If you are approved to be a foster, please understand that there is an adoption process that must be followed. Fosters are encouraged to seek new homes, but fosters are not allowed to give their foster to anyone without prior approval from Rescue Texas, including a dog sitter, boarding, dog walkers.
While the animal is in your care, (routine and pre-approved) medical care and supplies are covered by Rescue Texas. All vet appointments must be made and pre-approved by Rescue Texas.
Responsibilities of fostering include transportation to and from the veterinarian for medical cause (again, prior approval is required for Rescue Texas to assume costs for treatment), transportation to and from adoption events, and socialization (when possible) of the pet (exposure to other dogs, cats, small animals, children, strangers, and a variety of interactive experiences).
Dog parks: we do not allow fosters to take a foster to dog parks.
There are risks involved with working with animals who are sometimes frightened and in unfamiliar surroundings and may become aggressive and bite. Rescue Texas or its members or volunteers are not responsible, in any way, if a foster pet under your care harms or damages you or anyone/anything in your household including family, visitors, your current pets or personal property.
If the animal has not been placed in a forever home after six (6) months, Rescue Texas will reassess the pet’s status and adoptability. At this or any other time during the process, if the Foster agrees to keep the animal as a pet, the Foster will assume all costs and responsibilities associated with the pet and its care. The adoption fee is required when fosters adopt.
If the Foster can no longer care for an animal, Rescue Texas will search for another Foster. If one cannot be found, the pet may be released to a shelter. A shelter is a last resort, and has never been required, so please try to give as much advance notice as possible if you think you will no longer be able to foster.
YOU AGREE TO FOSTER ONLY FOR RESCUE TEXAS WHILE ANY OF OUR ANIMALS ARE IN YOUR CARE.