Why are you interested in fostering this pet from Whiskers? (Required) What is your commitment to this pet?
Whiskers is committed to our rescued pets for the remainder of their lives. We understand that this is not a commitment that every family can make, given timing and circumstances. This form is used both for permanent and temporary foster placement. We ask this question to help us understand which pets will be most successfully place with you, whether for a short or long period. Please answer as honestly as possible to ensure both you and the pet have the best experience.
What is your intended commitment? (Required) About You Your Name (Required)
Date of Birth (Required) Address
(Required) Are you employed? (Required) Spouse/Partner Name
Please tell us about any recent or upcoming life events (travel, surgery, remodeling, family expansions, relationship changes, other) that would affect the application process and the ability to acclimate a Whiskers pet to their new surroundings. (Required) Whiskers may require a home visit by a volunteer or staff member; is this acceptable? (Required) Please explain why a home visit is unacceptable Do you currently foster for any other rescue groups or programs? (Required) Please list any foster animals in your home. About Your Home
Please provide detailed and complete answers to this section. We are committed to ensuring that the foster animal in which you are interested will be a good fit. Please provide answers for all people and pets who live in your home more than 50% of the time.
Do you own or rent? Does your lease & landlord allow pets? (Required) Including yourself, how many adults live in your home? (Required) How many children live in your home? (Required) How many dogs live in your home? (Required) Does your home have a dog/pet door? (Required) How many cats live in your home? (Required) Do you have any other pets in your home? (Required) Please provide details about the other pets living in your home. (Required) Foster Home Readiness Assessment
The following questions seek to determine if your home is appropriately equipped to facilitate a successful foster experience. If you have questions or need supplies (kennel, baby gates, etc.) to enable you to foster, we are happy to help - just ask!
Do you have an area to isolate/quarantine new animals coming into your home? (Required)
This can be a bedroom or bathroom. An area that is isolated from all other animals, as slow Introductions will be necessary.
Please describe the area to isolate/quarantine new animals to your home (Required) If a foster is coming directly from a shelter, a 14-day quarantine is required. Are you able to accommodate a 14-day quarantine in your home? (Required) Whiskers fosters are required to be kept indoors at all times. All transport of foster animals must be in a hard sided carrier. Will you commit to keeping your foster indoors at all times. (Required) Are all your pets spayed or neutered? (Required) Are all of your pets vaccinated? (Required) Have you ever surrendered a pet to a shelter or rescue? (Required) Please explain the circumstances that required you to surrender your pet: (Required) Proper nutrition is essential to the health of any pet; will you agree to feed a high-quality food that lists protein as the first ingredient & limited grain content? (Required)
(Whiskers can make cost-sensitive recommendations).
Have you ever euthanized a pet? (Required) Please explain the circumstances that your required you to euthanize your pet: Have you ever declawed a cat? (Required) Do you have a fenced yard (Required) Who will care for your foster when you are out of town? (Required) Veterinary Information
Whiskers provides veterinary services for all of our foster animals. If you have an established relationship with a veterinary clinic and would like to enter their contact information, please do so below.
Emergency Contact Information
All Whiskers pets are microchipped, and the registration is administered by our rescue. Please provide the name and phone number of a trusted adult who lives OUTSIDE of your primary residence. This person will be listed as an emergency contact if your foster pet is found at large, is injured, and/or if we are unable to contact you.
Emergency Contact Name: (Required)
Whiskers Policies Whiskers Foster Agreement (Required)
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
A minor child is the responsibility of the parent and must be supervised at all times. Whiskers is not responsible for any injury to child due to animal interactions, or any other injury incurred while parent or guardian is volunteering or fostering. Please do not leave children unattended with the cats.
Whiskers will provide all materials to care for the cats at the store habitats and events. This includes food, litter, blankets, medications, cleaners and other items as needed.
Whiskers will provide all medical care and sterilization cleaners (Accel Rescue) for quarantine areas or areas where sick animals are being treated. This product is not for general cleaning and is only for sterilization. Whiskers will provide fosters with cleaning protocols and information for cleaning areas where animals in your care are housed. Recommendations for basic cleaners and dilution ratios for sterilizing dishes using bleach will be provided.
Whiskers will provide food, litter, blankets, and other supplies if/when Whiskers receives donations of those items. These donations are not guaranteed, please discuss food and supply needs prior to committing to fostering. We do also ask that you do use foods and formulas as discussed with us or recommended under veterinary care if needed.
Whiskers is always grateful and accepting of donations specifically in foster situations. In foster situations, we are grateful to our foster who can help with basic supplies. All basic supply items purchased for the specific care of your Whiskers foster animal may be eligible as a tax deductible donation to Whiskers. We recommend that you consult your tax professional regarding deductions.
It is very important if you notice any sudden changes in an animal in your care in eating (stopping eating, drinking, vomiting abnormally) or bathroom habits (not using litter box, sudden excessive diarrhea not related to stress or food change that cannot be controlled) you contact Whiskers, sometimes it takes up to 48 hours to schedule a veterinary check if needed. We would rather schedule and cancel than need to use an emergency room. Often times we can address illness without a veterinary visit through basic medications or with a phone call to our veterinarian.
Thank you for completing this application form and for fostering with us! We are very grateful to those who dedicate their time to help Whiskers save lives!!!
I have read and agree to abide by the Whiskers Foster Agreement. I understand that by interacting with animals for fostering, events, or any other reason under which I am volunteering my time and care I am assuming all risks associated with these activities. I accept all responsibility for any scratches, soiling of clothing, destruction of property, or bites and will not hold Whiskers liable or at fault. I agree to properly handle the cats at all times regardless of circumstance. (Required) I have read and understood the above statement. By clicking this box, I legally agree to the stipulation described above. If I am unable or unwilling to comply with the stipulation, I will immediately return the pet to Whiskers at my own expense, forfeiting my adoption fee. I understand that by interacting with animals for fostering, events, or any other reason under which I am volunteering my time and care I am assuming all risks associated with these activities. I accept all responsibility for any scratches, soiling of clothing, destruction of property, or bites and will not hold Whiskers liable or at fault. I agree to properly handle the cats at all times regardless of circumstance. (Required) I have read and understood the above statement. By clicking this box, I legally agree to the stipulation described above. If I am unable or unwilling to comply with the stipulation, I will immediately return the pet to Whiskers at my own expense, forfeiting my adoption fee. Volunteer Interests
Helping out is not a one size fits all situation. In case there might be a need in other parts of the organization, please tell us if there are other areas of interest for you within Whiskers.
Select any other activities that may interest you within Whiskers (Required) Special Skills or Qualifications (Required)
Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.