Foster Applicants Name *
Date of Birth *
You must be at least 23 to foster.
Co-Foster Applicants Name
Date of Birth
You must be at least 23 to foster.
* What County do you live in? Home Phone * Cell Phone Applicant * Email *
Are you on Facebook? *
We do most of our correspondence through facebook messaging since it's live, fast and easy. It's very important when you begin fostering that you are able to check your Facebook messages daily. We also have a group foster forum where it's easier for us to get messages to all of our fosters at the same time.
Do you have a camera? You will need to provide us with 3 to 4 good pictured of your foster baby so that we can put them up for adoption. Photos are really important as that is the first thing potential adoptive parents see prior to completing an adoption application * Are you willing to have someone from Angels on Wheels visit your home for a home visit? A home visit is required. * What kind of experience have you had (i.e. dog owner, cat owner, dog training, vet tech, groomer, agility, happy pet owner, etc.)? *
You must have basic dog care knowledge if wanting to foster a dog or basic cat care knowledge if wanting to foster a cat. We will help and guide you to becoming a great foster, but it's very difficult for us if you don't have basic pet care knowledge.
Have you ever fostered an animal before? *
It's not required to be an experienced foster, we will guide you through it
If you have fostered before, please list the name and phone number of the groups you were with. Why did you leave them? Please list the names, ages and relation of all adults and children in the household and the relationship to you (please include the applicant and co-applicant). * Are there children not living with you but are in your regularly like daycare children or step children? If so please list the ages and length of time they are in your care...i.e. which days and how many hours. * What type of Feline Fostering are you interested in? What type of Canine Fostering are you interested in? Do you any specific criteria that need to be met before bringing a foster animal into your home, for example, size and weight limitations..i.e. size and activity level is best for your home and family? * Are you willing to provide a foster home for your foster animal until your foster finds a forever home? Animals must be 8 weeks old and through a 2 week quarantine for pups, and 2 weeks for adults to get them altered prior to the animals being made available for adoption. Some of our animals get adopted quickly others can take longer up to a few months. *
We understand that everyone goes on vacation. We will find a temporary foster for you should you go on vacation until you return.
If you foster an adult dog, and he/she test positive for heart-worm, are you able to keep him/her through treatment? Treatment can be 45-60 days then there is time need for finding her a home. * What type of housing do you live in? (Apt, Townhouse, Single Family Home, Duplex). If you live in a condo, apartment or townhouse, please check to see if there is a weight limit or beed restriction. Many Home Owners associates have weight and breed restrictions. * Do you own or rent? * Name of Landlord (if you rent)
Phone of Landlord (if you rent)
We can't process your application without this information if you rent.
Do you have a fenced yard? * If your yard is fenced, what kind? (wood, chainlink, 3ft, 4ft, 6ft.)
A fence is not required for fostering most dogs.
If you don't have a fenced in yard, how will you keep your foster on the property? * Will your foster dog have access to a doggy door? * Are there any canine or feline behaviors you are not willing to tolerate? * Please explain what behaviors you can't work with.
Is your interest in fostering stem from wanting to adopt? * Please provide us with information on the animals you currently have in your household. *
Name, Breed, Gender, Weight, Animals age when you got them, Current age
Please provide us with information on dogs and/or cats you have had in your home in the past 10 years who are no longer with you. Please include: What year they passed away (very important), breed guess, weight guess, how old was the pet when you got him/her, and why they are no longer with you. Are your current pets Spayed and/or Neutered? Please note that all dogs and cats in the home must be altered prior to fostering with us. Name and phone number of your vet (s)? Please provide the information even if the dog or cat is no longer with you. * Are the animals in your home current on heartworm testing, rabies vaccination, heartworm preventative?
We recommend you speak with your vet prior to fostering to be sure your animals are up to date with the necessary vaccinations and preventatives.
Have you ever given up an animal to a friend, rescue, animal control, shelter etc. * Your Pet's Temperament *
Please describe your dog and/or cat's personality. Are they good with other cat's/dogs. Is there any relevant information that we should know about them?
Are you currently a student? * Is the applicant currently employed? What is your occupation and what are your work hours daily i.e. 8-5? *
This is very important as it will help us determine who would be a good match for you based on the number of hours you are gone.
