The dogs available for foster are evaluated for temperament prior to being pulled. Although the dog’s background is generally unknown we have done our best to assure a well-tempered dog. All dogs will be given their vaccinations, and unless very young, will be spayed or neutered. Although, we cannot guarantee that there are no health or behavior problems with the dogs we rescue, we have done our very best to assure that each dog in the program is a good candidate for permanent placement through adoption. As a foster parent/home you would be responsible for not only the safety and daily care of the rescued dog, but also the socialization and rehabilitation of trust and basic house manners to ensure the dog has the best opportunity of becoming a member of a new adoptive home.
The following application is very important to helping us make the right match between dog and new “ foster parent”. We, therefore, reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to turn down an application. By submitting this application whether by mail, in person or via the Internet, you are giving us permission to check the references listed and demonstrating your sincere interest in pursing the fostering of a dog from our rescue program.
Please indicate how you learned about NASPR.
Household Members (please provide name, relationship, and age)
Have you ever owned a Chinese Shar Pei?
What do you know about the breed ( temperament, health, etc.)?
Why do you want to foster a Chinese Shar Pei?
Have you ever fostered for a rescue organization previously?
If so who?
Do you own or rent your home?
how long have you lived at your current address?
What type of home do you live in?
If you rent, please provide us with the landlord’s name and phone number. Please note that we will contact your landlord.
If a pet deposit is required, have you already paid that?
Are there any covenants (restrictions, size, number, type) that prevent you from Having a particular pet?
If yes please explain.
Who will be responsible for the primary care of this dog?
If you do not have children who are members of the household but have children who visit regularly please indicate their ages, gender and relationship.
Explain your plans for your foster dog’s care while you are at work and how long each day the dog will be alone?
Are you able to transport your foster dog to scheduled vet appointments?
If you have to move what will you do with your foster dog?
This can be as much as a 1(+) year commitment. Are you prepared to care for a foster dog until it is adopted?
If you cannot foster long term would you be interested in fostering short-term?
Are you willing to foster a rescue with medical needs?
Will your foster be kept on heartworm control monthly?
Have you owned pets previously?
Please list previous pets. Breed and why they are no longer with you? (natural causes, lost, stolen, etc.)
If you have other animals, please fill out the sections below. (species, breed, gender, age, spayed or neutered)
Are you able to keep your foster separate from your own pets if needed? Please explain.
Do you have a fenced yard?
If yes, what kind of fencing do you have?
If you do not have a fenced yard how will your foster be exercised?
Where do you plan on keeping your foster the MAJORITY of the time?
Where will your foster sleep at night?
What will you do with your foster when there is no one at home?
What will you do if your foster exhibits bad behavior? (Being destructive, soiling the house, barking, etc.)
Do you understand that this dog may not be housebroken, and are you willing to take the time to properly housetrain?
Do you understand that it may take this dog time (at least 30 days) to adapt to his or her new home?
Would you foster a dog through treatment of a medical condition? (heartworm treatment, entropion, surgery, administering daily meds, etc.)
Would you be willing to foster a dog with a behavior problem (chewing, separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms, not housebroken, etc.)
Write any additional comments. Indicate any health or behavior problems you could NOT handle. dog aggression, cat aggression, daily medication, etc.
Thank you for filling out the North American Shar-Pei Rescue Foster Application.