Addicus Legacy Dog Rescue is a group of people who care passionately about pets. We are volunteers and devote our ‘spare’ time to help whenever and wherever we can. We work with several other rescue groups in Texas and the US, and we have a large email contact group as well. Our goal is to rescue animals in need. We can’t always help, but we try.
Our primary purpose is to find the right homes (or a reputable rescue organization) for the animals so that both humans and animals are happy. We DO NOT give any animals away. We have found that if WE don’t put any value on the animal, the potential adopter may not either. We do not make a profit on the animals. This agreement spells out both common and uncommon issues that can arise with foster dogs. Fostering is a very rewarding experience and we do everything we can to support you and your foster dog.
As a potential foster home for these animals, you will need to fill out the requested information below as well as sign and date. You will be responsible for food and boarding expenses if you need to leave town and to provide warm shelter, daily exercise, proper food, adequate fence so that the dog cannot get out, and general responsibility for the animal(s). If we have an advance notice of a week, we will try to find a “back up” foster for your pet. If you ‘rent’ a home, you must provide written approval from your landlord. Most of the animals that we help come from city ‘kill’ shelters. We have no way of knowing if they are sick or generally unhealthy, sometimes until we get them home. We do everything we can to get as much behavior and health info as we can, prior to pulling the dog. Therefore, any animals that you have at your home must be currently vaccinated in order to protect them from any disease that the rescue animal may have. This is very rare, but it does happen. We need you to be aware and would suggest keeping your personal animals separated from the fosters for a week, just to be on the safe side. Also, your personal dogs must be spayed/neutered. You must have a secure fence, or be willing to leash walk them. If you have small children, you must be willing to teach them proper behavior around animals. Since we frequently do not know anything about the animals that we help, extra caution must be used around small children and other animals.Main Responsibilities:
- Provide a warm, safe and nurturing home and environment for the dog until its new forever home is found. Being in a foster home greatly Increases that dog’s chance of being adopted.
- Dog will be kept as an inside dog. They may be allowed outside but will NOT live outside. They will sleep INSIDE your home, in an appropriate area.
- Work with your foster on good home manners.
- If required, will take the dog to all necessary vet appointments.
- Bring your foster to adoption events Review adoption applications for the dog you are fostering to find a good match.
- Facilitate meetings with your foster and potential adopters.
- Since you’ll get to know the dog, you can provide invaluable insight to potential adopters, helping ensure he or she gets a home that’s a better match.
We thank you for helping these animals. You will find it to be very rewarding. One thing there is never enough of is volunteers. If you know of anyone who would be willing to be a foster home for a rescue animal, please feel free to have them fill out a foster agreement as well.