This Contract is made on (Date)
by The Pit Stop Rescue and
hereinafter referred to as "Adopter(s)" regarding the adoption of the following dog, hereinafter referred to as the "adoptee" or the “dog”.
ID # (Microchip or Rabies #)
Please initial the following
PROPER CARE/ENVIRONMENT: Adopter hereby agrees to care for the dog humanely (including providing adequate food, water, shelter, love and attention). The dog shall reside indoors, in the adopter’s home, and live as a family member and companion only. The dog shall not be kept outdoors while the Adopter is not at home. When outdoors, the dog shall be maintained in an adequate enclosed area or on a leash at all times. The dog shall never be chained to any object or structure. The dog shall not be allowed to roam/run at will.
MEDICAL: Adopter agrees to have the dog vaccinated annually with necessary vaccinations (DHLPP) and vaccinated against rabies, as local ordinances require. Adopter agrees to provide essential veterinary care including having said dog continually on heartworm preventative. The Pit Stop Rescue reserves the right to check with the veterinarian at any time to verify that all the basic medical requirements are done. The Adopter agrees to allow their veterinarian to release any and all medical records relating to the adopted dog, at any time asked to do so. The signature on this contract will serve as their release and authorization.
COLLAR AND TAGS: Adopter agrees to keep the dog continually collared and tagged with rabies tag attached. If the dog becomes lost or stolen, Adopter agrees to notify The Pit Stop Rescue immediately.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: Adopter agrees not to sell, trade or dispose of the dog. Adopter further agrees that the dog shall not be used for medical or any other experimental purposes. If at any time, Adopter is unable or unwilling to care for the dog, Adopter agrees to contact The Pit Stop Rescue to discuss further options.
ILLEGAL USE AND TRAINING: Adopter agrees that the dog will not be used for any illegal purposes and will NEVER be fought in any way. If this clause is broken, Adopter understands that The Pit Stop Rescue will immediately confiscate the dog and all law enforcement agencies will be notified, as applicable. Adopter further agrees that under no circumstances shall the dog be trained or encouraged for the purpose of protection, aggression, or any aggravated display of behavior. Adopter certifies that adopter does not live in an area where “pitbulls” are banned.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Adopter agrees to notify The Pit Stop Rescue 7 days prior to any change of address or phone number. Furthermore, Adopter agrees to notify The Pit Stop Rescue of any change in the name, address, or phone number of the Veterinarian treating the dog.
HEALTH/TEMPERAMENT: Adopter understands that while The Pit Stop Rescue makes every effort to place only healthy dogs with good temperaments, The Pit Stop Rescue makes no guarantee or warranties regarding the health or temperament of the dog. The dog is adopted “as is” and adopter agrees to be solely responsible for the dog and to indemnify and hold harmless The Pit Stop Rescue from all claims of liability for the conduct of the animal on or after the date of this adoption. This Release of Liability and Indemnification shall apply to all known, unknown and unanticipated damages resulting from Adopter’s adoption, ownership and/or control of the dog.
THE PIT STOP RESCUE RESERVES THE RIGHT: The Pit Stop Rescue reserves the right to examine and make inquiries about the dog at any time. If not satisfied with the condition of the dog or the conditions in which it is kept, said dog can or may be removed immediately. Any veterinary services needed due to negligence, lack of care or lack of administering heartworm preventative will be the Adopter’s responsibility and payable to The Pit Stop Rescue
ADOPTION FEE: Adoption fees are due at the time of receiving the dog. This fee will be held until the adoption contract is signed. If the adoption does not work out after signing the contract, your fee is no longer refundable. The adoption fee is not a sales price, but rather a donation to offset the medical expenses incurred in the treatment of the dog and to enable The Pit Stop Rescue to continue its rescue efforts.
Adopter understands that this is a binding contract enforceable by law. Adopter understands that violation of any terms of this contract will subject the adopter to all expenses resulting from enforcement of this contract including attorney fees, and all court costs. By signing this contract, Adopter has read, understands, and agrees to all the terms of this contract.
Signature of Adopter
Adopter's Full Name
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
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