Foster Application

Thank you for supporting rescue! Please complete the Foster Application form below.

Please note: This is a lengthy application. The challenges and requirements of the breed warrant it, and it’s indicative of how committed we are to finding the right foster home for each of our dogs.  Be sure you have the time to devote to completing it before you begin.

Once you click Submit, you will receive an on screen confirmation that it has been submitted. A COSIR volunteer will contact you, typically within 72 hours.  Your patience is appreciated; we are all volunteers doing rescue work in our spare time.  If you have any questions about the application, or have not been contacted in a timely manner, please email the Managing Director directly at

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Contact Information

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must currently live in Colorado to be eligible to foster for COSIR.

Adoption Preferences

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"Special Needs" could include a chronic health condition, a super fearful/mill dog survivor, or special handling related to trauma or behavioral issues
(i.e. travel plans, moving, getting married/divorced, having a baby, starting new job, applying to grad school, etc.)

Family Information

Animal Background

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Your Environment/Lifestyle

Renters must be able to provide evidence of landlord approval for pets.
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Training & Behavior Background

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COSIR will provide food for any foster dog you have, but if appropriate will send the same food you are already using.

Shiba Inu Knowledge

We ask that all fosters read this article, even those that have had a Shiba before. Every Shiba is different, and owners may not have experienced all of these challenges or common health issues with their Shiba, but should be aware of them.


Please provide a vet reference (current or past), and any other references that are applicable to you. If you have never had a pet before, please provide a personal reference:
Vet clinic name & phone
Shelter/Rescue name & phone number
Name, phone number, & relationship to you

Additional Questions

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