A successful foster home depends on both the selection of the right basset for your household, an understanding of the basset's needs and psychology, and knowledge about how hound care. So that we may assist you with this selection, please answer the following questions as completely as possible.

All information is kept confidential and is used only for the purpose of our operations.

The Rescue often accepts bassets that have been strays. Therefore we do not know their backgrounds. For this reason, and to make sure our foster homes and their fosters remain safe, we do not allow families with children six (6) years of age or younger to foster.

When you have finished filling out the form, please review the Foster Care Agreement.

If you have problems with the fostering application or it will not go through, please print out the form and fax it to 505-341-0519 or mail it to:

All Ears Basset Sanctuary
4100 Hawkins St NE Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Contact Information

Please provide the following contact information:

Best time to reach you:

Are you an All Ears Basset Sanctuary Member?

Living Conditions

What type of housing do you live in?

Do you own or rent?

If you rent, does your landlord permit dogs?

If you rent, is there a weight/size limit on allowable dogs?

If yes, what is the weight/size limit?

If you rent, please provide your landlord's name and contact information for verification of requirements:

Do you have stairs in your home?

If yes, how many stairs?

Do you have a fenced in yard?

If yes, please describe your fence:

If no, do you agree to keep the basset on a leash when outdoors?

Are you willing to have a volunteer from All Ears Basset Sanctuary visit your home prior to adoption?

Dynamics of Household

What is the make-up of your household?

If there are children in the household, what are their ages?

Are there other children who visit frequently (i.e. grandkids, babysitting)?

If yes, what are the visiting children's ages?

Describe the temperament of the dog(s) you currently own.

Describe the activity level of the dog(s) you currently own.

Do you give Heartworm preventative to your dog(s) on a monthly basis?

Veterinarian Information

Do you have a veterinarian?

If yes, please provide your veterinarian's name and phone number.

What pet name and last name are your current vet records under?

Fostering and Care of your Foster

Why do you want to foster a Basset?

How do other family members feel about fostering a Basset?

Are you willing to take your foster to a veterinarian on our approved list?

Experience and Foster Type

Have you ever owned a Basset?

Have you ever adopted a dog from a rescue organization or shelter?

Have you ever fostered a dog from a rescue organization before?

If yes, please explain:

Have you ever had to give up a dog?

If yes, please explain:

Are you willing to foster a special needs or senior Basset?

Are you willing to foster a Basset recovering from surgery and/or on medication?

Are you willing to foster a Basset being treated for heartworms?

Are you willing to foster more than one Basset at a time?

Training your Foster

Have you ever taken a dog to obedience training?

Are you willing to house train your foster, if necessary?

Are you willing to crate train your foster?

Do you have an available crate for your foster?

Your availability and Ability to Submit Information About Your Foster

Are you available by e-mail on a daily basis?

Do you have an answering machine that you check every day?

Do you own a working digital camera?