Foster Application

Thank you for your interest in fostering for Coco's Heart Dog Rescue! Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue could not help animals without the support of fosters. Fostering can be a very rewarding experience! It is not always the easiest, but Coco's Heart has a great network of mentors and fellow fosters to help. If you’re interested in helping us fulfill our mission, please fill out this application. Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not see a response from us.

Name of Applicant Applying *
Name of Applicant Applying
Please provide middle name. Required for background check.
Birthdate of Applicant Applying *
Birthdate of Applicant Applying
Must be 18+ years old. We will not respond to applications for anyone under 18 years old.
Please provide full names and date of births for anyone in the home over 18+ years old. If none, please say N/A. Required for background check.
We respond to EVERY application within 1-3 business days. If you submit an application, you will receive a response from us.
Full Address of Applicant *
Full Address of Applicant
Phone *
Type of home you live in. *
If yes, please provide more details (wood, underground, chainlink, etc).
Do you rent or own your home? *
We also need to know if there are any restrictions, such as size or breed of dog, etc.
Please provide the birthdates for all members of the household for anyone over the age of 18 years old.
Are you able to commit to utilizing our approved veterinary clinics located in either New Richmond WI, Hudson WI, Chetek WI, Rice Lake WI IGH MN, or Maple Grove MN? *
We strive in our relationship with our high quality veterinary clinics and require all foster dogs to be seen at one of these locations for all veterinary care. Emergency visits by exception from director of rescue.
Please provide the clinic name and phone number of the clinic(s) of any pets you have owned in the past 10 years. Also provide the name the records are under:
Please include: name, species/breed, age, sex, spay/neuter status, and how long you have had them.
If no, please explain.
If no, please explain. Bordetella is not required, but is strongly recommended.
If no, please explain.
If yes, please explain how you will handle this.
Are all people in the home in favor of fostering a dog? *
If yes, please list the name and state of the rescue.
If yes, please explain.
If yes, please explain.
Are you willing to work with your foster dog on any medical or behavioral issues it may have? *
Do you acknowledge there can be disagreements and will you strive to ease the transition and provide care and guidance as needed? *
There can be fear and anxiety during the transition time (which can be anywhere from days, to weeks, to months) until the dog is comfortable in your home.
Do you acknowledge that your foster dog may have quirks that need to be worked through and are you willing to work with your foster dog through these quirks with help and resources? *
Are you willing to crate/kennel train? *
Training can be provided.
Events are great exposure and we hope to see our fosters attend when they are available!
Dogs can find their new homes in as little as a week to several months or more. We also need Temp Fosters which involves two days up to two weeks.
Do you acknowledge that every dog welcomed to rescue may go through a transition or adjustment period and are you willing to work with your foster dog as they settle into your home? *
Are you currently or have you ever been a foster/adopter/volunteer for Coco's Heart?: *
We welcome "foster fails"! However all applicants are held to our standard adoption processes regardless of being an approved foster family.
Would you like to receive a monthly newsletter from Coco’s Heart which includes upcoming events, adoptable dogs, and tips on dog safety and wellness? *
The newsletter is sent via e-mail.
Please provide name, number, email for two personal references (someone that knows you and provide insight on your character, how you treat your own pets, etc.) These references CANNOT live in your home with you.