16130 West Stanton Rd
Trufant, MI 49347
Rescue Foster Home Agreement
Purpose of Fostering:
To allow a Rescue dog to live in a home environment while awaiting permanent placement, permitting the Foster Family to evaluate the animal for permanent placement and to work with it. A home environment is a lot less stressful on the animal than a boarding facility, and a lot less expensive for the organization. The additional exposure the animal gets from being treated as "one of the family" (walks, outings, etc.) often speeds up the adoption process. Peke A Tzu Rescue considers Foster Families to be essential to the welfare and proper placement of our Rescue dogs, and wishes the experience to be enjoyable and free of misunderstandings.
The person(s) agreeing to foster the animal (the Foster Family) will follow all relevant procedures and guidelines regarding the animal described below, and will make NO decisions or actions regarding the animal's veterinary care (including euthanasia) or placement without prior approval from Rescue Director.
The Foster Family shall provide the animal with humane care and maintain it in accordance with all current state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances while the animal resides with the Foster Family.
The Foster Family shall provide the animal with a fully fenced yard or other humane means of supervised exercise. The animal shall not be kept constantly chained or constantly outdoors.
The Foster Family shall treat the animal as a household pet and member of the family and shall never use it for breeding or as an attack or guard dog.
The Foster Family agrees to provide the animal entrusted to its care with adequate food, water, shelter, affection, socialization, exercise, and medical care as they would their own dogs. The Foster Family also agrees to provide any basic training or treatment necessary to the well-being of the animal and to help increase its adoptability.
The animal shall reside at the Foster Family's address.
If the animal cannot be kept by the Foster Family, the Foster Family shall notify the Rescue Director immediately. The animal shall not be sold, abandoned, relinquished to a pound or shelter or to a Rescue group other than Peke A Tzu Rescue, transferred, or given to any individual, or to any retail or wholesale establishment for the purpose of sale or resale to the public, nor to any research institution where medical experimentation or other practices take place.
The Foster Family understands that Peke A Tzu Rescue and its representatives have limited information regarding the temperament and habits of the animal described below. The Foster Family will take all reasonable precautions (through the use of crates, leashes, supervision, and common sense) to ensure that the animal does not run loose, become a nuisance, destroy property, injure or be injured by another animal, or injure or be injured by any person or persons.
The Foster Family does hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Peke A Tzu Rescue and any person, firm, or corporation charged or chargeable with liability, their heirs, administrators, executors, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, damages, costs, expenses, loss of services, actions, and causes of actions, whether known or unknown, belonging to the said Foster Family due to any action or occurrence from the date of this agreement arising out of or in connection with the fostering of the animal described below, except for those expenses specifically described in item 2.
The animal remains the property of Peke A Tzu Rescue, and can be removed from the Foster Family by the Rescue Director or designee at any time and without any 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 animal. The Foster Family will provide a Rescue Coordinator with a fair assessment of the dog's interaction with the potential adopters and their impression of the likely success of such a placement.
In the event that the Foster Family wishes to permanently adopt the animal described below, an Adoption application must be filled out and approved by the Rescue Director, and, if approved, an Adoption Contract must be signed and submitted along with the appropriate adoption donation fees.
The Foster Family agrees to pay Peke A Tzu Rescue any and all expenses, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees, in enforcing the terms and provisions of this agreement. The UNDERSIGNED Foster Family hereby acknowledges having read the terms of this Agreement and does hereby agree to abide by each of the rules of fostering set forth above.
Signature(s) of Foster Family: ____________________________________________________
Witnessed by: ____________________________________________________
Printed Name and Address of Foster Family:
INFORMATION ON THE DOG (To be completed by a PATR Director)
Dog's Name: __________________________________
Sex: Male Female Spayed/Neutered? Yes No
Additional known information about the dog:
Keep one copy for your records and mail one copy to:
Peke A Tzu Rescue
16130 West Stanton Rd
Trufant, MI 49347