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**Please print these Policies & Procedures for future reference**
Your work with Two At A Time is confidential. Do not discuss any animals or cases with anyone except a representative of Two At A Time without express prior authorization. For everyone’s safety, clients and foster homes are not permitted to have contact with one another or to know one another’s identities or locations. If you become aware that confidentiality may have been breached in any manner, immediately notify Two At A Time on the 24-hour crisis line at 206-717-5660.
Two At A Time takes numerous precautions to ensure the safety of foster volunteers. However, if you ever encounter a situation where you feel your safety or your foster animal’s safety is at risk, immediately call 911 and then Two At A Time (206) 717-5660, in that order.
It is your choice whether or not you disclose to others that you are a foster volunteer for Two At A Time. We keep our foster home list secret from everyone except Two At A Time representatives and trusted volunteers.
Although we have never had an abuser trace an animal to a particular foster location, and we believe it is unlikely that this would ever occur, we respect your right to take whatever additional precautions you feel necessary to make you comfortable.
Many animals who come to Two At A Time have had difficult lives. They may have been neglected and/or physically abused. Incoming animals are screened by a veterinary professional or volunteer, and are given veterinary care as needed. However, please understand that: a) It is possible that an animal may have a health condition (upper respiratory infection, internal parasites, etc.) that may not be detected until after the animal arrives at your home; and b) It is possible that an animal may have a behavioral issue that may not be detected until after the animal arrives at your home.
If health and/or behavioral issues arise, notify an Two At A Time representative immediately.
You have the right to refuse or return an animal for any reason.
Do not take an animal to a veterinarian without prior authorization from an Two At A Time representative, except in the case of a medical emergency.
In case of a veterinary emergency, immediately call the Two At A Time 24-hour crisis line at (206) 717-5660. In the event that you are unable to reach an Two At A Time representative, immediately take the animal directly to the nearest animal emergency clinic and authorize any treatment deemed reasonably necessary by the clinic. Reasonable emergency veterinary expenses will be reimbursed by Two At A Time in the event that an Two At A Time representative can not be reached.
Immediately notify Two At A Time at (206) 717-5660 if the animal escapes or cannot be located.
Do not provide medication (including flea/tick/de-worming products), or make changes to an Two At A Time animal’s medication or diet, without prior authorization from an Two At A Time representative.
Keep Two At A Time animals indoors at all times, except for dogs who will receive regular outdoor exercise. Keep the foster animal on a leash or in a pet carrier when outside of your home or fenced yard.
Do not leave an Two At A Time dog unattended in your yard.
Do not take any Two At A Time animal out of your house for any reason, except for regular exercise (for dogs) or emergency veterinary treatment.
Do not take any Two At A Time to an off-leash dog park.
It is recommended that Two At A Time dogs be exercised only in the immediate neighborhood of the foster home, to minimize the chance of someone who knows the client and/or abuser recognizing the animal.
Do not tie out, chain, or otherwise tether any foster animal.
Do not expose any foster animals directly to non-Two At A Time animals, other than those already in your home, without prior authorization from an Two At A Time representative.
To avoid the spread of disease or parasites to foster animals, maintain the health of other animals living in your home to the best of your ability.
Keep areas accessible to the foster animal free of common hazards such as unprotected wires, dangling cords, string, Christmas tree tinsel, toxic chemicals (especially antifreeze and rat poison), and plans and foods known to be toxic to pets. Guidance on “pet-proofing” is available from Two At A Time.
Ensure that all people in your home, whether residents or visitors, keep doors and windows secured (also watch for loose window screens) and that they enter and exit with care so the foster animal does not escape.
If maintenance personnel, etc. need to access your home while you are out, take steps to ensure the foster animal with not escape. Warn entrants of the presence of the animal or (preferably) by securing the animal in a crate or separate room.
For dogs and cats, immediately remove any ID tags upon receipt of the animal and replace them with the Two At A Time tag (please call (206) 717-5660 if you need a replacement tag to be mailed to you). When the animal leaves your care, remove the Two At A Time tag and keep it for use on your next foster animals.
For dogs and cats, keep the animal’s collar and Two At A Time ID tag on at all times. If a collar or tag becomes damaged or lost, contact (206) 717-5660 for a replacement.
Two At a Time cats must have a collar with a safety breakaway feature.
Retain any of the client’s property sent with the foster animal (toys, and/or animal’s original ID tags) and return it when the animal leaves your care.
Two At A Time will provide you with food, preventative medication and other basic supplies for care of the foster animals, if you need additional supplies, please contact (206) 717-5660.
Keeping in mind the chaotic situations from which many Two At A Time animals have come, strive to maintain a calm and stress-free environment for the foster animal.
Make reasonable efforts to stay in regular contact with Two At A Time about the animals in your care.
If you are planning to go out of town while you have a foster animal, provide as much notice as possible to allow Two At A Time time to arrange an alternate foster placement or boarding. In order to minimize disruption of the animal, Two At A Time may elect to keep the animal in the alternate living arrangement even after you return.
All foster animals must be returned to Two At A Time upon request.
If you become unable to fulfill any of the above requirements, please notify an Two At A Time representative immediately.
Due to the nature of our work, we may need to run background checks on volunteers. Please answer the following three questions.
A) Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
B) Have your ever had findings made against you in any civil adjudicative proceeding?
C) Have you both a conviction under (A) and had findings made against you under question (B)?
If you answered YES to any of the above, please give explanation below.
Two At A Time Policies & Procedures Agreement -- Please click text to select option rather than on the box itself.
I certify that I have read and agree to the above Two At A Time Foster Home Policies & Procedures.
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Note: This form is not about "right" or "wrong" answers. We are simply trying to get a sense of your potential fostering environment and what types of animals would fit best with you.
Have you ever used another name? (i.e., nickname, maiden name, other last name) Please list below.
Address Line 2
District of Columbia
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Please provide a personal reference who is not a relative or romantic partner (name, relationship, phone number):
Please provide a 2nd personal reference who is not a relative or romantic partner (name, relationship, phone number):
Are you currently a foster home for any other animal group?
If yes, which one(s)?
Have you previously been a foster home for any other animal group?
If yes, which one(s)? Why do you no longer foster for this group?
What type(s) of animals can you foster?
Other (birds, hamsters, gerbils, turtles, fish, livestock)
Sometimes our clients have more than 1 pet. How many animals can you foster at a time?
Are there any absolute restrictions on what you can foster? (age, male/female, breed, allery, etc.)
If yes, please specify:
Do you own or rent your home?
Do you have any pets in your home?
Do you use regular flea prevention?
If yes, what kind?
Please tell us about any other pets in your home:
Any Health Issues?
Click + button to add additional pets.
Tell Us About Your Home
I live with:
Number of adults
Are there children in the house?
If yes, what are the children's ages?
How many hours would a foster animal be home alone during the average day?
Do you have a fenced yard?
Can any animals in your home go in and out at will?
If so, do they go out into:
A fenced yard
Do you have a separate room or space to isolate a foster animal from other pets if the need arises?
Do you have a fire extinguisher?
Do you have a smoke detector?
Do you have a carbon monoxide detector?
How many years of experience with animals do you have?
Please provide a vet reference (name, clinic, phone number):
If you do not have a veterinarian, please provide an additional personal reference.
Upload a copy of your driver's license here.
Max. file size: 100 MB.
Or you may choose to mail in a copy of your driver's license with the GBI form.
Foster Home Application -- Please click text to select option rather than on the box itself.
I affirm that the information I have provided on this form is accurate, truthful, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if my foster home application is approved, I will be required to pass a foster home inspection and undergo additional orientation prior to fostering animals.
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