Foster

Want to foster a Swampie?

Did you know that becoming a foster dog parent actually helps save the lives of two dogs at once? By taking a down-on-their-luck dog into your home, you are making it possible for Swamp Haven to help another animal in-need. And while it’s difficult to pass your foster on to their forever family, you are opening your home and your heart to another dog that needs love and care.

We have to admit, the first dogs we ever fostered were here at Swamp Haven. We thought it would just be too hard to say goodbye. Sure, we’ve kept a few along the way, but we know that fostering is a temporary way to create long-lasting benefits for your family and for the dogs that you care for.

One concern that we hear often is that potential foster dog parents are nervous that they’ll be going through the process alone. Rest assured, Swamp Haven will be there every step of the way. We form lasting relationships with every dog and foster dog parent we meet. We will provide you with everything you need from the crate, food and toys to preventative flea medicine, a listening ear and, if need be, a shoulder to cry on.

If you are interested in fostering, please use the link below to fill out the foster application. Or, if you have any questions contact us and someone from Swamp Haven will be in touch shortly!

Volunteer Waiver

WAIVER OF LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE, PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE, AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

In consideration for being permitted by Swamp Haven to participate as a volunteer in various activities, I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims and damages for personal injury, death, or property damage which I may sustain or may which hereafter accrue as a result of my participation as a volunteer and resulting from negligence or misconduct of Swamp Haven. This release is intended to discharge in advance Swamp Haven, its’ Directors, Officers, and/or agents to include their heirs, agents, representatives, successors and assignees from and against any and all liabilities, actions, claims, demands, costs, or expenses arising from or in any way connected with my participation as a volunteer and resulting from the negligence or misconduct of Swamp Haven. I understand that various activities involving dogs and/or puppies can be hazardous in nature involving the possibility of being bitten, scratched, jumped on, dragged or knocked over. The possibility of serious accidents and/or injury can occur during participation in volunteer activities. Knowing the risks involved nevertheless I have voluntarily applied to participate in volunteer activities and I hereby agree to assume all risks of injury and to release and hold harmless Swamp Haven, its’ Directors, Officers, and/or agents who through negligence or carelessness might otherwise be liable to me. I further agree to indemnify and to hold Swamp Haven, its’ Directors, Officers, and/or agents free and harmless from any loss, liability, damage, cost or expense which they may incur as a result of any injury and/or property damage I may sustain while participating as a volunteer. I agree that all services I provide are charitable in nature and entirely voluntary, and there will be no compensation of any kind for the performance thereof. Further, I have been fully advised that as a non-employee I am not covered by worker’s compensation and am not covered under any medical insurance plan associated with my volunteer position with Swamp Haven.

I hereby grant Swamp Haven permission to use my likeness in a photograph/video or any photo/video that I upload to the Swamp Haven Facebook page or designated repository (e.g. Instagram) in any and all of its advertising or collateral materials, including the Swamp Haven website (swamphaven.org) without payment or any other consideration. I hereby irrevocably authorize Swamp Haven to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute any photos/videos taken of or by me for purposes of publicizing the Swamp Haven organization or for any other lawful purpose.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS WAIVER OF LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE, PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE, AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT BETWEEN MYSELF (AND MY GUARDIAN, if applicable) AND SWAMP HAVEN.

11 + 10 =

A wonderful Rescue with lots of heart. As a foster, all of my needs were met and my questions were answered. Veterinary care, medicine given promptly when needed, and supplies provided from food to crates to play toys! There is no doubt that Swamp Haven Rescue puts the welfare of the dogs above all else…thanks to Lindsey and Alyssa.

Sharon

Swampie Foster Mom

Our swampies need to find their forever homes. Do you want to be a part of their journey?

About

Swamp Haven provides short-term care for down-on-their-luck dogs in the rural and underserved communities of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Our mission is to ensure that our animals find a long-term future in their forever home. Swamp Haven is run entirely on donations by the generosity of folks like you.

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