* In order for an application to be approved, all dogs and cats currently owned by applicant must be neutered or spayed, and must be up to date with all vaccines, including Lyme disease if recommended for your area. The rabies vaccine is also mandated by state law for dogs, cats, and ferrets. The Sato Project will confirm status with the veterinary reference you provide in your application.
* For fostering a puppy, we require that all puppies under four months old not be left alone for more than four hours per day on a regular basis. Exceptions can be considered if provisions will be made for some kind of relief in the form of a dog walker or daycare.
* In the application below, we request names and phone numbers for two personal references (not relatives), your current veterinarian if you are a current or recent pet owner, and your landlord if you rent. We will follow up will each of these references. Prior to submitting your application, please let each reference know to expect a call from The Sato Project.
* Fostering a dog can be tremendously rewarding. It also requires making a serious commitment to helping a dog which has just undergone a major journey and rehabilitation from a variety of difficult circumstances in Puerto Rico. The dog may arrive in your care and be nervous, frightened, and disoriented. You will have the critical role of helping this dog become acclimated to a new life in a loving home, and to new sights and sounds, all of which will give him or her the best possible chance of finding the perfect forever home. We urge all prospective fosters carefully consider this commitment before submitting your application, especially first-time fosters.
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Thank you again for your interest in fostering one of our dogs! We will do our best to follow up with your references and respond to you within 48 hours of receiving your application.