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.

SECTION I - APPLICANT INFORMATION

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Home Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Email

SECTION II - ABOUT THE HOUSEHOLD

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Very quiet: only a few residents and not too many guests
Average: not too quiet, but not party animals
Very busy: lots of people coming and going
Owned
Rented
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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No
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No

SECTION III - PET OWNERSHIP HISTORY

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No
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No
Yes, I do now
Yes, I have personally owned a dog in the past
Yes, my family has had a dog
No, I have never owned a dog before
Dominant
Submissive
Possessive
Friendly
N/A (don't own a dog)
Active
High-energy
Laid-back
N/A (don't own a dog)
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No
Yes
No
Yes
No
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No
N/A (don't own a cat)
Aloof, ignores dogs
Does not get along with dogs
Playful with dogs
Aggressive toward dogs
Unknown, my cat has not been exposed to a dog
Yes
No
Yes
No

SECTION IV - PET EXPERIENCE HISTORY

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No experience. I do not have a lot of experience, but am willing to attend training classes to learn more.
Limited 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.
Experienced. I have housetrained multiple dogs and attended obedience classes, and feel comfortable with housetraining and provideing basic manners training for a new dog.
Advanced experience. In addition to the above, I have successfully worked with a dog with a serious or chronic behavior problem such as separation anxiety, chronic barking, fearfulness or aggression.
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No
Yard (fenced) exercise
Short walks
Vigorous walks
Hiking/jogging
Dog park
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No

SECTION V - ABILITY TO TRAIN FOSTER

IF NECESSARY ARE YOU WILLING TO ...
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No
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No
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No
Yes
No

SECTION VI - FOSTER REQUIREMENTS

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WILL ...
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No
Yes
No
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO ...
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No
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No
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No
Yes
No
Yes
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No
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No
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No
In the event you decide to adopt your foster dog, BROOD has an agreement with PetHealth, Inc. our database and microchip provider to provide notices to our adopters including:
  • Information about your pet’s microchip – essential to ensuring your pet can get home safe in the event they ever get lost.
  • 24PetWatch Insurance options that can help protect your pet and your wallet.
  • Special deals and discounts on products and services and partner product and services.
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No
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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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