Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue
Your Age (applicants must be at least 21 years of age)
Co-Applicant Name, age, & relation to primary applicant
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Cell phone number
Alternative phone number
Best Contact Number: Cell or Alternative?
Applicant Employer and Occupation
Applicant Work Schedule
Co-Applicant Employer and Occupation.
Co-Applicant Work Schedule.
How many hours per day will the foster dog be home alone without the PRIMARY ADULT applicants? What provisions will be made for the dog during these hours?
(We do not consider children as caretakers for the dogs.)
What do you think is one of the most important responsibilities for fostering a dog?
What type of rescue do you feel would best fit in your particular home environment?
How do you describe your family life?
Active/Busy? Calm and Quiet? or Does is vary day to day?
Age range of dog you would like to foster; puppy (2-12 months); young (1-2); adult (3-6); senior (7+); All ages acceptable?
If interested in a puppy, are you aware more exercise may be needed?
Preferred or required?
Dog size preferred?
Small, medium, large, extra large.
Would you be interested in fostering a bonded pair?
Would you be willing to foster a special needs rescue?
Do you have any other regular animal visitors to your home with whom your foster must get along with?
Have you recently submitted an application to adopt through our program or with another rescue organization?
If yes, when?
Have you ever fostered for another rescue?
If so, what is the name of the organization.
Have you ever owned a dog as an adult?
Have you ever owned a Golden Retriever before?
List details about the dogs you have owned. Include the approximate date range of each.
Indicate which dogs are with you presently.
Do any of your dog(s) have any issues with any other animals or dogs?
If yes, please briefly explain.
Have you ever experienced dogs who did not get along? If so, how did you handle the situation?
Are you able and willing to teach basic manners?
For instance, walking on a leash and working with jumping?
What is your experience with rescued dogs?
Do you own any other pets (cats, etc)?
If yes, list details about those pets.
Do you have any livestock on your property?
If yes, please provide some detail.
Are all pets spayed/neutered?
Are all pets up to date on vaccinations?
Current vet's name, address, phone number.
Have you ever had a pet who became lost?
Had a pet poisoned?
Had an animal killed by a vehicle?
Had an animal treated for a disease?
Sold, given away, or surrendered a pet to a shelter?
IF YES, TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL (YOUR APPLICATION MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER WITHOUT ADEQUATE DETAIL)
Do you live in a house, apt, condo, etc?
Do you rent or own?
If you rent, do you have permission to keep a large dog?
If you rent, please provide the contact information for your landlord.
Do you have a yard?
What is the size of your yard?
Is a portion of the yard completely fenced?
Type of fencing - physical (style, height), invisible, etc.
If no fence or partial fencing how will your foster dog will be allowed to exercise, play, and relieve him/herself while being kept from running away, getting lost, or getting hurt? (be as detailed and specific as possible – describe HOW you plan to do this?
What will you do if the foster dog needs more exercise than you planned?
How often and under what circumstances will your foster dog be left unattended outside?
How often and under what circumstances will the foster dog be allowed to be off-leash in unfenced areas?
Do you have a tie out or runner for the foster dog?
If, yes, explain in detail how and when it is used.
Other than the applicant(s), how many adults in the household and relationship to applicant(s)? How will they be involved in the care of the dog?
How many children in the home are under the age of 18? What are their ages if under 18? Do any of the children have special needs?
Will the children be involved in the care of the foster dog?
If yes, please explain.
Who will be responsible for the care of the foster dog?
Who will be responsible for the training and assessment of the foster?
Where will the foster dog be kept when no one is at home?
Where will your foster dog sleep?
Is anyone in the household allergic to dogs? To other animals?
How often do you travel?
Are you willing to foster for a long term or extended time frame if required?
Do all members of your household want to foster a rescue dog?
Please tell us how you found Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue and the foster program. Also, please tell us here if there is anything else you would like us to know about you, your home, your family or your application.
Our fosters may be the first contact that a rescue dog will have with a normal loving family. Fosters provide care, training, and assessment, therefore, suitable applications are selected to foster our dogs. Please use this space to tell us why you think your home should be chosen as a foster home.