Foster Application

Application Requirements:

Guardian Angel Rescue reserves the right to refuse any application for any reason. Guardian Angel Rescue bases placement decisions on finding the right foster homes for our rescues.

All applications must be filled out entirely. All fields are required to be answered (unless otherwise stated) and any application submitted with missing information will not be considered.

Guardian Angel Rescue will not consider any application that is submitted for anyone other than the primary applicant. Our rescues may not be given away as gifts or for any other reason.

All applications submitted should be done so with full knowledge of all family members and with the intent to adopt if approved. Guardian Angel Rescue requires all members of the household (including anyone renting space in the home and any animals) to meet with a Guardian Angel Rescue volunteer and the desired dog or puppy prior to fostering.

No person under the age of 23 will be allowed to foster from our rescue. Proof of age will be required.

The primary applicant must be on the mortgage to apply for fostering any dog or puppy with Guardian Angel Rescue. No Renters.

Guardian Angel Rescue will not consider any application where children will be the primary care givers.

A reference check is required prior to approving any application.

Should you not have a fenced yard for the dog or puppy, please understand that frequent walking and exercise is required. If you work full time and or the dog or puppy will be home alone for more than 6 hours on a daily basis, please take the time to find a dog walker or program that will assist in exercising and walking during these stretches of time.

No Guardian Angel Rescue dog or puppy is to be used for any other purpose other than an indoor (foster) family member. Dogs and puppies may not be left in yards, chained to trees, or used as guard dogs.

You must take the time to consider all aspects of responsible ownership, including training, behavior problems that can arise, and any changes in daily activity that will occur with the addition to your household.

A phone interview will follow the application process. Please specify the best time and contact number for this interview.

You must agree to and sign the contract form prior to fostering.

You must agree to and sign the contract form prior to adoption. (The software to view, save, or print Adobe Acrobat documents is available free from the Adobe website.  To get a free copy of the software, please click here).

Foster Application Form:

Do you prefer to foster dogs or cats?
Babies, adults, or seniors?

Please specify how many fosters you can care for at once.
Number of fosters:

Applicant Information

E-Mail Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone [optional]:
Cell Phone [optional]:
Street Address:
City, State:
Zip Code:

Best method and time to contact you:

Two personal references are required. Relatives may not be used as references, and references must not currently be residing in your home. Please inform each of your references, including your vet, that someone from Guardian Angel Rescue will be contacting them via phone call.  Please make sure their contact number can be reached during the daytime.

Reference 1
Street Address:
City, State:
Zip Code:

Reference 2
Street Address:
City, State:
Zip Code:

Please enter your vet's office information below.
Name of Veterinary Office:
Street Address:
City, State:
Zip Code:

Please list all pets residing in your house. Include type of pet, breed, age, and amount of time you have owned each pet. If you have no pets, enter "N/A".

Are all pets current on their vaccinations? Guardian Angel Rescue strongly recommends all dogs and puppies are current on Bordatella vaccination as well.  Please speak with your vet to find out if any additional vaccinations are recommended.  If you have no pets, select "Yes".  
Yes / I have no pets

Are all pets neutered or spayed? If so, enter "Yes". If not, why? Please describe. If you have no pets, enter "N/A".

Are there any aggression issues in the home with current pets? Examples include resource guarding, protectiveness, possession of a family member, etc. Please describe. If you have no pets, enter "N/A".

How would you deal with aggression from your current pets towards a new pet? If you have no pets, enter "N/A".

Please list all people currently living in your home and their ages, including yourself.

Do you or anyone in your household have any fear of animals? If so, please explain.

Are there any members of the household that have allergies to dogs? And if so, how will these issues be dealt with?

Do you currently work with or volunteer with any rescues or shelters? If so, where do you work/volunteer and what do you do for them?

Type of dwelling:
Other (Please list)

Approximate square footage:

Do you own or rent? If you rent, please provide your landlord's full name and phone number.
Landlord's Name:
Landlord's Phone:

Please describe your neighborhood setting:

Please describe your street:
Main Road
Dead End Road
Side Street

What type of area would the foster be able to exercise? If you're fostering a dog or puppy, where would they be walked and exercised?

Is there any barrier to prevent the puppy or dog from leaving the property, such as metal fencing, *electric fencing or stockade fencing? (All of those who are willing to get invisible fencing must have a professional install the fencing and train the puppy or dog at age appropriate time - proof will be required) *Absolutely no do-it-yourself electric fencing will be allowed by Guardian Angel Rescue.

How is your fencing secured to protect the puppy or dog from escaping or anyone/any animal from coming into your yard?

Please describe the space where the foster will be living and playing when family members are at home.

How long will the foster be left home alone?

Where will the foster be left when home alone?

What is your method of discipline?

How will you handle accidents on the floor? (As most puppies or dogs will have accidents until a routine is learned by both pet and owners, approximately 48 hours to 2 weeks.)

Have you house trained any puppies or dogs in the past?

Guardian Angel Rescue requires a home visit prior to fostering do you give permission for a home visit?

When is the best time to do a home visit. Please note that all household family members and pets are required to be home for the visit. No exceptions will be made.

Have you given a pet away in the past, and if so, why?

Have you ever fostered before?

Have you been turned down by any other rescues or shelters for fostering?

Would you like to foster a special needs puppy or dog such as heart worm treated or medical lay-up?

Would you be able to give medication if needed?

Please specify any limitations or abilities that would effect which foster would be placed with you?

Are you willing to travel to events, the veterinarian, or the adoption when needed?

When would you like to start fostering if your application is approved?

Please feel free to add any additional information that you feel might be helpful to us in reviewing your application. [optional]

By checking the box, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Guardian Angel Rescue adoption policies.

Guardian Angel Rescue would like to thank you for your time and interest in applying to become a foster home!

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