Foster person(s) agree that the dog will be a house pet and will receive all care and attention necessary to ensure its health and well being.
Fostering person(s) will provide adequate food, fresh water, shelter, socialization, exercise, indoor sleeping quarters, and veterinary care as recommended by Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. (BBR).
Fostering person(s) agree that the dog will, at all times, wear the BBR collar provided with the BBR ID tag, and will be in compliance with any state and local laws.
If BBR believes that the foster dog will be allowed to run free off leash or out of immediate control, the foster home status may be denied/rescinded. In addition, if a family has another dog that is allowed to roam free, they may be considered unacceptable to foster a basset because of the basset’s nature to roam if allowed.
When outside, the foster dog will never be left unattended if staked out or chained.
Fostering person(s) will not transport the dog in an open pick-up truck bed, open or closed trailer, or boat/trailer.
Fostering person(s) will not take the dog on a boat unless the dog is wearing a life preserver.
BBR has the right to check veterinary references and may turn down a foster home application based on those references.
BBR will verify acceptability of fostering with the landlord of person(s) who rent or reside in a mobile home park or condominium.
A dog will not be fostered by person(s) who live above the second floor in buildings without an elevator.
Dogs will not be fostered by families with children under the age of 6 unless BBR knows that the dog has previously lived with young children. Foster home applications for families with very young children will be reviewed by the Foster Home Coordinator and the Adoption Coordinator before a dog will be placed in that home.
Foster home applications will be reviewed by the Foster Home Coordinator and the Adoption Coordinator and two interviews will be conducted before a dog will be placed with person(s) who currently do not have a veterinarian.
If the foster home has a swimming pool, the pool must be fenced so the foster dog does not have access to the pool.
The foster dog cannot be left outside while family members are at work or are not present in the home.
If the temperament of the dog, whether known or unknown, warrants obedience training, the fostering family must agree to fulfill any training needs. This may be achieved through consultation with the behaviorist selected by BBR, the cost of which BBR will be responsible for.
BBR reserves the right to request a visit to a prospective foster home prior to fostering in order to assure the home’s suitability in accordance with these policies.
Fostering person(s) will notify BBR at least one week prior to any change of address if a foster dog is currently in their care.
Fostering person(s) will not transfer the ownership to any other person without first obtaining the consent of BBR. The rescue dog may not be transferred to any other person(s), firm, corporation or organization for any reason. Fostering person(s) will notify BBR immediately if the rescue dog becomes lost or stolen.
Fostering person(s) agree to take the dog as is with all defects either observable or unobservable, and assumes full responsibility for the dog for the duration of the fostering. Great care is given to physical condition and temperament evaluation of each basset hound that is accepted into Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. Though every possible effort is made to provide a dog that is compatible with the fostering person(s) home, no warranty is made as to the physical condition and temperament of the dog. Upon fostering, the fostering person(s) assumes responsibility for the rescue dog’s actions and shall hold Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. and its individual members free from all claims for personal injury, injury to others, and/or property damage associated with the foster.
Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. | (262)347-8823 | PO Box 13562, Milwaukee, WI 53213-0562