No liability whatsoever will be incurred by The CPR Fund on behalf of anyone who performs voluntary services. I understand that volunteer means a person who freely chooses to render services to The CPR Fund in a voluntary capacity.
I fully understand that my services are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity and I agree to provide my services at no charge to The CPR Fund. I understand that I will receive no compensation, salary, employee benefits or payment of any kind for the services I render.
I fully understand The CPR Fund handles animals with an unknown history. The temperament of these animals is often unknown to the CPR Fund staff. I agree to hold The CPR Fund harmless for any injury(s) which I might sustain from handling animals during the course of my volunteer duties.
I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for The CPR Fund in my volunteer capacity. Such duties might include, but are not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, transport and other volunteerduties.
I agree to familiarize myself with CPR Fund policies and procedures and will fullycomply with both the letter and spirit of these policies and procedures.
I fully understand that The CPR Fund expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I agree to adhere strictly to these standards in my voluntary capacity at The CPR Fund.
I agree not to represent The CPR Fund outside my immediate volunteer capacity. The CPR Fund has a designated spokesperson to handle the concerns of animal welfare issues within the community.
I fully understand and agree that if I fail to comply with any of the obligations outlined in the Foster Handbook The CPR Fund, at its sole discretion, may immediately terminate my services and I will be given 48 hours to return all supplies provided to me by The CPR Fund, my foster dog(s) and all associated his or herassociated paperwork.
By submitting this form I attest that I have read, understand and agree to all stipulations outlined above as well as the policies and procedures set forth in the Foster Handbook.
We provide all the food, supplies, and guidance needed. Your task is to provide a safe, loving environment while these pets wait for adoption. You'll be asked to accept the responsibility of transporting your foster to vet appointments and to either attend adoption days with your foster or deliver your foster to another willing volunteer on adoption days. You can be as involved in the adoption process as you wish, from screening potential adoptive parents to participating in CPR activities!Fill out Foster application
First and foremost, your job is to provide the rescued animals with a safe and loving home! These dogs/cats have been discarded and some have been neglected and/or abused. Your kindness and attention will make them whole again. We also need you to participate by providing photos and biographical information on your foster, corresponding with potential adopters, bringing your foster dog to scheduled adoption events, screening and choosing adoptive homes and transporting them to and from veterinary appointments. If your schedule does not allow for this level of participation, some of these responsibilities can be assigned to other volunteers.
These are dogs/cats are in immediate danger of being euthanized at local animal control facilities. Pictures and brief descriptions of the dogs in need are included in the email. If you see a dog you would be interested in fostering, let us know right away.
We provide you with a crate, collar, leash, food, treats, toys and anything else required to care for your foster. We also pay for and provide all necessary veterinary care (spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, dewormer, heartworm and flea preventative, microchip, medications, etc) for your foster. The CPR Fund also provides enrichment or special needs specific to your foster such as professional training, pet-sitting if you will be out of town, special diets, etc. You may also join our Foster & Volunteer Facebook page for enrichment, tips, and community support.
As soon as we pull a dog/cat in need, they are given vaccinations for Bordetella (kennel cough), Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Corona, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and rabies. The dogs are also dewormed and treated for fleas. However, there are no guarantees so your foster pet should have limited contact with your personal pet for the first two weeks. This will reduce the risk of disease transmission. In the case of puppies/kittens, we do it as soon as they are of age. Also, it is imperative that your personal pets be up to date on their own vaccinations before you bring in a foster. Finally, by keeping your pets away from your foster's feces and picking it up immediately you will reduce the risk of your pet being exposed to any intestinal parasites your foster may be excreting.
Usually, yes. However if your foster is ill, injured or less than 10 weeks of age your foster dog will need to be taken to one of our participating veterinary clinics for surgery when s/he is ready. CPR Fund pays for the surgery but transportation and caring for the dog post-operatively is a foster parent's responsibility. If you are unable to transport your foster, other arrangements can usually be made.
Immediately contact us about the illness or injury and get approval to see one of the veterinarians we use. Dog/cat MUST be brought to one of these locations or CPR Fund will not pay for any medical expenses.
CPR Fund cannot guarantee the temperament of any animal. The “in need” animals are assessed by animal control officers and other volunteers but these dogs are there for such a short a time before they are scheduled to be put down, a thorough evaluation is usually impossible. We rely on their impressions of the dog/cat and would never knowingly place an unbalanced dog/cat in your care. We understand that these dogs/cats will be living in your home and with your family and CPR Fund wants what is best for all involved! We provide enrichment such as training and other methodologies to help. Contact us and we'll do everything we can to help. You may also join our Foster & Volunteer Facebook page for enrichment, tips, and community support.
Until they are adopted out to a safe, loving, forever home. This varies greatly depending upon the particular dog/cat you chose to foster. Most puppies and small breed dogs or kittens will be adopted within a few weeks of coming into your home. Young adults of what the public considers “desirable breeds” will likely be with you only slightly longer. Older dogs and bully breeds or older cats can take many months to adopt out. This is something to seriously consider when choosing your foster.
Sometimes. This is one of the many reasons CPR Fund provides for and requires that you crate train your foster. Crated dogs are much easier to housebreak! Most adults will catch on fairly quickly. Puppies and younger dogs require a bit more work, but we'll provide you with many tips and tricks if at first you don't succeed. Cats/Kittens are normally litter trained or quick to pick up.
This is another reason we provide a crate. If after an adjustment period, they just can’t learn to be friends, one method is “crate and rotate”. One dog is safely in a crate while the other gets his attention and exercise. Then you switch. Its not an ideal situation but not every dog will get along with every other dog out there. If there is a serious aggression issue it will be addressed and a dog may have to be moved to a different foster home. However, since we are not a shelter there is never an “extra cage open” to move your foster to so patience is required. You will need to crate and rotate until another foster home opens up or you can switch dogs with another foster parent. This can take some time. Cats/kittens may also need to be in a gated area if you already have a dog/cat that is not welcoming.
You may join our Foster & Volunteer Facebook page for enrichment, tips, and community support.
Heads up: You'll need a valid driver's license and car insurance to transport your foster for CPR Fund K9 Rescue.