4 Paws 4 Rescue makes no explicit or implicit guarantees in reference to the health and/or temperament of the dog. The Adopter assumes all responsibility for treatments of any and all conditions of physical or temperament changes that may occur. While 4 Paws 4 Rescue makes every effort to place only healthy animals, with good temperaments, it cannot guarantee the health of any animal and may not be held responsible for any medical expenses that may be incurred after the date of adoption. The parties hereby acknowledge that 4P4R has not made any warranties relating to the dog, either express or implied, without limitation, any warranties regarding health, temperament or whether the dog is housebroken.
4. Veterinarian Release of Information
Adopter understands and agrees that 4 Paws 4 Rescue. shall have the right to contact ANY veterinarian who has examined and/or treated the dog for the purpose of gaining information regarding any aspect of the dog’s health and care including but not limited to verifying the purchase by Adopter of heartworm preventative and/or ascertaining whether or not the dog has received heartworm tests, fecal examinations, vaccinations and/or other treatments as required by this contract. Adopter explicitly authorizes without further notice, the release of any information regarding the treatment, training or other interaction of the dog by or with any animal control officer, law enforcement officer, veterinarian, trainer, groomer, boarder or any other service provider.
5. Covenants of Adopter Regarding Care and Handling
Adopter certifies, warrants, covenants and agrees that: Adopter shall cause the dog to be tested for heartworm and intestinal parasites once every twelve (12) months. Adopter agrees to provide rabies vaccinations as required by law of the state in which the dog is domiciled. Adopter agrees to provide a booster vaccination as recommended by a veterinarian. Adopter agrees to provide the dog with adequate, nutritious food, clean water and shelter at all times. Adopter agrees to refrain from physical and/or emotional abuse of the dog at any time and shall not otherwise treat the dog in an inhumane manner or allow third parties to do so. Adopter insures that the dog will not wear a shock collar, electric collar or any similar article at any time. Adopter insures that the dog will not wear a choke collar or pinch collar, except for the purpose of training. Adopter insures that the dog will wear an appropriate collar, Identification tag and microchip at all times. Adopter insures that the dog will not be tethered or chained. Adopter warrants that the dog will live only in the main living quarters of Adopter’s residence as a family member and not as a working or guard dog. The dog shall not be kept in a kennel environment except (a) when hospitalization is necessary or (b) when brief, temporary boarding is necessary due to illness or absence of the Adopter. Adopter agrees if the dog is outdoors for any reason, to make shelter available at all times from sun, wind, and precipitation, cold and extreme heat. Adopter insures that the dog will be crated for no longer than nine (9) continuous hours and for no more than sixteen (16 ) hours in any twenty-four (24) hour period of time.