Which dog will you be assigned to foster for GPRS?*
Choose an animal:
Avalon - FOSTER ME!
Bertie - FOSTER ME!
Carrick - FOSTER ME!
Lucy - FOSTER ME!
Powell - FOSTER ME!
Zima - FOSTER ME!
1. GPRS dogs will remain the property of GPRS while in foster care. The GPRS dog will be surrendered immediately upon the request of a GPRS Board Member. Should legal action be necessary to reclaim a GPRS dog, the foster home will be responsible for all legal fees incurred by GPRS.*
2. The foster family accepts liability for any and all incidents that occur in connection with the fostering of a GPRS dog(s). The foster family agrees to release GPRS from any and all claims, known and unknown, now or hereafter, arising in connection with the animal(s) while under the direct care of the foster family.*
3. GPRS will fund routine veterinary care. This includes vaccinations, heartworm testing and treatment for heartworm positive dogs, spays, neuters, and any prescription medications necessary for the dog. All vet appointments must be pre-approved by either the Foster Coordinator or a GPRS Board Member. Expenditures incurred by the foster family for other than emergency care, without prior approval from GPRS, will be the sole responsibility of the foster family. All original veterinary paperwork will be given to the adopting family.*
4. FOSTER FAMILY MUST ATTEMPT TO CONTACT FOSTER COORDINATOR AND OTHER CONTACTS PROVIDED FOR ANY EMERGENCY VET CARE! Foster family agrees to NOT accept antibiotics, wormer or ANY medication from the vet without authorization - medication will be provided to you by the foster coordinator. If the vet feels the dog needs medication immediately (less than 24hrs), vet can provide a prescription to be filled at Walmart for many items including but not limited to antibiotics, anti-nausea meds, pain medication, anti-inflammatory, eye meds and ear meds (can use tobramycin for ears) under the $10/ 3 month supply program.
This question must be SIGNED!*
5. The foster dog(s) will be kept in the home as a family pet (unless the dog is designated as a Livestock Guardian Dog). When outside dogs should be confined to a fenced-in yard or kennel or kept on a leash. While in the home, dogs will receive supervised house time and will not remain solely in a crate. Dog(s) must be on a leash and accompanied by an adult at all times when leaving the property*
6. The dog will be fed, watered, worked, exercised, and socialized appropriately. The dog must be given monthly heartworm preventative medication. The foster home will not be compensated for expenses incurred in the normal daily care of the animal(s) (i.e. food, toys, grooming, etc.)*
7. The foster family will continually evaluate the foster dog(s). The foster family will be responsible for writing up bios and providing photos of the foster dog for the GPRS webpage. All of the above should be sent directly to the Petfinder Coordinator upon request.*
8. While the GPRS foster dog(s) is/are in your care you should be working with them on basic obedience, house training, and house manners. No prong or shock collars are to be used without prior approval from the GPRS Foster Coordinator or a Board Member. The GPRS foster dog must, at all times, wear a collar with an ID tag and the rabies tag. Training collars or halters will only be used when walking the dog on a leash or during obedience class or drills.*
9. If you have shown your foster dog to an adoptive family and they would like to adopt the dog, you cannot then decide to keep the dog. If you feel you would like to adopt your foster dog, let the Adoption or Foster Coordinators know before you arrange to show the dog to applicants.*
10. The foster dog(s) will be adopted only to pre-approved GPRS applicants. Only applicants pre-approved by GPRS may visit the foster dogs in their foster home. Either the Foster or Adoption Coordinators will give the foster family information on approved families. Adoptive homes will contact the foster family to inquire about the dog(s). Prior to sending a dog home, you, as foster family, MUST complete an Adoption Contract with the family, discussing the contract with them. A copy of the Contract and the dog’s veterinary records will be given to the adoptive family.*
11. As a valued GPRS foster home we want your input on the families who come to
see your foster dog. In conjunction with the Foster and Adoption Coordinators the foster home has a say in whether the approved family visiting a dog for adoptions is the right home for the dog. The foster family does not have to send a dog home with a family they feel is unsuitable. Inform the family there are several people looking at the dog and that GPRS will select the most suitable home, and then contact either the Foster or Adoption Coordinator to explain why you feel the match is unsuitable.*
12. All donation fees and signed contracts should be sent immediately to the GPRS Treasurer. Adoption contract can now be filled out online.*
13. Foster Family agrees to transport the foster dog(s) inside the cab of a vehicle or in a crate secured in the back of a truck. The foster dog(s) will not be transported loose or tied in the back of a pick up truck.*
14. No foster dog is to be permanently removed from the foster home without recent approval by a member of the Board of Directors. Should the dog need to be removed from your home, you will be contacted via email or telephone from a Board Member or the Foster Coordinator.*
15. If for any reason you are unable to continue fostering the dog, you must provide written notice to a member of the Board of Directors and give the group up to 4 weeks to make other accommodations for the dog.*
I/We agree to act as a Foster Home for Great Pyrenees Rescue Society and follow the aforementioned policies and procedures. *
I/We understand that failure to comply with these policies will result in the removal of the GPRS dog from my home, as well as the removal of my status as a volunteer for GPRS.
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