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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  

~ Margaret Mead


There is virtually no experience more rewarding than saving an animal from a bleak and hopeless situation, lavishing them with love and then finding them a deserving family or person who will cherish them for the rest of their lives.  That's what volunteering with an animal rescue organization is all about.  There are many ways to help.  Rescue works; volunteers save lives.


Please take a few moments to fill out this application.  The more that we know about you, the better we can determine how to put your unique talents to use!  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Homeward Bound Rescue. 


Please provide the following personal information:

First Name  
Last Name
Street Address
Address (cont.)
Zip/Postal Code
Work Phone
Home Phone

Date of Birth


Please check all areas that are of interest to you:

What days and time would you be available to help?
Are you available/able to transport animals to adoption events?
Please list any special skills that you possess that may be of help to our group:


You need only complete the remainder of this application if you are interested in fostering dogs or cats.  Otherwise you may scroll down to the bottom and click the "Submit Form" button.


What is your current living Situation?

Number of years at current address:


If you rent, please provide the following information:


Landlord's Name
Landlord's Phone
Are pets permitted where you rent and have you discussed your plans to foster animals with your landlord?  Please explain:


Please note:  We are obligated as responsible rescuers to contact your landlord to verify that fostering animals is  permitted.


What would you prefer to work with?
What type of experience have you had in handling cats or dogs?
Have you ever attended a class in obedience training or any type of special training for animals?
Are you comfortable cleaning up after cats and/or dogs?
What are your thoughts regarding dogs that live outside full time?
What are your thoughts regarding dogs that are chained?
Please list the number of people who live in your household, your relationship with them and their ages if they are children:
Are there any household members who have animal allergies?  If so, please explain:
How many hours a day will your foster pet(s) be left alone; where will the pet be kept and what provisions will be made if any?
Please list the species, age and gender of any pets currently in your household:
If you currently have pets in your household, how well do they get along with other animals?
Do you have a fenced in yard?  If so provide details; size of yard, type & height of fence:
If not, how will you accommodate your foster pet(s) bathroom and exercise needs?
Where will your foster pet(s) spend the majority of his or her time?
Are you familiar with crate training as a method of house training?
What personality or behaviors in your foster pet(s) are you unwilling to tolerate? Please explain:
How will you handle behavioral issues should they arise?  

Please provide the following contact information for a personal reference.

Reference Name
Street Address
Address (cont.)
Zip/Postal Code

At a minimum, we'd like a commitment from our volunteers to help with animals at adoption days a few times each month.  These events are the best means we have for providing shelter animals with the exposure needed, and are an indispensable tool for finding them permanent, loving homes.  Even if you are unable to help in any other way,  you can do the animals a tremendous service by participating in adoption day events.  Thank you for taking the first step toward saving a life!


"If you think that something small cannot make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito."  ~ Anonymous 

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