Weekend Foster Application1 Application Type2 Pre-Qualification3 Personal4 Family & Environment5 References & Narrative6 Home School Hero7 Review & AgreementApplication TypeWhich Foster Application Do You Want to Complete?*I want to apply to be a Weekend Foster / PupsitterI want to apply to be a Weekend Foster & Home School HeroI am already a Weekend Foster and want to apply to be a Home School HeroAs you are already a PAALS Weekend Foster, you only need to complete three sections of the applicationPersonel InformationHome School HeroReview & AgreeementThe "Next Page" and "Previous Page" buttons will take you only to the pages you need to complete. Save and Continue LaterPre-Qualification QuestionsPlease answer the following questions below to determine if you meet the basic requirements for becoming a PAALS foster. We have a long application and these questions are intended to help determine if you are eligible to continue in the application process.Has the Executive Director pre-approved you as a PAALS Weekend Foster?*YesNoPre-approval is not required.Enter pre-approval codeEnter the pre-approval code you were given. If a correct code is entered, the "Continue" button will appear. You will not be able to proceed until a correct code is entered or you answer "No" to the previous question.Are you currently registered as a PAALS volunteer in Volgistics, our volunteer management system?YesNoPAALS Volunteer ID #:Enter your volunteer ID # if you know it.Before applying to become a PAALS Weekend Foster, you must first complete the application to become a PAALS volunteer. You can complete this application online using this link: Online Volunteer Application FormDo you want to take a PAALS dog home as a weekend foster or only want to attend the Foster Training Class?*Take a Dog HomeAttend Training Class OnlyAre all family members in agreement and excited about assisting in raising a PAALS puppy?*YesNoIs anyone in the family allergic to animals?*YesNoIf you have other animals (dogs, cats, etc.) in your home are all their vaccinations current?*YesNoYou will be asked to provide proof of current vaccinations during the required home visit.Do you currently have more than one dog at your residence?*YesNoWill you be able to raise the PAALS puppy as an inside "house" dog?*YesNoAre you willing to provide vigorous play or fast walking at least twice a day for 20 minutes each time?*YesNoIs the family willing to commit to a full weekend (or several evenings) of foster training before you get a puppy?*YesNoFosters are required to participate twice a month in a Friday training session at PAALS facility at 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd. in Columbia. (These sessions are currently scheduled from 4:30 - 6:00 PM, but are subject to change. Sessions are scheduled one month in advance.) At the end of each session, Fosters will take the PAALS puppy home. On Fridays when no training class is scheduled, Fosters will pick up their puppy at the PAALS facility. Fosters are required to fill out a weekend report and return the puppy to same location on Monday morning. (If needed, special arrangements can be made to return the puppy on Sunday.) Are you willing to do this?*YesNoIf the regular commitment is too much for you, but you are willing to fill in occasionally for a foster who is on vacation or ill, then you can still be a Pupsitter.Yes, I'm still Interested.No thanks, I can't commit that much time.Do you feel you will be able to emotionally handle the separation when the puppy is returned to PAALS for formal training?*YesNoAre you willing to follow all PAALS rules and recommendations?*YesNoWe are sorry, but you do not qualify to become a PAALS foster at this time. Should your situation change in the future, please consider becoming a PAALS foster at that time.Congratulations. You have pre-qualified to become a PAALS Foster. Click on the "Continue with Application" button to complete and submit your application now. Alternately, you may click on the "Save and continue later" link to complete the application later. (A link will be displayed specific to your application which you can email to yourself.) Save and Continue LaterPersonal InformationApplicant Name* First Last Address* Street Address City StateAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address* Enter Email Confirm Email Home Phone #*Mobile Phone #*Work Phone #Emergency Contact Information*NameRelationshipPrimary Phone #Secondary Phone # Click on the "+" symbol on the right to add information on up to three contacts. Save and Continue LaterFamily & Environment InformationHave you personally obedience trained a dog?*YesNoObedience Training* At home In a classroomObedience Facility Name*Have you ever had primary responsibility for fostering a puppy?*YesNoWhat are the names and relationships of the family members and regular guests who will be involved in fostering the puppy?*Primary Foster NameOccupationAgeOther Fosters*Other Fosters' NamesRelationship to PrimaryAge Click on the "+" symbol on the right to add information on additional individualsWhat type of home location will the puppy be raised in?*FarmRuralSuburbsCityHow many hours each day will the puppy be left alone?*Where will the puppy be kept when you are not at home?*Will you take either a male or female puppy?*YesNoPlease state which gender you need and explain whyDo you have other dogs?*YesNoList*BreedGenderAgeSpay/Neuter (Y/N) Are your current dogs inside or outside dogs?*InsideOutsideNOTE: PAALS puppies must be raised as inside (house) dogs.How do your current dogs react to other people?*How do your current dogs react to other DOGS?*Do you have other animals?*YesNoTell us about your other animals*Please tell us about your history of dog ownership: kinds of dogs, obedience training completed, what became of them, etc.