Thank you for thinking of fostering for C.A.R.E. Because you live outside of our range for foster parents, we cannot accept your application.
Please list all other individuals living in your home:
Name, Relationship, Ageexample: Michelle, Daughter, 15 (all on one line)
*C.A.R.E. has designated local vets who provide veterinary services for the rescue. If the animal(s) you are fostering requires medical attention, you will need to get approval from the Foster Coordinator and transport the animal to the vet for care. In the case of an emergency where the animal’s life is at risk, the animal should be taken immediately and the Foster Coordinator notified as soon as possible. If the emergency takes place afterhours or during a holiday, the animal can be taken to Blue Pearl (Skokie) on Dempster.
If you are interested in helping to find homes for your foster dog(s)/puppy(s), refer your friends and family to the C.A.R.E. website www.care-evanston.org to complete an adoption application.
Do not offer aspirin, Tylenol or ibuprofen. Over-the-counter pain meds and anti-inflammatories can be very dangerous, even fatal, when used improperly in dogs.
Please provide information regarding your pet(s) past and present. If you’ve never owned pets, go to the next question.
Name, Species/Breed, Age, Sex, Spayed/Neutered?, Still Own?, Declawed?, Describe Where Keptexample: Bingo, Dog/Labrador, 7, M, Neutered, Yes, Run of the house or fenced yard (supervised) - all on one line
If you have dog(s) please indicate the last vaccination date for:
C.A.R.E. embraces positive obedience training. Depending on the behaviors seen with the animal, you might be required to take the foster dog through an obedience class. C.A.R.E. foster dogs are never to be on prong collars or trained using harsh methods. Humane training tools and advice are available from the Foster Coordinator.
As a foster provider, please indicate your responses to the following:
I hereby acknowledge that all the information provided above is correct to the best of my knowledge. I also understand and accept full responsibility for the health risks to my own animals and all who reside in my home.
As a volunteer/participant of the Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) (or as an adult parent of a volunteer/participant of C.A.R.E. under 18 years of age who is representing that minor’s interests), I recognize and acknowledge that there are physical and other risks associated with acting as a volunteer/participant of C.A.R.E., which could include (but are not limited to) exposure to, contact with or injury from live animals such as cats and dogs. Some specific risks can include bites, scratches, torn skin, bruises, and damaged clothing or other property. I voluntarily agree to assume any and all risks that I sustain or may sustain as a result of volunteering/participating in any activities connected or associated with C.A.R.E., and hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims, damages or causes of action that I may have at any time against C.A.R.E. or its respective officers, directors, and invitees in connection with my volunteering and participating with C.A.R.E.
Foster provider agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) from any direct or consequential damages caused by foster animals in their care. This includes any and all manner of actions and causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, bonds, covenants, agreements, judgments, claims, and demands whatsoever arising out of or relating to the adoption, placement, and/or possession of the animal.
C.A.R.E. reserves the right to make home visits to check on the wellbeing of the animal we have placed in your care.
All basic medical and supply expenses will be the financial responsibility of C.A.R.E. Basic medical includes: Spay/Neuter, Age Appropriate Vaccinations, Heartworm Test, Microchip, Prescribed Medications. Basic supplies include: Dog Collar and Tag, Leash, Food, Toys, Sleeping /Carrying Crates and Bowls will be provided as necessary.
C.A.R.E. covers the medical expenses for all foster animals. However, our vet care costs are only discounted through particular vets and therefore they are the only clinic we currently use for routine care. With the obvious exception of a life threatening medical emergency, if you should decide to take your foster animal to a different vet for convenience or any other reason, C.A.R.E will not cover the cost of the visit. Thank you for your understanding.
Legal ownership of all C.A.R.E. foster animals remains with C.A.R.E. until such time as a proper adoption is completed. No foster animal may be adopted, transferred, or relinquished without the approval by authorized staff of C.A.R.E. Only authorized C.A.R.E. adoption counselors will conduct adoption interviews and process adoptions. Foster care providers will work cooperatively with C.A.R.E. to find the foster animal a permanent home as quickly as possible. If the foster provider decides that he/she would like to adopt the foster animal, the foster provider understands and accepts that the procedure for adoption will be the same for him/her as it would be for any other applicant, and the foster provider will be asked to sign the same contract and pay the required adoption fee.
A foster dog must wear his/her ID tag at all times, and must be on a leash when away from the foster home.
The foster care provider will immediately notify C.A.R.E. of any problems or difficulties resulting from taking care of the foster animal.
My signature indicates that I have read, understand and agree to abide by these terms.
When you press the SUBMIT button above, you will be taken to a Thank You page and you'll also receive an email confirmation that we received your application.