I agree to answer any phone communication or e-mail inquiring about my foster dog sent to me by a SCARS representative.
I will never allow young children unsupervised access to my foster dog.
I will contact The SCARS immediately if the foster dog is lost or stolen. I will make every reasonable effort to recover the dog.
I agree that the foster dog will not be allowed off my premises unsupervised. When taking the dog out or travelling by car, I shall remain vigilant at all times and he/she will be secured by a harness and/or collar, and will wear an ID tag. The foster dog will not be allowed off leash in public areas.
I will NOT remove my foster's collar and tag at any time. Only for bathing purposes, and will immediately put back on.
I will not take my foster out of town or to visit another residence without prior receiving authorization from The SCARS.
I will not transfer my foster dog to another foster home unless I have prior approval from a SCARS Representative.
I understand that no foster dog is to be handed over to an adopter (or be kept as my own pet if I wish to adopt my foster dog) until the official adoption paperwork is complete AND the spay/neuter surgery is done.
I understand that if I have interest in adopting my foster dog, I too must submit an Adoption Interest Application and apply to ensure I am the very best match for them; I too will undergo the application process in its entirety. I understand that I cannot apply if there is a potential adoption in process (for example, a potential adopter has contacted The SCARS about adopting my foster dog). My home is a temporary placement and the best interest for their long-term success is most important. I understand that I may not be selected to be their forever placement/adopter; adoption is NOT guaranteed and the final decision is made by The SCARS.
I understand that my home is a temporary placement. I understand The SCARS do not take their adoption placements lightly and are committed to finding the best match, however long that may take. The SCARS are not a "first-come-first-apply" organization. Approved adoptions are fully vetted and screened. Sometimes it may take several weeks/months.
I understand that The SCARS' policy restricts my foster animal to be in my home when they are the only foster in the home in addition to my own pets. I am prohibited to house my foster simultaneously with another foster dog from another rescue organization or group. Due to safety policies I agree to foster dog(s) from one organization at a time.
In addition to providing a routine update about the status of my foster dog, I also agree to contact The SCARS whenever I have a concern or need assistance.
I agree that I am fostering this animal for The SCARS, and that I do not have any right of ownership over my foster animal. I further agree that The SCARS’ rights in and to my foster animal are superior to mine. I also agree to provide the authorized SCARS representative, access to my home and property to check on my foster animal at any time that I am in possession of my foster animal.
I agree to immediately return any foster animal in my care to The SCARS, at the request of the authorized SCARS representative, at any time and for any reason.
If I am planning to move at any time during the period covered by this agreement, I agree to contact the authorized SCARS representative prior to my move, with new contact information. I understand that The SCARS has the right to request return of my foster animal based on such a change of residence, and agree that I will surrender my foster animal to The SCARS immediately upon request.
I will not transfer possession or custody of my foster animal to any other person at any time, except for temporary, short-term possession for the purpose of vet care, grooming, etc; all must be authorized by The SCARS.
I agree to contact the authorized SCARS representative with any and all questions or concerns about my foster animal or the fostering program, as well as with updated contact information.
I agree that if I refuse to comply with any provision of this agreement, The SCARS have the right to terminate this agreement and also has the right to the immediate surrender and return of my foster animal and any other animals for whom I am providing foster care for The SCARS. I further consent to provide The SCARS with access to my premises if necessary, to facilitate the return.
The fosterer shall transport the animal to and from any SCARS adoption events that he or she is reasonably able to attend, or help in facilitating the adoption of the animal. The SCARS representatives shall, in its sole discretion, make any decisions about the placement or adoption of the animal.
I will not arrange or pay for, or otherwise cause, any elective veterinary procedure to be performed on the foster animal during the period covered by this agreement, without the express written consent of the authorized SCARS representative.
The fosterer will be responsible for any non-approved expenses. The SCARS shall not become liable for any additional expenses without its prior approval.
Foster agreements are able to be terminated, but The SCARS require a 2 week notification to give us time to find an alternate home for your foster animal.
If I will be out of town, I must inform The SCARS immediately to best prepare to find a placement for my foster while I am out of town. I must notify them at least 2 weeks before my departure.
All communication with potential adopters is to be handled by a SCARS representative. I will direct any friend, family or interested parties to apply directly via the Adopton Interest Application I will agree to facilitate and share photos, videos and any information that will assist in my foster dog’s adoption prospects.
I understand that continued participation in the Program depends on my cooperation with these expectations.
This agreement is not transferable. If I am unable to care for the animal I will return it to The SCARS.
During events, I agree to wear my SCARS attire and represent the squad in a positive and respectful manner. I agree to be a team player maintaining a positive attitude and enthusiastic spirit. I agree to approach a Co-Founder in private or when the time is appropriate to address any concerns or suggestions that need further attention. I agree to be present and focused on my foster; keeping in mind the safety and comfort of my foster and the other participating animals; we are one squad.
As an affiliate of The SCARS, I agree to conduct myself in a professional and respectful manner at all times; this includes social media and community events. I will share photos and videos with The SCARS in the efforts that they will be used to assist in the adoption of my foster.