The purpose of foster care is to allow a dog or cat to live in a home environment while awaiting permanent placement, permitting the Foster Family to evaluate the pet and to work with the pet to reincorporate him or her back into a home environment. A home environment is less stressful on the pet than a boarding facility or shelter. The exposure the pet gets from being treated as “one of the family” (walks, outings, etc....) often speeds up the adoption process.
Susie’s HopeTM nonprofit organization considers our Foster Families to be essential to the welfare and proper placement of Susie’s HopeTM pets, and wants the experience to be enjoyable and free from misunderstandings. Please note that Susie’s HopeTM have the following guidelines:
The Foster Family will follow all relevant procedures and guidelines of Susie’s HopeTM regarding the pet placed in the foster home and will not make decisions or take actions regarding the pet’s veterinary care or placement without prior approval from Susie’s HopeTM .
The veterinarians working with Susie’s HopeTM will bill Susie’s HopeTM directly for approved medical services provided to Susie’s HopeTM pets. In the event the Foster Family expends funds for preapproved veterinary care, Susie’s HopeTM will reimburse the Foster Family.
The Foster Family will provide the pet with humane care and maintain the pet in accordance with all current state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances while the pet resides with the Foster Family.
The Foster Family will provide the pet with necessary exercise and will not keep the pet chained or restrained. Susie’s HopeTM pets should not be kept as “outside-only” pets unless prior approval has been received from Susie’s HopeTM.
The Foster Family agrees to provide the pet with adequate food, water, shelter, affection, socialization, exercise, and medical assistance, and to strive to increase the adoptability of the pet. If assistance with food is needed, Susie’s HopeTM will provide food upon request.
If the pet cannot be kept by the Foster Family, the Foster Family shall notify Susie’s HopeTM immediately. The pet SHALL NOT BE SOLD, ABANDONED, OR RELINQUISHED TO A SHELTER OR A POUND OR ANY THIRD PARTY WITHOUT THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF SUSIE’S HOPETM.
THE FOSTER FAMILY UNDERSTANDS THAT SUSIE’S HOPETM AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE LIMITED INFORMATION REGARDING THE TEMPERAMENT OF THE PET AND ITS HABITS. THE FOSTER FAMILY WILL TAKE ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS (THROUGH THE USE OF CRATES, LEASHES, SUPERVISION, AND COMMON SENSE) TO ENSURE THE PET DOES NOT RUN LOOSE, BECOME A NUISANCE, DESTROY PROPERTY, INJURE OR BE INJURED BY ANOTHER ANIMAL OR INJURE OR BE INJURED BY ANY PERSON.
The pet is and shall remain the property of Susie’s HopeTM and may be removed by Susie’s HopeTM from the Foster Family at any time and without prior notice.
The Foster Family agrees to be courteous, helpful, and honest to potential adopters and to fully cooperate in accommodating those who wish to see the pet.
In the event the Foster Family wishes to permanently adopt the pet, a Susie’s HopeTM Adoption Contract must be submitted to Susie’s HopeTM along with the requested adoption fee.
The Foster Family must insure that all of its pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations (including-without limitation, Bordetella, parvo, corona virus, rabies, and distemper) prior to bringing the pet into the foster home.
THE FOSTER FAMILY DOES HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SUSIE’S HOPETM AND ANY PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION CHARGED OR CHARGEABLE WITH LIABILITY TOGETHER WITH THEIR HEIRS, ADMINISTRATORS, EXECUTORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, COSTS, EXPENSES, LOSS OF SERVICES, ACTIONS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION-WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN-BELONGING TO THE FOSTER FAMILY DUE TO ANY ACTION OR OCCURRENCE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOSTERING OF A PET FOR SUSIE’S HOPETM.
BY SUBMITTING THIS FOSTER HOME APPLICATION, YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THANKS FOR HELPING US SAVE PETS’ LIVES!