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a) Foster shall accept and consider the Pet as a household companion, not as an outside pet, and will provide the Pet with a safe environment, humane treatment, and provide proper food, fresh water, shelter, and exercise. Foster agrees this Pet will not be abused in any manner. The Pet will not be chained at any time, nor will it be permitted off the property of the Foster unless accompanied by a mature individual. Pet shall not be used in any aspect of animal fighting. Pet shall not be the subject of or subjected to any biological, chemical, psychological, or other experiment.
b) The Pet shall be allowed to sleep indoors and protected from the elements or adverse conditions. The Pet shall not be housed or kept outside or in a yard. The Pet shall not be allowed to roam free or unsupervised outside.
c) Foster shall immediately notify SPAR if Pet is lost or stolen, and shall make every reasonable effort to recover the Pet.
d) Foster shall not give up or sell the Pet to another person, relative, friend, or any other individual, or any rescue group, humane association, shelter, or adoption center unless pre-approved by SPAR.
e) Foster shall not under any circumstances give up or sell the Pet for any medical or experimental laboratory or any organization.
f) Foster shall not alter the Pet’s appearance in any way, shape or form (i.e. cropping, docking).
g) Foster permits SPAR to visit at reasonable convenient times to check on the well-being of the Pet.
a) Foster must schedule vet appointments through SPAR. Foster is responsible for transporting dog(s) to and from appointments.
b) If Pet is not spayed or neutered at the time this Contract is signed, Foster must arrange, through SPAR, to have the Pet spayed or neutered at one of SPAR’s approved veterinary partners. Foster shall not breed Pet.
c) Foster shall immediately notify SPAR in the event of the Pet’s injury, illness, or death during the foster care period.
a) Foster should notify SPAR about supplies or food needed and it will be provided to the Foster at no cost.
b) If Foster voluntarily chooses to purchase something with their own money, Foster should save the receipt as these expenses are tax deductible. Purchases made voluntarily by Foster are not reimbursed by SPAR.
a) Foster shall allow a reasonable amount of time for the Pet to adjust to new surroundings.
b) For the safety of Foster’s household and other residential pets, Foster is required to place Pet into a two-week shut down period unless other arrangements are made with SPAR. Pet must be crated and separated from all other animals in the household for the shut down period. Slow introductions are required for each Pet and this in turn will create a more balanced transition period for Pet. If this is not followed, SPAR reserves the right to relinquish Pet from Foster’s home and relieve Foster of their duties.
a) SPAR markets pets available for adoption through various methods including Petfinder and events. Foster is responsible for assisting in marketing his or her foster dog through providing photos and a good description for Pet and, when agreed on with SPAR, allowing introduction of Pet to potential adopters.
a) Foster understands the commitment they are making by agreeing to foster Pet and that there is no definitive time period. Foster understands it may take weeks or possibly longer for Pet to be adopted.
b) If Foster can no longer care for Pet, Foster shall notify SPAR and make every effort to find a suitable foster or adoptive home for Pet. SPAR will do everything possible to place the Pet accordingly. However, the Foster understands that it may take time to find the Pet a sufficient home for its needs.
c) Foster understands that during the foster period, SPAR has ownership of Pet. SPAR may recover the Pet from Foster at any time during the foster period.
a) If Foster decides to permanently adopt the Pet, Foster shall notify SPAR and, upon approval, shall follow established adoption procedures including signing an Adoption Contract and paying the Pet’s adoption fee.
b) If Foster finds a permanent/adoptive home for the Pet, Foster shall notify SPAR and, upon approval, shall follow established adoption procedures.
a) SPAR makes no guarantees and/or promises regarding the Pet’s disposition, temperament, and/or future health and personality.
b) Foster agrees to foster Pet at Foster’s own risk, and indemnify and release SPAR, its found, board of directors, and volunteers of any and all liability arising from damages to person(s) or property caused by the Pet.
c) In the event the Foster does not comply with the terms of this Contract, at the reasonable discretion of SPAR, SPAR may recover the Pet. Promptly, upon demand by SPAR, the Foster shall relinquish Pet to SPAR.