Home Adoption Contract (Sample)
This is a sample of a general adoption contract designed to help you with adoptiong your dog. Please copy (or download) and edit this document to fit your specific needs. A printable download of this contract and other publications is available on our Publications Page.
It is highly suggested that you spay/neuter your dog prior to any adoption. Unfortunately, there are people who may use your dog as a backyard breeder, or even in puppymills.
Adopter's Name: ___________________________________ Phone: _________________
Former Owner's Name: _____________________________ Phone: _________________
Dog's Name: ______________________ Breed: _____________ Age/DOB:___________
Sex:______ Spayed/Neutered________ Color/marking:___________________________
Microchip/Tattoo Number: ___________________ AKC Number: __________________
Date of last vaccinations and health checks:
Exam: _______ Heartworm: _______ Fecal: _______ Results: _______________
Rabies: _____ DHLP: ______ Parvo: ______ Corona: _____ Bordatella: ______
Name of heartworm preventive __________________ Next dose is due _____________
Known health _____________________________________________________________
Veterinarian: _______________________________ Phone Number: _______________
Address: _________________________________________________________________To the best of my (former owner) knowledge, this dog has no defects that would make it unsuitable as a family pet and all information contained in this contract is true and correct. I certify that this dog has never bitten or injured anyone.
I (adopter) understand and agree to the following terms of this contract and understand that non-compliance with the terms of this agreement gives the former owner, or their adopting agent, the right to reclaim this dog without refund of the adoption fee or other form of compensation.
Terms and Conditions of this Adoption Agreement:
An adoption fee of $_______ will be collected from adopter at the time of adoption.
I agree that this dog shall be kept and cared for as a family pet in a humane manner and given appropriate shelter and medical care for the duration of its life. If I am no longer able to care for this dog, I will inform the former owner.
I agree to abide by all state and local animal control and leash laws. I understand it is my responsibility to become familiar with these laws.
I understand that the former owner/agent makes no guarantees or warranties regarding the health or temperament of this dog. I agree to adopt this dog and to be solely responsible for this animal and any damages that may result from its actions. The former owner/agent shall not be held liable for the behavior of this dog or any damages it may cause.
I understand that this a binding contract enforceable by civil law.
Date of adoption agreement: _______________________
Adopter's Signature: _________________________________________________________
Former Owner's Signature: ____________________________________________________
This is only a sample copy of a general adoption contract. Please copy and edit this document to fit your specific needs. It is highly suggested that you spay/neuter your dog prior to adoption as deceptive new owners may use your dog as a backyard breeder or for puppymills. A printable download of this contract and other publications is available on our Publications Page.
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