I, Full Name* , agree to provide temporary foster care with the intent to adopt the following dog:
Initial* Operation Secondhand Paws is entering into this Foster-to-Adopt Agreement as a courtesy to me and allow me to have custody of this dog until it can be spayed or neutered.
Initial* Operation Secondhand Paws has strict policy that all dogs must be spayed/neutered at a veterinary hospital selected by Operation Secondhand Paws unless other arrangements are made before an adoption can be completed.
Initial* I must comply with Operation Secondhand Paws' policies concerning this dog while the dog is still in temporary foster care.
Initial* I understand that the custody of this dog will be temporary until it is spayed/neutered, at which time the Adoption Contract will be completed
Initial* I agree to pay the adoption fee of $ Adoption Fee Amount* at the signing of this document.
Initial* The dog is and shall remain the sole property of Operation Secondhand Paws until it is spayed/neutered and the adoption is finalized. If for any reason the adoption is not finalized, I understand that upon the request of Operation Secondhand Paws the dog she be relinquished to Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial* I will provide the dog with good care, including but not limited to, proper food, fresh water, shelter, exercise, grooming, training and medication when required.
Initial* I will comply with all instructions received from Operation Secondhand Paws and will not deviate from any instructions as to the care and maintenance of the dog without consulting with a representative of Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial* I agree to maintain the animal as my own household pet and companion.
Initial* I agree to comply with all Colorado State laws and local ordinances applicable to the dog.
Initial* I agree not to abandon. trade, give away, or sell the dog, nor is the dog to be used or sold for commercial use or research purposes. If I not longer desire or am unable to keep the dog within the terms of this agreement, the dog must be returned to Operation Secondhand Paws. The dog must NEVER be turned over to an animal shelter or passed to another owner.
Initial* I will provide a safe and loving home environment and will socialize the dog to humans and other dogs. Dogs are not excessively crated (not more then 8 hours in a 24-hour period)
Initial* I will provide basic training or reinforcement of proper house manners and obedience skills. This training and reinforcement will be done only be positive reinforcement. At no time will i use punishment as a training tool.
Initial* I always agree to properly supervise said dog. I will be physically present when the dog is allowed outside during which time the dog will either be in a fenced area and/or leashed.
Initial* I have been provided with veterinary records that show that the animal has received appropriate veterinary care to date and is in good health.
Initial* If the dog needs medical attention, a member of Operation Secondhand Paws must be contacted immediately and must approve all vet visits. Said visit must be with one of Operation Secondhand Paws' approved vets with whom we work. If I take the dog to an unapproved vet for any reason, I agree to be responsible for all medical bills incurred as a result of unapproved vet visit except in cases of emergency when the dog's life may be in danger.
Initial*Operation Secondhand Paws will make arrangements for spay/neuter surgery and I agree that I will take the dog to its spay/neuter appointment and for any other necessary veterinary care as directed by Operation Secondhand Paws unless other arrangements have been made by mutual agreement. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE ANIMAL MUST BE SPAYED/NEUTERED BEFORE THE ADOPTION IS COMPLETE.
Initial*As soon as the spay/neuter surgery is completed, the adoption contract will be signed and any necessary records will be forwarded to me. I agree that I am responsible for the cost of any veterinary care after the adoption is complete.
Initial*This agreement is not transferable. If I am unable to care for the dog, I will immediately return the dog to Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial*I give permission to Operation Secondhand Paws to enter upon my premises at any time upon reasonable notice for the purpose of determining whether or not I am complying with this agreement and to remove the dog in the event that I violate the terms of this agreement.
Initial*I understand that other animals in my household could be exposed to medical or behavioral conditions that have not been recognized in the foster dog placed with me by Operation Secondhand Paws. Operation Secondhand Paws is not liable for any disease or injury of my own companion animals or other exposed animals.
Initial* I agree not to attempt to hold Operation Secondhand Paws responsible for any damages which the dog may do to any person or property. I specifically release Operation Secondhand Paws and all employees or volunteers of any responsibility pertaining to any damage to property or person injury or any occurrences relating to the dog and shall hold Operation Secondhand Paws harmless regarding any damage or injury of any nature whatsoever. I agree to notify Operation Secondhand Paws immediately of any damages and or injuries.
Initial* I recognize this is an Agreement and have signed this agreement freely and voluntarily.