Foster Home Application Form

Please read:

A Foster Home is a temporary home for a dog until our organization finds a permanent home. If you are interested in potentially providing a permanent home for one of our dogs you should fill out an adoption form instead.


Thank you for offering to become a foster home for our organization! To be eligible as a foster home, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have consent from your landlord or rental agency to have a dog (if you are not the property owner)
  • Agree to have a home visit performed by one of our volunteers. The volunteer will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed and also visit with family members and current pets.

All dogs and cats in the home must be spayed or neutered if they are 6 months or older, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so, and must be up to date on vaccinations.

You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract:

  • The foster dog will wear a collar with a There’s Hope ID tag at all times when in public or outdoors
  • The foster dog will not be allowed off-leash when outdoors except in a securely fenced area
  • The foster dog will reside in the home, not outside. The foster dog may not be left outdoors if you are not at home. This includes outdoor kennel runs
  • The foster dog will never be left unattended with young children

Our rescue organization is a 100% unpaid volunteer organization. Each application we receive takes us approximately 3 hours to process and make a decision to approve. Depending on volunteer availability, this can take us several days to accomplish, especially when we receive many applications or if we have difficulties reaching references. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please complete the foster home application below to begin the approval process. Upon receipt, There’s Hope Dog Rescue application coordinator(s) will review your application and contact your references to determine suitability. After an application is approved, a volunteer will perform a home visit. Please allow us several days to review this application and contact your references.

Download the form here and fill it out and return back via email to

If you have any problems or concerns while filling out this form, please contact us.

From all of us at There’s Hope Dog Rescue (furry and otherwise), thank you for considering the generous choice to help rescue a loving dog!