Volunteer Foster

Foster Application

Foster care is temporary care provided by responsible, compassionate and caring adult volunteers for WCFA cats and dogs until they can be adopted to quality homes.

Providing a good home environment with proper socialization, exercise and loving care gives our foster animals a better chance of being placed more quickly.

We do not operate a shelter and rely on our foster homes for the success of our adoption program. Being able to place dogs and cats in foster homes allows us to increase the number of animals we can rescue.

WCFA will provide food, litter, crates, bedding, toys and other items as needed for the animal while it is in your care at home. WCFA will provide necessary veterinary care for foster animals and provide continued support and guidance to the foster family.

You will be expected to keep the foster animal safe and secure, provide food, water, love and respect, exercise enrichment, socialization, basic obedience and house training as needed to make the foster animal more adoptable and better suited to the right home. You will return the foster animal to WCFA when requested to do so; not promise the animal to anyone or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. WCFA retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care and will make all decisions regarding the adoption and placement of the animals fostered. The foster parent is responsible for transporting the foster animals to and from pet adoptions and vet appointments as required, unless other arrangements are made.

Foster services performed by an individual are voluntary and are without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation, or payment of any kind.

I have read and understand the questions and statements in this application. I certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct and I understand the responsibilities I will undertake as a foster parent. I understand that although WCFA takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animals’ health, behavior or actions. I understand that there exists a risk of injury or illness to my own or other animals, to me, my family and other persons who come into contact with any WCFA animals, as well as risk of personal property loss or damage. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can decline to accept any animal for which WCFA has asked me to provide care. I acknowledge that WCFA is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by me, members of my household, including my own animals, or any third parties during a foster placement. I assume the risk of all injuries and/or property loss or damage in connection with my foster volunteer duties for WCFA. I assume liability to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury. I indemnify and hold harmless WCFA from any negligence caused by me.

I hereby release WCFA, its officers, directors, participants, volunteers and affiliates from any and all claims, actions, liabilities, damages and costs of any kind arising out of fostering, transportation or any other work or activity with any animals connected with WCFA.

Are you 18 or older?
If renting, do you have permission to have pets?
Describe your yard:
Fence is made of:
Does anyone in your household have allergies that could affect fostering of pets?
Do you presently own pets? *(Required)
Are these animals spayed/neutered?
WCFA requires all animals currently residing in your household to be up to date on vaccines. You may be asked to provide proof of vaccination records.
Type of Animal preferred
Have you fostered cats or dogs before?
Will you be able to separate foster animals from your own animals(Required)
Will you be able to transport your foster pet to/from pet adoptions/other events?(Required)
Do you have any objection to WCFA conducting an on-site visit to your home where the foster animal(s) will be kept?(Required)
Do you accept the terms listed on this page?
By hitting the submit button below, you agree to all the terms listed on this page.