All Breed Rescue, Inc. (ABR) thanks you for your interest in this very rewarding effort of helping a homeless dog find a new home. Dogs that can be placed in a foster home have a better chance of a successful transition into its permanent home. Fostering also helps ABR conserve funds for other expenses such as boarding, food and vet care, etc. In order to assist both you and ABR to determine if you’re providing a foster home is likely to be successful, please review the following information and answer the following questions.
First, it is important to understand that dogs in this program come from a wide variety of situations. For example, sometimes the owner has died, other times the dog is a stray or is surrendered when the owner can no longer care for it, and many dogs are transported from high kill shelters in other parts of the country. As a result, dogs come into the ABR program with the potential for all sorts of issues – behavioral, medical and physical, etc. ABR will do it’s best to share with you all the information it has that ABR believes would be of significance to anyone providing foster care for that dog. However, please understand that ABR often does not have all the information itself. This being said, many wonderful, healthy and loving dogs come into the program.
ABR will provide the following if needed: collar, leash, crate, food and approved medical needs as laid out in the Foster Care Contract and Agreement.
The following are guidelines for foster parents:
1. Do not ever let a foster dog off its leash unless you are in a fenced area.
2. If you want more freedom for the foster dog than regular leashes provide, please use a 20-30’ leash or line.
3. Never leave a foster dog tied outside unattended
4. Introduce all new situations to the foster dog slowly until you are sure of the response, i.e. people, cats, other dogs, etc. The rule of thumb is to use caution and take precautions. That way no person or dog gets hurt.
5. Take special care with foster dogs near cats, other dogs or other pets as behaviors may be unexpected.
6. Never leave a foster dog “kenneled” with your own dogs without supervision.
7. Never leave the foster dog alone with other pets until you know for certain they are fine unsupervised.
I understand that in an unlikely event of an injury due to one of our rescue dog's on all breed rescue property, All Breed Rescue is not liable.
What is your occupation?
Who is your employer?*
If there are any other adults living with you, please provide the following for each:
Full Name, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Work Phone, E-mail *
Please provide 2 personal references, only one of which may be a family member. Please include their contact information and relation for each reference. *
As some dogs are not good with children or certain ages of children, it is important for ABR to know how many children live in the home as well as their ages so we are better able to make appropriate Foster Care matches. This also includes any children that may be visiting on a regular basis.
How many children are in the home?*
What are the ages of the children in the home or ones that will be visiting on a regular basis?*
Being a foster home affects everyone in the household as well as a landlord – a spouse, partner, children, roommates and even visitors. A dog new to a foster home may cry at night, have an accident in the house, or be excitable, to name just a few behaviors.
Are these types of behaviors you have discussed with members of your household?*
Does anyone in the household have any Allergies?
Is everyone in the household in agreement with being a foster home?*
Do you own or rent your home?*
If you’re renting, have you received permission from your landlord to have a foster dog in the apartment?
Landlord Name (if renting)
Landlord Phone Number
Does your Condo, Mobile Home Park, or Homeowners Association have any restrictions on pets?*
Does your homeowner or renter insurance have any restrictions on dogs? If yes, please describe*
Being a foster home means making a commitment to the foster dog to provide regular feeding, exercise and positive attention. All three are necessary for a successful experience for the dog. ABR provides the foster home with the dog’s food and will cover all ABR approved medical needs laid out in the Foster Care Contract and Agreement.
Do you have a yard?
Is the yard fenced in?
How will the dog be exercised each day?*
How do you plan to provide for regular, personal, positive attention?*
How many hours will the dog be alone during the day?*
Is someone home during the day?
Where will the dog sleep at night?*
Being a foster home also means being able to transport the foster dog to Shelburne Veterinary Hospital in Shelburne for necessary medical treatments.
Would you be willing to foster a dog that has medical issues requiring visits to Shelburne Vet on a regular basis?
Would you be able to provide transportation to these appointments?
Can you transport a foster dog to SVH as needed for routine veterinary care?*
One of ABR’s goals is to find dogs new permanent homes. That requires the foster dog to be available to meet potential adopters at the ABR facility.
Are there times during the week that you would NOT be able to bring the foster dog to the ABR facility for appointments? *
Some foster dogs are adopted very quickly while others take longer – occasionally as long as several months.
Are you prepared to keep a foster dog for several months if necessary?*
If the foster dog you take has behavior or other challenges, how long would you give the dog to work through them?
Please note that ABR will need 5 business days to locate alternative arrangements if you
must give up the foster dog for any reason.*
Some foster dogs in the ABR program have “special needs”. Would you consider fostering a dog with any of the following “needs”:
Hold SHIFT key down to select more than one.
Choose all that apply:
Medical issues (seizures, wound care, cancer etc.)
In need of socialization
Do you have any other dogs?*
If yes, please provide name, age, breed and size for each dog:
Do you have cats?*
If yes, please provide name and age for each cat:
Do you have other pets in the home (if yes, please describe):
If you have pets, are they up-to-date on all required vaccines?*
Are all your dogs Spayed or Neutered?*
Do all your current pets see their veterinarian as needed for checkups?
Name of your current Veterinarian*
Current Veterinarian phone. If you don't have pets, you can leave this blank.
What circumstances would cause you to return a dog to us?*
To ensure we find a good match for you and the foster dog, please answer the following questions. Hold down the shift key for multiple selections. (check all that apply)
Choose all that apply:
Is there a specific dog you are interested in?
Choose an animal:
Specific dog at All Breed Rescue?