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Foster Application - Northwest German Shepherd Rescue by niusheng11


									           Northwest German Shepherd Rescue

Fostering a German Shepherd Dog

Thank you for your interest in fostering a German Shepherd!

If accepted applicants will be asked to fill out and sign the official NWGSR Foster and Volunteer

Please be patient. Someone will respond to your application as soon as a volunteer has been found to
make a home visit. This may take a week or more. If you do not hear from one of our volunteers within a
week or two, please contact:

NWGSR adopts to states from WA, OR, ID and MT so we are also looking for foster homes in those

In order to best serve you and to ensure a good match between your family and an available dog, please
respond with the following information.






Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

If you do not have email access, you can enter N/A but please be aware that rescue or adoption might
take a lot longer and is far more difficult to arrange as the majority of all communications will be via email
as rescue work often occurs at odd hours of the day and night when our volunteers are available.

Where did you find out about fostering:

For all dogs you have previ ously owned list name, age, sex, breed, spay/neuter status and what
happened to the dogs.

Do you have a regular veterinarian?       Yes      No
Name of Vet erinarian for current and/or previously owned animals:
            Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
Address and Phone of Veterinarian:

Can NWGSDR contact your veterinarian?                   Yes         No

Do you want to foster a male or female?                Male         Female       No preferenc e

What do you know about the German Shepherd breed ?

What type of property do you live in?             House        Apartment          Condo      Farm     Other

Do you own the property?          Yes         No

What days and times would you be available to have a representative come over to do a home check?

     Monday         Tuesday        Wednesday              Thursday           Friday    Saturday     Sunday

     Morning        Afternoon          E vening


Do you have children? :          Yes        No

If so, what are their age(s) :

Do you have other pets?          Yes        No

If yes, what species?

If yes, what breed?

If yes, what sex?

If yes, neutered or spayed?        Yes            No

Have you owned a German Shepherd before?                      Yes        No If so, how long did you own them?

            Years       Months
           Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
What other types of dogs besides Shepherds have you owned?:

How many hours a day will the dog be left alo ne?

Where will the dog spend the night? :

Where will the dog spend the day? :

Is there a dog on our website in which you are interested?

Your requirements for fostering

Acceptable age range and males, females, or no preference?

Length of time willing to foster a dog:

Any other restrictions?

Terms of Foster Agreement
           Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
I,                                                        (re-type full name), hereby acknowledge the
following policies and agree to abide by them during the entire time I am fostering dogs for the NW
German shepherd rescue. Please read and check the box next to each of the following terms to indicat e
your agreement. Your application cannot be processed until you have agreed to each term.

     1) I understand that my role is solely as a temporary home, and that the plac ement of any dogs I
foster will be conducted by the Breed Rep. It is the Breed Rep's job to review and interview pot ential

      2) I will remember in all my dealings with the public as a foster volunteer that I represent the rescue,
and that the public will consider my words and actions to be representative of the attitudes and positions
of NW GS D Rescue as an organization. I understand that as an individu al, I am not authorized to speak
for the rescue, nor can I ent er into any agreements for NW GSD Rescue any such activity will be referred
to the Board of Directors.

    3) I have read and understand the NW GS D rescue’s mission, and will not undertake any actions that
could be considered inc onsistent with the mission. If I engage in activities of a political or cont roversial
nature they will only be done as an individual, separate from any association wit h NW GSD rescue.

     4) I understand that I am personally res ponsible for any and all financial expenses that I incur in my
efforts to foster dogs for NW GSD rescue. Although NWGSDR may reimburse my expenses, I agree that
each expense must be supported by receipts, must be pre -approved by the Breed Rep. I accept full
responsibility for any expenses incurred by me that fall outside of approved expendit ures. I will always
remember that I represent a nonprofit organization and in no way can profit from any activity related to the

     5) I understand that NW GSD rescue cannot guarantee or be held responsible for the temperment,
behavior, or health of foster dogs that I may handle. I am aware th at foster dogs may cause damage to
my personal property, other pets, and humans. I will keep dogs securely contained at all times while in my

     6) I understand that it is my decision to foster dogs for NW GSD rescue. I will not hold NW GSD
rescue liable for any damage, injury, or harm caused directly or indirectly through my fostering activities
with NW GSD rescue. I carry insurance coverage in the event of personal or liability damages res ult ing
from fostering dogs for NW GSD rescue.

    7) I understand that my foster volunteer position will be terminat ed if my conduct is deemed in
opposition of the mission of NW GSD rescue, or det rimental to the best interests of the NW GSD rescue.

    8) I certify that I have read and understood the ab ove-referenced policies of NW GSD rescue.

    9) I certify that I am age 18 or older.

     10) I certify that all information in this application is true, and understand that false information may
void this application and my ability to volunteer/ foster with NWGSD rescue.
          Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
     11) I understand NW GS D rescue will conduct a screening of my info rmation, and I hereby give NW
GSD rescue permission to contact me, my references, my veterinarian, and any other sources necessary
during this screening. Thank you for volunteering to become a foster home for NW GS D rescue. Our
Foster Coordinator should be contacting you shortly after rec eiving your application to conduct a phone


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