* Save and Continue LaterReferences & NarrativePlease provide a dog related reference such as a veterinarian (required if you have pets), obedience instructor or breeder. May we contact this person regarding your application?*YesNoDog Releated Reference Contact Information* Name Title Address* Street Address City StateAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Dog Ref Work PhoneDog Ref Home PhoneDog Ref Mobile PhonePlease provide a personal reference such as a current PAALS foster or volunteer. May we contact this person regarding your application?*YesNoPersonal Reference Contact Information* Name Relationship Personal Ref Work PhonePersonal Ref Home PhonePersonal Ref Mobile PhonePlease tell us why you want to raise a PAALS puppy.*How did you learn about PAALS Foster program?* Save and Continue LaterHome School HeroesHow do you plan to provide your puppy's need to go outside to eliminate?*Check all that apply. Take him on leash walks Place him in a fenced yard or run Put him on a tie-out Use a doggie doorHow would a puppy fit into your budget? (Although PAALS pays for basic veterinary expenses, please note it is your responsibility to pay for food, and approved brand toys.)*Check all that apply. Any necessary feeding, care and grooming expenditures would be acceptable I would like to donate veterinary care costs at the puppies assigned vet I would like to, but would be unable at this time to donate veterinary costsHow much time would you be able to devote to exposing the puppy to the environments outside the home and yard?*Check all that apply. I will get the puppy out 1–3 times a week I will get the puppy out 3-5 times a week I will commit the puppy as my sidekick and take it on outings as its skill level permitsDo you agree to attend required classes weekly and biweekly while raising your puppy?*YesNo Save and Continue LaterReview & AgreementWeekend Foster PAALS Program Terms of AgreementCOMMITMENTRead the Weekend PAALS Foster Manual, attend the entire 3 day Weekend PAALS training session. Follow specific instructions in regards to what verbal cues to use with the puppy/dog in training.Contact a PAALS representative with any medical concerns immediately: - Jen Rogers’ cell phone: (803) 920-0042 - St. Andrews Animal Clinic: (803) 772-8411Notify PAALS as to any behavioral concerns or incidents during puppy/dog’s stay at your home.Provide a safe environment for the PAALS puppy/dog by puppy/dog proofing your home and yard and never allowing off leash in an unsecured area. Romp and play with him but set limits as well.SPECIFIC TERMS:I agree never to feed people food and to only use treats approved by PAALS.I will keep my PAALS puppy/dog on-lead at all times or in an enclosed safe area.I will never allow the puppy/dog on beds, couches, chairs or other furniture.I agree to exercise the puppy for a minimum of 15 minutes three-four times daily (15 minutes outside if below 30 degrees and less in extreme heat).I agree not to leave puppy/dog unattended with other dogs or puppies or alone in outdoor pen that is not completely covered.I will not pick up the puppy unless needed to be lifted into vehicle, to intercede for elimination training to bring outside quickly, onto exam table or for safety reasons.I will not allow any intact PAALS dogs/puppies to interact with other intact male dogs/puppies or intact female dogs/puppies or vice versa.UNDERSTANDING & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTI have studied general information about the PAALS foster program and I understand the commitment of time, money and love involved in raising a PAALS puppy.I have completed the PAALS Foster Application accurately and completely to the best of my ability.I have read and agree to the commitment and specific terms listed above.I understand it is PAALS policy to provide equal opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.I agree to follow all of PAALS general rules and recommendations regarding fostering a PAALS puppy as well as those specific to the puppy for which I am a foster.Foster Agreement Acknowledgement By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have read, understood and agree with the Weekend Foster PAALS AgreementThe "Submit Your Application" button will appear after this box is checked.Home School Heroes Terms of Service*Upon submitting this application to Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), you can expect to receive a phone response within one to two weeks from a member of the PAALS team to answer any questions you or we may have.If you are not already a PAALS volunteer...You will be invited to complete an online training course You will be invited to attend our next scheduled PAALS Volunteer orientationIf you are not already a PAALS Weekend Foster and have completed the above steps...You will be invited to attend our next scheduled foster training class where you will learn protocols and basic requirements of working with a PAALS pup.We will contact you to schedule a home visit.When you have the completed the foster training class, your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified as soon as a puppy is available.We assess our puppies for temperament and match them to Home School Heroes based on a number of factors including a Home School Hero’s handling skill and life style. We cannot honor special requests for color, breed, or what litter they are from. The only consideration we will make is for a male or female if there is a valid reason that the you must have a puppy of a particular sex. By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have read, understood and agree with the Home School Heroes Terms of ServiceScroll to read the entire TOS. The checkbox will become active when you have reached the end. Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.