Volunteer Application
Illinois Shorthair Rescue -  As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers, GSPs, and the public’s health and safety are our top priorities. We are accepting applications and actively responding to requests. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are adjusting our adoption process.  Please be patient with us as we process applications while you shelter in place.
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ISR!
Please note that part of the volunteer approval process is a vet check and a home visit.  Please inform your vet office that IL Shorthair Rescue will be calling.  Thank you for your assistance in expediting the volunteer approval process.
Volunteer First Name *
First name
Volunteer Last Name *
Last name
Age range *
Volunteer Living Status
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Spouse/Roommate Name
Volunteer Street Address
Volunteer City
Volunteer State
Volunteer Zip Code
Volunteer Phone Number
Email Address *
How many children under age 18 live in your household?  Please provide age and gender of each:
Who should we contact in case of an emergency?
Emergency contact name *
Emergency contact phone number *
Employer Information
What is your occupation? *
How long have you been at your current job?
Employer name
City/ State your employer is in
General Information
Have you ever done animal rescue work before?
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If yes, which organization(s)?
What were/are your duties?
Do you still volunteer with them?
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Please describe why you are interested in volunteering for a group dedicated to rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers. *
Have you ever rescued/ adopted a dog before?
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If yes, from which organization(s)?
Have you owned pets in the past 5 years?
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Please list previous pets in the past 5 years:
Please tell us Name, Age, Sex, Animal type, Breed, Spayed/Neutered, Where is it now?
Please note that as a part of the application process, a volunteer will be calling your vet office for a vet check. Please provide the contact information for your family Veterinarian and advise them that an ISR volunteer will be in contact.
Veterinarian / Clinic Name
Vet/Clinic Address
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Vet Phone Number
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Are your pets up-to-date on vaccines?
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Are your pets maintained on a monthly heartworm preventative?
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Do you have any experience/training in any of the following dog-related areas of work (please check all that apply)?
If you checked one or more of the above, please briefly describe the extent of your work/training experience.
Do you understand that dogs may be unpredictable and that ISR cannot guarantee if a dog we are attempting to rescue may become aggressive? *
Are you willing to assume the risks involved with working with animals who are sometimes frightened and who are in unfamiliar surroundings and the possibility that the dog may experience stress and/or bite you and/or another person and/or your companion animals? *
Are you willing to accept any risk involved in transporting a dog inside your vehicle? *
Do you have a large or giant sized crate to use when fostering or transporting a foster dog? *
Please list 2 personal references. Please let your references know that an ISR volunteer may be contacting them.
Reference #1 name *
Reference #1 relationship to you *
Reference #1 email address
Reference #1 phone number with area code *
Reference #2 name *
Reference #2 relationship to you *
Reference #2 email address
Reference #2 phone number with area code *
General Volunteer Interest/ Experience Questions:
Are you interested in fostering?
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Are you interested in transporting?
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Are you interested in fundraising/ events?
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Are you interested in doing home visits for potential adopters, potential volunteers, or potential dog intakes?
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Other areas of assistance in which you would like to assist in volunteering:
Are you involved in any dog sports?
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If yes, please describe dog sport activity.
Have you ever participated in obedience training with a dog?
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If yes, please describe obedience training.
Do you have any unique skills that you are willing to contribute that were not covered above?
Have you ever or any member of your household been accused or convicted of any cruelty to animals or people? *
If yes, please explain the accusation or conviction.
How did you find out about Illinois Shorthair Rescue?
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