Are you looking for a way to contribute with more than money? If you want to make a difference in the lives of Houston’s homeless dogs, but you don’t have the time or space for a permanent member of your family, we are always in need of more committed, dedicated, and loving fosters. Crate and food is provided, and fosters can be located anywhere between Houston and Maine; all thanks to our transport partner, Rescue Road Trips

Read Jasper’s foster story by clicking on photo.

Read Jasper’s foster story by clicking on photo.

 

Fostering FAQ’s

What exactly is fostering and what does it involve?

Fostering is when someone opens up their heart and home to a homeless dog in need, while they wait for their forever home. While in your care, you provide a safe, secure, loving environment where your foster dog can blossom. You get to know their personalities, their strengths and weaknesses, what behaviors they know and which ones may need some work. Sometimes you help to train them, socialize them, and teach them manners. 

Why should I foster? 

Fostering is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do when it comes to rescue. When you foster an animal you are freeing up space at a shelter and within the rescue organization for another animal to be saved. Fostering truly does save lives. 

 

If you’re even *thinking* of fostering to help save a life, we encourage you to fill out the form below to start the conversation with us.


Please complete the form below

We understand that this form may seem long to some, but the information supplied within is integral for us to effectively match our dogs with the most appropriate and effective foster possible. Please be sure to answer completely and honestly.

It is our hope that in this digital age we are in, that this format may facilitate a more user friendly experience for those of you who may not have a printer/scanner readily accessible to you etc. 

If you prefer a printable version over the form below, you can download one by clicking here. Once it has been completed in full you can scan and email to hello@peacelovedogs.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Name: *
Name:
Home Address: *
Home Address:
Primary Phone #: *
Primary Phone #:
Alternate Phone #:
Alternate Phone #:
Birthdate: *
Birthdate:
Must be 21 years or older to foster.
Do you own or rent your home? *
If you are renting, provide landlord's name:
If you are renting, provide landlord's name:
If you are renting, provide landlord's phone #:
If you are renting, provide landlord's phone #:
If you are renting, provide landlord's address:
If you are renting, provide landlord's address:
Do you have a fenced yard? *
Do you have a pool? *
Will the foster dog be an inside or outside dog? *
If you are the only one in the home, indicate n/a.
Is everyone in the home aware that you are applying to foster? *
Is everyone agreeable to having a foster at home? *
If there are no other animals in your home indicate n/a.
If there are no behavioral issues indicate n/a.
If you have other pets currently, do you have the ability to keep your foster dog(s) separate from your other pets if necessary? *
Have you fostered before? *
Do you have any experience with dogs going through heart worm treatment? *
Do you have experience with sick dogs who need to recover from an illness? *
Do you have experience with injured dogs who may be recovering from a surgery, etc.? (Commitment time can be longer with these fosters due to the nature of the injury.) *
Do you have experience with dogs who have basic behavioral needs? (Basic commands, crate training, house training, leash walking, etc.) *
Do you have experience with dogs who have moderate behavioral needs? (mouthiness, jumping, impulse control, etc.) *
Do you have experience with dogs who have advanced behavioral needs? (high-energy, separation anxiety, dog reactiveness, etc.) *
Are you willing to work with us to help correct any behavioral needs a dog may have? *
Do you have any travel plans or foresee any changes in your schedule (starting school, moving, changing jobs, etc.) in the near future that may impact your ability to care for a foster dog(s)? *
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I am approved to foster, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. peacelovedogs shall be held harmless from and against any and all claims and damages of every kind, for injury to any person or persons or animals and for damages to or loss of property, arising out of or attributed to, directly or indirectly, the operations or performance of the above named volunteer under this agreement, including claims and damages arising in whole or part from the negligence of peacelovedogs. I agree to notify a peacelovedogs member of any illness, escapes, injuries or any concern pertaining to my foster as soon as issues arise. I further agree that if I am approved to foster, the dog(s) I will be fostering is the sole property of peacelovedogs and I am required to relinquish the dog upon request. I will be required to bring the dog(s) to the veterinary clinic for necessary vaccines and procedures. If I am unable to transport at any specified time, I will coordinate with the rescue to arrange transportation with an approved driver, so that appointments will not be missed. All veterinary service shall be performed by Sienna at 6 Veterinary Hospital, unless otherwise agreed upon in advance. All grooming shall be performed by Darci's All About Dogs (located within Sienna at 6 Veterinary Hospital), no exceptions, and no home grooming. Food can be provided but will require the foster to pick it up from either the clinic or other location predetermined by peacelovedogs. *

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