IT IS AGREED:
The foster individual(s) acknowledge(s) the purposes and aims of the Canine Castaways Rescue and recognizes the reasonable interest in assuring the proper and humane treatment of rescue dogs (hereinafter referred to as “dog”) during temporary placement with the foster home. The foster individual(s) represent(s) that no member of the family has been charged with cruelty to animals and agree(s) to accept the following conditions and restrictions in order to be eligible to provide a foster home for a rescued dog.
i. The foster home will keep the rescue dog indoors or in a kennel run. It will not be tied to a doghouse or to a chain, nor left unsupervised in a yard where the dog can dig or climb out.
ii. The foster home will provide the rescue dog with an adequately fenced yard and/or will walk the dog on a leash daily. At no time will any dog be allowed to run loose while unattended, or be allowed off-leash at any time.
iii. The foster individual(s), when away from home for over a 24-hour period, will advise the rescue coordinator, so that alternative arrangements can be made for the dog.
iv. The foster home acknowledges that their residence, if rented, permits pets pursuant to the lease, or by special permission of the landlord or resident manager.
v. The rescue dog will never be attack- or guard-trained or used as a property guard dog. Further, this dog will not be used in any aspect of dog/animal fighting.
vi. The foster family will provide said rescue dog with all the care and attention necessary to ensure its health and well being. This will include providing sufficient food, water, exercise, competent veterinary care, including transportation to and from veterinary clinic, annual vaccinations, de-worming, prompt veterinary care in the event of illness or injury, and heartworm preventative. The foster home will maintain a medical expense log for any rescue dogs in its care and will give the rescue coordinator receipts for all medical expenses, in order to be reimbursed for said expenses.
vii. The rescue dog will not be abused in any manner. The rescue dog will not be beaten or otherwise treated cruelly, and will not be the subject of, or subjected to, any biological, chemical, psychological, or other experiment.
viii. In the event the rescue dog is lost or stolen, the foster individual(s) will contact the rescue coordinator immediately, advertise in major newspapers and make all reasonable attempts to locate the animal.
ix. The foster individual(s) shall not give, lease, or otherwise transfer custody of the Canine Castaways Rescue.
x. The foster individual(s) will notify the rescue coordinator immediately of all and any changes in residence, mailing address, and/or telephone number.
xi. The foster individual(s) will notify the rescue coordinator immediately of the rescue dog’s serious illness and/or death.
xii. The foster individual(s) must notify the rescue coordinator within twelve (12) hours of any bite by the rescue dog inflicted in a human or another animal not owned by the foster individual(s).
xiii. The foster individual(s) recognize(s) the need to ensure that the rescue dog is receiving proper and humane care, and agrees to allow inspection of the foster home and the conditions in which the rescue dog is living, at any reasonable time by a rescue representative.
xiv. The foster individual(s) agree(s) to immediately surrender custody of the rescue dog to a Canine Castaways Rescue representative upon demand. The foster individual(s) agree(s) that the foster individual(s) has/have no legal ownership and will not obtain any legal rights to the rescue dog in their care.
xv. The foster individual(s) agree(s) that should they desire to adopt the foster dog, said adoption will be approved or denied at the discretion of Canine Castaways Rescue. The foster individual(s) agree(s) that, if the adoption is approved, they will be subject to all established adoption protocol to include execution of the Adoption Contract and payment in full of the adoption fee; that said fee will be assessed in accordance with the fee structure as set forth on Canine Castaways website and/or Petfinder Home Page at the time of the adoption.
xvi. Should it be necessary to litigate in connection with any dispute concerning the care, treatment, and/or custody of a rescue animal directly under the care of the foster home, the foster individual(s) agree(s) to pay all court costs and reasonable attorney fees.
xvii. The foster individual(s) recognize(s) that, although Canine Castaways Rescue has made reasonable efforts to provide a rescue dog which is compatible with the environment of the foster individual(s), the foster home agrees that CCR does not warrant the temperament or behavior of the rescue dog, and Canine Castaways the rescue coordinator immediately if it believes the temperament or behavior of the rescue dog is incompatible with the foster home environment.
xviii. The foster individual(s) state(s) that they have reasonable knowledge about the proper care of dogs. The foster home agrees to be responsible for the proper supervision of the rescue dog in its possession. Should Canine Castaways Rescue suffer any damages or legal costs as a result of the negligent supervision of the rescue dog in the foster home’s care, the foster individual(s) agree(s) to indemnify Canine Castaways Rescue for all such damages and costs.
xix. The foster individual(s) acknowledge(s) that the purpose of Canine Castaways Rescue in establishing the conditions in this agreement is to safeguard the health and well-being of the rescue dog, to protect the rescue dog against neglect, abuse, and cruelty, and to temporarily house a rescue dog until a permanent home is found. The foster individual(s) enter(s) into this Agreement freely and with knowledge.
xx. In consideration of above, I/we agree to assume full responsibility for the conduct of the rescue dog during its foster care stay with me/us. I/we further agree to hold harmless Canine Castaways Rescue or any individuals associated with Canine Castaways, 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 rescue dog’s conduct during its foster care stay with me/us.