This Foster Agreement reflects the commitment between K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc, and a foster caregiver for a dog or puppy.
I/We, _________________________________________________________________ (Foster(s)) agree to foster ________________________________________________________.
I/We, acknowledge that I am not the owner of said dog and agree to provide a safe home and environment and treat him/her as a family member. I agree to let K9 Enrichment Initiative inspect the premises where the animal is being cared for.
K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. requires all resident pets to be up to date with all vaccines at least 2 weeks prior to receiving a new foster pet. This is to ensure the health and wellness of the resident pets. K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. is not responsible for sickness or any other health concerns related to the resident pets of the foster family.
While K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. will provide supplies, the foster family shall offer water, shelter, proper grooming, administer flea and tick prevention and comply with any medically necessary veterinary care, including but not limited to; routine vaccinations, annual fecal exams, annual heartworm testing and prevention, for as long as the foster pet is in the care of the foster family.
K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. provides necessary veterinary care for their foster pets. All veterinary treatment for foster pets MUST be preauthorized by K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc., Board Member at a K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. affiliated veterinarian. (Springbrook Animal Care Center/Naperville)
In the event the foster family has provided any false information on their initial application or verbal communications to K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. and/or any of the terms of this agreement have not been fulfilled, K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. reserves the right to immediately take physical possession of the foster pet from any party, any location, by any necessary means, up to and including legal action. The above-named foster family will also be responsible for any and all legal fees incurred by K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. in an effort to enforce this contract.
The foster(s) agrees to always provide current and accurate contact information to K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. including but not limited to; home address, home phone number, cell phone number, email address, etc. for in the event that the foster pet becomes lost or stolen.
Foster(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc., its directors, board members, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, staff, agents, representatives, associated veterinarians, groomers, trainers, or other affiliated service providers, and volunteers including other fosters, from any direct or consequential damages arising from this Animal Foster Agreement or even the act of fostering itself. This includes any and all manner of actions and causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, bonds, covenants, agreements, judgments, claims, and demands whatsoever arising from or relating to the fostering, adoption, placement, and/or possession of the foster pet.
I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured or frightened by dogs and puppies or other K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. animals in connection with my foster work for the rescue. The K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. officers and volunteers are not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs or expenses which I might suffer or sustain in connection to the performance of my foster activities for K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. unless they are the result of K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc’s gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
If I suspend foster activities, or upon K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. request at any time, I will promptly return all rescue supplies, equipment, records, monies and other items in good, clean condition.
I will not have a person outside K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc’s organization temporarily care for the rescue’s animals (i.e. a visitor, pet sitter, neighbor, relative) unless the person first signs an Animal Foster Agreement to hold K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc, its officers and volunteers harmless in the event of injury or mishap. In the case of an adoption, an Adoption Agreement is to be signed to make the adoption final.
I will abide by all state and local ordinances regarding animals living in or on my property. I will abide by my lease terms regarding animals living in or on my leased property. I am responsible for knowing or educating myself of said ordinances in the state, in the local community, and in my leased property.
Any modification to this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. This agreement is binding upon K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc, K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. representatives, me and my respective heirs, successors, assigns, executors and personal representatives.
I acknowledge and agree that I have carefully read this Agreement, that I fully understand the same, and that I freely and voluntarily execute the same. I understand that I may seek independent advice prior to signing this Agreement. I understand that this Agreement is binding on me, my spouse, my executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns and that this Agreement has important legal consequences. The terms of this Agreement are contractual and not mere recitals.
This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.
I agree that I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of the K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc, while I am a foster.
This agreement was made the _________________________ day of _____________________________, 2017
Signature of Foster(s)___________________________________________
K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. reserves the right to update or amend this agreement at which time all current agreements in force will be updated or amended.