"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
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.
Date of Birth
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:
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.
your current living Situation?
Number of years at current address:
you rent, please provide the following information:
Are pets permitted where you rent
and have you discussed your plans to foster animals with your landlord?
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.
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
toward saving a life!
you think that something small cannot make a difference, try
sleeping in a room with a mosquito." ~ Anonymous