Foster Application

Thank you for wanting to help us in our mission of rescuing and re-homing cocker spaniels in Florida. Please understand that all cocker spaniels are different and require different settings to be fostered or adopted. We will do our best to match an appropriate foster with your living situation. Many of the cocker spaniels we need foster homes for have special needs that may require a significant time commitment and patience on your part.

We have two basic kinds of foster programs. Forever Foster homes where you would take an elderly or special needs foster into your home and would provide care for the rest of the animal’s life with FCSR providing basic vet care during that time. The other is to provide care to a younger more adoptable dog which would move more quickly through your home. Most of the foster homes for younger more adoptable dogs would need to be within easy traveling distance of the Tampa area. This is where the majority of our adoptions occur. Exceptions to this would be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Once your foster application is reviewed and all requested information received and verified then a home visit will be scheduled. You must have all members of your household as well as pets available at this visit.  When we have reviewed your application if we have any questions or clarifications we will email you for the information. Please ensure your email address and phone numbers are correct on your application. We ask that you fill out this questionnaire as completely as possible. Any questions left unanswered will delay the application process. Please be patient, since we are all volunteers and work other full time jobs. It could take up to 2 weeks to process your application.

If you are ready to make the commitment to help a cocker spaniel in need, please fill out the application and hit the submit button at the bottom.

    Your Contact Information

    Emergency Contact Information

    Other Information

    Name and phone number of all veterinarian(s) who can establish a track record of care for your animals. Please ensure that your vet is aware that we will be calling for a reference and that they are permitted to provide us with all requested information.

    Provide the name of the Heartworm Preventative you use or have previously used and where this was purchased from:

    Provide the type of flea control you use or have previously used?

    Please provide names and contact information for all animal rescue
    organizations you have volunteered for.

    Select your home ownership.

    Select the type of residence that you live in.

    If you rent or lease, you must have written permission from your landlord. List landlord's name and contact information.

    List the names, ages and sex of all individuals living in your home or who visit your home on a regular basis.

    List all other animals that are living at your home. Include details such as species, breed, age, inside/outside, spayed/neutered, how long owned.

    List all other animals which visit your home on a regular basis. Family
    member’s pets, dog sitting etc.

    Indicate whether you have a secure enclosed fenced yard. Describe the fencing (what part of yard, height, type, etc.)

    Have you owned a Cocker Spaniel before?

    Describe all pets that you have previously owned.

    Have you ever sold or given up a dog for any reason? Please explain if you

    Have your current and past pets been spayed or neutered?

    Where will the dog sleep (please clarify if housebroken and if not housebroken)? Loose in house? Crated? Bedroom? In your bed?

    Where will the foster dog spend the day while you are away (please clarify if housebroken and if not housebroken)? Loose? Crated? Room Confined? Yard?

    Will this dog will be left alone without human companionship? Please explain and indicate for how many hours a day.

    Does anyone in the home have allergies?

    Would you accept a dog that is older?

    Would you accept a dog that has been abused?

    Would you accept a dog that is NOT reliable with children?

    Would you accept a dog that has a health problem (mild or major)?

    Knowing that some rescue dogs have had little or no training, are you willing
    to take the dog to obedience classes?

    Will the dog be allowed on furniture?

    Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue cannot make any promises or guarantees that
    a foster dog will be housebroken. Are you willing to housebreak a dog, if necessary?

    What primary method of housebreaking have you used in the past? Describe your experience.

    Please tell us about yourself, and why you would like to foster.

    Agree To Terms

    This signifies that you will abide by all the terms stated above and not dispute or take issue with them in any way.