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FOSTER PUPPY RAISER

APPLICATION

 

What PAWS does wouldn’t be possible without dedicated Foster Puppy Raisers. Thank you for applying to raise a dog that will change a person’s life!

To be eligible for consideration, Prospective Raisers are asked to read through the qualification information and complete the Foster Puppy Raiser application. We will contact you after your application is reviewed to either invite you to attend an orientation in your area or refer you to another program that may be a better fit for your location or situation.

As your next step in the process, please complete the form below. When you're finished, click the 'submit' button to send your form to PAWS National Headquarters for review.

NOTE: Please allow yourself time to complete the form in its entirety, as it will not be saved.

If you have any questions about completing the form, please contact Julie Thorington, PAWS National Foster Puppy Coordinator at 800-253-7297.

Thank you for your support!

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Prospective Foster Home Interview

Today's Date(*)
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Name(*)
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Age (if minor)
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Address
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City
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Zip(*)
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County
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Home Phone
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Cell Phone
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Work Phone
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Email Address(*)
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Place of Employment/Occupation
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Household Members

Member 1 Name
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Age if minor
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Relationship
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Place of Employment/Occupation
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Member 2 Name
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Age if minor
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Member 3 Name
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Member 4 Name
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Age if minor
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Place of Employment/Occupation
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Name of person responsible for the majority of the dog's care
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Pet Background

Have you ever owned a dog?
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Have you owned any other animals?
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Are there currently any other dogs residing in the home
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Dog 1 Name
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Breed
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Age
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Sprayed/Neutered?
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Have they lived with other dogs?
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How do they behave with other dogs?
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Dog 2 Name
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Have they lived with other dogs?
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How do they behave with other dogs?
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Dog 3 Name
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Have they lived with other dogs?
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How do they behave with other dogs?
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Are there any other animals in the home?
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If yes, list here:
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Are there any animals housed outdoors?
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If yes, list here:
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Have you ever trained a puppy or dog before?
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Have you ever attended an obedience class with a dog?
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Have you ever been a foster home in the past?
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If yes, where?
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Responsibilities

Please list for whom and describe the experience briefly:
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Will the dog be left home alone during the day?
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How many hours?
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Is your yard completely fenced in?
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Do you agree to keep the puppy on a leash at all times unless it is a completely fenced in area?
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If not, do you agree to provide a kennel run or a trolley style tie out for the puppy?
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Do you agree to exercise the puppy daily?
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Do you agree to take the puppy out in public for exposure at least three times weekly?
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Do you have support of all family members in the home?
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In the event of family illness, emergency, or vacation time what provisions will be made for the care of the puppy?
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Do you feel comfortable with your knowledge of basic dog care and first aid for dogs?
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If not, are you willing to learn?
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Do you have a Veterinarian you are currently using?
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May we contact your veterinarian for a reference?
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Name of Veterinarian:
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Phone
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Address
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City
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State
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ZIP
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How much time are you able to commit for the daily care and training of a puppy?
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When would you be available to take a puppy?
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Do you have a preference for a specific breed of puppy?
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Do you have a preference for a male or female puppy?
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If you do not own your home or live in an apartment, do you have permission from the landlord to have a puppy?
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Are you aware of the financial commitment (vaccinations, spaying/neutering, x-rays, food, obedience classes, monthly heartworm medication) that occurs when raising a foster puppy?
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Are you aware that raising a foster puppy is a year to 16 month commitment?
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Please list three personal references:

Reference Name 1
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Reference Name 2
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Reference Name 3
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Foster Puppy Classes

Do you agree to attend a series of obedience classes with the Foster Puppy? (i.e. Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience)
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Where will you attend obedience classes?
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If classes are offered through the PAWS Representative in your area, will you attend classes there?
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If you are not attending classes through our Field Representative, do you agree to follow up with the PAWS Representative at least once per month?
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How did you hear about the Paws for a Cause Foster Puppy Program?
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Why do you want to raise a Foster Puppy?
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Have you received a Foster Puppy Information packet?
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Have you read through it?(*)
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