The New Mexico Pets Alive Foster Program is only limited in the number of animals we can save by the number of temporary foster families we have working with us. We supply everything you need. You supply the temporary love and care. In return, what you receive is the priceless joy and satisfaction of helping to give a deserving homeless pet a second chance at life!

We thank you in advance for helping us to save more lives of shelter pets and we look forward to working with you!!

If you encounter any problems submitting your application or have any questions, please send an email to:

* 1. Please list your legal First Name - Last Name:

* 2. Please list your preferred email address:

* 3. Please list your physical Street Address, City, State and Zipcode:

* 4. Please list your Year of Birth

* 5. Please list your Home phone number (HM) - Work phone number (W) - Mobile phone number (C):

* 6. Please list an emergency contact name and phone and their relationship to you.

* 7. How did you hear about us?

* 8. We also post pleas to craigslist to find foster homes for pets in immediate crisis. Are you responding to one of those pleas and are signing up to foster a specific pet? If yes, pet's name:

* 9. Are there other people in your household besides yourself?

* 10. Are there children in your household?

* 11. Is everyone in your household in agreement to foster?

* 12. What prior experience do you have with animals? Check all that apply.

* 13. Do you rent or own your home?

* 14. Will you be moving within next 60 days?

* 15. I am interested in fostering:

* 16. Do you have resident/permanent dogs in the home?

* 17. Do you have foster dog experience?

* 18. Do you have resident/permanent cats in home?

* 19. Do you have foster cat experience?

* 20. Excluding traffic violations, have you ever been convicted of any criminal offenses? If yes, please explain.

* 21. If you have pets, please list your vet:

* 22. Please explain any medical issues any pets in your household have:

* 23. Do you have a fenced yard?

* 24. When you're home, dog will be: (check all that apply)

* 25. When you're not home, dog will be: (check all that apply)

* 26. Skip this next section if you are not interested in fostering cats. Where will the cat be kept? (check all that apply)

* 27. We do sometimes need foster homes to care for unweaned kittens and puppies who have lost their nursing adult females. This requires round-the-clock care as they need to be bottle-fed every couple of hours. We will provide training. Are you signing up to occasionally foster unweaned kittens or puppies?

* 28. I can only foster until this date:

* 29. How many hours a day would your foster pet(s) be alone?

* 30. Can you provide any of the following for your foster? (check all that apply)

* 31. Do you object to having a NMPA! representative coming to your home to check on the pet while it's in your foster care?

* 32. I am at least 21 years old:

* 33. By agreeing to foster in partnership with New Mexico Pets Alive! (NMPA!), I agree to the following:

Pet's Health and Disposition:
As an NMPA foster provider, I will ensure the utmost safety of my foster pet at all times and will not accept fosters into my home who are not part of the NMPA foster program. NMPA! cannot guarantee the health or disposition of any foster animal and we must do our best to ensure the safety of NMPA fosters and your personal pets. We do not have past records for many of these animals and there are some risks associated with taking in foster animals. Family pets will be current on all shots and foster pets will be kept isolated from family pets, for a minimum of 7 (10-14 for cats), days for the protection of all animals. I agree to be fully responsible for the safety and well being of the foster pet. I will provide a safe, loving, humane environment with adequate food water and shelter at all times. I will not declaw, crop ears, or crop tail of fostered pet. I will adhere to all state and local animal laws and all foster animals will wear a collar with identification. I will promptly notify NMPA! of any signs of illness, behavioral issues or concerns, an inability to continue to foster, if the pet become lost, and/or if the pets bites someone.

Transfer of Animals:
Animals cannot be transferred to the custody of another person, shelter, humane society, SPCA, or other entity without prior consent and permission of NMPA! I agree to not place this pet in another home without the written or verbal authorization from NMPA!, whether it be temporary or permanent.

Care and Return of Animals:
For lack of a better existing legal terminology, all the pets in the NMPA! foster program are the property of NMPA! and all decisions regarding vet care, etc. for this animal must be approved by NMPA! prior to services and all animals must be returned within 24 hours of request by NMPA!. I agree that I am fostering this pet for NMPA! and that during my foster period I do not have any right of ownership over my foster animal. I further agree that NMPA!’s rights in and to my foster pet are superior to mine. I agree to provide the NMPA! Authorized Representative, or his/her designate access to my home and property to check on my foster pet, at any time while I am in possession of my foster pet.

Personal or Property Damage and/or Injury:
I agree that accidental animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify, and protect NMPA! from any claim or suit filed by someone as a result of such incident. In addition, NMPA! will not be responsible if animal should damage or destroy property belonging to Foster Caregiver, Foster Caregiver household, or others, or if the animal shall transfer any disease, internal or external parasites to other animals and people while in Foster Care. I understand that if I am approved for fostering, this declaration represents a legal contract between me as the foster home caregiver and NMPA!. I understand that if I am approved to foster an animal, I must abide by this agreement and that this agreement applies to any and all animals that I foster with NMPA!

Accuracy of Information:
By signing below, I acknowledge that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. If at any time the information I have provided changes, I will provide the updated information to the NMPA! Foster Care Program.

Type your first and last name in the box below to indicate your acceptance of these terms. This will act as your signature and indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms:

* 34. Does NMPA! have permission to use photographs of you on our website, blog, or other marketing materials?