Foster Caretaker Application Step 1 of 5 20% Homeless pets of all ages find a second chance at life when a foster family steps forward to take them in. FAAR fostering focuses on vulnerable animals that are most at risk of euthanasia in shelters. It includes those who are underage, elderly, or have treatable medical/behavior issues. Foster parents provide shelter, socialization and love. Sometimes it is that love that gives an animal the will to survive. FAAR provides medical care, training, mentoring, food and supplies. Fostering can be difficult and requires consideration, but it can also be fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do. Help us assist homeless animals in your community. Foster Care RequirementsPlease carefully read each paragraph below and acknowledge your acceptance by signing and dating at the end.Transportation and Veterinary System I have adequate transportation and my schedule is flexible enough to get to a vet quickly in the event of an emergency. I am willing to work with the FAAR veterinary system. Adoption Event Participation I am available to take pets to and from adoption events, or make arrangements for them to be picked up and dropped off. FAAR encourages fosters to participate in adoption events once their fosters are available for adoption. Pet Hygiene & Care I understand that socializing and keeping my foster clean is as important as feeding and keeping them safe. Fosters need to learn to be handled, carried, bathed, their paws touched, etc. Getting them acquainted with normal household bustle (e.g. fans, televisions, vacuums, etc.) increases their chance of a successful adoption. Pets that are shy or less socialized may need extra care, handling, walks and field trips. Pet Health & Vaccinations I understand that I may have to come to the Pet Rescue Thrift Store for supplies, or visit a vet for routine health checks, vaccinations, or to pick up supplies and medicine. NOTE: FAAR will try to work around your schedule as much as possible but there may be times that an animal needs attention on a particular day. Home & Property I am aware that due to fostering there is a great deal of cleanup and there is a remote chance of consequential damages. Foster's Living Space I understand that the foster’s living space must be kept as sterile as possible. Felines are not allowed outside under any circumstances. Puppies are not allowed to go on walks outside my property, and are not allowed in the front yard. Parvo and other diseases can be tracked around by roaming dogs, and even raccoons. I must wash my hands before and after handling fosters, and shoes must be kept out of reach to prevent chewing and transfer of diseases. Foster Health I understand that there are some illnesses which can be transmitted from the foster to my personal pets, or even to myself. Many of the FAAR pets come from local shelters or hoarding situations, where they could be exposed to disease, fungi, and parasites. Additional Pets Disclaimer I understand that a foster could be ill but not yet showing clinical signs of illness, or may be susceptible to diseases they have not yet been vaccinated for. In addition, the fosters may have compromised or underdeveloped immune systems. The best way to stay safe is not to foster if your household members or your pets have a compromised immune system (undergoing chemo, the flu, etc.). It is also recommended to keep your personal pets separated from fosters to prevent inadvertent cross contamination. Timeline Commitment I agree to foster for the entire committed time upon accepting the foster. NOTE: We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens, so please notify us as soon as possible if you need to return a foster so a replacement can be found. All Things Considered I have carefully considered all aspects of fostering including noise, frequent feedings, adoption events, socializing, and adjusting my schedule for fosters. FAAR Ambassador I understand that as a volunteer, I am an ambassador of FAAR and will wear my FAAR shirt and name badge to all public events. Pet Ownership I understand that if I (or someone I know) am interested in adopting a foster, I must go through the regular adoption process and fees. I understand that all fosters are the property of FAAR and must be returned to FAAR when requested. FAAR Mission Parameters I understand that FAAR does not accept strays or unwanted pets. If you find a stray or have a friend who has an unwanted pet, FAAR will try to assist but cannot take the animal into its care. Communication with FAAR I will contact FAAR immediately if anything should happen to my foster, including illness, injury, loss, theft, or any other reason. Important Consideration I am aware that because of the nature of foster animals there is a possibility that my foster may pass away. Adoption Day I understand that at the end of my care commitment, my foster will be adopted. It will be bittersweet but I am confident that FAAR will do its best to find the perfect loving home for my foster. Acknowledgement and Acceptance*I have read, understand and agree to the terms specified above. Click here to accept Name* First Last Date* Save and Continue Later Personal InformationName* First Last Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Landlord Information (if applicable)Email Home PhoneWork PhoneCell PhoneMay we text you? Yes No Save and Continue Later Household InformationDo you rent or own?* Rent Own What type of dwelling do you live in?* House Apartment Other Please specify for other:Does your lease allow pets? Yes No Is your household...* Very active Average Couch potatoes Inside accommodations (mark all that apply)* Free roam of house Crated Pet door to go outside Will not be indoors Will not be outdoors Contained in one area For, "Contained in one area," please describe in detailNight time accommodations (mark all that apply)* Inside, free roam of house Inside, crated Outside, free roam of yard Outside, tethered/chained Garage Other For other, please describe in detail*Size of yard* No yard Balcony/patio only Small Average Large Acreage Is your yard fenced?* Yes No No Yard Material of fencing and height of fence:Will pet have access to a swimming pool?* Yes No Save and Continue Later Household MembersPlease list adults other than yourself. Add rows as needed using the plus sign to the right of the row.NameAge Please list children in your household (Add rows as needed)NameAge Does anyone in your household have pet allergies?* Yes No Has anyone in your household been convicted of child or animal welfare law violation, including but not limited to neglect, cruelty, or abandonment?* Yes No Save and Continue Later Present Furry Household MembersPlease list past & present furry household members. Answer Y/N for columns with a question and add rows as needed.NameSpecies/BreedGenderAgeAltered?Declawed?Vac record? What previous animal experience do you have (if any)?*Which animals would you be willing to foster? (Check all that apply.)* Kitten bottlebabies Puppy bottlebabies Weaned kittens Weaned puppies Adult cats Adult dogs Ill or injured dogs Ill or injured cats Rabbits, guinea pigs Rats, hamsters Ducks, chickens Other Please specify for other:Do you have any questions or concerns about being a foster caregiver?Foster Care Liability Waiver*I hereby agree to hold Foster Army Animal Rescue, its employees, agents, volunteers, supporters, rescue partners, and assigns harmless from any and all liability on account of any personal injury or illness, which I, my family members, or my pets may sustain while fostering an animal or animals. I acknowledge that I participate freely and of my own volition and understand the risks associated with my participation. This release extends to all personal injuries and illnesses sustained by me, my family members, my guests, and my pets. I assume responsibility for my own conduct and behavior while participating in this foster care program, whether I am on Pet Rescue Thrift Store property or offsite. I also hold the Foster Army Animal Rescue, its employees, agents, volunteers, supporters, rescue partners, and assigns harmless from any damage to my personal belongings or domicile caused by the animal or animals I am fostering. I agree to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by Foster Army Animal Rescue, written, spoken, and implied. I understand that I volunteer on an “At Will” basis. The Foster Army Animal Rescue or I am free to end my status as a foster at any time, for any reason, with or without cause and with or without notice. Click here to agree Name First Last Date Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.