Foster Pre-Application Pre-Foster Application Applicant's Name* First Last Your Phone Number:*Your Email Address:* Your Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code May a Foster Coordinator send you text messages regarding fostering on behalf of Valley Animal Center?*YES, please send me a text regarding fosteringNO, please do not text meDo you rent or own your residence?*OwnRentIf you RENT, please fill out the information below.* Landlord Name Landlord Phone Number What type of animal are you available to foster? Check all that apply.* Dogs Cats What type of fostering are you interested in? Check all that apply.* Bottle Babies (these are newborn kittens who need to be cared for and fed every 2-3 hours) Behavioral Issues (these are animals who will benefit from socialization) Contagious Medical (these are animals who may be sick or injured, but may also have contagious medical issues) Non-Contagious Medical (these are animals who may be sick or injured, but are not contagious) Momma and Her Litter (these are moms and their litters, litter size can vary) Underage Kittens (these are kittens who are not bottle babies, but still need to be kept fed and healthy) Underage Puppies (these are puppies who are not bottle babies, but still need to be kept fed and healthy) Seniors (these are animals who may be old, or have been in the shelter for a long time, and may need a break from the shelter to recover) NOTE: Valley Animal Center will not give you any foster animals who are: 1. Represent a threat to the public safety or health 2. Have medical or behavioral prognosis in which the condition, prognosis or clinical courses is unclear 3. Have prognosis of poor quality of life or chronic pain and sufferingCan you provide the following for your foster pet? Check all that apply.* Daily Exercise Socialization Transportation Water Do you have a secure fenced yard?*YESNODo you currently have any pets?*YES (You will need to provide proof of updated vaccinations of your pets, as well as spay/neuter proof)NOHow many hours per day will your foster pet(s) be alone?*Less than 2 hours2-3 hours4-8 hours9 or more hoursBottle babies will require to you be able to feed/care for them every 2-3 hours, even during the night. You selected that your fosters will be left alone for 4-8 hours. This is not an ideal situation for bottle babies. Do you have other arrangements in mind to care for bottle babies during the time you are not with them? (ex: your partner/children will be assisting you, etc)* Bottle babies will require to you be able to feed/care for them every 2-3 hours, even during the night. You selected that your fosters will be left alone for more than 9 hours. This is not an ideal situation for bottle babies. Do you have other arrangements in mind to care for bottle babies during the time you are not with them? (ex: your partner/children will be assisting you, etc)* Please read the following agreement in full:*1. I understand that the role of a Foster Parent is a volunteer position and I will not be paid by Valley Animal Center for any services performed by me. I understand I will not be reimbursed for travel fees or for any items/purchases I buy of my own choice. 2. I understand that as a foster parent my current pet(s)/animal(s) may contract a disease from the foster animal. Valley Animal Center will not be held responsible for the care or treatment of any animals owned by the foster parent. 3. In the case of a foster dog, I agree that the animal will wear appropriate identification for the entire foster period, to include a name tag and microchip tag. 4. I understand I will be required to provide daily exercise, socialization, transportation and water for the foster pet at my own expense. 5. In the case of an emergency, I will contact the Foster Care Coordinator. I will be responsible for taking the animal to the correct care facility as directed. Valley Animal Center will pay the medical bill only if the pet is taken to the correct care facility. I, as the foster parent, am responsible for getting any medical records from the veterinarian and turning them in to Valley Animal Center within 48 hours. 6. If I have any behavioral concerns with my foster animal, I will contact Valley Animal Center to seek advice. I understand that some shelter animals have unknown behavioral and medical histories and may show behaviors in one home that they will not show in another. I agree to work through these issues to the best of my ability. 7. If I need to return a foster animal before the end of the agreed upon foster period, I will contact the Foster Care Coordinator and allow Valley Animal Center at least 72 hours to find another foster home for the animal. If I have a known period of time (i.e.: vacation) that I cannot provide care for the foster animal, I will arrange with the Foster Care Coordinator options for my foster animal at least one week prior. 8. I understand all foster cats must be kept inside only. 9. I understand foster dogs should be allowed indoors and outdoors, and must be provided with a secure fenced area when outside, including shelter from the elements. California state law prohibits dogs from being tethered in any way for any amount of time. The foster animal will always be under my control, either on a leash or in the confines of my property. 10. I will NOT allow others to care for my foster animal unless I have received approval from Valley Animal Center to do so. I am responsible for the well-being of my foster animal at all times. 11. As the foster parent, I understand that I have the first choice to adopt my foster animal. If I choose to do so, I understand I must submit an application, as any other adopter would do. My application will be reviewed and accepted or declined. 12. I understand that part of my responsibility as a foster parent is to return the animal when the agreed upon foster period is over. If the period needs to be extended, it will be at the discretion of the Foster Care Coordinator. 13. I understand that I am allowed to promote, post, and/or advertise my fosters on social media. I will direct interested persons to www.valleyanimal.org for the adoption process. Under no circumstances am I allowed to give up my fosters to interested parties. 14. I understand that my foster animal is legally owned by Valley Animal Center and may be removed from my care at any time by Valley Animal Center, in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason. I agree to surrender my foster animal to Valley Animal Center upon receiving notification of the foster agreement. 15. I understand that any animal, including the foster animal, may pose a risk of injury, death, illness, or damage to me, my family, other persons, or to personal property. I voluntarily and knowingly assume any and all risks associated with my agreement to act as a foster parent including the risk of injury, death, illness, or damage. 16. If my foster animal does bite me or another person, puncturing the skin, causing me or another person to bleed, I will notify Valley Animal Center as soon as possible. 17. I hereby waive and release Valley Animal Center, its board members, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers, from any claims, causes of action or liability for any injury, illness, or damage to self, other persons, or property once the animal is in my foster care. 18. I have read this release agreement and fully understand that I will relinquish all claims or actions known now or in the future against Valley Animal Center, its board members, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers. I am of legal age and legally competent to sign this agreement. I am signing this agreement of my own free will without the influence of a Valley Animal Center staff member. 19. My signature below signifies that I agree with these terms and conditions. By signing below I acknowledge that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. If at any time any of the information I have provided changes, I will provide the updated information to the Foster Care Coordinator. 20. I hereby certify that I have read all of the above and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof. I hereby certify that I have read all of the above and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof.