Fostering a homeless pet is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you are:
freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another animal.
giving the animal the time it needs to be ready for adoption.
helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the animal so it can end up in the best home possible.
socializing the animal to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.
Fill out an application today! We like to give foster orientations so you are acquainted with our programs and we will work with you to figure out the right foster animal for your household.
Printable Foster Application
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ZIP / Postal Code
Home PhoneCell PhoneAre you over 18?YesNoWhat type of home do you currently live?Apartment/CondoSingle Family HomeOtherIf renting, please provide the name of your landlord:Do you have a yard?YesNoIs your fence:
How many adults (21 or over) are in your home?Name and age of all persons in your home:Does anyone in your household have special needs?YesNoIf yes, please describe accommodations required?Has anyone in your household ever been charged with cruelty/neglect of animals?YesNoIf yes, please explain:Do you have regular human visitors to your home?YesNoDo you have regular animal visitors to your home?YesNoDo you have other pets in your home?YesNoAll pets are required to be current on vaccinations and spayed/neuteredVeterinarians Name
Veterinarians PhonePlease list all animals in your household:Name, sex, breed, age, spayed/neutered, and tempermentHave you ever fostered before?YesNoIf yes, with whom?If you have dogs, are they good with other and new dogs?YesNoIf you have cats, are they good with other and new cats?YesNoDo you own another type of pet such as a hamster, guinea pig, ferret, rabbit, snake or lizzard?Please list name, breed, sex, age, size and temperment.If you own a reptile, how is it kept and fed?Have you ever had to rehome a pet?YesNoIf yes, please explain:How much time will the animal be spending alone each day?Where will the animal be when alone?Where will the animal sleep at night?Where will the animal be when someone is home?Who will be the primary care giver?Tell us what experience you have with domesticated pets?
Never had a pet
Had one or more as an adult
Have experience with on-going medical issue with a pet
Have experience with pets with behavioral issues
I am a professional trainer
Had a childhood pet
Have experience with powerful breeds
Have experience working in boarding/kennel/resort/pet sitting service
Have experience working in veterinary office
Have previous foster/rescue experience
Please check all that apply.Tell us about an experience you feel will aid you in fostering:What do you NOT feel prepared for?
Food or Toy aggression
Shy, fearful, or undersocialized
Not good with children
Not good with dogs
Not good with cats or small animals
Providing on-going training
Very high activity level
Please check all that apply.Are you interested in receiving more training in areas you are less comfortable?
Please check all categories of foster dogs you would be interested in:
Large (45+ lbs)
Medium (25-45 lbs)
Small (5-25 lbs)
Mother and pups
Long term hospice
Please check all that applyPlease check all categories of foster cats you would be interested in:
Mom and kittens
Long term hospice
Please check all that apply.Thank you for your interest in being a Foster Volunteer with the Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center (MAARC). Your application will be reviewed and you will contacted shortly. If your application is approved, you will be scheduled for a home inspection, followed by training. Part of your responsibility as a Foster will include marketing your foster animal for adoption through MAARC, providing excellent care through our training program, and transportation to vet appointments. Please keep in mind, that while in foster care, the animal still legally belongs to MAARC and approved vet care will be paid by MAARC. By signing below, you attest that the information you have provided on this application is accurate to your knowledge, that you understand MAARC’s expectations of you as a foster, and what support MAARC can offer you as a foster.
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