Foster app


Thank you in advance for inquiring  about fostering a rescue dog from PAWS TN!

If you’ll complete the brief foster application below, we’ll be happy to be in touch with you very soon! We’re very grateful for your offer of help!

Our Do’s and Don’ts

PAWS TN pets need to be kept inside and treated as a member of the family. Please be patient with our pets. Most of them have come from situations where they haven’t been able to depend on humans for love and comfort. They’ve now have been given a second chance at life, and they deserve to have a secure life filled with love and happiness. You will be helping us to assure this happens!

 PAWS TN is solely responsible for finding a home for the dog, and the foster family must not place him/her in a home that has not been through our own adoption process! We do, however, appreciate all help you can give us to find an appropriate home. If you find a potential home, please have them contact us directly. If you find you might be interested in adopting your foster, you will then need to complete our normal adoption application as well.

Responsibilities of the Foster Parent:

  1. Provide a safe, loving environment for the pet. Cats must be kept indoors and If no secure fencing is provided for dogs, there must be a total commitment to leash walking!
  2. Dogs must be socialize the properly.
  3. Observe how the pet acts in different situations, and with different people and animals.
  4. Notify PAWS TN  of any concerns about health or behavior immediately. Pets will be totally vetted before arrival. If a situation arises requiring additional vet visits while in your care,you must contact PAWS TN to arrange care at our vet.  PAWS TN will not be resposible for given without prior authorization. 
  5. Dogs only - Although we realize that people work, the foster dog must be walked and have some attention at least once during the work day (we require this for our adopting homes as well). Our puppies cannot be left alone for a full day, nor can they be crated for periods longer than four hours. 

Applicant information -
What sex pet are you looking to foster? *
What age of pet do you prefer? *
Please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses (if applicable) of two personal references (not relatives):
First Reference -
Second Reference -
More Applicant info -
If fostering a dog, Although we realize that people work, the foster dog must be walked and have some attention at least once during the work day (we require this for our adopting homes as well). Our puppies cannot be left alone for a full day, nor can they be crated for periods longer than four hours.
I understand, if approved to foster for PAWS TN, that -
1. PAWS TN delivers to Foster Caregiver and Foster Caregiver hereby accepts from PAWSTN a to be determined pet and Foster Caregiver agrees to humanely take care of said animal. Foster Caregiver will immediately, peaceably, and voluntarily deliver said animal to PAWS TN upon request, and will make no claim of ownership, title, right, or interest in and to said animal

2. Foster Caregiver agrees not to alter in any way the appearance of the animal being fostered without written permission of PAWS TN. This includes declawing and cropping of ears or tails.

3. Foster Caregiver agrees to provide adequate food, water, shelter, and kind treatment for said animal at all times. In addition, Foster Caregiver must adhere to all state and local animal laws. Foster Caregiver agrees to follow all additional written instructions from the owner and/or PAWS TN.  I agree that if  I've I asked for an open ended adoption, that I will give PAWS TN 2 weeks notice before returning the pet or agree to pay boarding costs for those two weeks. .

4. Foster Caregiver agrees to notify PAWS TN as to any behavioral or health problems of the animal. PAWS TN reserves the exclusive right to determine the proper course of action to take upon such notification.

5. Foster Caregiver will notify PAWS TN in the event any change occurs in the address or telephone number listed below. Foster Caregiver understands and acknowledges that he/she does not have any right or authority to keep the foster animal or place foster animal in other homes or place with other individuals unless permission is given in writing by PAWS TN.

6. Foster Caregiver is undertaking these obligations with no claim, now or in the future, to any type of compensation or reimbursement for caring for said animal, and the further consideration for undertaking this obligation and caring for said animal is that Foster Caregiver is receiving satisfaction and enjoyment from undertaking this obligation of his or her own free will and because he or she wants to do so and derives satisfaction from doing so.

7. Foster Caregiver agrees that accidental animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and agrees to hold harmless and indemnify, and protect PAWS TN, from any claim or suit filed by anyone as a result of such an incident. In addition, PAWS TN will not be responsible if animal should damage or destroy property belonging to Foster Caregiver, or shall transfer any disease or internal or external parasites to other animals belonging to Foster Caregiver.

8. If the Foster Caregiver wishes to adopt said animal, Foster Caregiver must go through PAWS TN adoption program screening process. PAWS TN reserves the right to determine final disposition of the animal.

9. This Agreement is the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no oral promises or representations made in addition to this contract and it may only be changed in a writing signed by both PAWS TN and Foster Caregiver.

I agree to, and certify that I am 18 or older, by typing my electronic signature below -