Foster Home Application

Please complete this application in order to begin the foster process. All applications must be approved prior to placement in a foster home. It is very important that you answer all the questions honestly so that we can place a pet in your home that will be a good match for the pet's needs and your ability to provide what is necessary during the period of foster care. Your honest answers will help us place a pet that is good for your particular circumstances. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. This application is quite in-depth, however, do not let this discourage you from completing it and returning it to us! We genuinely care about the welfare of all our animals, therefore, it is standard procedure to do a home visit as part of the application process prior to placing an adoptable animal in a new foster home. We also check references as part of our process. Fostering a rescue animal is sometimes quite different than bringing home a brand new puppy or kitten. Sometimes our rescued animals come from great homes where they have received lots of TLC, but for one reason or another, the family cannot keep them. Sometimes the animal has been a stray for some time before coming into our shelter, or has not been in the best of homes. We do not place aggressive animals in foster care.  When you foster a rescue animal, there will be a period of adjustment for both human and pet. Lots of understanding, patience and quiet time may be in order for family members. We hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home!

When filling out this application, please use the "TAB" key or mouse to move from one field to the other. Do NOT use the "return key", it will end the application process and send before you are finished.

Your Information:

Today's Date:
Your full name:
Street Address:
Zip Code:

Phone numbers, including area code:

Name of animal if applying to foster a specific pet
Primary breed you are willing to foster
Secondary breed you are willing to foster

Please feel free to expand the answers to any of these questions.

Pet History:

Have you owned pets in the past? Yes No
Where are these animals now? Please, elaborate.


Please list the names and ages of all family/household members:
Do you often have other people visiting your home? Yes No
Grandchildren? Yes No
Other Children? Yes No
Is everyone in the residence agreeable to fostering a rescue animal? Yes No
Are you willing to teach young children the proper care and treatment of this animal?
Yes No
Are you willing to always monitor young children with this animal?  Even a rescue animal that has proven reliable around young children? Yes No

Are you willing to

Welcome this pet into your family as a permanent family member? Yes No
Immediately return any foster animal upon demand to Ahimsa Rescue Foundation? Yes No
Immediately report any health, medical, or other problems to Ahimsa Rescue Foundation? Yes No
Return the animal ONLY to Ahimsa Rescue Foundation or their designated representative if you decide that he/she cannot remain in your home for any reason?
Yes No
Maintain any and all treatment protocol designated by Ahimsa Rescue Foundation and/or presiding veterinarian for Ahimsa Rescue Foundation with provided instructions and/or supplies and/or medications? 
Yes No
Do everything in your power, with the help of Ahimsa Rescue Foundation, to ensure that the animal is kept healthy, happy, and safe?  
Yes No

Have you given careful consideration to and are you willing to provide

The financial obligations of responsible fostering, to include bedding, food and toys for this pet? Yes No
The special needs, time, and patience involved with a new foster animal in the home? Yes No
Who will care for the foster animal and where will he/she be kept?
Why do you want to foster a rescue animal?
Do you currently own any other pets?  Please list the name, species, breed, and age of each

Type of residence

Type of residence; house, condo, apartment, mobile home,

Do you own or rent?
If renting, is your landlord agreeable to you having a foster animal? Yes No
If renting, a signed statement from your landlord must be received prior to fostering.
Landlord, if applicable, name, address, email and phone number:
Do you have a yard? Yes No
Is it fenced? Yes No
Partially or fully fenced? Please, explain
Type of fence:
Fence Height:
How will you exercise the animal?
How many hours a day will the animal be left at home alone?
Where will the animal sleep?
Who will take care of the animal while you work?
If necessary, are you willing to take the animal only to a veterinarian designated by Ahimsa Rescue Foundation?  Yes No
What do you intend to feed the animal?


Veterinarian: Please, give the name, address, and phone number of your veterinarian.

Date of the last visit to your vet:
Individual's name on the account used as your reference:

Do you provide your pet with heartworm preventive?

Groomer: Please, give the name, address, and phone number of your groomer.
Personal: Please, give personal references with names, addresses, phone numbers, and
email address
of individuals that are NOT related to you or living in your home.

Personal Reference 1

Email Address:
Home Phone Numbers:

Personal Reference 2

Email Address:
Home Phone Numbers:

Personal Reference 3

Email Address:
Home Phone Numbers:

NOTE: Complete information, including email addresses, helps facilitate your application in a timely manner.


Your place of employment:
Your occupation:
Your work address:
Your work phone number:
Spouse/significant other place of employment:
Spouse/significant other occupation:
Spouse/significant other work address:
Spouse/significant other work phone:


Do you have any further comments you would care to make?


Are you prepared to take responsibility for the pet for its lifetime of 15 to 20 years? Yes No

The information provided in this application is true to the best of my knowledge as of the date on this application. By typing your name below, you signify that you have filed this application, and understand all that is contained within. Before the a foster animal is placed in your home by Ahimsa Rescue Foundation, you will be required to sign a Foster Agreement.

Electronic Signature:

Thank you for considering a rescued companion!

(click the "Submit" button to submit your application)

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