Foster Home Information

Senior Moments Weimaraner Rescue needs Temporary/Emergency, Short- and Long-term foster families for homeless Weims age 10 years and above.   If you have room in your heart and home to help a senior Weim in need, we’d love to hear from you!

Tess & PurdieTwo important notes:

For the safety of your children and the welfare our dogs, SMW does not adopt to nor have foster homes with children under the age of 10.

For the welfare of our dogs, all dogs and cats in the foster home must be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on veterinary care and dogs must be on a form of heartworm and flea/tick prevention (alternative/natural methods are encouraged but not required).

Senior Moments will cover the cost of pre-approved veterinary care and supplements/mobility aids, etc. as needed. If possible, we ask that the foster families provide high-quality food for their foster dog as a donation to the rescue. Expenses for foster dogs are generally tax deductible, check with your preparer to be sure.

If you have questions for our Foster Home Coordinator, email us at:
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Our application is below.  Every question helps us get to know you better and gives our Weims the best chance at a successful stay with you. Answers to all questions are required for application processing.  Thank you for helping us help the seniors!

About You

First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
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Cell Phone:
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E-mail:
Age:
Occupation:
Street Address:
City:
State/Province:
Zip/Postal Code:

2nd Applicant (if any) Information

2nd Applicant First Name:
2nd Applicant Last Name:
2nd Applicant Cell Phone:
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2nd Applicant E-mail:
2nd Applicant Age:
2nd Applicant Occupation:

 

Do either of your jobs require frequent out-of-town travel?
Is either applicant subject to relocation?
Is either applicant a student?
Is either applicant in the military?
How did you hear about Senior Moments Weimaraners?
Have you ever owned a Weimaraner?
If yes, how recently?
What was your experience like with your Weim(s)?

Please Provide a Personal Reference (a non-relative not living with you)

Personal Reference:
Personal Reference Phone#:
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Personal Reference Email:
Personal Reference Street Address
Personal Reference City:
Personal Reference State/Province:
Personal Reference Zip/Postal Code:
Personal Reference relationship to you (ex: friend, relative, pet-sitter):

About Your Home

Please check one. I/We live in a:
Do you own or lease/rent?
If you rent, lease or live in a condo, do you have permission to have a large dog?
If you rent or lease, landlord's name:
Landlord's phone #:
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Do you have roommates?
If yes, are roommates in agreement to foster a Weimaraner?
How long have you been at this address?
Can you provide proof of homeowner's or renter's insurance? (Our insurance company requires that we have this on file)
Is your home large enough to accommodate a 50-85# Weimaraner?

About Your Family

Number of adults in the household?
Ages of adults in household?
Who will be the primary caretaker of the foster Weimaraner?
Are there children living with you?
If yes, gender of child #1:
Age of child #1:
Gender of child #2:
Age of child #2:
Gender of child #3:
Age of child #3:
Gender of child #4:
Age of child #4:
If you have more than four children living in your home, please list their names and ages here:

 

Do you plan to add children to your household in the future?
Do you ever have children under the age of 10 (neighbors, grandkids, etc.) visit your home?
If yes, how often?
Have all members of the household agreed to foster a Weimaraner?
Are any members of the household allergic to pet dander?

About Your Current Pets

Name of current pet #1:
Current pet #1 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Current pet #1 breed (if any):
Gender of current pet #1:
Is current pet #1 spayed/neutered?
Age of current pet #1:
Is current pet #1 (check all that apply):
Where is current pet #1 kept? Check all that apply:
Name of current pet #2:
Current pet #2 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Current pet #2 breed (if any):
Gender of current pet #2:
Is current pet #2 spayed/neutered?
Age of current pet #2:
Is current pet #2 (check all that apply):
Where is current pet #2 kept? Check all that apply:
If you have more than two pets right now, please list them and we will discuss them with you on the phone:
Are all of your current pets up-to-date on vet care, vaccines (or titer tests) and heartworm testing/preventative?
Can you provide proof if requested?
Will your current pets accept a new dog?

