Foster Home Application
Owner Assistance Form
ESRA Adoption Agreement Input
Phone Interview for Adopters
Phone Interview for Foster Homes
Home Visit for Adopters and Foster Homes
Dog Evaluation Form
ESRA Adoption Agreement
ESRA Membership Pledge and Code of Ethics
ESRA Code of Ethics
ESRA Code of Ethics (SA)
Board of Directors Candidates
Thanks for Application
Foster Home Application
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Foster Home Intentions
This is a one-time foster and you expect to be adopting your dog, and just a temporary member of ESRA.
You would like to join ESRA as a permanent member. (You'll continue on to the Membership pledge.)
You are already an ESRA member. (You'll continue on to refresh your Code of Ethics.)
(Please add your street address if different from mailing address.)
Please select your state
District of Columbia
Preferred Phone Number
Prior applications or experience
Have you ever applied to ESRA in the past to foster or adopt?
When was that? Who was your point of contact? Did you end up fostering or adopting?
Have you ever been approved to adopt through any other rescue organization?
Have you ever been denied approval to adopt through any rescue organization?
Have you ever fostered any dogs before through any other rescue organization?
Please tell us more, including the name of that organization and their contact person, AND what name you used to apply.
Family & Home
Names and ages of all persons in the household
Are there any children that visit your home or yard?
Please describe ages and frequency/type of visits.
Does anyone in the home have dog allergies?
What type of home do you live in? (Do you live in a house, apartment, condo or mobile home?)
How long have you been at this residence?
Do you own or rent?
If you rent, is a dog of 40-60 lbs. approved by your landlord?
Do you have a fenced yard?
Type of fencing materials used and height?
Size of the yard available to the dog?
Do you have a dog run or outdoor kennel?
Do you have a pool and/or spa?
Animal residents, current and past
Do you currently have any dogs in the home?
Do you have visiting dogs in your home at times?
Tell us more about the visiting dogs you have at times. (Type, gender, age.)
Do you currently own or have you previously owned any Springers?
Brief history and names of previously and currently owned Springer(s), and when you owned them.
If you now own or have previously owned other dogs, please give a brief history of each, mentioning names, genders, and breeds. Please also indicate spay/neuter status of each dog.
Example: Had Ivey, spayed female poodle, from 2002 - 2014. Euthanized at old age. Currently have a 5 year old neutered male black lab. Have had him since he was a puppy.
Do you own ANY other animals? In addition to cats, also include birds, reptiles, rodents, rabbits. Describe species and ages and where in the household these animals live.
Do you know if your current dog prefers the company of same sex/opposite sex or older/younger dogs?
Do you know your current dog(s)' play style (i.e. vocal and on the sidelines, physical body slammers, wrestlers, chasers and tuggers, tentative soft touch players)?
Training and Behavior
Are you aware of the various issues (i.e. competitiveness, resource guarding for food, toys, resting spots, water, caretakers) that can lead to conflict and/or aggressive behaviors in multi-dog homes?
I am aware and have experience with these issues.
I am aware, but have not encountered these issues before.
I am not familiar with these issues, and need further information.
Have you ever attended dog training classes or utilized a trainer to work with your dog(s) in the past? If so, please detail when and what type.
Are you familiar with portable dog crates and their uses?
I've never used one and need further information if a dog needs one.
Do you currently utilize a crate with your dog(s)?
How long is the dog in the crate? How often? Where is the crate located?
Will you be crating the dog you foster?
If yes, when and how long will the dog be crated? Where will the crate be located?
Number of hours per day that your foster Springer will be left alone AND where specifically will the dog stay?
Where will your foster Springer sleep at night?
How active is your lifestyle?
How much time do you have for exercising your foster Springer?
What type of exercise will your foster Springer have?
What age range of foster Springers would fit in best for you?
What kind of activity level can you handle?
Could you care for a Special Needs Springer (one with mobility limits, vision limits, or medication needs)?
Name & phone number of your veterinarian or clinic. Please call your vet's office and specify to them that it is OK to release information to us about your past and present pets' health care.
We will review history for a number of years. If you have used multiple vets, please list them ALL. If the account(s) may be under someone else's name, please provide that. (If you've never had a pet, you can enter N/A.)
Any further questions or comments?
Geographical Area that I can rescue in:
I am interested in:
Conducting home visits
Assisting with applicant phone interviews and vet checks
Helping with web team (coding skills required)
Helping with administrative work or computer work
Serving on a national committee
I would like to be added to the national email group.
This application is subject to further screening and approval to foster. Please proceed to the Code of Ethics to complete this application process.
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