GEARS Foster Application
Thank you for your interest in fostering an animal for GEARS. We are a foster-based animal rescue and can only continue to help animals in need with the support of volunteers like you! By making the commitment to foster, you are providing love, stability, and safety to an animal that otherwise may not have had a chance.
Name of Applicant #1: *
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Name of Applicant #2 (if applicable):
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Birth Month (OPTIONAL):
Address: *
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City: *
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Postal Code: *
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Main Phone Number: *
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Secondary Phone Number:
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Email: *
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Emergency Contact Name: *
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Emergency Contact Phone Number: *
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Type of Residence: *
Do you: *
If renting, do you have permission from your landlord to bring an animal into your home? GEARS requires written consent stating that you are permitted to have animals on the premises. Please include this consent with your application
If living in a condo or townhouse, do your by-laws have height or breed restrictions?
Who will be the primary caregiver of the animal? *
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Is the primary caregiver over 18 years of age? *
Number of adults in the home: *
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Number of children in the home: *
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Do you have a fenced yard? *
How high is the fence?
If you do not have fencing, how do you plan to exercise your foster dog and allow them to use the washroom?
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Are you willing and able to transport your foster animal to any vet appointments or adoption events? *
How many hours, on average, would the animal be alone? *
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Do you have experience with animals? *
If yes, to what extent?
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How long of a commitment are you willing to give your foster animal?
GEARS is a force free rescue, and therefore only use force free training techniques with our dogs and cats. Do you agree to only use force free training methods with your foster animal? (Information will be available to all fosters and volunteers to learn about force free training) *
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What type of animal are you interested in fostering? *
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Are you able to take on animals with medical issues? (This may involve administering medication or changing bandages) *
Are you able to take on fearful or aggressive animals? *
Please list your current pets including breed, gender, and age
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Are your current pets spayed/neutered?
Are they up to date on vaccinations?
Are you confident your current pet(s) will adjust to a new animal in the home?
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Do you understand that there may be an adjustment period before the animal forms a relationship with you and/or your family? *
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Do you understand these adjustments may include housetraining and acclimation to a new environment? *
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If you have had pets in the past five years that are no longer with you, please provide the reason.(Passed away from old age, euthanized, given away, etc)
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Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense relating to an animal or child? *
If yes, please explain the circumstances.
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How did you hear about GEARS?
Please list three references including contact numbers. Reference #1 *
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Reference #2 *
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Reference #3 *
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List any questions or concerns you have at this time. Please also feel free to include any other information that you feel we should know about you.
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