Foster Application

Foster Application

Thank you for your interest in fostering for NorCal GSP Rescue! As an all-volunteer rescue without a facility, we rely upon foster homes to save GSPs in need.
  • About You

  • Fostering info

    Complete the following info to tell us more about your interest in fostering, your home, and your foster preferences.
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  • Enter 0 if no preference
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  • First-time GSP owners are welcome! Fostering is a great way to get to know the breed.
    We'll provide you with help and resources!
  • Tell us more about your training methods. What equipment do you use when walking your dog, or participating in other activities such as hunting? If you have worked with a dog trainer that you would potentially like to use in the future, please provide their name/company name. If you're a new dog guardian, we're happy to provide training resources.
  • Include type, age, and gender. If none, please indicate no current animals.
  • If no current or prior vet, please indicate that.
  • Enter 0 if none
  • Enter 0 if none
  • Most GSPs are over 50 pounds.
  • Transport Info

    Foster homes often need to transport their foster dog. If you transport GSPs in affiliation with the rescue, the following information is required for our liability insurance. This information will not be shared publicly and is stored securely. If you have questions about why this information is needed, please contact and we'll be happy to help.
  • Foster home agreement

    I, the undersigned, understand and agree to the following:
    1. I have filled out this form in order to apply as a foster provider for a dog from NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (NCGSPR).
    2. The information provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge and can be used by NCGSPR and its personnel and volunteers.
    3. If accepted as a foster parent, I will update NCGSPR with any changes to my contact information or any of the information provided above.
    4. I give permission to NCGSPR to call and confirm the references that I have provided.
    5. I have never been accused of and/or found guilty of violating any law regarding the welfare of or cruelty to animals.
    6. During the period in which I am fostering a NCGSPR dog (“the GSP”), I will be responsible for keeping the GSP up to date on all vaccinations and veterinary care, including rabies. In order to ensure an efficient process, I will contact the NCGSPR Case Manager before any veterinary visits and I understand that NCGSPR will be making payments directly to the veterinarian. I understand that NCGSPR will reimburse me for all pre-approved out of pocket expenses, if I submit valid receipts for payment.
    7. I will not be compensated for fostering the GSP, and I am solely responsible for all costs of caring for any GSP I foster, other than the cost of vaccinations and necessary veterinary costs. I understand that NCGSPR will provide a crate for my foster GSP, upon request.
    8. Any GSP for which I provide foster care is the sole property of NCGSPR unless and until such ownership is transferred by a written contract, unless the dog is a placement through the temporary care or owner assistance programs. At any time, and for any reason, I will return any GSP which I am fostering for NCGSPR, at the request of NCGSPR personnel.
    9. I will provide copies of any documents or medical records of the dog in my care to NCGSPR within three days of request.
    10. I will always treat the GSP as a house dog and family pet and never leave it chained or tied or have it live outside for any extended period of time. I understand that the GSP is a dog that has high-energy needs and I will provide exercise on a regular basis in a properly supervised environment. I will treat the GSP with affection and kindness and never subject it to any type of abuse or neglect.
    11. I agree to use only positive reinforcement training techniques, and to never use choke, pinch, prong, or shock collars. I will not confine or contain the GSP using electric, electronic and/or invisible fencing. I will never let the GSP be used for any medical or experimental purposes, nor for attack or guard dog purposes.
    12. NorCal GSP Rescue will arrange for an initial home visit prior to fostering any GSP.
    13. During the time I am fostering any GSP, I will allow occasional home visits by a NCGSPR representative.
    14. During the time I am fostering any GSP, I will reply and respond to all requests for information from NCGSPR within a week.
    15. During the time I am fostering any GSP, I will keep a collar with the NCGSPR tag and the Foster Dog tag on the GSP at all times.
    16. If the foster GSP is lost or stolen, I will immediately notify NCGSPR and make every effort to locate the dog, including contacting local animal shelters and animal control departments.
    17. I understand that under no circumstances may this dog be used for breeding or be allowed to be impregnated. If the dog is used for breeding prior to sterilization, any resulting offspring, as well as the GSP, are solely owned by NCGSPR, and shall be returned to NCGSPR upon request by NCGSPR personnel.
    18. I will indemnify and hold harmless NCGSPR, its agents, employees, officers, directors and volunteers, with respect to any injury, financial, physical, or emotional, that occurs to me as a result of my participation in the foster program of NCGSPR. Additionally, I will defend, indemnify and hold harmless NCGSPR, its agents, employees, officers, directors and volunteers, with respect to any claims of any kind, brought by anyone, for any injuries or damages caused to anyone or any animal, that are the result of my negligent or intentional acts.
    19. I will be responsible for any legal fees or other costs which NCGSPR must expend to enforce my compliance with any agreement with NCGSPR or as a result of my provision of false information on this form. This Agreement is governed by the laws of California, and in the event that a suit is brought by any party or parties to this Contract, the parties agree that such suit can only be brought in the State of California, San Mateo County.
  • By signing this form, I verify that I am 18 years of age or older. The information I have entered on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that if I have made any false statements on this form, or any material misrepresentations or omissions, that NorCal GSP Rescue will have the right to reclaim any dog fostered from NorCal GSP Rescue. A photographic, facsimile, carbon copy or electronic version of this authorization may be deemed to be the equivalent of the original and may be used as a duplicate original.
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