AARF Dog Foster Application
Common Reasons Dogs & Puppies are in need of foster care:
Foster parents are the lifeblood of this organization. We get new dog arrivals on a regular basis, whether it is a box of puppies left at our door, a phone call that someone has found a pregnant dog, a stray or, sadly someone needing to surrender his or her own pet. We often get emergency calls from other shelters asking if we can take a dog because they are full. AARF people are passionate; we are often the first responders and we always want to say, “Yes, we’ll be right there,” but first we have to find a safe home. We need a foster. That is where you come in. We hope you will join our foster community. It is through you that we can save these dogs and puppies.
Expected Duties as a Foster Parent:
Provide daily care including food (provided by AARF when available), water, socialization, and a clean, safe environment
Provide transportation to and from medical appointments
Attend Saturday adoption fairs at least twice a month
Socialize and exercise your foster dog
Communicate with adoption team and potential adopters to ensure a good match between the dog and their adoptive family (understanding your dog’s temperament and activity needs)
Provide age appropriate training to move your foster dog toward being a well-behaved inside companion
Qualifications for Fostering:
In order to ensure that your foster dog receives the care he or she needs, AARF asks that you meet the following criteria:
Must be at least 21 years old
Have a basic knowledge of canine care and behavior
Have a safe and secure space inside your home to ensure a good quality environment
Driver’s license and a vehicle
Willingness to transport your dog to meet potential adopters, vet visits and adoption events
Provide access to current veterinary records for all animals in your residence
Commitment to time and effort to socialize, train and exercise your foster dog as well as provide ongoing input to the AARF foster team on any behavior changes or health issues
Please fill out the following application and our foster coordinator will be in touch with you soon!
The more information you provide us, the better! Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Due to timelines and our constant need for fosters, it is best to complete this application when you are immediately available to start fostering.