Being a Foster Parent to a Lab in need is the single most valuable part of rescue. Fostering a dog for a short time in your home saves that dogs life.
If you have little children under age 7, we cannot consider you for foster help due to legalities beyond our control.
You must have someone home at least part of the day or you must have another dog in the home. Foster homes cannot leave a foster dog all alone without a human or canine friend all day. This is especially true in a condo situation where a foster do may bark and desturb neighbors.
If you would like to become a Foster home for a Labrador in need to help get them ready to go to their forever home, please complete our foster application below by copying the application, pasting it into an e-mail, typing in your answers next to the questions, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put FOSTER APPLICATION in the subject line of your email.
Forever Fosters and Long Term Fosters
Some of our babies either cannot be adopted due to illness or age, and some may take a long time to become adoptable due to abuse or major medical condition. These sweethearts are part of our Forever Foster program and have a home with us for as long as they live or as long as they need.
Please considering helping us to care for these dogs who have no other option.
Note: If you have children under age 7, please do not complete this application. We cannot legally put a foster dog in your home.
Thank you for considering fostering a dog with Indi Lab Rescue. Please cut and paste the application and email it to email@example.com
Foster parents are not permitted to adopt any of the FIRST THREE DOGS that they foster but are permitted to apply to adopt subsequent foster dogs. Please know this going into fostering as the first three dogs you foster MUST be adopted out to approved families and are not available for adoption to any new foster.
If you are only interested in adopting a dog, please complete our adoption application because you will not be allowed to adopt any of your first three fosters (although you would still be able to adopt another dog from us).
Do you agree that you will not attempt to adopt any of your first three foster dogs?
Are you over 21 years of age?
Name profession: hours away from home: Spouses name: Spouses profession: Spouses hours away from home: Address
COMPLETE address including zip code:
Do you rent or own your home:
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to have a dog?
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
If you are in an apt, townhouse, condo and work more than a five hours away from home, and do not have another dog from company, you cannot foster a dog because it is likely a new foster dog will not work out in your situation.
Do you have a secure fenced yard with a minimum of 5 ft fence?
Is your fence locked?
Do you have a gardener come? if so can you be sure the dog is inside when your gardener comes?
Do you have a pool?
Is the pool fenced?
Where will you keep the dog when you are not home?
Where will your foster dog spend its days?
Where will your foster dog sleep?
Do you own a crate? In almost ever foster case you would need an extra large or large wire crate to foster a dog for safety and housebreaking.
How will you correct a potty accident?
Is EVERYONE in your family on board with fostering a dog?
Do you have any children that live in your home or visit frequently?
If you have children aged 7 or younger or if children that age visit regularly, you cannot legally foster a dog from us.
Have your children over age 7 been around large breed dogs?
Is anyone in your home afraid of dogs or has anyone ever been bit by a dog?
Do you have cats? How many? Are they de-clawed? Indoor or outdoor, is there an area for them to get away from a dog?
Do you have dogs? LIST EACH DOG INDIVIDUALLY AS FOLLOWS:
Dog 1 Name: Age: Breed: spayed or neutered? Good with other dogs? Heath concerns:
The following questions help us assess your experience with dogs so that we can place an appropriate foster dog in your home. You do not need experience in all of these areas to be approved as a foster home. Have you had experience with any of the following?
• crate training/house breaking • obedience training or working with behavior issues • whelping a litter or bottle feeding puppies • Giving Medication
Why do you want to be a foster parent?
Are you also looking to adopt?
When are you available to begin fostering?
Are you willing to foster more than one dog at a time (a bonded pair or perhaps senior easy dogs)?
Any special requirements for the pet you are fostering, such as good with cats, dogs, toddlers, older kids, already housetrained, crate trained, etc…?
YOUR VETERINARIAN if you have one Name of Current or last Veterinarian/Animal Hospital Contact info Will you allow your vet permission to speak with us as a reference?
How did you find out about us?
Do you agree to allow us to visit your home by appointment as part of our volunteer application process? If you are also planning to adopt in the future after your firsts 3 fosters, do you agree to do your in home adoption interview at this time as well and to pay your $20 application/home visit donation to Indi Lab Rescue.
Do you swear that all of the information you have provided in this application is true and correct?
Do you agree to contact us immediately if any of the information changes?
Please list two personal references and their relationship to you: