In order to qualify, you must agree and be able to follow a strict schedule and protocol/training methods. Please read through the required qualifications below through page 1 to be sure you are able to commit to the requirements before applying. 

Thank you for your willingness and time!
Time / Schedule Committment

  • Weekend Fosters are required to participate twice a month in Friday training sessions at the PAALS facility (unless otherwise noted) at 221 N. Grampian Hills Road, Columbia.
  • These sessions are currently scheduled sometime between 4:00pm - 6:00 PM, but are subject to change. 
  • Sessions are scheduled one month in advance. (Please check your correspondence should anything change.
  • At the end of each Friday evening training session, Weekend Fosters will take the PAALS puppy home for the weekend.
  • On the Fridays when no Weekend Foster training class is held, Weekend Fosters will pick up their puppy from the PAALS at 221 N. Grampian Hills Road (unless otherwise noted.) 
  • Weekend Fosters are required to fill out reports on the puppy regarding the weekend's activities, behavior and training.
  • Weekend Fosters must pick up their puppy on Fridays no later than 6:00pm.
  • Weekend Fosters are required to return the puppy to the PAALS facility at 221 N. Grampian Hills Road (unless otherwise noted) on Monday am.  (As early as 7:00am)
  • Must allow PAALS to perform a home visit to assure your home is safe for a PAALS pup. Note: If you already own a dog, we will bring a PAALS dog to the home visit to test compatibility. 

We're so happy to have willing volunteers like you! 

This form has questions that will help us assure that our puppies are safe, and that fosters and their families are fully prepared for this fun and rewarding experience.

Foster Applicaant (Primary Foster Information_

Training/Professional Dog Care


Home & Community


List all names and relationships of other family members who will be involved in raising a puppy. 
Full Name Relationship Disability
(if applicable)

NOTE: PAALS puppies just be raised as house dogs
Present Pet Dog(s) Information

Y / N


* During the application process, proof of vaccinations for all of your pets must be submitted.


Please provide 1 dog related reference (Veterinarian, Obedience Instructor, breeder)
Dog related Reference

Please provide a personal reference such as a current PAALS weekend foster or volunteer, member of a mutual organization you volunteer, etc.)
Personal Reference


We are so grateful to our volunteers. We could not do this without you!

This is the end of your application.  We will contact you soon!

PAALS Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

Additional Information May Be Requested

PAALS reserves the right to request additional information on anyone else in the household during the application and review process.