height). If you do not have a fenced yard, how will you adequately exercise a foster dog? *
Do you currently own any pets? *
Please list names, breed, age, of your pets. If you don't have any pets, just put "no pets". *
Are all of your pets spayed and/or neutered? *
If your pets are not spayed/neutered, why aren't they?
Are all dogs in the home on heart worm and flea/tick prevention? *
If your dogs are not on heart worm and flea/tick prevention, why?
What is the name and phone number of your pets veterinarian? (Please call your veterinarian and be sure they have permission to release information to us.)
What kind of experience so you have with dogs/cats? (groomer vet tech, trainer, owner, etc) *
Have you ever fostered an animal before? If yes, for what organization and what was your experience like? *
How many hours a day will your foster animal be alone? *
Where will the foster animal stay while you are at home? *
Where will the foster animal stay while you are away? *
Where will the foster animal stay during the night? *
How often does your family travel or vacation? *
Are there any restrictions on the type of animals you are able to foster? If yes, please explain. *
Have you ever crate trained a dog? *
Do you understand that pets require decompression time when entering a new environment? *
Have you ever surrendered a pet to a local shelter, rescue, or other organization? If yes, explain. *
Please supply a personal reference NOT related or living with you. Include name and phone number. *
I understand and agree that the primary caretaker of foster animals must be over 21 years of age. My family will provided a patient, loving environment for the foster animal(s) in my care. I agree to give my foster animal the necessary time it takes to find it a permanent home. *
I understand that although the Davidson County Animal Alliance takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster placement, we make no guarantees relating to the animals’ health, temperament, behavior, or actions​. I understand that I am taking foster animals into my home at my own risk.​I indemnify and hold Davidson County Animal Alliance and its representatives free and harmless from all liability arising out of any claims, demands, losses, damages, action, judgement of every kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by me, members of my household, my own personal animals, or any third parties by reason of activities arising out of this agreement. I furthermore release Davidson County Animal Alliance from any responsibility for any diseases, illnesses, or parasites that may be contracted by my own personal animals from the foster animal. *
I understand that many animals coming into the foster program may be coming from animal shelters. The Davidson County Animal Alliance does not and cannot guarantee the health status of any animals​. I understand that all of my personal pets should be fully vaccinated against rabies, distemper, corona, parvovirus, and bordatella. Furthermore, I understand that a 2 week quarantine away from my personal pets is highly recommended ​to allow any carried illness to present itself and give time for the foster animal to decompress and adjust to its new environment. *
I agree to necessary home visits from representatives of Davidson County Animal Alliance. I also agree to provide feedback about the foster animal in my care to DCAA and its representatives in order to help find an appropriate permanent home. I understand that I need to be available for a potential adopter to view the foster animal and make the foster animal available for adoption fairs/events. *
I agree, for its own safety, to keep my foster dog crated any time it is left alone. Furthermore, foster dogs will never be allowed off-leash in an unfenced area and that foster cats will never be allowed outside. *
I understand and agree to all information provided to me in my application process. If the animal I foster is on medication, I will continue the medication as directed. ​If during the time I am fostering the animal it requires medical attention, I will contact Davidson County Animal Alliance immediately. If my foster animal has a medical emergency while in my care and Davidson County Animal Alliance cannot be reached, I will leave a message for them and take my foster animal to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital. Medical emergencies include: inability to move, walk, or stand, being attacked or bitten by another animal, broken bones or significant bleeding, vomiting uncontrollably, vomiting blood, significant blood in stools, blood in urine, or contact has been made with a potentially rabid animal. *
I understand that the foster animal in my care is legal property of Davidson County Animal Alliance and I will not sell, trade, or dispose of the animal in any way. I agree to return the foster animal back to Davidson County Animal Alliance when a permanent home has been found. I will refer any interested parties offering to adopt my foster animal to Davidson County Animal Alliance and will not make any promises regarding adoption. ​ I understand that anyone interested in adopting the animal I am fostering (including myself) must go through the standard adoption process and that approval of candidates of animals is at the discretion of Davidson County Animal Alliance. *
By submitting this application, I agree that all of the information I have provided above is, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete, and accurate. I understand that falsifying answers on the application, or any time during the fostering process, disqualifies me for fostering animals for the Davidson County Animal Alliance. *
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