Foster Parent Home Visit Report Phone Interviewer Information Your Name * Your Email * Foster Home Information Date of Home Visit Potential Foster Parent's Home Phone * Name(s) of Potential Foster Parent * Street Address * City * State Zip * How were you welcomed? Excited Warm Reserved Indifferent Happy Calm Nonchalant Irritated How was your dog welcomed? Excited Warm Reserved Indifferent Happy Calm Nonchalant N/A - no dog taken Did all family members enjoy your dog? Yes No N/A - no dog taken If no, please explain Did you or your dog dislike any family member? Yes No If yes, please explain Who was present during your visit? (# of adults, # of children, names) If one person is intended to be the primary care provider for the dog, who will that person be? Are they aware that some Chihuahuas and small dogs are diggers and great escape artists? Yes No Environment Information Does the yard have shade? Yes No N/A - no yard Does the yard have a fence? Yes No N/A - no yard If there is a fence: what type, height, condition, and approximate size of the fenced area If there is a fence, does it have any holes, gaps, or weak spots? Yes No If there is a fence, are there locks on the gates against children and thieves? Yes No Is there anything stacked near the fence the dog could climb to get out? Yes No Will they fix any problems with the fence before fostering a dog? Yes No If they need to fix the fence, what do they plan to do to fix it? Are signs of poisonous plants in the yard? Yes No Any signs of a dog house or indications of a dog living outside? Yes No Are they aware that when a foster dog goes outside, he/she must be on a leash at all times unless in a secure fenced area? Yes No Are they aware that a foster dog must have a collar with a CSDR ID tag on at all times? Yes No Housing Information Do they live on a busy street? Yes No Please describe the setting Do the storm doors close and latch properly? Yes No N/A - no storm doors Do they have areas that are closed off from the dog? Yes No Are they aware that every time they open a door, they will need to be careful about their foster dog from escaping? Yes No How do they plan on preventing any escapes? Do you feel that the dog food and garbage will be properly stored and out of reach of the foster dog? Where will the dog eat? House Crate Couch Dog House Kennel Kitchen Outside Other If other, please explain: Where will the dog sleep? House Crate Couch Dog House Kennel Owner's Bed Outside Other If other, please explain: What plans do they have for the dog's care for any overnight absences or while on vacation? Where will the dog stay when they are not at home? Are there any house plants (many are poisonous)? Yes No Are there chemicals in the garage, basement, or storage area that the dog could gain access to? Yes No Are they aware that certain foods and substances (chocolate, onions, grapes, raisins, and antifreeze, to name a few) are toxic to dogs and can cause sickness and/or death? Yes No Children Information Do all the children in the family seem responsible and dog friendly? Yes No N/A - no children If no, please explain: Did parents intervene appropriately, if necessary, and monitor the interaction of the children and pets? Yes No N/A - no children How much responsibility will the children have in the case of the foster(s) dog? Did you discuss the importance of having adults supervise play between children and pets to keep both children and dogs safe and did parents acknowledge this need? Yes No N/A - no children Are they aware that toys must be kept out of reach of dogs as they will likely be chewed and possibly swallowed by a dog? Yes No N/A - no children Other Pet Information Are there currently other pets in the family? Yes No If yes, please describe: How did the family pets (cats, dogs, etc.) respond to you? Friendly Inquisitive Excited Annoyed Barked Indifferent Mean Ran and hid Wary Other N/A - no other pets If other, please explain: How did the family pets respond to your dog? (if applicable) Friendly Annoyed Barked Indifferent Played, but unacceptably rough or dominant Mean Ran and hid Wary Played nicely Other N/A - no other pets If other, please explain: How does the volunteer interact with the current pets? Attentive Indifferent N/A - no other pets Are the current pets well socialized? Yes No N/A - no other pets How did the pets respond to commands given by the family members? Complied Ignored N/A - no other pets Are the current pets reasonably clean? Yes No N/A - no other pets Are the current pets friendly? Yes No N/A - no other pets What activities do they intend on doing with their possible new family member? Are they aware that not all of the dogs in our organization are purebred and that we could and do rescue other types of small breed dogs, not just Chihuahuas? * Once in a while, we get in a dog that does not fit our definition of a small dog and will be an over-sized dog. Would they be willing to foster a larger dog? Yes No Would you feel comfortable having this applicant take care of your dog if you went away on vacation? Please explain. * Are they aware of the time commitment required to take care of a foster dog? * Yes No Do you feel the volunteer will love and care for the dog properly? * Yes No If you were making the decision to approve or disapprove this volunteer, what would your answer be? Approve Disapprove General impression of this applicant and their ability to provide a safe and caring home for one of our little ones. Verification Please enter any two digits * Please click the submit button only one time. When you see the thank you message, your form was submitted.