If you have decided you would like to apply as a foster home for our rescued Labrador Retrievers, please take the time to fill out the following form as completely as possible.

We realize that our form is lengthy, but the information you supply in the form greatly assists us not only in the approval process, but also in finding the right dog for your family to foster successfully.

Thank you for your time and for your interest in a helping a rescued Labrador Retriever!

Our first contact with you once we receive your completed application will be by email from our foster home coordinator.

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Spouse/Partner/Housemate Name

Street Address



Zip Code

Home Telephone
(Include area code)

Work Telephone
(Include area code)

When is the best time to reach you?

How many adults in the home? 

Do all adults work outside the home?  

What is the occupation(s) of adult(s) in the home?

How many children live in the home?  

Please give the ages and gender of all children in the home:

Are all family members (or roommates) in agreement about adding a new pet to your family?  

What type of residence do you live in? 

Do you: 

Does your landlord allow pets? 

Does your landlord have a weight/size restriction on dogs? 

Landlord's name/phone number:
(Required if you rent/lease!)

How long have you lived at your current address?

If less than one year, please list previous address?

Does anyone in your family have allergies to animals? 

If yes, please explain.

Please tell us what you feel being a responsible dog owner entails.

What do you feel fostering a Lab will involve?

Who will be responsible for the care of the lab you foster?

Have you ever owned and/or fostered a Labrador Retriever? 

If no, do you feel you are truly familiar with the breed? 

If you have not owned labs previously, what kind of research have you done into the Labrador Retriever breed?

Why have you chosen to foster a rescued lab?

Where will your foster lab primarily live?  

What is the average number of hours the lab will be left alone at a time?

Tell us where you will keep the lab while it is home alone.
(Run of the house, in a crate, garage, basement, tied out, fenced yard, dog lot, etc.)

Tell us where the lab will sleep at night. Be specific.

Tell us how/when/where you will exercise the lab on an average day. Be specific.

Do you have a fenced yard? 

If fenced, what type of fencing is it?
(Chain link, board, picket, dog wire, electronic/invisible, etc.)

If fenced, what is the fence height?

If not fenced, how & where will you "potty" your lab?

Would you be willing to crate train your foster dog while it is with you?

If no/not sure, please tell us why.

How far are you willing to travel to get your foster lab?

Describe what activity level, training level, etc. you are willing or not willing
to work on with your foster Lab.

What color lab do you prefer?  

Would you consider another color if the lab is a good match otherwise?  

Which gender do you prefer  

Would you consider the opposite gender if it was a good match otherwise?  

What age range do you prefer?
(Youngest to oldest that you would consider adopting)

Do you currently own another dog/s? 

If yes, please list breed/age/sex.

Please list any other pets you currently own. Include what type, age, sex.

If you currently own a dog(s) and/or cat(s) are they:
Spayed/Neutered? Current on vaccines?
Dog(s) currently on heartworm preventive?

If no on any of the above 3, please explain why.

Please give your current/previous Vet clinic name, address AND telephone number. (Required)

Please list previous dogs you have owned, as well as why you no longer have them.

Please list three references, their complete addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
(Email addresses required. Please list people other than family members.)

Tell us any additional information that may help us match you to the best dog for your family.

Do you currently volunteer as a foster home for any other organization?

If yes, please tell us with whom you volunteer and how we may contact them.

By submitting this form I declare that I am at least 21 years of age and that all the information on this form is true and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation of fact may result in my not being approved to foster a lab or the removal of the fostered dog from my home by Lab Rescue of North Carolina, Inc. Lab Rescue of North Carolina, Inc. reserves the right to refuse or deny any application and/or adoption.

Since we are volunteers with full time jobs and/or other commitments it does sometimes take a few days to get back to you.
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email from the foster home coordinator's private email address. The email will not have an email address showing labrescuenc.org The email will have an attachment that you MUST read and then YOU MUST CALL the number listed in the response to continue the adoption process!

If you do not hear from us within a few days PLEASE let us know as we may not have received your application!
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Lab Rescue of NC, Inc.

After you have completed and reviewed the application, click the 'submit' button once.