Volunteers for this program:
1. Must be at least 18 years old.
2. Must complete the following application, and participate in an on-site interview.
3. Must agree to a home visit by the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
4. Must provide requested medical information for all personal pets that would be in contact with foster animals.
5. Must sign the foster agreement pertaining to the animal you are fostering.
6. Must provide in-home care for Burbank Animal Shelter animals assigned under foster program and return animals to the Burbank Animal Shelter.
7. Must bring foster animals to the Burbank Animal Shelter for medical appointments and/or medical care.
8. Must care for foster animals until they are 8 weeks of age and weigh at least 2 lbs.
9. Must be knowledgeable in handling and caring for young animals.
10. Must have reliable transportation and cell phone for communication.
11. Must have agreement of landlord or property owner if renting.

This program is an opportunity for you to:
• Give love and affection to a puppy that is so young that yours will be the first safe human interaction for that puppy and will give a lasting foundation for human-animal interaction.
• Provide a safe environment for frightened or unsocialized puppies that have not learned humans can be trusted. You can help a puppy learn new behaviors and better ways to interact.
• Help the Burbank Animal Shelter save more animals by freeing up space in shelter facility.

Please note: The VBAS Puppy Foster Program is staffed entirely by volunteers. Services performed by individuals are voluntary and are without any implied promise of salary, compensation, employment or payment of any kind.

Name and address


Being a foster parent requires reliable transportation. Can you provide that? Please explain.

Personal Pet Profile

Please list all pets currently in your household. List type/breed/sex/age/vaccinations/date altered.

Personal Pet Medical Profile

Please list your veterinarian's name and phone number

Other Rescue Organizations

Please list any other foster or rescue organizations you are a part of:

Young puppies

Please give a brief description of your experience with very young, ill, injured and/or unsocialized animals:

Home Care

Describe the area where the foster animal(s) will be kept. In addition, list the maximum number of hours the puppy(ies) will be alone on a regular basis?


Please state if you rent or own your home, and describe if you have a secure yard.

Why do you want to be a foster parent?

How did you learn about our foster program?

When would you like to start your volunteer work?


I certify that the above is true and accurate. I understand any falsification of the above information may be grounds for denial of this application or termination of my volunteer status. I acknowledge that this application remains on the property of the Burbank Animal Shelter on behalf of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. I authorize the VBAS to conduct an on-site inspection of the premises where the animal will be kept.