In consideration of this opportunity to foster, I agree to the following terms and conditions, intending to be legally bound by them:
I will use a Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue approved vet unless it is not possible due to distance. In that case I will provide Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of my local veterinarian and emergency vet and obtain permission prior to using them. I will contact Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue prior to any veterinary visit.
Every Cocker coming in to foster care with Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue will be vetted. This will include:
* Spay/neuter when necessary
* All applicable vaccinations
* Heartworm test
PLEASE NOTE: If there is an emergency or unforeseen veterinary care is necessary, Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue should be notified immediately for approval. Please contact Carol Cansler at 813-245-1833 or Judy Delbene at 386-755-5891.
All foster dogs are to be kept indoors only with adequate food, water and attention. Do you agree to make a commitment to care for the dog until a permanent home is approved by Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue or another approved foster home becomes available?
While fostering for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue you may not foster for another rescue without prior permission. This is due to the possibility of disease which could be transmitted from contact with another rescue's foster or the possibility of a physical altercation between FCSR's foster dog and the foster dog from another rescue. Both situations would present issues with who is responsible for vetting expenses of the affected foster dog. If we feel your decision to foster with another organization may put FCSR's foster at risk our foster will be removed from your home.
I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of the Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, while I am a foster. I understand that my foster is property of Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue.
I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured or frightened by Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue animals in connection with my foster work. The Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue organization, officers and volunteers are not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs or expenses which I might suffer or sustain in connection to the performance of my foster activities for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue unless they are the result of Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue's gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
I assume the risks of any damage or harm that may be caused to others or their possessions by my foster while in my care.
I will indemnify, defend and hold Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs or expenses sustained by any companion animal or any person in connection with my intentional misconduct or grossly negligent performance of foster activities for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, or my breach of Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue rules, regulations, policies and programs.
If at any time while you are fostering for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue you decide you would like to adopt your foster please notify us immediately. If you do not do so and an adoption application is received for your foster then the approved applicant will have priority for adoption. If you adopt your foster you will be responsible for completing an adoption contract and paying the required adoption fee.
If I suspend foster activities, or upon Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue request at any time, I will promptly return the foster dog(s) and all Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue supplies, equipment, records, monies and other items in good, clean condition.
I will not have a person outside Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue organization temporarily care for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue's animals (i.e. a visitor, pet sitter, neighbor, relative) unless the person first signs a Hold Harmless Agreement to hold Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, its officers and volunteers harmless in the event of injury or mishap.
Any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. This Agreement is binding upon Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue representatives, me and my respective heirs, successors, assigns, executors and personal representatives.
I agree to INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue for any costs or liabilities which they may incur as a result of my fostering for Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue.
I agree that I am responsible for any and all legal expenses if this contract is broken and legal action results. The venue for any legal action will be Pasco County.
I acknowledge and agree that I have carefully read this Agreement, that I fully understand the same, and that I freely and voluntarily execute the same. I understand that I may seek independent advice prior to signing this Agreement.
I understand that this Agreement is binding on me, my spouse, my executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns and that this Agreement has important legal consequences. The terms of this Agreement are contractual and not mere recitals. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Florida.