Foster Home Agreement

Foster Home Agreement

  • Agreements

    Please initial each statement below to acknowledge that you agree with the following statements.
  • The animal(s) is/are and remain property of the SPCAFC and must be returned to SPCAFC at request.
  • The animal(s) will be kept inside the home. They will be fed, watered, and exercised appropriately. Dogs must be leashed or inside a secure fence under direct supervision of the foster caregiver at all times while being exercises.
  • Pre-approved veterinary care will be provided to the foster animal. SPCAFC will not reimburse any costs or fees incurred without prior approval by SPCAFC.
  • If you feel your foster requires emergency care, please call or text the emergency medical line (919-264-6893) for assistance. Emergency medical care that is not pre-approved will NOT be reimbursed.
  • SPCAFC will spay/neuter, vaccinate with age appropriate vaccinations, Heartworm test dogs, FIV/FeLK test cats, and provide appropriate flea/tick preventative. Fosters may request to have elective care done at their own expense. The foster home understands that any veterinary care NOT pre-approved by SPCAFC wil not be reimbursed or covered and the foster family is responsible for any fees incurred. SPCAFC will cover pre-approved routine veterinary care or approved emergency care.
  • The animal(s) is/are to be adopted only under the supervision and authority of SPCAFC to approved adoptive homes. Anyone who expresses interest in adopting the animal(s) while in the custody of the foster home must submit an adoption application and go through the standard adoption process.
  • Donated food may be provided, based on availability, to the foster upon intake. All subsequent food, toys, beds, etc., will be the responsibility of the foster.
  • Foster homes are encouraged to participate in the adoption process of their animal. No one knows the foster animal better than the foster family. Any input is greatly appreciated and is taken into consideration for proper placement of the animal. Please note that the final decision /approval of the adoptive home is the sole responsibility of the SPCAFC Adoption Coordinator.
  • Foster homes are required to bring their foster animal to veterinary appointments as scheduled and adoption events as required by SPCAFC. It is mandatory that the foster animal arrive to their spay/ neuter appointment as scheduled.
  • Any donations that may come in to the foster family on behalf of their foster animal(s) or SPCAFC must be turned over to the SPCAFC within 7 days of receipt.
  • If any questions or problems arise, the foster family should immediately contact the SPCAFC or the adoption coordinator. If the concern necessitates moving the foster animal to another home, the foster must allow SPCAFC a reasonable amount of time to place the animal. During the transition, it will be the responsibility of the foster family to keep the foster animal(s) safe and separated if needed, at all times.
  • The foster home accepts all responsibility of any events that may occur as a result of fostering the animal(s). The foster home agrees that animals are animals and may behave as such. The foster home acknowledges that there are inherent risks with animals, including but not limited to: bites, scratches, bruises, or property damage. The foster home agrees to hold SPCAFC harmless for any injuries to humans, pets, or property and agree to abstain from any legal recourse against SPCAFC, its agents, officers, employees, volunteers, etc
  • For your protection, we urge you to consult your homeowner's/renters insurance and/or HOA policies to ensure that you have proper liability coverage and that there is not BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) or restrictions on the animals you are fostering.
  • The foster home will contact the adoption coordinator weekly to report on the condition/status of the foster animal(s) by email or by text.
  • The foster will have the option to adopt during the first seven (7) days of fostering. On the eighth (8th) day; external, completed applications will be processed. The foster acknowledges that at this time, their "first in line" to adopt status is forfeited and agree to follow through with the adoption process with a potential new adopter. If the potential new adopter does not adopt, the foster will be allowed to adopt their foster animal immediately.
  • * If there are no current applications and the foster is interested in adopting their foster animal(s), they will notify the adoption coordinator immediately so that their foster animal(s) may be placed on a "pending" status for 48 hours. The foster must provide payment and a signed adoption contract to SPCAFC within the 48 hours or their foster animal will be released from "pending" and moved to "available" status for general public adoption.
  • Providing foster care is an earnest and important commitment. Foster homes are committed to the care of the foster animal until adoption, unless extreme and serious circumstances prevent the foster home from being able to adequately care for the animal(s).