Foster Application

Name *
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Phone Number *
Phone Number
Address *
If required, do you have access to a car to bring a scruff to Lakeview Animal Hospital in Mississauga for their vetting appointment(s)? *
If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please explain here.
How old are you? *
ie: 9-5, work from home, night shifts etc
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or animal cruelty? *
Do all members of your household agree to fostering? *
Do any members of your household have animal allergies? *
Describe your home atmosphere *
If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please explain here.
How long would your foster be alone daily? *
If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please explain here.
Would you be willing to hire a dog walker if you required one? *
**Please understand that you will not be reimbursed for this**
If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please explain here.
We provide you with the essentials for your dog (food and crate, vet bills and extras if we have) but if you wish to buy anything new for your foster dog, do you understand that you will NOT be reimbursed? * *
Who will be responsible for feeding/training/staying in contact with the SOS team in regards to the foster dog? * *
Are you prepared for an adjustments period while the dog gets comfortable around you and your home? *
Note: adjustments meaning; barking, accidents, pulling on the leash, chewing, potential conflicts with other animals
Have you ever owned a pet in the past that is no longer with you? *
What kind of pets were they? (check all that apply)
Were they all spayed/neutered?
What's your living arrangement? *
If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please explain here.
The foster homes we are looking for are open to take on dogs of various breeds and sizes. Your foster counsellor will pair you with a foster that matches your availability, experience and ability. Are you ok with this? * *
Please note that you will work closely with your FC so there will be a trusting relationship there once the protocol and approval have gone through. We would not do this blindly to you!
Do you rent or own? *
Landlord's Name
Landlord's Name
Landlord's Number
Landlord's Number
Do you have space for a dog crate in your home for when you are away from home/night time? * *
Have you ever bred your pets? *
Please indicate your level of dog experience *
Do you have experience with or are willing to work through the following with your dog if it were to occur? *
When are you ready to start fostering? *
Are you willing to foster other dogs, if the dog you are interested in fostering is already accounted for?
Will you be able to bring the dog to vet appointments, adoption events, etc? *
Are you interested in attending training to gain experience with helping dogs with a challenging background who need extra support?
Are you willing to keep your foster until it is adopted? *
Please note it takes an average of 4-8 weeks to get a Scruff adopted, but it can always take longer
Are you prepared for an adjustment period that can last weeks? *
Note: Adjustments meaning; barking, accidents, chewing, conflicts with other animals, etc
How will you help get your dog adopted? *
Are you willing to foster dogs with special needs? If so, please check all that apply below. *
Name, Relationship, Contact Number & Email Address (an immediate family member cannot be used as a reference) **NOTE: your references will be contacted via email first. **SECOND NOTE: a live-in significant other cannot be one of your referneces**THIRD NOTE: make sure to tell your references to check their junk folder if they don't see an email from us in the coming days
Reference #1 *
Reference #1
**NOTE: If you live with someone (not a signicant other), please provide their contact details as your first reference
Phone number *
Phone number
Reference #2 *
Reference #2
Phone number *
Phone number
I agree to attend the mandatory foster orientation session before I begin fostering. *
I understand that any misrepresentation of the above information authorizes Save Our Scruff to deny application, and/or reclaim the dog that is in my home. I acknowledge that Save Our Scruff cannot guarantee any dogs against parasites, diseases or destructive behavior. I will not hold Save Our Scruff responsible, nor seek any compensation for damages, medical fees or other liabilities incurred by the pet I foster. *
I understand that SOS strongly recommends that all household animals (current pets) are up-to-date on vaccines as well as on a flea, tick and heartworm preventative. If they are not, I understand that SOS is not held financially responsible for any costs associated with the animals. If a foster dog becomes positive for a parasite while in my care Save Our Scruff will not be responsible for providing the treatment to any household pets except the SOS foster dog. *
Although every attempt will be made to ensure your safety, animals are by their nature unpredictable in behaviour. Accordingly you, as a volunteer agree to the following conditions: I hereby agree to hold save our scruff, rehome & rescue its officers, directors, employees and volunteers forever harmless for any damage to personal property or any injury whatsoever that i may suffer as a result of my volunteer activities with save our scruff, rehome & rescue. This includes but is not limited to dog bites, scratches, communicable illnesses or pests contracted from any animal. I am aware that as a volunteer of save our scruff, rehome & rescue i am acting as a representative of the organization and agree to act responsibly at all times by maintaining a professional demeanor and protecting the rescued animals from any harm while they are in my possession or care. Volunteers under 16 years of age require a parental or legal guardian to be in attendance and the guardian must also fill out a volunteer waiver. Volunteers over the age of 16 may volunteer without a parental guardian accompanying them, however parental or legal guardian consent is required (signing consent on this waiver below). Therefore, you must be 18 years or older to volunteer with the dogs, some exceptions can be made depending on the situation/volunteer opportunity. This waiver applies to any and all events that I attend as a volunteer for save our scruff, rehome & rescue. *
Date *