Foster Parent Agreement and Waiver Form


Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter

I understand the Morongo Basin Humane Society (MBHS) runs a Foster Care Program for animals that are not adoptable because of age, medical condition, or behavior. I understand that the shelter manager or MBHS Board of Directors must approve any determination made concerning these animals and that, by fostering, I am taking temporary custody of an animal belonging to MBHS. I do not become the owner, and I will return the animal(s) on the scheduled date or on demand, whichever is sooner. I understand that any and all placements will only be made through the MBHS No-Kill Animal Shelter and are subject to the same guidelines as any other adoptions.

I understand that by signing this form, I agree to release and covenant to hold harmless the MBHS and its employees from any claims, damages, costs or actions incurred as a result of the care or actions of fostering an animal. I accept full responsibility for the actions of the animal(s) at all times. I agree that the MBHS is not liable under the concept of charitable immunity.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read, fully understood, and fully agreed to all parts of the MBHS Foster Parent Agreement and Questionnaire. Upon approval into MBHS’s Foster Program, I agree to abide by all policies pertaining to the program and uphold my responsibilities to the MBHS and the foster animals in my care at all times. I certify that the information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that providing false information can lead to my removal from the MBHS Foster Program.
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Foster Parent Questionnaire
Have you ever fostered from a Shelter before?
1. What is your current housing situation?
Do you:
1a. If you are renting your home, please provide us with your landlord’s contact info:
1b. Do you have a fenced-in yard?
1c. Would you agree to have your property checked prior to fostering?
2. Are there any covenants or restrictions in your community regarding?
a. the number of animals in your household:
b. certain breeds:
6. The activity level at home is:
7. How many animals do you have in your current household?
8. Are any unaltered, sick, or not up to date on vaccines?
9. Are you willing to introduce any pet(s) prior to fostering, if needed?
10. Are you willing to keep any foster animal(s) isolated if needed?
14. Please indicate which of the following types of fostering you’d be interested in:
Mother cat with nursing kittens
Mother with young at least until they are weaned at 4-6 weeks of age
Mother with young at least until they are weaned at 4-6 weeks of age
Kittens under 8 weeks of age that could require from 2-4 weeks of care
Mother dog with nursing puppies
Mother with young at least until they are weaned at 4-6 weeks of age
Underage puppies
Puppies under 8 weeks of age that could require from 2-4 weeks of care
Behavior Modification Animals
Young in need of additional socialization, or older in need of observation and/or rehabilitation, in a home environment to become adoptable
Injured or sick animals
Will probably require giving medications or providing special housing circumstances, including keeping medical appointments. Could require from 2-8 weeks of rehabilitation and care, depending on issues.
Older animals that are harder to adopt, which may have medical issues but still enjoy quality of life. May require giving medications, subcutaneous fluids, or special diets -- in some cases, so that an animal can pass peacefully.
15. Do you have any prior experience providing this kind of foster care?
16. If applicable to your foster(s), would you be interested in participating in events (adoption outings, fundraisers, etc)?
17. Would you be willing to report on your foster animal(s) progress?
18. Are you financially prepared to provide food, litter, toys, etc., as needed?