Become A SAFARI Foster Parent

Thank you for your interest in becoming a SAFARI (Special Animal Friends and Rescue, Inc.) Foster Parent. Fostering is the first step in a rescued animal's journey to their forever home. Even though they may only spend a short time with you, they will forever leave their pawprints on your heart. Please complete the following Pre-Qualification Questionnaire regarding you, your family, and your animal experience. At SAFARI we believe an animal should be fostered in a home where the foster and the animal suit each other, just as we believe an adopting family and adopted dog should be suited to one another. We are currently working to build our foster network, so we may not currently have a rescued animal that suits your situation, but may in the future.  Thank you again for your interest in becoming a SAFARI foster parent. (Note:  This is a foster questionnaire, not an adoption questionnaire. This questionnaire is for people looking to foster an animal until they find their forever home. If you are looking to adopt an animal, please contact us regarding meeting the animal at an adoption event, we do not take adoption applications online)

SAFARI Foster Form Questionnaire


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Sal: * Name: * First:* MI:* Last:* Email:* Re-Enter Email: * (* is required) Phone 1: * Type: * Phone 2: Type: Address:* City: * State: * Zip Code: * - Gender: * Education Level: * Marital Status: * Home Status: * What style of home do you have? * If Yes, what kind of fencing? Do you have a completely fenced yard? * Yes No How many people live in your household? * How many adults live in your household? * Do you have children? * Yes No If yes, what are their ages?: Do all the adults work outside the home? * Yes No Please tell us about your home environment and your neighborhood (i.e. rural, lots of children, senior-citizen neighborhood, dog oriented neighborhood) * Why are you interested in fostering an animal for SAFARI? *: Please tell us about your experience caring for animals *: Would you be willing to care for a rescue animal that has substantial medical issues that require a heavy level of attention? * Yes No Yes No Would you be willing to care for a rescue animal that has behavioral / socialization issues which may require extra attention? * Yes No Do any animals currently reside in your home? * How many SAFARI animals are you able to accommodate in your home for fostering? * If Yes, please indicate the number, ages, types and typical behavior of any animals currently residing in your home. Please provide SAFARI with the name, phone number, address, and email address(if known) for your current veterinarian. If you do not have one, please enter N/A.* Please provide SAFARI with two (2) personal references who can speak to your experience caring for animals. We require name, address, phone number, email and their relastionship to you.* Is there a particular animal, or a particular type of animal (cat, dog, small, large, etc) that you are interested in fostering? Also are there any types or breeds that you are unwilling to foster? * How did you hear about SAFARI? * Protection Code:* Please, enter the text shown in the image into the field below. captcha code reload Birth Date: * date selector

SAFARI Wish List

Below is a list of items that SAFARI is in need of:

  • Dog Coats & Sweaters, primarily Large & Medium
  • Blankets, Towels, and Animal Beds
  • Collars and Choke Chains - All Sizes
  • Leashes
  • Metal Dog Dishes & Metal hanging kennel pails
  • Animal Crates and Travel Carriers - All Sizes
  • Dog and Puppy Toys
  • Rugs or Carpet Squares for crate bottoms
  • Animal Medications include Heartworm & Flea & Tick Products (Advantix II & Frontline Preferred)
  • Dog Treats & Rolled (not knotted) Rawhide Chews
  • Antlers
  • Animal Shampoo
  • Nail Clippers
  • Bath Wipes for Cats/Dogs
  • Pet Safe Cleaning Supplies
  • Papertowel
  • Volunteers to help coordinate and execute fundraising activites
  • Donated or low cost facility for sheltering animals until they have a foster
  • Foster Homes so we can rescue more dogs
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • PetCo, PetSmart, and Pet Supplies Plus Gift Cards
  • Staples and Office Max Gift Cards

If you'd like to donate anything from the wish list, please visit us at a scheduled adoption event, or contact us at (734) 666-0116 or send us an E-Mail

Make a Financial Donation to SAFARI

How you can Help

Volunteers Needed To:

  • Transport animals to adoption events
  • Transport animals to vet appointments
  • Visit and walk dogs at kennels
  • Foster Dogs in their homes
  • Foster dogs after medical procedures
  • Attend and help at Adoption Events
  • Help with obedience training
  • Help design logos, brochures, etc.
  • Help with writing press releases, and website articles
  • Help with writing grant proposals
  • Help promote SAFARI throughout the Social Media Networks
  • Help with data management, keeping health records, etc.
  • Help design and coordinate fund raising activities.

Adoption Event Volunteer Activities

  • Walk & Socialize dogs
  • Feed and water dogs
  • Help with setup (setup crates, bring dogs in, etc.)
  • Assist potential Adopters
  • Fund Raise
  • Clean crates when needed
  • Be a SAFARI Ambassador - Greet customers at the door
  • Take Photos of the dogs

Professional Services

  • Veterinary Services (free and/or discounted) - for neuter/spay, vaccinations, or emergency animal care
  • Legal Services (free and/or discounted) to aid our efforts to save and protect animals
  • Groomers (free and/or discounted) - To help our animals look their very best
  • Trainers (free and/or discounted) - To better prepare our animals for adoption
  • Print Shops (free and/or discounted) - For brochures, business cards, holiday cards, etc.