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City of Charlotte

600 East Fourth Street, , Charlotte, NC, 28202, US


Foster Application

DO NOT FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT. If you want to adopt a pet, great and thank you! Go to 8315 Byrum Dr to adopt a pet; this includes meeting a foster parent's adoptable pet.

This application is only meant to be filled out by people who want to give a shelter animal a break from the kennels, provide a safe and warm place for those with medical issues, or help a scared animal become more confident.

IMPO​RTANT: ​You must read all of the Foster Guidelines ​before filling out this application.

Any Charlotte area citizen CMPD Animal Care & Control employee or volunteer may participate in the foster program after the fostering application is approved.  You do not have to be a full CMPD volunteer to participate so spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!

AC&C will provide all medications, veterinary care, and pet food.  Crates and other supplies will be supplied if available.  Please make sure to ask the foster coordinator for what you need!

The foster coordinator will frequently send out emails of animals that need foster so you will be kept updated on who needs what.  Also, if you see an animal that you would like to foster that isn't on the foster emails sent out, please contact the foster coordinator.

The next section below are the Agreement, Waiver, and Release. You must read each one and then check marking each one will alert us that you have read and understand this section.

Agreement, Waiver, Release

By placing my ful name in this box, I have read and fully understand this Agreement, Waiver and Release set forth above.  I am eighteen (18) years of age or older.  This document is binding upon me, my heirs, children, wards, personal representatives and anyone entitled to act on my behalf.

Full Name

Full Address

We need to know if you are currently a volunteer for AC&C, an Employee of AC&C, or a citizen who heard about our foster program and wishes to become a foster parent with us. Please click on the button below that applies to you.

Type(s) of animals you are interested in fostering? Click all that apply below.

Have you fostered animals before?

Do you have bottle feeding experience?

Do you have any experience training and working with dogs with behavioral issues?

Where do you live?

Rent or Own?

If you rent, do you have approval for pets to live there? (If you are allowed to have pets, please be prepared to bring proof to your scheduled orientation.)

Are there any children in you household?

Do any members of your household have allergies?

Will you be able to keep the foster animals separate from your own if necessary?

Do you have any Dogs in your household now?

Do you have any Cats in your household now?

Can you accept the fact that some animals will not survive or may have to be euthanized and that this decision is up to the CMPD Animal Care & Control Vet Staff?

Do you understand that anyone interested in adopting your foster animals (including yourself) must go through the standard adoption process?

I agree to immediately return to CMPD Animal Care & Control the animal(s) if I become incapable of caring for them to the best of my ability. I agree to administer medication, as needed and to return animals to CMPD Animal Care & Control for their veterinary appointment as set out in their care sheets. I agree that if I do not adhere to these guidelines that I will surrender the animal(s) back to CMPD Animal Care & Control.

Animals in foster care will be placed on the AC&C website for potential adopters to contact the foster parent for information and to schedule a time to meet the animal. What is the best contact information for them to reach you?

By clicking the "submit" button below, I have answered the questions above truthfully and completely. I understand that although AC&C takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantee relating to the animals’ health, behavior or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk. I indemnify and hold Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, AC&C and the City of Charlotte free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action, judgment of every kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by me, members of my household, or any third parties by reason of activities arising out of this agreement.