Our Foster to Adopt program allows families to foster a pet for one week to have time to determine whether or not the pet is a good adoption match for your family. If so, we finalize the adoption with an adoption contract and adoption fee payment complete at the end of that one week foster period. Each animal you adopt from us allows us to take another one out of the shelter so you are saving two lives when you adopt from our rescue program. We thank you in advance.

If you encounter any problems submitting your application or have any questions, please send an email to: mail@newmexicopetsalive.org

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* 1. Please list your full, legal first and last name:

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* 2. Please list your preferred email address:

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* 3. Please list your physical address/where you reside (address, city, state and zipcode):

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* 4. Please list your year of birth:

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* 5. This address is:

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* 6. Will the animal reside at this address?

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* 7. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 8. If renting, please list landlord name (Company and contact person), email and contact phone: (Note that we may require proof that this pet will be permitted in your residence.)

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

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* 10. Please list an emergency contact name and phone and their relationship to you. (This should be a different phone number than your phone number/s.):

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* 11. What is your occupation? What is the name of the company you are employed by?

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* 12. What is the name of the pet you may be interested in adopting and how did you hear about us?

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

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* 14. How many adults in the household? What are their ages?

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* 15. How many children in household? What are their ages?

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* 16. Who would be the primary caregiver for this pet?

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* 17. Will others be handling or caring for this pet? If yes, number of adults: Number of children:

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* 18. Is everyone in your household in agreement to foster to adopt?

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* 19. If something should happen to you, who would take responsibility for this pet?

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* 20. Have you ever moved from one residence to another without taking your pet?

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* 21. If yes, please explain:

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* 22. Does your household currently have pets?

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* 23. If you currently have pets, are they neutered/spayed?

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* 24. If you have current pets, please tell us where they are kept: (Indoors, outdoors, or indoors/outdoors)

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* 25. If you currently have or have had pets, how long have you had each of your pets and if they are no longer with you, what happened to them?

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* 26. What interests you in adopting this pet specifically?

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* 27. This pet will stay:

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* 28. Where will the pet be while you are gone during the day/night?

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* 29. Where will the pet sleep at night?

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* 30. Do you plan to use a crate?

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* 31. How many hours per day would the pet be left alone?

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* 32. When you travel, where will the pet stay?

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* 33. How active do you want this pet to be?

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* 34. How important is it that this pet gets along with other dogs/cats?

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* 35. Please list three behaviors that in your household, would result in a correction for the dog or cat:

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* 36. What are you looking forward to doing with your new dog or cat?

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* 37. How do you plan to correct the dog or cat if he/she does something wrong?

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* 38. What will you do if this pet develops an unforeseen severe health or behavior problem?

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* 39. Excluding emergency care, please estimate what you plan to spend in the next 2 months on food, routine vet care, heartworm/flea prevention, toys, bedding, training, etc. for this dog/cat?

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* 40. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please indicate which of the following activities you plan to engage in with this dog on a daily basis - check all that apply:

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* 41. Vet Information: What is your veterinarian’s name? Clinic name/phone? Please initial here to indicate your consent for an NMPA! representative to verify information with your veterinarian and landlord:

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

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

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* 44. Please explain any current or past medical issues any pets in your household have/have had:

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

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* 46. Are you at least 25 years old?

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

Pet's Health and Disposition: NMPA! cannot guarantee the health or disposition of any foster animal but we do ensure all of our animals are up to date on vaccinations and all medical care. Family pets must be current on DA2PP and rabies vaccinations. 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, injury, 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.

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 must be returned within 24 hours of request. I agree that I am fostering this pet for NMPA! and that 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 typing my name 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 NMPA!.

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* 48. Thank you - we will review your application and will contact you shortly!

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