Overview:

Thankyou for your interest in becoming an OTC foster carer! Foster carers are the backbone of our rescue and it is a highly valued role within our group. Below are some guidelines for you to consider before you apply to foster.

 It is crucial that OTC foster carers understand what is expected of them and adhere to these expectations at all times. Having a foster carer who does not follow guidelines is more problematic than no foster home at all. Because we are run entirely by volunteers, we do not have time to spare and need our foster carers to all be on board with our expectations and practices.

 There will be an agreement for you to sign once you are signed on as a foster carer which clearly explains your rights and responsibilities, and ours.

 Your duties will include but are not limited to:
- Collecting your foster from a public location or residential address
- Attending vet appointments with your foster
- Bathing/grooming your foster
- Feeding and toilet training your foster
- Training your foster to follow basic commands
- Walking your foster/taking it to the dog park
- Submit minimum five (5) good quality photos each week of your foster which are needed to help OTC advertise the pet *crucial*
- Bring the pet to meets/have the pet readily available for collection at a mutually agreeable time
- Provide feedback on behaviour and personality to OTC admins
- Attend OTC social and fundraising events with your foster when you can

Please complete the following form and we will be in touch as soon as possible! Please note sometimes we may only be able to respond to successful applicants. You are always welcome to contact us to ensure your application has been received and seek a progress report!

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* 1. Your details:

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* 2. In some cases the responsibility of caring for pets is shared with other people within one household. If so, please include the name and contact details of these people:

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* 3. What type of dwelling with the foster dog be living in?

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* 4. Do you have your landlord’s permission to have a pet, if applicable?

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* 5. How many hours a day would the dog be left alone eg while you are working?

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* 6. Why are you interested in joining our foster program?

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* 7. Describe any previous experience working with animals:

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* 8. Do you have any special training or skills? (eg vet nurse, behavioural trainer)

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* 9. Please select any of the following that you are interested in fostering (remember that all our dogs are desexed at 5-6mo of age):

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* 10. Is there anything specific you're interested in fostering? (eg large, small, breed preference):

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* 11. Do you currently have any other pets?

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* 12. If yes, please list their species, breed and age,and whether or not they are vaccinated and desexed.

Please note dogs must have received a C5 vaccination in the last 12 months to be foster siblings. Proof will be required for our records and must be attached to this application at the end or shown to an OTC administrator separately.

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* 13. How big is your yard?

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* 14. How high is your boundary fence, and what is is made of? (You will be asked to provide photos at the end of this application)

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* 15. Do you have children under 15 in the home/visiting regularly?

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* 16. Will the foster dog be inside at all during the day? (Answer honestly, we have some dogs who don't like to be inside, and others who cannot cope living outside. We also need to now if dogs are house trained)

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* 17. Will the foster dog sleep inside or outside? (Answer honestly, we have some dogs who don't like to be inside, and others who cannot cope living outside. We also need to now if dogs are house trained)

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* 18. Are you able to transport your foster dog to and from our veterinary clinic for assessments and veterinary checks if needed?

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* 19. Would you be willing to allow a rescue group representative to visit your home at a mutually agreed upon time, for a pre-foster inspection, and check ups during their stay?

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* 20. Do you have any personal or professional references we may call on, to hear a third party opinion on your skills/standard of care etc?

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* 21. Please select any of the following that you are willing to provide for your foster animal

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* 22. Please upload a photo of your front fence.

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* 23. Please upload a photo of your side fence.

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* 24. Please upload a photo of your other side fence.

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* 25. Please upload a photo of your back fence

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* 26. Please upload a photo of your outdoor shaded/sheltered areas.

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* 27. Please upload your dog's last vaccination card.

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* 28. Is there anything you wish to add/ask?

 
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