Applying to foster

Unfortunately, a number of applicants do not give full consideration to the responsibility of rescuing a Dane and subsequently withdraw their application, thus incurring costs for the charity. Our finances are very scarce and much needed for the care of our Danes, so by completing this application you are agreeing to paying for any costs incurred if you subsequently withdraw your application.

Before you complete our fostering application form, please read the criteria detailed below and indicate your agreement:

  • I/we have an enclosed garden with fencing at least 5 foot high
  • The main living rooms of my/our house do not have laminate flooring or they have extensive non-slip rugs
  • I/we would not leave a dog without human companionship for longer that 4 hours a day (This is 4 hours a day - not 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon)
  • I/we have a local area where we would take a dog for daily off lead exercise
  • I/we would not place a dog in kennels or other outside buildings
  • Any female dogs in my/our care have been spayed
  • I/we do not already have dogs of both sexes
  • I/we have the knowledge/ability to train a dog without resorting to force
  • I/we are prepared to work to resolve behavioural problems and devote the time to assessing the Dane's characteristics and behaviours
  • I/we understand that foster dogs are scared when they first arrive and may initially display behaviours that are not usual to them (e.g. chewing or aggression)

I confirm that all the statements above are true