FOSTER HOME VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

If you are applying to be a general volunteer only (not a foster home), please complete our Volunteer Application.

Please take note of the following before completing this application:

  • Please answer all questions and provide specific details when requested.
  • CCRT will contact your veterinary clinic (if you currently have pets or have had them in the last 5 years) to confirm you have taken your pet(s) at least one time per year for an annual wellness check and vaccinations/heartworm prevention as applicable.
  • CCRT mandates that all pets currently in an applicant’s home be spayed or neutered (unless as per the advice of your veterinarian) before your application can be considered. We believe very strongly in the importance of spaying/neutering for many reasons, including the improved health of the pet as well as helping to curb the high incidence of unnecessary/accidental breeding.
  • If you have not taken your pet(s) to the vet at least one time per year for wellness checks and/or your pets aren’t spayed/neutered, your volunteer application will not be approved and you may wish to reconsider submitting it.
  • Failure to provide a thorough and well completed application prevents us from processing it.

If you understand the above points and are confident you meet all requirements, including vet care, please complete the following application:

COVID 19 precautions: All home visits will be conducted with the health and safety of the applicant and our volunteers in mind. CCRT volunteers conducting your home visit will be free of all pandemic related symptoms and will wear a mask for the duration of the visit. Applicants and all household members must also be free of pandemic related symptoms and will be required to wear masks for the duration of the home visit. Physical distancing will be practiced at all times. Upon arrival or at any time during the home visit, if the applicant or CCRT volunteer feels unsafe in anyway, the home visit will be rescheduled.

FOSTER HOME VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

(Please ensure the name above matches the name on your photo identification which will be verified by a CCRT volunteer)
Are all members of your household aware you may become a foster home and do they approve?

REFERENCES - CCRT may contact your references to discuss your application and your previous experience with pets. Your references cannot be related to you nor live in your home and must know you for at least 2 years.

YOUR PETS: OUR PETS: When answering the questions below, please note “pets” includes dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small rodents or any other animal kept by you/your family as a companion animal.

As a rescue organization, CCRT strongly advocates against the unnecessary breeding of pets. We strive to have volunteers representing our organization who believe in this as well and who can speak to the importance of ending puppy mills and irresponsible breeders. If your pets are not spayed/neutered, unless under medical or other orders from your veterinarian, CCRT will not be able to proceed with your application. Do you understand?

YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Do you have tenant/homeowner’s insurance, including liability insurance?
If you indicated above there are children (under 18 years old) in your household, how much of the responsibility will they be given for the care and management of the dog? *
How much adult supervision will be provided when the dog and child are together? *
If there are no children in your household, how often will the dog come into contact with children? *
Does anyone in the home have allergies or sensitivities to pet dander/hair? *

DOG CARE EXPERIENCE

Tell us the type of dog you would prefer to foster ie, male or female, puppy, adult, senior, etc. If you have no preference, please state 'no preference'.
What is the level of activity in your household? *
How often will your foster dog have an opportunity to interact with visitors to your home? *
Are you willing to take a dog to obedience training or help with behavior modification (note, CCRT would pay this expense if necessary)? *
Do you have a yard that is securely fenced to contain a small dog?
How much supervision when they are out in secure yard.
Are you willing to foster an animal that has special needs? (health, diet, training, other). Note, this is not a mandatory requirement to become a CCRT foster home. *
Are you willing to groom an animal? *
CCRT foster dogs are sometimes with us for a few weeks, months and in a few cases, well over 1 year. Are you prepared to keep the foster dog for an indefinite period of time until the dog can be placed into an approved home? *

TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT: If you would like to provide transportation assistance to/from foster or adoptive homes or to/from veterinarian appointments, please complete the information below. If not, please skip this section.

Do you have pet crates available?

Agreement to Terms

Submission Guidelines

All fields must be thoroughly completed before submission. A reminder, incomplete applications cannot be processed. Press the submit button once and wait for the results of your application. An automatically generated response will be sent to you to confirm your application has been received by the CCRT. The CCRT receives dozens of applications on a weekly basis and we ask for your patience as our volunteers make time to reply to you. Thank you again for your interest in the CCRT.