Foster Volunteer Application
Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter foster volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.
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Date of birth:
What kinds of email would you like to receive?
Volunteers Needed Posting
Stay updated on new volunteer opportunities and needs.
Receive information about New Volunteer Orientation. Important information regarding new volunteer opportunities, changes in animal care procedures, etc.
Stay up to date on new foster opportunities and needs. PLEASE KEEP THIS CHECKED SO WE CAN EMAIL YOU ABOUT NEXT STEPS TO GET STARTED AS A FOSTER.
Receive an electronic copy of the monthly volunteer newsletter. This is the best way to stay up to date on news from the shelter.
Receive monthly emails from our development department about additional ways you can help HOV animals.
Volunteer Information Center
As an HOV volunteer, you will have access to our web based Volunteer Information Center (VIC).
Please enter a password that:
Is between 6 and 30 characters long
Current Pet Information
Animals currently living with you:
Kittens (up to 1 year old)
Puppies (up to 1 year old)
Please indicate how many animals live with you and their breed, age, sex, if they are spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations, and describe their temperament.
Select your animal experience:
I have never owned a cat
I have never owned a dog
Owned or currently have a cat(s)
Owned or currently have a dog(s)
Please describe any experience you have had with animal training, obedience or medical care.
Foster or Other Volunteer Experience
Previous volunteer experience?:
If so, what organization did you foster or volunteer for?
My household has...:
Children 12-17 years old
Children under 12 years old
I have a fenced yard
I own my condo
I own my home
I rent my apartment
I rent my condo or home
Please list your landlord's name and phone number if you rent. If you have a fence, please list the type and how high.
Please list how you will exercise/play with your foster pet.
What is the longest you could foster an animal in your home?
Please check the types of animals you would prefer to foster in your home.
I prefer to foster:
Cats (injured or sick)
Cats (needing a break)
Dogs (behavior issues)
Dogs (injured or sick)
Dogs (needing a break)
Nursing cat with kittens
I do hereby willingly volunteer to care for animals belonging to Heart of the Valley, Inc. (HOV). I understand that this is an agreement to temporarily foster animals and not a permanent adoption agreement. I understand that any animal I foster for HOV remains under the exclusive ownership of HOV, and that any and all decisions to be made about the ultimate disposition of the animal are solely the responsibility of HOV. I further understand that during or subsequent to the course of my foster period, the animal I foster may become ill or die, or become deemed unadoptable and/or euthanized.
I understand that all advertising and/or solicitation of potential adopters must be approved by HOV. All persons wanting to adopt a foster animal must complete an adoption application and be interviewed and approved by an HOV staff member before a decision will be made. If I decide to adopt a foster animal, I understand I will be given the highest consideration but I also understand that no matter what monies I donate toward the animal's care while in my custody, I will still be responsible to pay the full adoption fee and follow through with the standard adoption process.
I understand that I am taking responsibility for the proper daily feeding, watering, exercise, and all care that the foster animal requires, including transportation to all HOV appointments. Should a foster animal show signs of illness, I will promptly contact HOV for instructions. I agree to comply with all instructions received from HOV and the HOV veterinarian regarding the medication and care of the animal. I agree that I will not seek outside veterinary care without the knowledge and permission of HOV. I further understand that should I independently seek veterinary care for a foster animal, I will be liable for all expenses incurred.
I agree to abide by all local and state laws and ordinances applicable to the custody of the foster animal while in my care. I agree to supervise the animal at all times and take responsibility for all contact that may occur with other animals and people.
I understand that I, my household members, and other pets may be exposed to medical or behavioral conditions existing in the fostered animal, of which HOV was unaware and for which HOV cannot be held liable. I understand that HOV will not reimburse me for any damages caused by an animal that I choose to foster or any illnesses that my own animals or myself may be exposed to.
I give HOV permission to enter my premises at any time, after giving reasonable notice, for the purpose of assessing the condition of the fostered animal. I understand the foster animal may be removed from my home at that time without cause.
I fully recognize the possible dangers associated with the work of HOV and I freely consent to this waiver. I understand that HOV may terminate my services as a foster parent at any time, with or without reason.
I recognize that this is a binding agreement between Heart of the Valley, Inc. and me. I have read and understand all the provisions of this agreement, and hereby sign this agreement freely and voluntarily.