Please read carefully as these conditions have to be adhered to if you adopt a Doodle. You will receive a copy of these conditions if you adopt a dog.
1/ In the event of any rescue dog being unable to remain in the care of the adoptive owner, Doodle Trust must be notified. The dog will not be rehomed by its adoptive owner or destroyed without consultation with Doodle Trust.
2/ A representative of Doodle Trust will be permitted to visit the prospective home, and then revisit the new home to assure the dog and new owner are amicably established.
3/ The adopted Doodle will [a] be suitably and regularly fed, watered and exercised [b] not be kept tied up [c] have comfortable sleeping quarters [d] not be free to roam streets, or any other area, unaccompanied [e] wear identification at all times [f] be provided with veterinary attention as and when required [g] be groomed and trimmed on a regular basis.
4/ If it is found that the conditions of adoption are not adhered to, Doodle Trust will take legal action to reclaim possession of the adopted dog.
5/ Doodle Trust accept no responsibility as to description, condition, temperament or health of the dog and give no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.
6/ Doodle Trust passes on information concerning the habits and past history of the animal to the adopter in good faith. However, this is based on statements made by the previous owner, and there is no guarantee of reliability. Doodle Trust is unable, therefore, to accept any liability for any consequences whatsoever resulting from events attributable to the failure to give information or the transmission of wrong information.
7/ The dog is believed to be in normal health on leaving Doodle Trust, except where specific conditions have been made known to the adopter in writing. It is regretted that Doodle Trust is unable to accept liability for expenses of any kind arising from sickness developed subsequently.
8/ In cases where a dog is known to possess a specific condition, the presence of which is notified to the adopter, the responsibility for and cost of future treatment shall be solely that of the adopter.
9/ Attention is drawn to the possible liability of those adopting animals for damage or injury that they may cause third parties or their property. In particular liability may arise in negligence under Section 8 of the Animals Act 1971 and in the case of dogs Section 3 of the Act imposes a general liability to the keeper of a dog for causing death or injury to livestock. The possibility of an action for nuisance should also be recognised.
10/ Doodle Trust strongly advises all adopters to arrange appropriate insurance cover against risks referred to above and also the costs of veterinary treatment.