Name of the dog you are interested in fostering
Breed, if known
Microchip number, if known
Brief description of the dog you are considering fostering.
Driver's License Number
Date of Birth
Name of Partner
Names and ages of children, if any
Any other persons living in your home
Name, address, and phone of your vet
List two personal references, name, address, phone
If renting, do you have your landlord’s written permission and is it allowed in your lease to have a dog?
If yes, explain restriction
(Please note that answers to these questions aren't necessarily right or wrong. It depends on the needs of each dog. A certain foster home may be a good match for one dog, but not for a certain other dog.) Will the foster dog’s main area be inside or outside?
On an average day how many hours will the foster dog be left alone?
Contained to what room(s) if any?
What areas outside are available to the foster dog?
Chain link fence height
Wood fence height
Block wall height
How many gates? Height?
If you have children, describe their previous experience with dogs
Please list any and all pets that you have now, including dogs, cats, and other species. Provide age, size, and breed if known.
Give us a brief description of why you want to become a foster with Useless Bay Sanctuary
PET CARE AND WELL-BEING
Fostering a dog is an investment of time, emotions and money. Useless Bay Sanctuary agrees to pay for all medical needs of any dogs in foster care as long as it is at an approved veterinary practice. Any veterinary appointments need to be discussed with a UBS member prior to making them, unless otherwise agreed upon. All UBS dogs need to be up to date on shots & spayed or neutered prior to adoption; if you are fostering a dog that has not been given it’s shots, spayed or neutered you will be responsible for the transportation to & from the vet clinic UBS utilizes & the care of the foster dog after the appointments. It is important to make sure your own dogs, if any, are up to date on their immunizations before a foster dog comes to live with you. UBS will provide a harness & leash for the foster dog but we do not provide food & treats or any other hard goods (crates, beds, toys, ect). UBS does have crates available to check out as loaners if needed, just ask your UBS contact. Occasionally a foster dog will need medical care, need to be transported to & from veterinary appointments and need to be given medicine. Are you prepared to attend to all of these needs should they arise?
PLEASE READ AND INITIAL EACH STATEMENT BELOW:
The rescue reserves the right to refuse foster approval to any applicant for any reason. This application and agreement becomes part of our contract. Initial
I understand that a home visit is REQUIRED prior to final decision. Initial
I understand that a home visit DOES NOT guarantee foster approval. Initial
I understand that the foster dog must walk with provided harness & leash at all times when outside the fenced yard. Initial
If for ANY REASON, I am no longer able to provide foster care to the foster dog I agree to notify UBS of the situation and return the dog to the possession Useless Bay Sanctuary. Initial
Fosters with Useless Bay Sanctuary are given priority if they decide they want to adopt their foster dog & become the foster dogs permanent home. If, at any time, a foster with UBS decides they would like to adopt a dog in foster care, the adoption process still needs to take place. All adoptions through UBS require an adoption application and any steps that go along with that process. Being a foster does not guarantee you would be the final selection to adopt the dog. We will need to consider all applications for the dog, and fosters will have the significant advantage of having formed a bond with the foster dog. By initialing you agree to notify a UBS board member if you decide to apply for adoption of the dog in your foster care. Intiial
In consideration of the premises and the covenants herein contained, it is agreed between UBS and Foster Caregiver as follows: 1. UBS delivers to Foster Caregiver and Foster Caregiver hereby accepts from UBS a certain animal and Foster Caregiver agrees to humanely take care of said animal until the owner is found or a new adopting family is found. Foster Caregiver agrees that when a new home is found for the dog, Foster Caregiver will immediately, peaceably, and voluntarily deliver said animal to UBS upon request, and will make no claim of ownership, title, right, or interest in and to said animal. UBS does recognize that dogs in foster homes often become attached to their foster families. If an owner cannot be found for the dog, the Foster Caregiver can apply to adopt the dog, the same as anyone else, with special consideration given to the bond that has formed between the Foster Caregiver and the dog. However, fostering a dog does not guarantee that the Foster Caregiver will be allowed to adopt the dog. 2. Foster Caregiver agrees to let UBS inspect Foster Caregiver's premises where the animal is being kept at any time, with reasonable notice given, to ascertain and satisfy itself or the animal's owner that the animal is well cared for. Foster Caregiver agrees to keep a collar and identification tag on the animal at all times. 