FOSTER OR ADOPTION APPLICATION
A foster contract is important while the pig is being cared for by a volunteer. This form will specify the obligations of the rescue and the obligations of the foster. It also serves as an important document proving ownership or guardianship of the pig to the rescue organization. This will prevent fosters from placing the pig in another home or dumping him in a shelter if there are complications or disagreements. Items mentioned on a foster contract will include basic care, food, and shelter being provided by the foster home. It may also specify which party is responsible for emergency or routine veterinary needs, microchipping, vaccinations, and worming medications, as well as a time line for spay or neuter. Example Below:
American Mini Pig Rescue Advocates SAMPLE Foster Contract
American Mini Pig Rescue Advocates SAMPLE Adoption Contract
Adoption Contract Sample: Ranger Refuge Adoption CONTRACT
Adoption Contract Sample: Royal CONTRACT
Sales Contract Sample can be altered for Adoption: Sales Contract
Any time a pig comes into your care for any period of time, there should be documentation to convey the circumstances. If a pig enters your rescue or household as a temporary guest, a Boarding Agreement is essential. This agreement will contain all contact information for the pig’s owner as well as a description of the pig. It is highly recommended to only take in spayed and neutered boarders. The Boarding Agreement should include details regarding emergency care, how to proceed with the care, who will pay, and when payment is expected. Routine medical needs such as vaccines required before boarding, or routine care needed while boarding. Any care that is expected during boarding should be clearly stated on this agreement, such as spay or neuter. It is recommended you take photos of the pig upon arrival showing body condition and overall health. This will protect you in case the owner claims neglect once the pig is returned. Unfortunately, many times good hearted friends and rescues have taken in a pig to “board” only to be abandoned by the owner. The document should include the fees (if any) and the length of stay. This agreement should clearly state the date the pig is to be picked up by it’s owner and the procedures if the owner fails to return for their pig. This abandonment clause will protect you in the event that the pig is abandoned, that you can rehome the pig to a home that is willing and able to care for him. The life long burden of care should not be placed on a rescue or person that has agreed to care for a pig for only a period of time. An example is
Owner understands and agrees that if his or her pig is not picked up within fifteen (15) calendar days after the scheduled pick up date, or owner refuses to pay agreed upon charges, the pig shall be deemed to be abandoned and may be re-homed at PIG PEN HILL MINI PIGS sole discretion without owners knowledge or approval.
Pig Boarding Agreement Sample: Pig Boarding Agreement
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In some cases a Release of Liability is warranted to protect the rescue.
Release of Liability Sample: Release of Liability
An important part of the adoption screening process is to visit the home, inspect the living environment, and meet the family face to face.
American Mini Pig Rescue Advocates SAMPLE Home Visit Evaluation