Foster Home Contract

Note: Do not fill out this contract until your foster home application has been approved.

[contact-form to=”” subject=”Foster Home Application”][contact-field label=”This agreement is made and hereby entered into this day of (M/D/YYYY):” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”by and between They Rescue Us (hereinafter referred to as “TRU Rescue”) and (your name):” type=”name” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”(hereinafter referred to as “caretaker”). Caretaker represents he/she has reasonable knowledge regarding the proper care and handling of dogs and understands and agrees to the following terms and conditions: A foster home is defined as temporary housing for any TRU Rescue dog while it is being screened and approved for permanent adoption. All caretakers must be at least 21 years of age. Verify you are 21 years of age.” type=”select” options=”–Select–,I am at least 21 years of age,I am not 21 years of age” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Foster Agreement: I agree to abide by all terms of this Foster Contract for all dogs I foster for TRU Rescue. I agree to temporarily house and care for any dog belonging to TRU Rescue.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Decisions Regarding Dog: I agree I am a temporary home and all decisions regarding said foster dog shall be made by TRU Rescue. ” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Indoor-Only Home: I agree to provide a safe, indoor-only home for the dog I will foster. I understand that foster dogs are never to be left outdoors while the caretaker(s) are away from home.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”No History of Abuse/Cruelty/Neglect: I attest that I have never been charged with animal cruelty or neglect. I attest that no member of my household has been charged with animal cruelty or neglect.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Under Foster Care: I shall not give or otherwise transfer custody of foster dog to any other person, unless approved by TRU Rescue in advance. If for any reason I am unable to continue to care for dog I will notify TRU Rescue immediately and will return said dog to TRU Rescue. I agree to not give any outside party temporary possession of foster dog. If I need temporary care for foster dog I agree to immediately notify TRU Rescue, TRU Rescue shall take possession of said dog until such time that I can resume fostering. ” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Supervision of Dog/Leash Requirement: I agree that the foster dog will be supervised at all times, whether indoors or outdoors. I agree the foster dog will be supervised at all times when children and other animals are present. I agree to not let the foster dog roam at will or be off-leash at any time. I agree that I will not take the foster dog outside of my house off-leash at any time (unless in a fully and securely fenced area).” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Behavior of Dog: I have been advised that this dog may have been neglected, abused, or mistreated and that special care and/or precautions may be required. TRU Rescue does not warrant the temperament or behavior of said foster dog and I agree that TRU Rescue is not to be held liable for any acts of said foster dog while in custody of foster caretaker. I agree to provide the dog with structure and guidance to encourage positive behavior. I agree to not encourage aggressive, destructive or disruptive behavior. I agree to contact TRU Rescue immediately if I experience any behavioral problems with the dog so TRU Rescue can provide me with help and support I need. I will not use abusive measures to punish/reprimand the dog. In the event TRU Rescue informs me or I become aware the dog does not interact well with children or other pets I agree to use my best efforts to keep the dog away from such interactions. I agree to contact TRU Rescue immediately should the dog show signs of aggression so that appropriate steps can be made to remove the dog from my care or monitor the behavior with a qualified trainer.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Medical Care of Dog: I agree to provide all necessary medical care for said foster dog, including all required vaccinations, heartworm preventative or any other necessary medical care as deemed appropriate by TRU Rescue. I agree to keep all medical records and receipts while the dog is in my care. TRU Rescue will pay all expenses or provide reimbursements ONLY if said expenses and vet clinic have been approved by TRU Rescue. I understand that TRU Rescue may not reimburse any medical expenses unless previously approved.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Other Animals in Foster Home: I understand that all other dogs belonging to foster household must also be up-to-date with necessary medical care for the prevention of disease including vaccinations for bordetella, parvovirus, distemper, rabies and heartworm preventative. I agree that all other animals belonging to foster family shall be spayed or neutered. Exceptions to the spay/neuter of other animals in the home may only be made with the express consent of TRU Rescue.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Lost/Stolen Dog: In the event a foster dog becomes lost or stolen, I agree to notify TRU Rescue immediately.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”No Tying-Up Dogs Outside: I agree that at no time will I leave the foster dog tied-up outside unattended. I understand there are several recent incidents in Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas where dogs were stolen when left unattended outside. I agree that I shall not leave the foster dog unattended on the street, in any public area, or outside any establishment for any length of time.