Sample of a
Basic Adoption Contract
Feel free to use this contract as is or to add to it as needed.
City:_______________________ State:____ Zip Code:______
Day Phone:___________________ Evening
It is accepted that on this _____ day of _______________ the
above named person(s) adopt from
______________________ a canine described as follows:
Age or DOB:____________ Tattoo if applicable:_______________________
AKC#:_________________ for the fee
of $________ under the following terms and conditions:
The dog is spayed or neutered and has current vaccinations.
I/We hereby agree to care for this dog humanely including
providing fresh food and water, shelter, love and affection. When outside, said
dog shall be maintained in an adequate enclosed area or on leash at all times.
Dog shall not be allowed to roam at will. I/We agree to have dog vaccinated
annually with necessary vaccinations (DHLP-P) and Rabies, provide heartworm
protection per our vet and as local ordinances require. I/We agree to provide
essential veterinary care, as needed. If said dog becomes lost or stolen, I/We
agree to notify ____________________________________ immediately.
I/We also agree not to sell, trade or dispose of this dog. If
at any time, I/We are unable or unwilling to care for this dog, I/We agree to
contact and return said dog to______________________. The adoption fee will
not be refunded after 10 days from adoption date. I/We also agree that
___________________ will keep _________ of the adoption fee, if dog is returned
within the 10 day period. I/We further agree that said dog shall not be used
for medical or any other experimental purposes or sold or given to a pet store,
supplier or wholesaler.
I/We certify that we do not live in an area where "German
Shepherd Dogs" are banned.
I/We agree to notify _____________________ within 10 days of any
change of address or phone number. It is also understood that
______________________ may examine and make inquiries about said 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 and placed in a different
home. Any veterinary services needed due to negligence or lack of care, will be
the adopters responsibility and payable to _____________________.
I/We understand that ________________________ makes no
guarantees or warranties regarding the health or temperament of this dog. I/We
promise and agree to be solely responsible for this animal and to indemnify and
hold harmless _____________________ from any and all claims of liability for the
conduct of this 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 my/our adoption, ownership or control of
I/We hereby acknowledge that I/We have read and understand
the above terms and conditions and will keep the dog described herein as a
family member. I/We understand that this is a binding contract enforceable by