FAPL determines the criteria for fostering, decides which animals are eligible for foster care, and appoints foster caregivers from pre-approved list of trained providers. FAPL will require you to fill out a foster application, review the Foster Agreement and completed a Phone Interview prior to being accepted as a foster parent. It is recommended the foster attend the Foster Orientation Class. FAPL foster care volunteers may always refuse any specific request for any reason. FAPL staff will inform you of any medical treatments to be administered, the anticipated length of the foster-care period, the objectives of each particular placement (restoring health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, injury recovery, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have.
Fosters are expected to follow medical and/or behavioral plans set forth by FAPL staff. Fosters are expected to report any medical or behavioral concerns immediately. In an emergency contact the numbers provided by FAPL. Do not take any animal for veterinary care without prior permission or the foster may be responsible for all incurred medical costs. Fosters are expected to exhibit professional conduct, timeliness and communication.
You will be expected to keep the animal safe and secure, return it to FAPL when requested to do so, and not promise the animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. FAPL retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care, and will make all decisions regarding the adoption and placement of the animals fostered. FAPL fosters can work for the adoption of animals with staff discretion for family, relatives and close friends.
FAPL cannot accommodate people fulfilling court-ordered community service within the Foster Care Program. FAPL does not accept into this program those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect. Students seeking credit for school service requirements should speak with the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss the program before proceeding.
Unless otherwise arranged, FAPL will provide all food, litter, pee pads, bedding, and toys for the animals while it is in foster care. FAPL will provide a crate, pen, or play yard, but it is recommended the foster purchase their own if they will be fostering on a regular basis. The foster parent is responsible for transporting the animals to and from FAPL for veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, etc., The foster parent may be asked to transport the animal to and from adoption events, and to off-site training classes, at the Foster Care Coordinator’s discretion, or be willing to allow an FAPL representative to transport the pet in your place. Prior to return of the foster animal to FAPL you will be asked to provide pictures, or possibly provide information about your foster animal’s behavior and personality to help with creating their adoption profile for the FAPL adoption website.
I have read and understand the statements above. I certify that all the information contained in the application is true and correct. I understand that although FAPL takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animals’ health, behavior or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can decline to accept any animal for which FAPL has asked me to provide care. I acknowledge that FAPL is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by me, members of my household, including my own animals, or any third parties during a foster placement, and assume liability to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury.