Your full name * Your address * City * Postal code * Phone number * Email * Please explain your reasons for wishing to foster a dog. * What experience do you have as a dog owner? * List all present and past pets you have been responsible for as an adult. * If you have been a dog owner, what happened to your dog (s). * Tell us about your previous dog(s). * Are you 21 years of age or over? * Select Yes No Do you live in a house, apartment, condominium or townhouse? * Select House Apartment/Condo Townhouse How long have you lived at your current address? * Do you own or rent your home? * Select Rent Own Do you have any children? If yes, please list their ages. If no, please type 'no'. * Is any member of your family allergic to dogs? * Select Yes No Do you currently have any pets? And if so, what pets do you have? What are their ages? What are their temperaments? * Do you have dog training experience? And if so, what training do you have? * Describe your method of disciplining a dog? You have just come into the kitchen to find the garbage has been ransacked. How do you respond? * Are you willing to seek guidance/attend classes with your foster dog, should you experience behavioural challenges? * Select Yes No List all members of your household. And which one will be primarily responsible for the care of this pet? * How many hours of the day will a dog be alone? And why? * Where will the dog be kept primarily? (house, yard, garage, other) * Select House Yard Garage Other Where will the dog be sleeping? * Do you have a yard? If yes, is the yard fenced? If your yard is not fenced, would you be prepared to have the yard fenced? * How many walks will the dog get per day? * Describe the exercise program that you have in mind for your foster dog? * Before Covid 19, our procedure was to have a volunteer from our rescue come to your home, prior to approving your application, to conduct the in-home and yard visit. In these unprecedented times, we have modified this step in the process. A virtual tour using Skype/Facetime (or in some cases a gallery of photos) of the inside of your home (must include all areas that the dog would access) is now acceptable. If you live in a house with a yard, we may schedule a volunteer to conduct a socially-distanced perimeter/yard visit to check the yard and fencing for safety . Please note we would never share the pictures you send us with anyone. Would you consent to this? * Select Yes No Who is your veterinarian and what is their phone number? * Please list three (3) pet references with phone numbers, other than your vet or immediate family members: * How did you hear about our rescue? Can we add you to our e-newsletter and other distribution lists? Volunteer Code of Conduct
Volunteers/Foster Parents/Representatives of the Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program (SODR) are expected to conduct themselves with personal integrity, ethics, professionalism, honesty and diligence in performing their duties for the organization. Volunteers are required to support and advance the interests of the organization and avoid placing themselves in situations where their personal interests actually or potentially conflict with the interests of Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program.
Accordingly, all volunteers (including foster parents) must comply with the Code of Conduct described herein. By submitting this fostering application you agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.
• Volunteers must, at all times, treat with dignity and respect all clients, adopters, suppliers, and fellow volunteers with whom they interact while representing the Rescue.
• Volunteers will act in a way that supports and advances the welfare, image and reputation of the Rescue.
• Volunteers must not use their status as a Rescue volunteer to obtain personal gain (financial or otherwise) from those doing or seeking to do business with the Rescue.
• This includes not seeking or accepting personal gifts, favours, payments, services, fees, special valuable privileges, pleasure or vacation trips, accommodations or loans of money from any person, unless in the ordinary course of rescue business.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
• Volunteers must avoid perceived and actual conflict of interest.
• Volunteers shall, at the first opportunity, disclose any conflict of interest to a board member.
• Volunteers who receive confidential information will keep that information confidential. This includes, but is not limited to, client, donor, volunteer, and financial information.
• Volunteers will not share any information obtained from the rescue on social media without a board member’s approval.
• Volunteers will not use information obtained while volunteering for their own purposes, including financial gain, or disclose for the use of others (for example, lists of sponsors or suppliers).
• This applies both during and after the period in which the individual is a Rescue volunteer.
• All intellectual property (brands, logos, websites, identifiers, etc.) currently belonging to the Rescue or developed by a volunteer in the course of their role with the Rescue (for example, guidebooks, training resources, promotional materials) shall remain the property of the Rescue and may not be used for the personal benefit of a volunteer.
These are minimum standards and by no means cover every contingency. However, any material failure to comply with these standards will be sufficient grounds for termination of the individual from their volunteer position. Any volunteer who is uncertain of the application of this Code of Conduct should contact any member of the Board of Directors for further information.