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Why Foster?
Choosing to be a foster is a serious undertaking. It will change your routine and your own companion animals will need to be okay with it.

Many people faced with homeless animals tell themselves: "It's not my problem," "It's not my fault," "It's so sad, but there's nothing I can do." Well, fortunately, there is something you can do without making a lifetime commitment.

The fulfillment and sense of purpose you receive in knowing that you helped one more homeless animal find its way into a safe, happy home is overwhelming each time you successfully place an animal in need.

What is involved?
We will provide you with most of the supplies you’ll need to make your foster friend feel right at home. All you do is provide a safe and secure home until a permanent home is found.

If you are willing and ready to open your homes and your heart to homeless dogs and cats, please complete our Foster Home Application.  Once submitted a volunteer will review your information and contact you as soon as possible.
City, State, Zip
Email Address
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone
What type of home do you live in?   Other Explained: 
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, please provide your Landlord Information Landlord Name:

Do you have children or grandchildren living in your home or visit your home?
If yes, please provide their age(s)
Does anyone in your home have an allergy to animals?
Do you currently have a veterinarian?
If yes, please provide their information Vet / Clinic Name:

Have you ever fostered before:
If yes, what type of animals?
What type of animals are you interested in foster?
What pet experience do you have?
(please provide as much detail as possible)
Are you willing to foster an older pet?
Are you willing to foster a pet with special health needs?
Are you willing to foster a pet with behavior issues?
Are you willing to foster litters of puppies?
Are you willing to foster litters of kittens?
Do you have bottle-feeding experience?
Are you willing to foster more than one pet at a time?
Are you willing to foster short-term, ie a few days to a few weeks?
Are you willing to foster long-term, ie more than one month?
Do you currently have any pets?

If yes, please provide us with the following info on your pets:

  Type of Pet
(Dog, Cat, Bird, etc.)
Breed Gender Age Spayed or
Up to date on Vaccinations

Inside or
Outside Pet?

Current Pet #1
Current Pet #2
Current Pet #3
Current Pet #4
Current Pet #5

When you are at work, where will the foster pet stay?
Where you are home, where will the foster pet be?
How will you housetrain your foster pet, if needed?
(Check all that applies)
Scold dog when he/she has an accident

Stick to a schedule

Newspaper / Puppy Pads

Reward pet for going outside

Rub pet's nose in mess

Watch pet closely at all times

House pet in crate or safe room when he/she can't be watched

No Need - Will only take pets that are house trained


How will you avoid or correct unwanted (but normal) behaviors like chewing, play mouthing, or jumping?
(Check all that applies)
Distract pet with a noise (clap hands or rattle a can of pennies)

Thump nose or "scruff" dog

Scold dog after bad behavior

Keep dog busy with interactive toys

Reward good behavior

Firmly say "No"

Teach commands like "leave it" or "off"

Turn away / ignore bad behaviors whenever possible

Apply taste deterrent (such as Bitter Apple) to desirable items

Other / Explain:

Please provide 3 references we can contact if needed, no family members, please  
Reference #1 Name 



Reference #2 Name 



Reference #3 Name 



To Validate Human entry of this form, please answer the following question:

Is the picture below a dog, cat, or fish?


  By submitting this form electronically, agree to the following statements:

I hereby agree to accept a position as a Volunteer worker for Those Left Behind Foundation and in doing so, I agree to comply with all of the rules and regulations which may be established from time to time by Those Left Behind Foundation. I acknowledge that my services are provided strictly on a volunteer basis, without any pay or compensation of any kind, and without liability of any nature on behalf of Those Left Behind Foundation. All services will be performed at my own risk.

I recognize that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks there exists a risk of injury including physical harm caused by the animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, person representatives, and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Those Left Behind Foundation and partnering stores, it’s agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, or any nature or cause, including costs and attorney’s fees incurred by Those Left Behind Foundation in connection with the same, based on damages or injuries which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way connected with my services for Those Left Behind Foundation, including but not limited to animal bites, accidents, or injuries.

(After this form is submitted, you will be directed to a print out page for you to sign and provide to a volunteer for Those Left Behind.)