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Crating the Dog: I understand TRU Rescue strongly encourages positive crate training with all foster dogs. I have been encouraged by TRU Rescue to confine the foster dog in a crate when I am not at home. I understand crating the dog when the dog is left unattended at home is for the safety of the dog and to protect my belongings. I understand if the foster dog is left in my home unattended that the dog may chew my furniture, dig, go to the bathroom in my house, or display destructive behavior out of boredom, fear or anxiety.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Dog Park/Daycare: I agree to not take the foster dog to daycare unless I have been given consent by TRU Rescue. I agree to not take a foster dog to the dog park or daycare before I truly know the animals behavior. I understand taking the dog to any dog park or daycare can result in injury to the foster dog and/or to other dogs. I agree to not take the dog to any off-leash park or daycare facility until I am certain that the dog is properly socialized and safe to play with other dogs off-leash.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Foster Home: I understand that TRU Rescue reserves the right to inspect my home at any time. I acknowledge that my residence, if rented, permits dogs and may be asked to produce a signed lease or letter from my landlord stating as such.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Foster Contact Information: I agree that I will notify TRU Rescue within 24 hours of a change of phone number or email address.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Adoption: I agree to cooperate with TRU Rescue and shall make the foster dog available to any prospective adopters at a mutually convenient time and location. TRU Rescue recognizes my right, if so desired, to be included in the placement process. I understand that I may permanently adopt the foster dog if I submit an adoption application and such placement is approved by TRU Rescue and provided that no pending applications are in process for said dog. If TRU Rescue approves my application I understand I must pay the adoption fee within five (5) days of the determination. I agree TRU Rescue has the right to deny my application to permanently adopt the foster dog.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Post-Adoption: I agree to return any equipment TRU Rescue provided me including but not limited to leashes, collars, harnesses, crates, learning material. I understand I may purchase these items at a price agreeable to TRURESCUE and I.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Termination of Foster: I understand that non-compliance with the terms of this contract, repeated non-compliance or non-compliance with multiple terms indicated above is considered a material violation, and the dog shall be reclaimed by TRU Rescue.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Indemnification/Release: I understand and I agree to foster a dog through TRU Recue at my own risk. In consideration of fostering a dog through TRU Rescue I agree to assume full responsibility for the conduct of this dog upon the date of this contract. I further agree to hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless TRU Rescue, the TRU Rescue representative, and any other individuals associated with TRU Rescue, and to indemnify such organizations or individuals for any damages or costs resulting from liability, known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, as a result of the dog’s conduct after the date of this foster agreement.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Damages: In the event that legal action is required to enforce TRU Rescue’s rights hereunder, any and all legal fees incurred by TRU Rescue will be paid by me. If, at any time during the dog’s time with me, the dog is treated in a manner inconsistent with this contract, TRU Rescue will invoke the provisions agreed to in this contract, including reclaiming custody of the dog, and a penalty of $1,000.00 will be assessed for any violation of each numbered paragraph of this contract, plus reimbursement of any costs, including but not limited to court costs, attorney fees, and veterinary fees associated with the recovery/reclamation of the dog. CHOICE OF FORUM: Any and all disputes arising from this contract or the foster/adoption subject hereto shall be heard in a court of law in the Baltimore, MD area. CHOICE OF LAW: Notwithstanding the forum deemed appropriate in which to hear any disputes regarding this contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with Maryland state law. The Foster Contract constitutes the sole agreement between the parties and supersedes any and all prior agreements with respect hereto; and is severable, so that if any portion hereof is deemed invalid, the remainder hereof shall remain in full force and effect.” type=”checkbox” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”I, the undersigned fostering party and caretaker, have read, fully understand and agree to the terms and conditions of this contract in the temporary foster of the TRU Rescue dog. Please sign your electronic signature below.” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Date Signed:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Street Adress:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”City:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”State:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Zip/Postal Code:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Phone Number (Please list all used #’s):” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Email:” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Emergency Contact (Name and Phone):” type=”text” required=”1″ /][/contact-form]