Out of the Woods Animal Rescue
Applicant must at least 18 years of age to fill out and submit an application.
Check all entries for accuracy, then press the "Submit" button.
Please note we are unable to process incomplete applications.
I/We agree to provide a safe loving, temporary indoor home environment to the foster pet(s) in my care. That when outside, puppies and dogs must be supervised in an enclosed yard or on leash. Kittens and cats must be kept indoors at all times.
I/We agree to provide food, clean water, bowls, toys, blankets, litter, litter boxes, and other supplies as our financial contribution to OOTW. I/we will notify OOTW if we are unable to provide basic supplies or food.
I/We understand that OOTW provides and covers the cost of all veterinarian care needed for the foster pet, as long as the pet is taken to an OOTW approved veterinarian clinic. I/We understand that if I/we choose to use my/our own veterinarian, OOTW cannot be responsible for the expenses. If at any time during the foster care of Pet(s) I/we feel that any non-routine veterinary care is required, I/we will contact OOTW immediately so that arrangements may be made with a veterinarian approved by OOTW. In the case of an emergency during non-business hours, I will immediately contact the OOTW for instructions.
I/We agree to provide socialization and basic housetraining to our foster pets. We agree to exercise,and administer medication for foster pets. I/We agree to give monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention and that we will notify OOTW when medication is needed. We agree to keep records of medication administration on a health record provided by OOTW.
I/We agree to be responsible for the safe transportation of Pet(s) at all times. I/We understand that dogs and puppies must be transported on leashes and cats and kittens must be transported in carriers. I/We agree to maintain collars and I.D. tags on dogs/puppies at all times.
I/We understand that the pets are the sole property of OOTW. I /We understand that I am free to solicit prospective homes for pet(s) but will not initiate any adoption proceedings for pet(s) and will refer all interested parties to OOTW for adoption.
I/We understand that as Foster parents we will return pets to OOTW at any time OOTW requests them .
I/We agree to report lost pets immediately to OOTW .
I/We agree to provide insight to the foster pet's behavior for its file in order to disseminate accurate information to potential adopters and that I/we will deliver pet(s), and any records relating to pet(s) in my possession, to such adoption events as directed by OOTW. I understand that dogs and puppies should be bathed, brushed and have their nails trimmed before adoption events and cats and kittens should be brushed/combed and have their nails trimmed. I also understand that my presence at such adoption events is not mandatory but highly desirable as it facilitates in the most optimal adoption of the pet(s).
I/We agree that if we want to adopt our foster pet(s), I/we must adhere to all of OOTW adoption policies and procedures and notify us of their intentions as soon as possible to avoid disappointing applicants. Foster parents will incur the adoption fee.
I/We understand that OOTW and its authorized agents and volunteers assume no liability for damages or injuries caused by the pet(s) while in my custody and that OOTW and its authorized agents and volunteers cannot guarantee the temperament or other personal characteristics of pet(s).
If, for any reason, pet(s) is not surrendered to OOTW for adoption or otherwise, I will be responsible for all expenses incurred by OOTW related to pet(s) and will reimburse OOTW for same immediately upon request.
I certify that the foster care application information is correct to the best of my knowledge. I also agree to follow all the rules, regulations and policies of OOTW. I certify that no person residing in the household has ever been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment.
**OOTW Code of Ethics
To provide overall guidance and direction to anyone engaged or involved in the efforts and mission of OOTW.
Representatives are expected to understand the risks associated with OOTW and hereby waive any claims against, indemnify, and hold harmless OOTW, its respective members, sponsors, representatives, fosters, independent rescuers and volunteers from any and all liability, including attorney fees that may result from illness, personal injury, property damage, or wrong doing resulting from involvement with the OOTW organization.
Representatives shall know, understand, and support OOTW’s mission, vision, core values, purpose and goals and become familiar with and follow OOTW policies, procedures, guidelines, and the Code of Ethics and Conduct while acting on behalf of OOTW.
OOTW is committed to a policy of fair representation and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, geography, or age. Representatives are expected to adhere to these same standards in the course of their duties.
Representatives are asked to NOT contact organizations or individuals on behalf of the OOTW unless the Board of Directors gives them express direction to do so. Representatives are authorized to act as specifically indicated within their job descriptions.
Representatives are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as an OOTW representatives, whether this information involves a single volunteer, client, other person, or OOTW business. Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the representative's relationship with OOTW.
Upon submission, donations made by or obtained by OOTW representatives on behalf of OOTW becomes the property of OOTW and any material produced by representatives for OOTW, including graphics materials, web page designs, narratives, research, etc., becomes the property of OOTW. Representatives may be recognized for their contributions as appropriate.
OOTW representatives will not share contact or other personal information about OOTW representatives, donors or applicants without the express consent of all parties involved.
SERVICE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANIZATION
OOTW accepts the service of all representatives with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the organization. Representatives agree that OOTW may at any time, for whatever reason, decide to terminate the representative relationship with the organization.
ENDING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ROLE
If you choose to remove yourself from our list of active representatives, we would appreciate notification in person, by phone, or via e-mail
Once we review your application, you will be contacted for an interview. A home visit will also be required.
Thank you for your interest in our foster program and for your dedication to see every homeless pet find the forever home they deserve.