How long does it take the applicant to drive to work? * Is the co-applicant currently employed? What is the occupation and working hours? How long does it take you and co-applicant to drive to work? * How many hours a day will the foster animal be left alone? Where will the foster be during the day when you are home? * How do you plan on confining the foster while you are gone? * If you are gone for more then 6 hours a day, fostering puppies isn't an option as it's too long to leave puppies alone. If you are gone all day and are interested in fostering an adult. Do you have someone that can let the dog out mid day? If so please provide the name and phone number. * If needed do you have a way to keep your fosters separated? It's important with adult dogs to allow them time to decompress from all they have been through away from your resident dogs. They are scared and confused and just need some time to adjust. Pregnant and nursing canines will also need a place away from the other dogs to keep them safe. How will you do this? * Foster kittens will need to have a separate bedroom or bathroom to keep them in. Where will you keep foster kittens, or a pregnant or nursing feline mom? * If you live in a condo or apartment, and your foster barks when your away, will this be a problem? * Any other relevant information about the time you are away from home, i.e. do you have a dog walker or a relative that comes to check on your current pets? If you have a friend, neighbor, relatives or dog walker that will be helping, please provide the name and phone number so that we can verify. * Does anyone in the household have allergies to animals, if so please explain? * Are you able to drive your foster animal(s) to a veterinarian who works with Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue for vaccinations, neutering or any other medical needs…Angels on Wheels pays all the expenses as long as you go to one of our approved vets? Some of the vets do not take weekend appointments with rescues. * Need Help with any of the following? (Playpens and Kennels are for puppies and dogs only. I'm sorry but at this time we can't supply kitty litter for felines). If your interest in fostering stems from an interest in adopting, the crate will be your responsibility to obtain as you will need it anyway when you adopt. We will still provide all of the medical care while in our care like spay/neuter, shots, microchip, flea preventative etc. as well as food * Are you able to drive to one of rur participating vets, which are as follows: Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic, Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, Naperville Animal Hospital, Oswego Animal Hospital, Countryside Animal Hospital, Knoll Animal Clinic in Carol Stream, Yorkville Animal Hospital, We have a vet in Lombard on Fridays only for spay/neuter and vaccinations. We also use Fox Valley Animal Welfare League in North Aurora for spays/neuters/vaccinations/dentals * Many supplies are picked up or dropped off in South Naperville near 95th and Book. Are you able to drive there to pick up supplies you might need like extra food, crate etc, and then drop back off when you are done with items? * Are you willing to act as an Agent for Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue, and show the animal for adoption in your home along with possibly accepting adoption fees on behalf of Angels on Wheels? No foster animal should leave your home without the adoptive family signing an adoption contract and providing the adoption fee. (Only those families approved to adopt will be in your home for a meet and greet). After the adoption the contract is either mailed or dropped off in Naperville.* * Adopting Your Foster. If you do decide to adopt your fostered animal you will be required to follow normal adoption procedures along with paying the normal adoption donation, there is no discount for fosters adopting their own fostered animal. You must also let us know if your interested in adopting prior to your foster being placed up for adoption. Usually 1-2 weeks after arriving they are placed up for adoption. Much depends on if they were owner surrender, came from a shelter, the vetting needs and age. Our fosters always have first choice to adopt their foster dog or cat. However once we receive an adoption application, we will need to move forward with that, and your right of first choice has been bumped. Are you ok with this?* * Personal Reference *
Please provide the name, phone number, and relationship to you of a personal reference of a relative not living with you preferably a parent. If no parents then a close friend or co-worker.
Foster Care Agreement Section 1 *
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Foster Care Agreement Section 2 *
The foster parent agrees to keep detailed and accurate records of any medical treatment and care given to the foster animal. A health Record envelope is provided with every foster animal, and dogs get an adoption bag.
I understand the importance of my own animals being up-to-date on vaccinations and flea preventative. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk. I indemnify and hold Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue NFP (also known as AOWAR) free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action, judgment of every kind which may occur to or be suffered by me, members of my household, my own animals or any third parties by reason of activities arising out of this agreement. I release AOWAR from responsibility for any diseases that may be contracted by my resident animal(s) from the foster animal. I agree that it is my responsibility to keep my own animals up to date on core vaccinations along with preventatives and will be responsible for any illnesses that may occur with their own pets.
I will assume liability for the foster dog or cat while in my care and I will assume any and all veterinary care needed for my own animals before during and/or after the foster period.
