Foster Guidelines

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Everyone in the applicant’s household must be in favor of fostering a dog.
  • If renting, the applicant’s landlord must give permission for the applicant to have a dog. Some rental offices require that the dog be a certain size or breed.
  • All pets the applicant currently has must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
  • Applicants must agree to a home visit, in which a volunteer will come to the applicant’s home to conduct part of the interview and make sure the home is a good fit for the dog. This is to benefit the adopter and the rescue; some dogs are very high energy and require a lot of space. We want to make sure the dog you are connected with is appropriate for you.
  • If you live outside the Fargo-Moorhead area, we may be able to conduct a virtual video visit to fulfill this step of your application. However, applications outside our area of operation may still be denied due to distance.

Read about our fostering process and other information about fostering in our Foster FAQ.


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Applicant Information

Have you adopted a dog from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue before?
Are you 21 years of age or older?

We have various age-based programs, like our Seniors for Seniors program, so we use this information to see if you qualify for any of those.

Employer Information

Are you currently employed?

Home Information

What type of home you do you live in?
Do you rent or own your home?
Do you have a fenced yard?

Personal References

References must not live with the applicant and must include at least one non-family member.

One of our volunteer reference checkers will be reaching out to each. Please also make sure the references know you listed them so they are expecting the call. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue will not use your references’ information for anything other than calling about your application.

First Reference

Second Reference

Third Reference

Current Pet Information

Are there any dogs or cats (indoor or outdoor) currently living at your residence?
Have any of your pets ever been given away, sold, abandoned, surrendered, reclaimed, or put to sleep?
Has a pet ever disappeared or been killed, injured, or mistreated while in your care?
Do you need to provide information for another vet clinic?
For example, you may have a dog that goes to one vet, but your partner or roommate takes their cat to a different vet.

Foster Questions

Is everyone in the home in favor of fostering a dog?
How long will you be able to provide a foster home for a dog?
Are you familiar with crate training?
Are you familiar with potty training?
Have you fostered for another rescue organization?

Please list any size, breed, or qualities.
Do you agree you will not use any form of electronic training collar, prong collar, or aversive training methods on the foster dog?
What is the longest your dog will be left alone in the home with no potty breaks?
Where will your new dog be when everyone has left the home?
Where will your dog sleep?


Dogs often need an adjustment period when transitioning to a new home. They may need time to decompress before meeting new dogs and people, have potty accidents, or appear anxious. Are you willing to work with your dog on any issues that may arise?
Will you contact us as soon as possible if you encounter situations in which you may need assistance, such as medical problems, behavioral issues, or other incidents?
Do you agree to contact us if you can no longer provide a foster home for a dog?
Are you willing to have a 4 Luv of Dog Rescue volunteer visit your home?
Is the information you provided in this application true and correct to the best of your knowledge?
Your application will be revoked if any information is found to be false or incorrect.

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You can upload up to 3 files.

If available, you may upload your veterinary documentation. However, please keep in mind that we may still need to contact the vet directly for follow-up information.