Foster Agreement & Guidelines

Review the form, acknowledge and sign below.

 

  • Once submitted and your application is reviewed, a representative of the rescue will call you.
  • If you have trouble filling out the application online, you can come to the rescue and fill out an application.

1.  YOUR JOB IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE, LOVING HOME FOR ALL BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS ANIMALS IN YOUR CARE.

2.  BIG HEARTS WILL PROVIDE ALL FOOD AND MEDICATIONS FOR BIG HEARTS ANIMALS (FOR EXAMPLE: ANTIBIOTICS, VACCINATIONS, DEWORMERS, HEARTWORM PREVENTION, AND FLEA CONTROL).

3.  A BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS OFFICER MUST BE INFORMED BEFORE ANY FOSTER ANIMAL IS TAKEN TO THE VETERINARIAN. A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION IS AN OBVIOUS EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE. IF THE FOSTER ANIMAL BECOMES SICK, YOU MUST CONTACT BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS AT 561-719-8112.

4.  BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO SCREEN ANIMALS FOR FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT. BIG HEARTS MAKES NO GUARANTEE RELATING TO THE ANIMALS HEALTH, BEHAVIOR OR ACTIONS. AS A FOSTER PARENT, YOU WILL BE GIVEN FULL DISCLOSURE OF ANY MEDICAL OR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IDENTIFIED WHILE IN BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS CARE.

5.  ALL NEW ANIMALS SHOULD BE QUARANTINED AND ISOLATED FROM YOUR OWN PERSONAL ANIMALS SO THAT NO DISEASES WILL BE PASSED TO YOUR PETS. YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP THEM SEPARATE FOR 10 DAYS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PERSONAL PETS ARE UPDATED ON THEIR VACCINATIONS. BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS DOES NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR YOUR PETS IF THEY BECOME SICK.

6.  MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. ALL VACCINES, DEWORMERS, TESTS AND HEALTH RELATED ISSUES MUST BE TRACKED. OUR PET POINT PROGRAM WILL BE UTILIZED.

7.  FOSTER PARENTS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR PARTICIPATING IN ADOPTIONS. BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS USUALLY WILL DO ADOPTIONS  AT OUR MAIN LOCATION OF BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS IN WELLINGTON BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, OR FOSTER HOMES AND OCCASIONALLY AT PETSMART LOCATED IN ROYAL PALM BEACH. 

8.  YOU HAVE THE FINAL WORD FOR DETERMINING WHO WILL ADOPT YOUR FOSTER ANIMAL. IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AT ANYTIME WITH A POTENTIAL ADOPTER, DO NOT ADOPT TO THAT PERSON!!!

9.  FOSTER ANIMALS MUST BE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY AND NOT JUST A “YARD DOG.”

10.  EAR AND TAIL DOCKINGS ARE EXTREMELY PROHIBITED.

11.  IN ORDER TO ADOPT FROM BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS RESCUE, ADOPTERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THE OWNER/RENTER OF THE HOME WHERE THE ANIMAL WILL BE LIVING.

12.  ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE ADOPTED AS PRESENTS FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

13.  YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO REQUIRE A HOME CHECK PRIOR TO ANY ADOPTION.

14.  ALL ANIMALS MUST BE SPAYED/NEUTERED BY BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS BEFORE GETTING ADOPTED.

15.  BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS RESCUE HAS THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANIMALS FROM FOSTER HOMES IF THE GUIDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED AND/OR THE ANIMALS ARE NOT BEING CARED FOR ACCORDING TO BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS STANDARDS.

16.  BIG HEARTS 4 PAWS RESCUE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR INJURIES THAT MAY OCCUR. YOU WILL RECEIVE FOSTER ANIMALS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.