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51 - 60
Who resides at the home the dog will be located? Please be specific (i.e. age, sex, relation).
What areas of the house will the dog have access too? Please be specific (i.e. only tiled areas, veranda, bathroom, whole house).
What other pets reside at the home? Age, sex, breed, species.
If dogs... (Please only check if you answer YES)
Are they desexed
Are they vaccinated
Are they microchipped
Are they council registered
Are they sociable
Are you currently foster caring for another rescue group?
If yes, which one, and how long have you currently got a dog in care?
Please describe your current dog (if you have one). Please include behaviour, temperament, personality, etc.
Does your current dog have any social or behavioural issues? Please explain.
Have you had any other dogs in the past? Or past experience with dogs? Please explain.
If you currently do have a dog where do they spend most of their time? Please be specific inside or outside. Where do they sleep? Again, please try and use detail, i.e. in laundry.
Where will the foster dog sleep?
Will the foster dog have access to inside the house? If so please explain when, i.e. only when people are home, only at night, all day. How often will the dog be allowed inside?
Does your home have a doggy door?
Please describe the land/yard the house is located on. Is the fencing complete? Grass/garden, kennel etc. Please be descriptive.
Are you renting or home owners?
If no one is home where will the dog be located? Does the dog have a kennel? Bed outside?
Are there any dangers in the yard where the dog will be located (i.e. pool, spa, home gym)?
How long will the dog be alone each day without human company and for what reason ? E.g. work; training; appointments; shopping etc Please be specific.
Do you walk your dog? If so how long for? How regularly and where to?
What kind of German Shepherd are you interested in fostering? AGE:
What kind of German Shepherd are you interested in fostering? SEX:
What kind of German Shepherd are you interested in fostering? SIZE:
Any extra information?
Have you fostered dogs before? Please give details.
What kind of experience do you have that would be helpful or beneficial with fostering?
Have you ever had experience with German Shepherds with behavioural issues? Please explain.
What problems in a foster shepherd can you or your family assist with? i.e. aggression, emaciation, illness, please be specific in what you are willing to aid with.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your lifestyle or living conditions that would assist in successful foster application?
Thank you for filling in the above information. The more accurate the information the better we can match the best foster dog to your home. Unfortunately there is the realisation that not all dogs can be saved, especially larger breeds like German Shepherds. As a foster carer it is hard but a realisation that some dogs may need to be euthanised while in your care. This may be due to aggression, age, or severe illness. This decision will not be made lightly and will be consulted upon with all the details provided. However the decision to euthanasia will be solely up to the team at Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia. This needs to be understood.
Your opinion is very valued as a foster carer. We understand you spend a large amount of time and effort with your foster. That is why we take all your information about the dogs needs, behaviour and temperament very seriously. However the ultimate placement and decision of adoption is solely decided upon by Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia.
If accepted I will remember in all my dealings with the public as a foster volunteer that members of the public will consider my words and actions to be representative of the attitude and position of the Sweet Shepherd Rescue team. As a member of this team I will uphold all morals and ethics expected of me.
If accepted I will need to sign a foster carers agreement form which in more detail stipulates my obligations and requirements as a foster carer for Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia team.
I have answered all the above questions truthfully and completely to the best of my understanding and knowledge. I also understand that the Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia team will do the best they can to screen shepherds for foster care, however we make no guarantee to the dogs behaviour, temperament, health or other actions it displays while in your care. I understand that I can refuse or return a foster dog at any time that I have been asked to care for. I will receive foster dogs at my own risk as German Shepherds like most dogs can be unpredictable and behaviour can not be assured. I may be asked to sign this form at a later date with the other agreements.
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