Foster Requirements & Commitments
We have veterinary services for our Foster’s in Lakewood and Colorado Springs! No matter where our fosters are, we want them to have the support they need!
- We require an application, references, a home visit, as well as a foster contract.
- All of your current pets must be spayed or neutered, unless it is a service dog, show animal or if your animal has a medical condition which would not allow it to be sterilized (you’ll need a letter from your vet).
- If you rent, we’ll need a letter from your landlord stating you’re allowed to foster the dog(s). Their contact information needs to be on the letter. We expect that you will pay your pet deposit and pet rent if applicable.
- If you own your home, we may verify this with the county. If your name is not on the county’s records as the owner, we will need a letter from the property owner stating you’re allowed to keep the dog(s) in the home.
- When we schedule a home inspection with you, we expect you to be ready to foster the dog(s). We expect that the entire family has agreed to foster and is ready to bring the dog(s) into the family.
- We do not ship our animals. You must be within reasonable distance to the Castle Rock, CO area.
- The applicant must be over the age of age of eighteen.
- We may ask to see your driver’s license at the time of the home visit. We expect the address on your license to match the address where we’re doing the home visit. If it’s different, we’ll need to see utility bills or other such documentation proving you live at the address where the home visit is done.
- DCCR does not reimburse for any cost or expense that you have incurred for the dog(s), but will pay its approved veterinarians directly for necessary foster care and will provide food, medication and other supplies from its donated stock.
- We reserve the right to deny any foster application without providing a reason.
- You provide daily care for your DCCR foster.
- You provide unconditional love and affection.
- You bring your foster to at least two adoption events a month.
- You will keep your foster dog(s) on a leash or inside a fence any time it is outdoors.
- You will provide proper introduction to other animals in the household or animals met outside the household. – If the foster arrangement is not working out, You will contact DCCR to return dog and You will not take it anywhere else. DCCR has up to 72 hours to find another foster home for dog.
- You agree that while actively fostering for DCCR you will not foster another dog from another rescue in the same foster home as DCCR’s dog(s)
- You understand that you are responsible for verifying city, county or state laws regarding the keeping of dogs, including the legal number of dogs allowed, licensing requirements and whether certain breeds of dog are banned or restricted in my community and to notify DCCR of these requirements or restrictions.