Foster Agreement Contract

A contract between the owners of the dog, __________________, known herein as "rescuer" or "rescue" and the caretakers of the dog, _____________________, known herein as "foster home" or "foster family."

The foster family fully understand that they are to act as a foster home for one or more of the rescuerís dogs, referred herein as "the animal" or "the animals." The following conditions apply to fostering of rescuerís dogs while in the fostererís care and in their home:

  1. The animal will be kept in the house or in a fenced yard on the grounds of the foster home at all times.
  2. The animal will remain the property of rescue. The animal will be surrendered to an officer of rescue or the president of the rescue immediately on request.
  3. The animal will be fed, watered and exercised appropriately. This includes no unsupervised, off-lead time; the animal must be kenneled, in a secure, fenced yard.
  4. No prong or shock collars are to be used at anytime.
  5. The foster home will not be compensated for expenses incurred in the normal daily care of the animal. Expenditures incurred by the foster family other than emergency care and treatment require prior approval by rescuer. The foster family will be held responsible for unapproved expenditures.
  6. Veterinary care will be provided by rescue. This includes vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventative, altering and any prescription medications necessary for the dog.
  7. The animal is to be adopted to its permanent home only under the supervision of rescue to a family pre-approved by rescue. Adoptive families may be contacted by the foster family to inquire about the animal, however, adoptive families are to accorded respect and privacy. Excessively casual or excessively aggressive contacts with potential and actual adoptive families are not desirable.
  8. All donations connected with the adoption of the animal will be sent directly to rescue.
  9. Questions or problems are to be directed to rescue officers. If there is a need to remove the animal from the foster home, the animal is to be given directly to a rescue officer.
  10. The foster family accepts responsibility for any and all events that occur in connection with the fostering of a rescue animal. The foster family agrees to release and indemnify rescuer from any and all claims, known and unknown, now or hereafter, arising in connection with the animal.
  11. Rescuer requires that the foster family have a crate available should its use be necessary.
  12. The foster family will evaluate the animal and prepare an evaluation form. This form will be kept with the adoption package as information for the new owners.

A list of rescue contacts is left with the foster family.

Signed this _____ day of _________, in the year ________

Signature of foster family

Name:

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Signature of Rescuer:

Rescue Agency:

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