Foster Care Interest Form

Are You Ready For Foster Care?

**Applicants must live within a 50-mile radius of either our San Rafael, CA or Boring, OR campuses**

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has strict rules to follow when caring for our foster dogs so they may continue to practice good behavior and prepare for life with a visually impaired handler.  With that mission in mind, GDB rules are often different from what people are familiar doing with their own pet dog.

Please review and complete this checklist to determine if you would be a fit as a future Foster Care Provider and be willing to follow the rules below.  Following these expectations is crucial to the future success of any dog that spends time in a foster care home.
Contact Information
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Foster Care Provider Expectations

Thank you for your interest.
Because future guide dogs must be handled properly, we can only accept applications from volunteers who are comfortable following these important rules.  The future success of our dogs depends on caretaker compliance, so please assess your situation and your willingness to handle our dogs as is required.  Foster Care Providers replicate the same expectations the dogs experienced in their puppy raiser and client homes.  It is easier for the dog to be successful in a variety of homes because of this consistency.  

Please feel free to reach out to the GDB Foster Care Coordinator if you have questions that need further clarification.  Thank you for your interest in the Foster Care Program at Guide Dogs for the Blind.  For those who are comfortable following these expectations, it can be an extremely rewarding volunteer role!