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 mainly interested in adopting a dog, please complete our adoption application.
Do you agree that you will not attempt to adopt any of your first three foster dogs? Are you over 21 years of age?
City, State, Zip
Occupation Hours away at work Work Contact to verify employment Work Phone number
YOUR HOME: 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?
Do you have a secure fence yard?
How high is your fence at the lowest point?
Is your fence locked?
Do you have a pool?
If so is it 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?
How will you correct a potty accident?
YOUR CHILDREN/FAMILY/PETS: Do you have a spouse and are they on board with your fostering?
Do you have any children that live in your home or visit frequently? Please list the ages of each child.
Have they been around dogs?
Was it successful?
Are their any other people in your home?
Does anyone in your household have any known allergy to animals?
Is anyone in your home afraid of dogs?
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?
Do you realize you cannot adopt any of the first 3 dogs you foster?
When are you available to begin fostering?
Are you willing to foster more than one dog at a time?
Do you have a crate to keep your foster dog in when you are not home to help with training?
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 Address Phone List the Last and First name records are under
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?
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: