Please read before submitting your application.
As a foster family I agree to provide nutritious meals, fresh water, grooming, a safe environment, and appropriate shelter for this foster dog. I will not leave my foster dog tied up, especially when unattended. I will never leave my foster dog unattended in a vehicle. I understand that this can cause potential illness or injury to the animal, as well as the possibility of fatality. I agree to arrange my family’s schedule so that the dog is seldom left alone for more than eight hours at a stretch. I agree to play with, pet and give attention to my foster dog when I am home. I agree to let my team leader know if there is any change in the health of the dog and will get clearance before I get anything other than emergency care for my foster dog. I will check my foster dog regularly for any signs of illness. I will do frequent flea and tick checks on my foster dog.
I will give a verbal correction in a low firm voice, such as “NO!” to let my foster dog know that he is exhibiting bad behavior. I will not hit my foster dog. I understand that dog trainers acknowledge that this is an ineffective way of changing bad behavior. I will seek to modify behavior by praising the behavior that I desire. I agree to consult with my team leader, dog care books or videos from the library if I am experiencing any behavior difficulties with my foster dog. I will closely supervise my dog when around children (especially children, or adults, he/she is not familiar with). I will closely monitor my foster dog when near roadways or water, when riding in a vehicle (preferably the dog should be in a dog crate during car travel) and in any other situation which is potentially dangerous to my foster dog. I will have my foster dog wear an identification tag (preferably with a phone number) at all times. I agree to any home visits needed, as determined by HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE. I will relinquish the dog upon request.
I understand that HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE does its best to evaluate a dog’s temperament and behavior. I will not hold HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE liable for any damage the dog does. HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE is concerned about the health of the animals in its care and exercises due caution to prevent the transmission of diseases. Unless you are notified otherwise, the animals you foster will have been given preventive immunizations. However, because of the dire circumstances from which many of the rescue animals come, any animal may carry or could have already been exposed to an infectious disease, which may not be apparent for several days. HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE cannot warrant or guarantee the foster dog is healthy or good-natured. Any animal has the potential to bite or cause injury. You have determined for yourself the animal is acceptable for you and your household to foster, and you agree to indemnify and hold HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE, HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE volunteers and other HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE representatives harmless for any illness the animal may develop and any injury or damage this foster dog may cause once you have taken possession of the animal. By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to all terms laid out in the two pages of this contract.***
If you are in agreement to these terms, please complete the form below and press the submit key to send your application form.
***If HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE is forced to retain an attorney in enforcing this contract, recipient agrees to pay HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE’s reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred in same.