Application for Foster Program


PO Box 2404, Littleton, CO 80161-2404

Fostering a Greyhound is a serious responsibility. This application has been designed to evaluate potential fosters and address the suitability of each foster home. Please fill the application out completely and mail to: PO Box 2404, Littleton, CO 80161-2404 or FAX to: (720) 293-9860. Applications may also be sent by email, if they can be scanned to include your signature and initials. We recommend reading the book "Adopting the Racing Greyhound,"  by Cynthia A Branigan before finalizing your decision to foster.

NOTE – If you do not receive a response within a reasonable time after submitting your application, please follow up by phone
(303) 816-2799 or email to sweetkay462000@yahoo.com to verify your application was received.
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Home Phone *
Home Phone
Work / Cell Phone *
Work / Cell Phone
Your residence: *
Do you: *
Name: Phone #: Address: City, State, and Zip Code:
I agree to a home visit. Home visits will be scheduled prior to being accepted into the foster program. Home visits are required by the Department of Agriculture to maintain our status with the State of Colorado as a registered foster program. I understand and agree to the need for screening of potential foster parents. I certify that the information supplied on this application is true and correct.
Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Inc. reserves the right to approve or disapprove any and all foster program applications.
Foster Care Policy & Guidelines
1. CGA greyhounds, as a rule, will be spayed or neutered and updated on all inoculations prior to placement in a foster home.
2. CGA will maintain an information file on all foster greyhounds. These files will include pertinent information on each individual greyhound including a physical description of the greyhound, health records and acquisition information.
3. CGA maintains the ownership of any and all greyhounds placed as a foster dog until such time the greyhound has been formally adopted.
4. Veterinary care shall not be rendered to any CGA greyhound without prior authorization by the CGA Vet Coordinator or a Board Member or Officer of the organization. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, veterinary attention should be sought immediately. Documentation from a licensed veterinary doctor shall be submitted to CGA prior to any reimbursement of veterinary expenses.
5. Any veterinary care or attention required for a CGA foster greyhound due to neglect or disregard of CGA policy will be the responsibility of the foster person.
6. CGA reserves the right to inspect any and all foster greyhounds while in foster care.
7. CGA may reevaluate all foster greyhounds kept in foster care after thirty (30) days. At this time, a decision may be made to relocate the foster greyhound should such a move be of benefit to the greyhound.
8. CGA is responsible for the adoption and placement of all CGA greyhounds. While the input and judgment of the foster person is invaluable to the placement of foster greyhounds, the decisions concerning permanent placement will be at the discretion of the placement / adoption coordinators and / or the CGA Board of Directors.
9. CGA assumes no responsibility or liability for damages caused by a foster greyhound. This includes injury to a resident dog, a person, or damage to property.
10. The foster home and property will be inspected by a CGA authorized member prior to acceptance into the CGA foster program. Everyone who resides in the home must be CGA Foster Application Page 6 of 8 present for the home visit. Additional annual inspections may be made. A record of inspections will be kept on file with CGA.
11. The foster person(s) must complete a foster care agreement and release form agreeing to all the conditions and statements as written.
12. No one convicted of animal abuse will be eligible to foster CGA greyhounds.
By initializing here, I agree to the terms and conditions outlined in paragraphs 1-12 above.
Part 2... Foster Guidelines
1. The foster greyhound will be kept as an indoor family pet while in the care of the foster person.
2. The foster greyhound will be crated during those periods of time when the foster person is not available to supervise the actions of the greyhound.
3. The foster greyhound will be fed daily and in such amounts as to maintain ideal body weight.
4. The foster greyhound will have access to fresh water.
5. The foster greyhound will always be exercised on lead (leash) or in a completely secure fenced area.
6. The foster greyhound will receive care and personal attention so as to develop social skills and good house manners.
7. The foster greyhound will be supervised while interacting with any and all animals while in the care of the foster person(s).
8. The foster greyhound will be supervised while interacting with any and all children while in the care of the foster person(s).
9. The foster greyhound will be protected from hazardous materials or products that may be harmful to the greyhound.
10. The foster greyhound will be kept in a safe environment and protected from conditions and / or experiences unsafe for pet animals.
11. The foster greyhound will receive any necessary veterinary care consistent with the CGA policies (see items 4 & 5 in Part 1 under Foster Care Policy).
12. The foster greyhound will wear, at all times, a secure buckle collar with appropriate CGA identification tag and rabies.
13. The foster greyhound will not be transported out of Colorado, nor is it to reside in a location other than that which is stated on the foster person’s agreement.
14. The CGA foster greyhound must be physically separated from other dogs in the household when fed its meals (e.g. using barriers, in separate rooms or fed inside the crate. Dogs must also be supervised or physically separated from when given rawhides, and other chews and toys.
15. The foster person(s) will request a CGA approved sub-foster for their foster dog if they will be out of town due to vacation, work travel or other reasons, and are unable to care for the foster greyhound themselves.
16. The foster person(s) will immediately notify CGA should any problems arise in connection with the CGA foster greyhound including, but not limited to health or behavioral concerns, loss or theft of the foster greyhound.
17. It is recommended that all foster persons read ADOPTING the RACING GREYHOUND by Cynthia Branigan, and CGA 's Foster Manual.
18. HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR FOSTER GREYHOUND.
By initializing here, I agree to the terms and conditions outlined in paragraphs 1-18 above.
Foster Agreement & Release Form
I / we have read the attached CGA foster care policy & guidelines concerning foster greyhounds.
I / we understand the attached CGA foster care policy & guidelines concerning foster greyhounds.
I / we agree to abide by the attached CGA foster care policy & guidelines concerning foster greyhounds.
I / we agree to a home visit and inspection by an authorized CGA member. I/We understand that home visits and inspections will be repeated annually in accordance with licensing regulations.
I / we have never been convicted of cruelty to animals.
I / we understand that CGA assumes no responsibility or liability for damages caused by a foster greyhound. This includes injury to a resident dog, a person, or damage to property.
I/ we agree that all supplies and hardware provided by CGA remain the property of CGA and will be returned to CGA when I/we become inactive as fosters. All CGA property that is not returned will be invoiced.
Name *
Name
By signing here, I agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the statements above.
Address *
Address
Home Telephone: *
Home Telephone:
Work Telephone *
Work Telephone
Signature of authorized Colorado Greyhound Adoption Member:
Date: ____________________ Home Visit and Inspection performed by: ___________________________________________