Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc. Foster Home Application


The duties of the foster care specialist are many. The dogs and puppies that come into our rescue may have been abused or neglected. In foster care the dogs need to be socialized with other dogs and people or children, cage-trained, housebroken, and given lots of TLC. Depending on the breed or age of the foster dog, they may be adopted within a few days or it may take up to several months to find them the right home.

Please enter your name:
Please enter your Email Address:
Address: City: State: Zip Code:
Phone (Home): Phone (Work):
Which of the following breeds are you interested in fostering?:
English Pointer English Setter Mixed Breed Puppies
Have you had experience or researched this breed? YesNo
Is this your first experience with a dog? Yes No
Do you own any pets at the present time? YesNo
Please provide the following information on all pets owned in the last 5 years: Name, Breed/Species, Age, and if they are Alterned. If you no longer own a pet, please state their whereabouts.

Who is your veterinarian (Please provide a phone number)?

Do we have permission to contact him or herYesNo
Will the foser dog primarily live:
Outside Inside
Where will the foster dog be kept when you are not home?
In a crate Confined to one room Free roam in house Outside Other Please explain:
Do you currently live in a...

Do you own or rent?OwnRent
Is there a size limit on pets you are allowed?YesNo
Please provide landlord name/number:

How long have you lived at this address?
How many people in your household?
Do all adults agree to foster a dog? YesNo
If children are in the household, what ages?
Does anyone in the family have allergies? YesNo
Who will be the primary caregiver for the foster dog?
In case of emergency, who will care for your foster dog?
Is your household a smoking environment? YesNo
How many hours will the foster dog be left alone daily?
Do you have a fenced yard? YesNo
How high, What kind?
Do you have a doggie door?YesNo
If yes, will the dog be allowed access to the yard through the doggie door when no one is home? YesNo
Will the dog be allowed on the furniture?YesNo

How will the foster dog be exercised?

Have you taken an obedience class with your own dog? YesNo
Do you have experience crate-training a dog? YesNo
What types of training methods do you plan to use? (Please check all that apply.)
Choke ChainProng CollarElectronic Collar Food Rewards Toy Rewards Gentle Leader Head Halter No Pull Harnesses Other
If "other", please explain:

What type of food do you plan to feed and why?

Are you interested in learning about different food options?
YesNo

Please provide any additional comments: