Dog Foster Contract

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This Foster Contract (“Contract”) is made effective on the Effective Date indicated below, by and between Underdogs Animal Rescue, a Colorado non-profit corporation (“Underdogs”) and (the “Foster”) as indicated in the name field above. Underdogs and Foster are individually a “Party” and collectively the “Parties” to this Contract. Foster has agreed to foster and care for the pet described below (the “Pet”), and Underdogs has agreed to release such Pet to Foster, subject to and in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

Pet Information

Care of Pet

The Foster hereby expressly agrees to, and shall strictly comply with, the following terms, conditions, and obligations relating to the care of the Pet:

Designated Foster Coordinator

The Foster Coordinator will be Foster’ source of contact at Underdogs and Foster agrees to communicate to its designated Foster Coordinator in connection with the care and fostering of the Pet.


Foster shall coordinate and schedule all medical, veterinary, and training appointments for the Pet through the Foster Coordinator, and Foster shall be responsible for transporting the Pet to and from all such appointments. If Pet is not spayed or neutered as of the Foster Date, Foster must arrange, through the Foster Coordinator, to have the Pet spayed or neutered at one of Underdogs’ approved veterinary partners. Foster shall not breed Pet. Foster shall immediately notify Foster Coordinator the event of the Pet’s injury, illness, or death during the foster care period.

Food & Supplies

Underdogs will provide Foster with food and or supplies necessary for the care of the Pet during the term of the foster care; provided, however, Foster shall notify the Foster Coordinator in advance regarding any expected supplies or food needed for the care of the dog. If Foster voluntarily chooses to purchase food, supplies, or other items relating to the care of the Pet, with his or her own money, Foster should save the receipt as these expenses are tax deductible. Purchases made voluntarily by Foster are not reimbursed by Underdogs.

Marketing and Promotion

Underdogs markets pets available for adoption through events, social media, our website and online adoption sites. Foster is responsible and expected to assist in marketing the Pet for permanent adoption including but not limited to word of mouth, bringing the Pet to adoption events, and/or by providing photos and a good description of Pet for Underdogs marketing materials.

Foster Period

Foster understands and agrees that it is not possible to accurately estimate the amount of time required to adopt a pet, and that the foster period could take weeks or months. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Foster agrees and is committed to foster the Pet for as long as is necessary. If Foster can no longer care for the Pet, Foster shall notify Underdogs and make every effort to find a suitable foster or adoptive home for the Pet. However, the Foster understands that it may take time to find the Pet a sufficient replacement foster or permanent adopter for its needs. Foster understands that during the foster period, Underdogs has ownership of Pet and that Underdogs may recover the Pet from Foster at any time during the foster period, in Underdogs sole and absolute discretion.

Option to Adopt

If Foster decides to permanently adopt the Pet, Foster shall notify Foster Coordinator and upon approval, shall follow established adoption procedures including signing an Adoption Contract and paying the Pet’s adoption fee. If Foster finds a permanent/adoptive home for the Pet, Foster shall notify Underdogs and upon approval, shall follow established adoption procedures.

Assumption of Risk; Release; Indemnity

Foster acknowledges that that, due to the unpredictable nature of animals, there are certain inherent risks and dangers associated with the care and custody of the Pet, including but not limited to risks of injury to persons or property. Foster voluntarily agrees to assume full responsibility for all such risks and waives and releases, Underdogs and its owners, directors, volunteers, employees, and representatives from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, injury, or damages of any kind or nature whatsoever arising from or relating to the foster and care of the Pet, including but not limited to claims of bodily injury or property damage sustained by Foster or others. Foster also agrees to be solely responsible for any actions of the Pet and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Underdogs and its owners, volunteers, employees, and representatives from any liabilities, injuries or losses caused by the Pet or any causes of actions, claims, suits or demands that arise from such injury, damages or losses.

No Warranty

Foster acknowledges, understands, and agrees that Underdogs makes no guarantees, promises, representations, or warranties whatsoever, express or implied, written or unwritten, regarding the Pet’s disposition, temperament, and/or current or future health and personality. The Foster agrees to take the Pet as is and with any and all faults.

Entire Agreement; Severability; Amendments; Waiver

This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties hereto concerning the matters covered herein and supersedes all prior agreements and/or understandings, between the Parties, whether written or oral, concerning the matters covered herein; and there are no understandings, agreements, representations or warrants, express or implied, which are not specified in writing and signed by the Parties hereto. In the event that any of the terms of this Contract are or become illegal or unenforceable, such terms shall be null and void and shall be deemed deleted from this Contract and all the remaining terms of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect. The Parties may only amend this Contract in a writing signed by the Parties. No waiver of any provision of this Contract, nor consent to any departure by either Party therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the Party to be charged with the waiver or consent, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given.

Governing Law; Venue; Disputes

The enforcement and interpretation of this Contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado. Any and all disputes arising under or related to this Contract which cannot be resolved through discussions between the Parties shall be submitted to binding arbitration, by a single arbitrator through the Judicial Arbiter Group of Denver, Colorado, the American Arbitration Association, or any similar arbitration provider mutually agreed upon by the Parties. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the Parties, and in the event an agreement cannot be reached, then the arbitrator shall be selected by JAG (or by the selected arbitration provider, as applicable). The decision of the arbitrator shall be final, nonappealable and binding upon the Parties, and it may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitration shall take place in Denver, Colorado. The arbitrator shall be bound by the laws of the State of Colorado. In the event of Underdogs is required to commence an arbitration concerning this Contract, Underdogs shall be entitled to recover its attorneys' fees, witness fees, costs and expenses, court costs and other reasonable expenses, whether or not such controversy, claim or action is prosecuted to final award or judgment.

Future Fosters

This Contract is valid and binding and shall govern all current and future pets under Foster’s care on behalf of Underdogs.

Resident Pets

Please list the Name, breed/species, physical description, age and gender of all animals residing at the Foster’s residence. If no other animals, please list N/A.


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