I understand that animals could nip, have accidents inside, chew, bite, etc. and I assume all liability.
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Foster Care Agreement Part 3 *
I understand the foster animals is the property of Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue, and will not sell, trade or dispose of the animal without consent of Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue. I understand that anyone interested in adopting my foster dog, cat, puppies or kittens (including myself) must go through the standard adoption process, pay the designated adoption fee, and approval of candidates and placement of animals is up to AOWAR (Of course we welcome your referrals and input).
I understand that Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue will retain ownership of the foster dog/cat until adopted. I will surrender the dog/cat to Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue immediately if requested to do so by a board member for any reason at anytime.
Third Choice, I will return crates, carriers, x-pens, medications, empty containers, dewormers, blankets, bedding, medical supplies, toys, unused shampoos, bones, food, anything and all materials given to me by Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue immediately if requested to do so or if I choose to no longer foster. It will be my responsibility to return all of these items to Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue in Naperville or Angels On Wheels will charge me current market value to replace any unreturned items, and you agree to reimburse us.
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Signature of Foster Parent In Agreement of Terms who must be over 23 years of age. I certify that the information I have provided is accurate and honest, and that my name as the applicant or co-applicant is in fact the person electronically signing the foster agreement. I understand and agree to all information and terms provided to me in my application.* *
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
FOSTER CARE AGREEMENT 1. I understand and agree to all information provided to me in my application process. By signing or typing your name below, the applicant and co-applicant certify that the information given is true. 2. If the animal I foster is on medication I will continue the medication as directed, and will keep the animal up to date on vaccinations. 3. If the foster animal becomes lost or runs away, the foster home must immediately contact Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue, the local police department and animal control agency. 4. In the event of a medical emergency, the foster home will notify AOWAR as soon as the pet is safely at the veterinarian or sooner if it is after veterinarian hours. Unapproved vets will not be reimbursed. As long as the animals are taken to our vets we will pay for everything. Our approved vets are in Crest Hill, Wheaton, Woodridge and Yorkville. 5. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR FOSTER DOG TO AN EMERGENCY VET FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT CONSENT OF ANGELS ON WHEELS. UNAUTHORIZED VISITS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR BY ANGELS ON WHEELS ANIMAL RESCUE. 6. I understand the foster animal is the property of the AOWAR, and will not sell, trade or dispose of the animal without consent Angels on Wheels. 7. I understand the importance of my own animals being up-to-date on vaccinations and flea preventative. 8. All foster home current resident pet(s) should be up-to-date vaccinations. 9. I will assume liability for the foster dog or cat while in my care and I will assume any and all veterinary care needed for my own animals. 10. The foster parent agrees to keep detailed and accurate records of any medical treatment and care given to the foster animal. A Health Record envelope is provided with every foster animal, and dogs get an adoption bag. 11. If the foster home resident pet (s) contracts a disease or is injured by a foster animal, Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue will not be liable for any expenses associate with the foster home pet(s). 12. I understand that AOWAR will retain ownership of the foster dog/cat until adopted. I will surrender the dog/cat to AOWAR immediately if requested to do so by a Board Member for any reason at any time. 13. I will return crates, carriers, x-pens, medications, dewormers, blankets, bedding, medical supplies, anything and all materials given to me by AOWAR will be returned upon request or should I decide I no longer want to foster. It will be my responsibility to return all of these items or AOWAR will charge me for those items. By signing or typing your name below, the applicant and/or co/applicant understand and agree to all information provided to me in my application process. I understand that anyone interested in adopting my foster dog, cat, puppies or kittens (including myself) must go through the standard adoption process, pay the designated adoption fee, and approval of candidates and placement of animals is up to AOWAR (Of course we welcome your referrals and input). You understand that although AOWAR takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantee relating to the animals’ health, behavior or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can reject or return any animals for which AOWAR has asked me to provide care. I indemnify and hold Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue NFP (also known as AOWAR free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action, judgment of every kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by me, members of my household, my own animals or any third parties by reason of activities arising out of this agreement. I release AOWAR from responsibility for any diseases that may be contracted by my resident animal(s) from the foster animal. I agree that it is my responsibility to keep my own animals up to date on core vaccinations along with preventatives and will be responsible for any illnesses that may occur with their own pets. *