BROOD Fostering Application

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) is a non-profit charitable organization established to place homeless, unwanted and/or mistreated basset hounds. Because the majority of these basset hounds come from county shelters, evaluation of their temperament and medical condition before placing them in permanent homes is essential. Foster homes are critical for this evaluation and for the completion of the BROOD mission.

If you would like your home to be considered for fostering, please complete the form below and send it to us. Our foster recruiter will contact you to discuss your application and arrange for a volunteer to visit your house. Foster parents should have adequate medical, liability, and property insurance. BROOD no longer accepts foster applications from households with children 5 years old and younger.

Note that all foster parents MUST be members of BROOD. If you are not a member of BROOD, please go to our Membership Application first before applying to become a foster home.

If you have any questions, please contact our Foster Director BEFORE you submit y our application.

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Home Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Email
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Very quiet: only a few residents and not too many guests
Average: not too quiet, but not party animals
Very busy: lots of people coming and going
Owned
Rented
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Yes, I do now
Yes, I have personally owned a dog in the past
Yes, my family has had a dog
No, I have never owned a dog before
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Submissive
Possessive
Friendly
N/A (don't own a dog)
Active
High-energy
Laid-back
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N/A (don't own a cat)
Aloof, ignores dogs
Does not get along with dogs
Playful with dogs
Aggressive toward dogs
Unknown, my cat has not been exposed to a dog
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No experience. I do not have a lot of experience, but am willing to attend training classes to learn more.
Limited experience. I have experience training my own dog(s) to be housebroken and with basic commands, but have not attended obedience classes OR I have attended only a puppy socialization class.
Experienced. I have housetrained multiple dogs and attended obedience classes, and feel comfortable with housetraining and provideing basic manners training for a new dog.
Advanced experience. In addition to the above, I have successfully worked with a dog with a serious or chronic behavior problem such as separation anxiety, chronic barking, fearfulness or aggression.
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Yard (fenced) exercise
Short walks
Vigorous walks
Hiking/jogging
Dog park
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