BROOD Fostering Application

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) is a non-profit charitable organization established to place homeless, unwanted and/or mistreated basset hounds. Because the majority of these basset hounds come from county shelters, evaluation of their temperament and medical condition before placing them in permanent homes is essential. Foster homes are critical for this evaluation and for the completion of the BROOD mission.

If you would like your home to be considered for fostering, please complete the form below and send it to us. Our foster recruiter will contact you to discuss your application and arrange for a volunteer to visit your house. Foster parents should have adequate medical, liability, and property insurance. BROOD no longer accepts foster applications from households with children 5 years old and younger.

Note that all foster parents MUST be members of BROOD. If you are not a member of BROOD, please go to our Membership Application first before applying to become a foster home.

If you have any questions, please contact our BEFORE you submit your application.

Previous BROOD Adopter or Foster
I am a BROOD Member
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Internet Search
BROOD Website
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Attended BROOD Event
Saw BROOD at an Event
Friend, Relative or Neighbor
Animal Shelter/Other Rescue Group
A successful adoption depends on both the selection of the right basset for the "adopter's" household and the understanding of his caretaking needs that the "foster" provides us. As the foster, your role is to assess the adoptability and behavioral characteristics of the dog while it is in a normal family environment. Please answer the following questions as completely as possible.
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IMPORTANT: If you rent you MUST have proof of your legal ability to keep a dog (i.e., a copy of your lease, written letter from the landlord, tenants association or rental office, etc.) available for inspection when your home visit is performed.
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I do not have a lot of experience, but am willing to attend training classes to learn more. (no experience)
I have experience training my own dog(s) to be housebroken and with basic commands, but have not attended obedience classes OR I have attended only a puppy socialization class. (a little experience)
I have housetrained multiple dogs and attended obedience classes, and feel comfortable with housetraining and providing basic manners training to a new dog. (experienced)
In addition to the statement above, I have successfully worked with a dog with a serious or chronic behavior problem such as separation anxiety, chronic barking, fearfulness or aggression. (advanced experience)
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City/County Shelter
SPCA
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IF NECESSARY ARE YOU WILLING TO ...
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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO ...
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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ...
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All the information I have provided on this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete. I understand that falsifying information on this application, or at any other time during the process, disqualifies me from fostering.

With the electronic submission of this application form, I am authorizing BROOD to contact my veterinarian to discuss my veterinary records.

AS REQUIRED BY THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, CHAPTER 787 3.1-796.96.C.3, I/WE ALSO CERTIFY THAT I/WE HAVE NEVER BEEN CONVICTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY, NEGLECT OR ABANDONMENT.
       
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