Foster ♡

FOSTERING SAVES LIVES! Being a foster for happy hearts german shepherd rescue is a rewarding experience. without our fosters we would never be able to save as many dogs as we have already. thank you!

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Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue will provide all food, medication and veterinary care and supplies while a dog is in foster care. You must currently live in Southern California in order to foster one of our dogs.

PLEASE PUT AN ANSWER IN EVERY FIELD WITH AN ASTERISK (*) TO SUCCESSFULLY SUBMIT THE APPLICATION.  Answer each question completely and truthfully, if for any reason the question does not apply to you, please mark "N/A". 

If you have any problems completing this application, and you believe you have followed these instructions, please email HappyHeartsGSDRescue@gmail.com for assistance.

If you are unsure leave this field blank
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
List: Name/Age/Gender/Relationship to You
Name / Breed / Gender / Age / Altered / Current on Vaccines?
Your Preferences
When Can You Start Fostering? *
When Can You Start Fostering?
Do You Have Any Fostering Preferences? *
Please check all that apply
How Many Dogs Can You Foster at Once? *
Please check all that apply
Your Home
Please provide if you currently are renting
If this does not apply to you, type N/A
If this does not apply to you, type N/A
Your Experience
Name/Address/Phone Number
Dog Welfare
Personal Reference
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
One Last Question ...

By Submitting This Application You Agree To The Terms of the Foster Contract & Agreement

Thank You!

We appreciate you taking the time and interest to help a dog in need of a temporary home. We will respond to your application in the order it was received. 


Terms of Foster Contract and Agreement

1.  I understand and agree that any animal placed with me is for foster purposes and I am not the legal owner of the dog.

2.  I understand that a home inspection by Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue is required before beginning my foster care activities. 

3.  I understand that the history of a rescue dog may be unknown and I may encounter some behavioral problems. I understand that once placed in a new environment, most animals need an adjustment period and additional training in order to fit in to their new home.  I understand that it is my responsibility to allow this adjustment period.  Any needed training or behavioral modifications will be addressed by the Happy Hearts trainer, and I will be as flexible and understanding as possible during this time.

4.  I understand that I am responsible for alerting Happy Hearts immediately, should I notice any signs or symptoms of illness or injury, for direction to seek medical attention. 

5.  I hereby fully and completely release Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, its agents, employees, and other volunteers, from any claim, cause of action or liability, whether known or unknown, arising out of damage a foster animal in my care may inflict upon any person or property, for any illness of the animal, and for the transmittal of any illness or parasite to any other animal or person. 

6. I will cooperate with Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue if they should need to pick up, or transport any foster animal in my care. 

7.  I am 18 years of age or older.

8.  I understand and agree that Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue is entitled to recover all costs and expenses incurred by it in enforcing the terms of this Contract, including attorneys’ fees and court costs.


Adopting Your Foster Dog

Fostering a Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue dog is not a trial adoption. As long as you are fostering, you'll be helping find permanent homes for the foster dog in your care. However, foster care providers do sometimes decide to adopt a dog they're fostering.

If you decide that you'd like to like to adopt your foster dog, you will be required to complete an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee in full at the time the contract is signed. You will then be responsible for providing all necessary care for that animal as part of your family for the rest of the dog's life.

BY SUBMITTING THIS DOCUMENT, I DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION I HAVE PROVIDED IS TRUE AND ACCURATE, AND THAT: (1) I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE APPLICATION AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS; (2) I WILL NOT REMOVE THE HAPPY HEARTS GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE I.D. TAG; and (3) I HAVE NEVER BEEN REPORTED FOR, CHARGED WITH, OR CONVICTED OF ANIMAL ABUSE OR CRUELTY.I UNDERSTAND THAT HAPPY HEARTS GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIS ANIMAL WHILE IT IS IN MY CARE.