Please read the text below and type your name in the box provided if you agree to the following:
Hopeful Tails determines the criteria for fostering, decides which animals are eligible for foster care, and appoints foster caregivers from a pre-approved list of trained providers. Hopeful Tails will require you to complete a foster application AND a Hopeful Tails Foster Care Agreement. Hopeful Tails foster care volunteers may refuse any specific request for any reason. Hopeful Tails staff will inform you of any medical treatments to be administered, anticipated length of the foster-care period, objectives of each particular placement (restoring to health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have. You will be expected to keep the animal safe and secure, return it to Hopeful Tails when requested to do so, and not promise the animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. Hopeful Tails retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care, and will make all decisions regarding the adoption & placement of the animals fostered. Hopeful Tails cannot accommodate people fulfilling court-ordered community service within the Foster Care Program. Hopeful Tails does not accept into this program those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect. Students seeking credit for school service requirements should speak with the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss the program before proceeding. Unless otherwise arranged, the foster parent is responsible for providing all food, litter, bedding, and toys for the animal while it is in their care at home. The foster parent is responsible for transporting the animals to and from Hopeful Tails or Hopeful Tails approved veterinary offices for veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, etc. The foster parent may also be responsible for transporting the animal to and from adoption events, and to off-site training classes, at the Foster Care Coordinator’s discretion. Upon return your foster animal to Hopeful Tails you will be required to fill out a brief questionnaire about your foster animal’s behavior and personality. I have read and understand the statements above. I certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct. I understand that although Hopeful Tails takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animals’ health, behavior or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can decline to accept any animal for which Hopeful Tails has asked me to provide care. I acknowledge that Hopeful Tails is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by me, members of my household, including my own animals, or any third parties during a foster placement, and I assume liability to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury.