Thank you for your interest in becoming a Seeing Eye Dog Foster Carer, please complete the application form below and submit to us. Qualifying Questions (please ensure you can answer YES to the following) Can you commit to being involved in the foster caring program for a minimum of 6-12 months? (mandatory) Yes No Are you available to care for a puppy/dog for a minimum of a week, once a month, if required? Yes No Are you willing to participate in ongoing dog handling training onsite when required? Yes No Are you able to transport the dog to Kensington or any other location as required? Yes No Are you physically fit/able to walk/handle large dogs? Yes No Are you happy to have dogs sleep inside your house? Yes No Can you as the Primary Foster Carer ensure that the puppy/dog will NOT be left alone or with someone else for more than 3 hours a day? (mandatory) Yes No As a Foster Carer, your role is vitally important to the final outcome of our dogs. Your dedication and adherence to our program will directly impact the progress and outcome of our dogs in training. Managing home behaviour, toilet training and providing specific feedback to Seeing Eye Dog staff is a large part of setting these dogs up for success. It is important to remember that dogs requiring foster care have not completed all of their training and do require ongoing guidance. If you answered Yes to the above, we look forward to you completing the following application. First name (mandatory) Last name (mandatory) Date of Birth (mandatory) More format dd/mm/yyyy Street address (mandatory) Suburb (mandatory) State VICNSWQLD Postcode Phone number Email address (mandatory) Emergency contact Contact 1 name (mandatory) Contact 1 phone (mandatory) Relationship Contact 2 name Contact 2 phone Relationship What type of Caring are you interested in? (please select yes/no for each Caring option) Short Term Foster Caring - Currently only available in Greater Bendigo and Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Buderim/Maroochydore and the suburbs surrounding these areas. Yes No Day and night care in your home for a varying period – may be one week, or up to several months. Short term care encompasses dogs from all areas of our training program; from puppies to dogs in training, to graduated dogs that would benefit from a rest in a home environment. The puppies/dogs can be anywhere from 8 weeks to a few years old. Some of these dogs will go into foster care with a SED coat and can accompany you on walks and outings. If a puppy, the pups are taught basic obedience, toileting routine and how to maintain excellent home and social behaviours, they are still learning and need guidance to get by distractions. Older dogs need maintenance in basic obedience, toileting routine and how to maintain excellent home and social behaviours. Breeder Caring (Victoria only) Yes No Full-time special care for a creator of future Seeing Eye Dogs. Dog will settle-in as part of the family but you would be expected to maintain its basic obedience, toileting routine and excellent home and social behaviours. As our breeding dogs are not de-sexed, no off-lead exercise is allowed. All SED breeding dogs are provided with a ‘blue coat’ so they can accompany you on outings. Dogs ‘in season’ will need to be brought to SED Headquarters. Training Dog Caring - Currently only available in Buderim/Maroochydore Yes No For dogs in formal training that benefit from time outside the kennel environment. Our trainers will collect the dogs from your home in the morning (Monday to Friday) and drop them back in the afternoon. The dogs are likely to be between 12-18 months of age. Your main role will be to provide a relaxing environment that encourages rest after a busy training day/week, therefore they cannot be walked unless requested by Seeing Eye Dogs. Your household List other household members. More Please include children. Property type. House Townhouse Unit Apartment Other Do you own or rent your property? I am an owner/occupier I rent my place of residence If renting, do you have landlord approval to have a dog at your property? Yes No Does the property have a safe and secure outdoor area? Yes No Do you have any other pets? Yes No If yes, please list your pets. More Please list. E.g. 1 dog, 1 cat. Employment Status Current status Full time Part Time Casual Volunteer Retired Other If you work, can the dog go to work with you? Yes No Have you been a citizen or permanent resident of a country/countries other than Australia since turning 16 years of age? (*If yes you will need to complete a Statutory Declaration) Yes No Foster caring What are your reasons for wanting to care for a Seeing Eye Dog? More Please describe. What are you hoping to get out of becoming a SED Foster Carer? (mandatory) Have you owned a dog before and what kind of dog training or handling experience have you had? (mandatory) What are your expectations of SED pups/dogs? (mandatory) How did you hear about the Seeing Eye Dog caring program? Seeing Eye Dogs information session Facebook Website/online Word of mouth Newspaper Radio Television At an event Other Submit Unfortunately, not all applicants are successful in the application process.