Northwest Arkansas Rescue of Canines, Inc. Online Foster Application
A Foster Home is a temporary home for a dog until our organization finds a permanent home for the dog. If you are interested in potentially providing a foster home for one of our dogs, you should fill out the application below.  
 
Thank you for offering to become a foster home for our organization!  To be considered as a foster home our organization you must:
 
*Be 21 years of age or older
 
*If you rent your home, you must have a consent from your landlord to have a dog.
 
*Have all dogs and cats in the home spayed or neutered if they are 6 months or older unless medical reasons for not doing so.
 
*Have all dogs in the home up to date on vaccinations,
 
*Agree to have a home visit done by one of our volunteers.  The volunteer will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed and also visit with family members and current pets.  Distance is a factor in whether or not the required home visit can be completed.  We are a 100% volunteer run organization.  Although we do have volunteer contacts in many areas, some areas may be difficult for us to locate a volunteer to conduct the home visit.  We will let you know ASAP if your application needs to be denied due to our inability to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit.
 
You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract.
 
*Agree to never allow the foster dog to be off leash when it is outdoors, unless it is in a secured fenced in area.
 
*Agree to have the foster dog reside in the home, not outside.  The foster dog may not be left outdoors if you are not at home.  This includes outdoor kennel runs.
 
*Agree to never allow foster dog to be left unattended with young children.
 
***Our fosters have 48 hours of being informed that a dog has a potential home to make a decision on whether or not they want to adopt the dog in question themselves.  Please ask for clarification if necessary.
 
Our rescue organization is an all (unpaid) volunteer organization.  For each application we receive, it takes us approximately 3 hours to review, contact all personal and vet references and make a decision on approval of it.  Depending upon volunteer availability, this can take us several days to accomplish especially when we receive many applications or if we have difficulties reaching references.
 
 
IF YOU RENT OR ARE A ROOMMATE OR CHILD OF THE HOME OWER, PLEASE PROVIDE THE LANDLORD OR OWNERS NAME AND PHONE NUMBER.  You must have approval to have a dog from your landlord, rental agency or home owner.  We also need to know if there are any restrictions, such as size or breed of dog, etc.  Please provide the below information so that we may contact them.
Vet Reference: Please provide the contact information for the Vet clinic that can verify the vaccination/spay/neuter status of current or recent pets.
Are all in home in favor of fostering a dog for our organization? *
Have you been a foster home for another rescue organization before? *
Do you have pets living in your home now? *
Are all your pets current on vaccinations? *
Are all your dogs/cats spayed or neutered? *
Have you ever given away, sold, abandoned, surrendered, or put a pet to sleep? *
Where will your foster dog be when everyone has left the house? if other please explain *
Are you willing to work with your foster dog on any issues it may have? *
Do you acknowledge there can be disagreements and will you strive to ease the transition and provide care and guidance as needed? Note: Small disagreements are expected and typical behavior when a new dog is brought into a home where a dog or cat is already living. There can be fear and anxiety and you must be willing to work with your new dog during the transition time (which can be anywhere from days to weeks to months) until the dog is comfortable in your home. At that time you will be able to see your dogs true personality. *
How long will you be able to provide a foster home for a dog? (Dogs can find their new homes in as little as a few weeks to several months or more. We need foster homes for the long haul and even emergency foster homes for a week or two while we set up transport of a dog to another rescue). *
I have answered all questions and provided all needed references truthfully and honestly to the best of my knowledge. I will do my best to comply with NARC's foster home requirements, which include providing a loving and safe environment for my foster dog. *
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