Good Karma Pet Rescue ~ Foster Inquiry & Agreement
Thank you for your interest in fostering for Good Karma Pet Rescue. This is a questionnaire to help you communicate with us what you are interested in doing, and also the Foster Agreement so you know what our expectations are, and what you can expect from us.
Please remember that Good Karma rescues animals from many different situations. Some are coming out of a shelter environment, some have been mistreated and abused, and others may have never lived in a home before. All animals will need some time of adjustment into a new foster home, but your honesty on this form will help us match you up with a pet that will suit your home and potential limitations and/or strengths.
Are you 18 years of age or older?
STOP! Please have your parent or guardian OVER AGE 18 fill this agreement out!
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Cell Phone Number
Do you rent or own your home?
Live with parents
OWNER: Full name OR company name of property owner
TENANT: What is the name and phone number of your landlord?
Pets currently living in my household, including dogs, cats, birds, and small animals:
I am interested in fostering (check all that apply):
An adult cat
One or two puppies (super fun but lots of work! housetraining, potty breaks every few hours. usually they do get adopted quickly!)
A mama + young puppies (until babies can be weaned and sent to other foster homes)
An adult dog (small only)
An adult dog (large only)
A dog of any size/age
Are you currently FOSTERING any animals for any other rescue group or shelter?
Yes, I am fostering animals
No, I am not fostering animals
If there is a specific animal or animals you are interested in fostering, please indicate who here.
Tell us a little bit about your household and why you want to foster. What would your ideal foster pet be? What do you NOT want out of a foster experience? What do you think your strengths as a foster parent will be?
How long are you away from home on an average day?
Where would your foster pet be kept when you are away from home?
If you have children under the age of 18 in your home, please describe how many and their ages.
Does anyone smoke inside your home?
Yes, someone smokes inside our home
No, no one smokes inside our home
What do you consider the energy level of your home to be?
Does anyone in your home have allergies to animals?
Unless otherwise discussed, Good Karma asks that our foster parents keep their foster animals until we find them a forever home (except in cases of emergency). Depending on the adoptability of the animal, we expect this to take 2-4 weeks (except in the case of neonates, which need to reach 8 weeks before they can be adopted).
If the foster does not think the animal is a good match for their home, they agree to keep the animal in their care while Good Karma finds new placement for the animal.
Are you comfortable with these expectations?
As an Animal Foster Volunteer, you will be responsible for providing adequate food and fresh water, socialization, attention, affection, and a close eye on the animal's health. If we have donated food or if providing food yourself will create a hardship for you, we will be happy to provide food or provide reimbursement. For reimbursement, Animal Foster Volunteer must seek approval before purchase and save then submit receipts. Do you understand these requirements?
If you wish to foster a dog and have a resident dog, please confirm that your pet dog is over 16 weeks and up to date on vaccines.
Yes, my dog(s) is up to date on vaccines
No, my dog(s) is not up to date on vaccines
I am not sure if my dog(s) is up to date on vaccines
Not applicable - I do not have dogs or I wish to foster a cat
If you wish to foster a cat and have a resident cat, please confirm that your pet cat is over 16 weeks and up to date on vaccines.
Yes, my cat(s) is up to date on vaccines
No, my cat(s) is not up to date on vaccines
I am not sure if my cat(s) is up to date on vaccines
Not applicable - I do not have cat or I wish to foster a dog
Are the pets in your home spayed/neutered?
I have no animals
Some animals will require special care. Please check the boxes of the level of care you are comfortable providing.
Bottle feeding (infant pets that require around-the-clock feeding)
Administering medications (liquids, pills)
Syringe feeding (older pets that are sick and not eating on their own, 3-5 times per day)
Giving subcutaneous fluids (applying needle under skin and administering fluids for dehydrated pets)
Giving nebulizer treatments (using vaporizer-type device)
Accompanying pet to rescue vet visits
Good Karma always does home visits for their foster parents to ensure it is a safe environment for the pet. This will be done before you get your foster pet, or at the time of receiving your pet. Do you agree to this home visit?
Yes, I agree.
No, I do not agree.
Please read carefully before selecting your answer.
Good Karma will be allowed to reasonably inspect the premises in which the animal(s) will be maintained or are maintained, from time to time, for the purpose of determining the suitability of those premises for the care and maintenance of the animal(s). Please initial.
If you decide to become a "foster failure" and adopt your foster animal, in the best interests of the animal and the rescue, you will be required to follow the standard adoption approval process and pay the standard adoption fee. Do you agree?
Yes, I agree
No, I do not agree
You agree to surrender the foster animal(s) to GK when a permanent adoptive home is found. While foster parents' input is valued and solicited regarding prospective homes, Good Karma will ultimately approve or disapprove all prospective adopters. If a friend or acquaintance is interested in adopting your foster animal, they are required to follow the standard adoption approval process (application, home visit, etc) and pay the standard adoption fee.
Yes, I agree.
No, I do not agree.
Unless otherwise discussed, Good Karma asks that our foster parents keep their foster animals until we find them a forever home (except in cases of emergency). Depending on the adoptability of the animal, we expect this to take 2-4 weeks. If the foster does not think the animal is a good match for their home, they agree to keep the animal in their care while Good Karma finds new placement for the animal. Are you comfortable with these expectations?
As an Animal Foster Volunteer, at my own expense, I agree to provide proper and sufficient food and water, shelter, socialization and kind treatment. I agree to feed proper and sufficient food and water, bathe/groom, exercise, and socialize the foster animal(s) as appropriate. I agree to never hit, kick or abuse the animal in any way. I understand that I shall not leave the animal(s) unsupervised outside, and shall comply with all city, state and federal laws relating to animals. I also understand that I shall provide the above-described services without monetary compensation from the Good Karma.
Should your foster animal display any signs of injury (regardless of how minor it is perceived to be) or illness (regular coughing or sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting), we ask that you notify GK immediately so we can determine if the animal needs medical care. Do you agree?
Yes, I agree.
No, I do not agree.
I agree to contact Good Karma immediately, and provide transportation at any time, should veterinary medical care be needed for the animal(s). Good Karma works with veterinarians that are familiar with shelter/rescue medicine. If the foster animal needs medical care of any kind, I have the option to contact Good Karma immediately and to follow their instructions. Foster animals may go to a foster parent’s personal vet at the cost of the parent. Good Karma cannot be responsible for vet costs at unapproved veterinarians.
OUR RESCUE VETERINARIAN IS: Animal Medical Center at 6840 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33319.
Please initial to indicate that you understand.
I agree to hold harmless Good Karma, its Board of Directors, their successors, heirs or assigns, any agent carrying out duties on behalf of Good Karma, and any and all participating persons who might be claimed to be liable, whether or not herein named, from any and all actions, causes of action, lawsuits, claims and demands which I now have or may hereafter have, arising out of, or in any way relating to, any and all injuries and damages, to both person and property, and also any and all injuries and damages that may develop in the future, as a result of or in any way relating to my participation as a Good Karma volunteer or foster home.
I fully understand that Good Karma makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the health, temperament, mental disposition and training of the animal(s) and understand that Good Karma makes no representations or guarantees about any animal’s temperament and that any comment that an animal may be good with children or other animals or is housebroken is based upon information provided by previous owners or shelter notes and not a guarantee. I am aware that dogs may cause property damage or personal injury to myself, my family or others.
I have carefully read this Agreement/Release and fully understand its contents, and sign it of my own free will.
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