3. Foster Caregiver agrees not to alter in any way the appearance of the animal being fostered without written permission of UBS. This includes declawing and cropping of ears or tails. 4. Foster Caregiver agrees to provide adequate food, water, shelter, and kind treatment for said animal at all times. In addition, Foster Caregiver must adhere to all state and local animal laws. Foster Caregiver agrees to follow all additional written instructions from the owner and/or UBS. 5. Foster Caregiver agrees to notify UBS as to any behavioral or health problems of the animal. UBS reserves the exclusive right to determine the proper course of action to take upon such notification. 6. Foster Caregiver will notify UBS in the event any change occurs in the address or telephone number given. Foster Caregiver understands and acknowledges that he/she does not have any right or authority to keep the foster animal or place foster animal in other homes or place with other individuals unless permission is given in writing by UBS. 7. Foster Caregiver is undertaking these obligations with no claim, now or in the future, to any type of compensation or reimbursement for caring for said animal, and the further consideration for undertaking this obligation and caring for said animal is that Foster Caregiver is receiving satisfaction and enjoyment from undertaking this obligation of his or her own free will and because he or she wants to do so and derives satisfaction from doing so. Any medical care for the dog must be approved by UBS in advance, unless it is an emergency and UBS cannot be reached. Medical care approved by UBS will be reimbursed or paid for by UBS, unless the Foster Caregiver wishes to make a donation to cover those costs. In either case, UBS will want records and receipts for all medical procedures. 8. Foster Caregiver agrees that accidental animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and agrees to hold harmless and indemnify, and protect UBS, from any claim or suit filed by anyone as a result of such an incident. In addition, UBS will not be responsible if animal should damage or destroy property belonging to Foster Caregiver or shall transfer any disease or internal or external parasites to other animals belonging to Foster Caregiver. 9. If the owner does not reclaim the animal, and Foster Caregiver wishes to adopt said animal, Foster Caregiver must go through the UBS adoption program screening process. UBS reserves the right to determine final disposition of the animal. 10. Effective communication is essential, between UBS and the foster family. If you have questions at any time, you agree to contact the Foster Care Coordinator at the phone number provided to you, or by emailing UBSFoster@gmail.com. If you are having trouble contacting the Foster Care Coordinator for some reason, you should call the main number, 206 552 0304 or email UselessBaySanctuary@gmail.com. If you disagree with UBS about a decision made regarding a foster dog, for example, the decision to move the dog to a new home, please communicate with us and give us ample opportunity to explain the decision. In any event, you agree that the UBS Board of Directors has the final say in any decision regarding a foster dog. 11. This Agreement is the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no oral promises or representations made in addition to this contract and it may only be changed in a writing signed by both UBS and Foster Caregiver. All the information I have given above is true and complete. Useless Bay Sanctuary has my/our permission to contact individuals and/or businesses I have listed in the above responses. This foster dog will reside in my home and I agree it is my responsibility to provide adequate food, water, shelter, training, affection, safety and medical care. I understand that Useless Bay Sanctuary is a rescue service and is not responsible for the accuracy of information received about temperament, habits, or physical condition of the dogs placed in foster care. I understand that it is my responsibility to observe and evaluate the foster dog and provide UBS with sufficient information to write a short bio about the dog for adoption purposes. I am in full agreement with these terms for fostering purposes. Useless Bay Sanctuary is in no way liable or responsible for any damage, accident or injury resulting from the fostering of a dog in my household and I/we agree to indemnify and hold harmless Useless Bay Sanctuary and its’ officers, members, and/or agents from any claims for damages arising from actions of a foster dog fostered by me/us.