Please complete this application form if you are interested in participating in the Saving Grace Inc. foster care program. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.
If not, how will you deal with exercise and potty training?
If you rent we will need to verify your landlord's pet policy. Please provide name and phone number of your landlord.
Include type, age, breed and if they have been altered.
Please also describe where each animal is housed. (indoor, outdoor, crate, etc.)
If not, please explain.
I would like to participate in foster care of animals at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.
I am doing so entirely upon my own initiative, risk and responsibility, and with the understanding that if I work directly with animals they may be dangerous. In consideration of the permission extended to me by Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center through its officers and agents, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, remise, release and discharge Saving Grace Inc., its officers and employees from all claims, demands, actions or causes of action, on my account of any injury to me which may occur during the care of any animal, and/or while involved in any activity as a volunteer for the organization.
While fostering with Saving Grace Inc. I understand my photo may be taken at various events and projects. By agreeing I also hereby grant Saving Grace Inc. permission to use my likeness in photograph(s) and/or video(s) in any and all of its publications or on the World Wide Web, whether now known or hereafter existing. I will make no monetary or other claim against Saving Grace Inc. for the use of the photograph(s) and/or video(s).
I also understand that I will be responsible for any costs of any service or treatment provided not covered by insurance of Saving Grace Inc. In case of an emergency, I understand that every effort will be made to contact the person indicated as an emergency contact. In the event that they cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to a physician selected by a representative of Saving Grace Inc to hospitalize and secure proper treatment (including surgery).
Saving Grace Inc.takes the confidentiality of our clients very seriously. Our shelter practices “closed adoptions” and will always do our best to keep former owner’s and surrenders’ names and contact information private. Some of our animals come out of very sensitive situations and their stories will be shared tactfully. Sometimes these cases involve highly sensitive scenarios and will only be shared on a “need-to-know” basis. Access to complete records is granted only to staff and certain volunteers. Complete records may be shared with veterinary practices and other animal welfare organizations during animal transfers or if requested for medical reasons. Douglas County Animal Control is allowed access to complete records as needed. Other than behavioral information, complete records are not to be shared with an animal’s owner (current or previous). If there is to be a court case regarding an animal that has been in our shelter, a subpoena for such information must be produced. The Center Director or Executive Director will review the subpoena and arrange for delivery of a copy of the complete record to the court. Animal Control has a standing authorization from Saving Grace to deliver a copy of complete records to the court. Donor information will be kept confidential to the best of our ability if the donor requests anonymity. Saving Grace will never sell or share our client or donor lists.
SAVING GRACE FOSTER CARE AGREEMENT
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center (SGPAC) operates the Foster Care Program for animals that are not immediately adoptable. I understand fully that the animal(s) are just temporarily in my care and belong exclusively to Saving Grace. I further understand that the purpose of this foster relationship is solely to provide care for the animal(s).
I understand that when the animal(s) is ready for adoption, I will surrender it to SGPAC for placement. A Saving Grace Manager or Director must approve any decision made regarding the disposition of the animal(s), and I agree to abide by it. Any and all placements are subject to the same guidelines as all other Saving Grace adoptions.
The Foster Parent has the option of adopting foster pets.
I agree to provide care, food, water, and shelter as instructed by the SGPAC staff.
I agree to bring the animal(s) in to SGPAC for vaccinations, medical treatments, and/or spay/neuter surgery on the scheduled dates
The foster animal will be in my custody ONLY unless I contact the SGPAC Foster Program Coordinator or Manager to receive authorization for temporary placement in another foster home.
In the event that I cannot continue to foster the animal currently in my care, or if the animal(s) dies, I will notify the Foster Care Coordinator or a Manager and immediately return them to Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.
I assume all responsibility for any property damage caused by the animal(s) while in my care.
I understand the SGPAC will take every precaution to ensure that any animal(s) I foster is reasonably healthy and that any known health problems will be discussed with me. However, SGPAC cannot be held responsible or liable for any unforeseen health problem(s) that may develop once the animal(s) is in my care.
I understand the risk of known/unknown health problems being transmitted to my family members and/or my own pets, and SGPAC is not responsible for any medical treatment for myself, my family or my own pets.
I understand that all medical treatments for foster animals must be pre-authorized and arranged by SGPAC staff. Saving Grace is not responsible for any unauthorized medical treatment and/or costs incurred by the foster parent for the care of SGPAC animals.
I agree to notify the Foster Care Coordinator or a SGPAC Manager immediately if the foster animal’s medical condition changes or if the animal(s) is showing signs of illness.
After hours emergency care may be arranged by following the instructions given to you in your foster manual.
I understand that if any health problem is deemed by the SGPAC staff to be untreatable, or if the treatment is cost-prohibitive, I will return the animal(s) to the shelter as soon as possible and that humane euthanasia may be performed.
I agree to not foster for other organizations or bring stray animals into my home while I am fostering for SGPAC. I understand this is for the well-being and health of SGPAC’s animals.
By indicating "I Agree", I consent to authorize Saving Grace to conduct a review of any information provided, which may include a criminal history, DMV check or other screening that is pertinent to the volunteer activity in which I wish to be placed. Foster status through Saving Grace may be dissolved at any time, at the request of either party.I hereby agree to hold harmless Saving Grace Inc, its employees, and Board of Directors, from any and all liability arising out of or in consequence of injury sustained as a result of any activity connected with volunteering for Saving Grace as a Foster Parent.
I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to all of the guidelines and agreements discussed above