Foster Contract

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Foster agrees not to transfer custody of the dog to anyone other than Rescue and agrees to return the dog to Rescue upon demand. I understand that Rescue will find this dog a home and that I am not to adopt or give away this dog to anyone not approved by rescue.
Yes

Foster agrees to exercise normal care in maintaining the health of this Dog.
Yes

Foster agrees to contact Rescue immediately if the dog becomes ill or is missing. We recognize that dogs being dogs will occasionally make a run for the hills, so please let us know immediately if the dog is missing. Likewise, dogs do become ill and we need to know immediately. If your foster dog becomes ill, please notify Rescue immediately so we can make arrangements for treatment and care. Any medical care/treatment needs to be authorized by Rescue before the expense is incurred unless the situation can be categorized as life-threatening. Life threatening means that the dog is in danger of dying, not that the dog is sniffling, has vomited, has worms in its stool, etc. Expenses incurred without approval will not be paid for by Rescue. Foster will provide fresh food, fresh water, and plenty of exercise daily. Foster agrees to always keep the foster dog within a fenced yard (not on a chain) or supervised on a leash; Foster agrees to never leave this dog outside when no one is home, to never allow the dog to be tied to a doghouse or to a chain, nor left unsupervised in a yard for extremely long periods. Foster agrees to provide updates to Rescue on the dog’s progress. We want to know how you and the dog are doing.
Yes

Foster agrees to always transport this dog in a safe manner and never loose in the open bed of a pick-up truck or in any other unsafe manner.
Yes

I have been advised that foster dogs can sometimes dig, chew, soil, and exhibit other undesirable traits. I understand that dogs are dogs and will do things that cannot be foreseen on occasion.
Yes

I understand that my foster dog may have been neglected, mistreated, or abused and that special care of precautions may be required. I also understand that the dog may need medical care which will be provided by Rescue. Rescue dogs frequently come in to rescue scared, underweight, and/or ill.
Yes

I have been advised that a foster dog will need time to adjust to new routines, new family and new surroundings. In addition, I am aware that the dog may need training in basic house manners.
Yes

I agree to carefully introduce the foster dog to the existing dogs and cats in my home. I understand that coming to a new home is stressful for the foster dog and your existing animals. Careful introduction is a must. Your foster dog needs time and space to adjust to the surroundings and your existing animals need to feel they are not being replaced or crowded. Introducing the foster dog can result in growling, barking, submissive urination or other undesirable behavior. Properly managing the introductions is therefore important.
Yes

Every effort is made to make sure that any dog that is placed in rescue is thoroughly evaluated for its temperament, health, physical soundness and overall suitability before it is ever placed in a foster home. However, Rescue cannot and does not guarantee the health or temperament of said dog, has no documentation on the actual breed unless otherwise provided or lineage of the rescued dog. Foster agrees to exercise caution with any new foster dog in their home.
Yes

Should I decide to adopt my foster dog, I agree to all terms and conditions of the adoption contract. I understand that payment of the adoption fee for my dog must be paid within 7 days of adoption; otherwise, the adoption will be considered incomplete. If I can not pay the fee I understand I am required to return the dog to the rescue immediately. If the adoption fee is not paid, I give permission for a representative of Big Dog Haven Rescue to come to my home to retrieve the dog.
Yes

It is further agreed that if the Foster fails to perform any of those acts which he/she has guaranteed to perform, that the Rescue may, at its option, revoke this agreement and retake possession of the dog without delay. Foster agrees to hold harmless and release Rescue and/or its members, volunteers and other individuals working for and/or assisting with rescue from all liability, claims, and/or causes of action arising from any acts, injury and/or occurrences engaged in and/or caused by the dog subject to this agreement, as well as indemnification for damages, court costs, and/or attorney's fees incurred by the Rescue and/or its members for any court proceedings relating to such matters. Jurisdiction for any dispute lies with the GREENE County, Tennessee, Chancery Court. Tennessee law shall be the choice of law in the event a dispute arises.
Yes

 

 

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