Foster Application



To be considered for Foster Care you must meet the following:
* Be at least 21 years of age.
* Have legal identification with current address (we will confirm).
* Be able to verify you are allowed to have pets where you live.
* Be willing and able to bring the foster animal to adoption events and/or medical clinics upon request.
* Be willing and able to meet with JCHS representatives in order to transfer the foster animal.
* Be willing to surrender the foster animal upon request.
* Be willing to give updates on health/temperament/training on a weekly basis.

JCHS has the right to refuse any person at any time.
















JCHS CANNOT GUARANTEE THE HEALTH, TEMPERAMENT, OR TRAINING OF THE ANIMAL. JCHS DOES NOT KNOW THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THIS ANIMAL AND THUS OFFERS NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE HEALTH, DISPOSITION, OR SUITABILITY AS A DOMESTIC PET. FURTHER, THE FOSTER AGREES TO RELEASE JCHS OF ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY HAZARD OR DAMAGE IT MAY PRESENT TO ADULTS, CHILDREN, OTHER ANIMALS, OR PROPERTY ONCE THE DOG IS IN HIS/HER POSSESSION.

I understand a JCHS representative may visit my home for a home inspection before my foster application is approved. I understand that if I am approved for fostering I will also need to carefully read the “Foster Care Agreement” which is a separate document from this “Foster Care Application”. The Foster Care Agreement represents the legal contract between a foster caregiver and The Jefferson County Humane Society and Jefferson County Animal Shelter. I understand that if I am approved to foster an animal, I must review the Foster Care Agreement, agree to the terms of the Agreement, and sign the Agreement before I can take my foster animal home.

I have read this Application in its entirety, and I certify the answers to this questionnaire to be true and that any false information may result in nullifying the foster agreement. I make this statement under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Ohio.

 

Upon submitting your Foster Application you will be redirected to our Online Orientation Video and Questionnaire. You must watch the Orientation Video and complete the short quiz in order to become an approved JCHS Foster Care Volunteer. Thank you!