K- thank you, thats the same boat i am in. i want to help get the rescue going again. we were able to get insurance to cover the foster dogs in rescue, at events, and stuff, and the foster homes too, but NO insurance company will cover a dog after its adopted, per the insurance companies i called and dealt with (over 20) once the adoption contract is signed there is no longer coverage for the dog as it now belongs to someone else. the company who would write us was out in utah, here is their info below. they were the cheapest price wise around, and didnt care that we were adopting out pit bulls. the only other agent i found was in florida, and he wanted ALOT of money that was outrageous.The Utah company will even finance the premium and give you installments.
UDA, 8722 S. Harrison St., Sandy, UT 84670 ph 800-257-5590 fax 801-304-5515
Chicago Office: UDA, 303 W. Madison St., Suite 2075, Chicago, IL 60606 ph#800-456-4578 fax #312-408-8081
we tt the adults at the shelters, then bring them to a board members home for fostering they are also tt again in the board home, on numerous occasions. then the board members meet the dog and everyone makes an assessment of the dogs temperment. then, if we are all in agreement the dog is then put on the website for adoption, all the while still being tested in the foster home. then the adopters are tested also, and if we feel the dog and the home is not a match, the dog stays w/ us. we usually adopt out 5 adults a year and the rest are younger dogs. i am so worried that if i become the vp again i am setting my home and assets up for a lawsuit if something happens. i love the breed, but i dont want to risk my house. as a volunteer only i am not responsible, only the board members are. i wont have the say so as a volunteer as opposed to a board member. but i value my roof over my head immensely. we have an adoption contract that was looked over by an attorney and he said its very good, but that anyone can sue and then we wouldhave to hire a lawyer to fight for us , which is more out of pocket money.
i am trying todecide whether to become a board member again or strictly a volunteer/foster home.
the worst part is we couldnt even come up w/ the insurance money to get the insurance.