About Your Former Pets (in the last five years but no longer with you)

Name of former pet #1:
Former pet #1 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Former pet #1 breed (if any):
Gender of former pet #1:
Was former pet #1 spayed/neutered?
Age attained by former pet #1:
Where was former pet #1 kept? Check all that apply:
Reason for absence of former pet #1 (death, gave away, lost, etc.) and when did it occur?
Name of former pet #2:
Former pet #2 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Former pet #2 breed (if any):
Gender of former pet #2:
Was former pet #2 spayed/neutered?
Age attained by former pet #2:
Where was former pet #2 kept? Check all that apply:
Reason for absence of former pet #2 (death, gave away, lost, etc.) and when did it occur?
If you have had more than two pets in the last a five years (who are no longer with you), please list them here:
Have you ever taken a pet to a shelter/rescue or had a pet run away?
If yes, please provide details:
Do you collar and tag your dogs/cats?
If not tagged, please explain:
Are all required pets registered per your local regulations with your city, township or county?
If no, please explain:

Your Veterinarian

You must contact your vet's office giving them permission to release information to us regarding your pets. We need the name of the person you spoke with. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IF LEFT BLANK. Thank you.

Name of person spoken with at vet's office:
Veterinary Clinic Name:
Veterinarian Name:
Clinic Street Address:
Clinic City:
Clinic State/Province:
Clinic Zip/Postal Code:
Clinic Phone Number:
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General Information

Do you understand and agree with the statements below?

I am aware that a foster dog may need veterinary care (may need to be spayed/neutered, brought up-to-date on titer tests/vaccines and other minor medical issues). I am aware that Senior Moments Weimaraners will pay for an AUTHORIZED vet care and I agree to be responsible for making appointments, notifying SMW of them, taking the Weim to them and following aftercare instructions.
I am aware that Senior Moments Weimaraners takes a holistic approach to veterinary care and, where legally possible, will have titer testing done to determine the protective level of Distemper and Parvo antibodies before automatically vaccinating. Most senior dogs have had multiple vaccines over their lifetime and over-vaccination has proven health risks. Rabies vaccines will be given without titer testing. I am aware that flea/tick prevention will be accomplished using natural methods provided by SMW whenever possible rather than pesticide application on the Weim (exceptions initially made for dog with existing pests).
I am aware that my foster dog may require basic obedience training/manners, housebreaking and/or crate training and I am willing to use positive methods suggested by SMW to help prepare my foster dog for a permanent home. I agree to alert SMW as soon as I notice concerning behavioral issues.
I am aware that the period of adjustment into my household may be longer than anticipated for a foster dog.
I am aware that SMW may have little to no information regarding the background of my foster dog, but whatever they know will be passed along to me.
What traits in a foster dog are MOST important to you? Please check all that apply:
If other, please describe:
What behaviors can you NOT tolerate?
How many hours during a typical day will the dog be left alone (without humans around)?
What hours (for example 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)?
How often will the dog be left alone (daily, weekdays, ___ days per week, etc.)?
Do you understand that your foster Weimaraner is to be an indoor dog only?
Where will your foster dog stay when you are not home?
Where will your foster dog be when you are at home?
Where will your foster dog be at night?
What is your plan for your foster dog when you are on vacation? (You may choose more than one.)

Part of our application process requires a phone interview

What is the best number to reach you?
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What is the best day and time to reach you?

Part of our application process requires a home visit

The home visit will take place at a convenient time when all members of your family are home. Will you allow a SMW volunteer to visit you and your family in your home?
If a home visit is not possible due to your location, timing or some other circumstance, SMW may allow a virtual (digital) picture tour of your home and environment. If necessary, do you have the ability to provide digital photos of your home environment?
Weimaraners are a very demanding breed and require a great deal of time and attention. With your schedule and commitments, explain why you think your home would be suitable for fostering a senior Weimaraner and how you plan to assimilate him/her into your family.
What other volunteer opportunities might you be interested in doing? Please check all that apply.

Thank you so much for taking the time to apply!  One of our volunteers will get back with you within 72 hours.