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Adoption Contract

Tripp’s Pit Bulls and Am Staffs

Adoption Contract

 

 

This Adoption contract is entered into this ______ day of ________, 20___, between Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport, and____________________________, hereafter referred to as “adopter.”

Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport agrees to place for adoption the following:

Name of Dog:______________________ 

Breed:_____________________________________________

Sex_____________ Color_____________________________

Distinguishing Marks ________________________________

Rescue Tag Number _________________________________

Rabies Tag Number__________________________________

Microchip Number___________________________________

Tattoo Number______________________________________

Spayed/Neutered: Yes____ No_____ (Reason)______________

1. Adopter agrees to make a donation in the amount of $_______ to help defer the costs of the rescue service.

2. Adopter agrees that the dog will be kept as a home companion and will share the Adopter’s home and be

given the same consideration as any family member.

3. Adopter will not use, or allow the dog to be used for any illegal purpose.

4. Adopter agrees that the dog will not be attack or protection trained and will not be used for guard work in

any commercial endeavor.

5. If for any reason the Adopter is unable to keep the dog for its entire life, The Adopter must contact

Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport and make arrangements to return the dog to Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport.

If the Adopter has relocated more than one day’s drive from the city where the dog was adopted, then the

adopter agrees to have the dog shipped to Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport

via a commercial airline.

6. The Adopter agrees not to sell, give away, or dispose of the dog in any other manner (except for euthanasia

for medical reasons at the advice of a licensed veterinarian), without prior consent in writing of Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport.

7. Adopter agrees to keep a buckle collar with the dog’s current rabies and identification tags, including the

rescue identification tag, on the dog at all times.

8. Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport has no knowledge of the temperament and behavior of the dog except as

Follows:_________________________________________________________________

9. It is expressly understood that Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport places the dog with no warranty as to the

physical condition and temperament dog the dog. The Adopter accepts the dog as is, with all defects, either

observable or unobservable, and assumes all risk for the dog from the date of the signing of this contract.

10. The Adopter agrees to care for the dog in a humane manner, including but not limited to, providing adequate

food, water, shelter, exercise, and veterinary care including annual inoculations, for the duration of the dog’s

life, all in a manner satisfactory to Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport.

11. The Adopter agrees that under no circumstances is the dog to be routinely tethered as a means of

confinement.

12. The Adopter agrees that the dog must be protected by being on a leash when outside a fenced enclosure, and

that at no time will the dog be transported in the open bed of a pick-up truck, or left in an enclosed vehicle

when the outside temperature exceeds 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

13. The Adopter agrees that the dog will be confined in the house or garage when there is no one at home, except

for prolonged absences such as vacations, when secure and proper care will have been prearranged for the

dog.

14. The Adopter agrees to home visitation by a representative of Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport one time per month for the first three months following the effective date of this contract to determine if the adoption is

successful. An annual visitation thereafter will be permitted at the discretion of Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport.

15. It is specifically understood that this dog is placed as a pet, with no warranty as to the quality of the dog, and

no right to register it with the American Kennel Club or American Dog Breeders Association, Inc. except for limited registration for competitive obedience purposes only. Registration papers will only be provided if the adopted dog is altered or in case of an underage puppy, registration will be withheld until proof of sterilization is sent to Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport.

16. The Adopter agrees to notify Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport of any change of address and/or phone number within two weeks of such change.

17. The Adopter agrees to notify Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport immediately in the event this dog is lost or

stolen, and at the time of its death

18. The Adopter assumes all responsibility for the dog’s actions after the effective date of the contract. The

Adopter agrees to Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport harmless for any actions of the dog after it is placed with the Adopter.

19. Should the Adopter breach any of the agreements contained in this Adoption Contract, Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport shall have the right to rescind this Adoption Contract and demand the return of the dog. Should the Adopter fail to return the dog, Tripp’s Pit Bull and Am Staff Rescue and Transport may seek an order from a Court of competent jurisdiction for the return of the dog.

20. This contract is to be governed by the laws of the state of South Carolina.

Name(s) of Adopter(s)____________________________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________________________________

City_________________________________________State_____________________

Zip Code_________________

Phone Number (Home)_______________________________

(Alternate)____________________________________

E-mail Address__________________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Adopter(s)___________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Rescue Representative__________________________________________________________________

 

 

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