Contract

This is a copy of the contract which you will be required to sign at the time of the adoption, and is here for your review only.  This is a legally binding agreement, so please be sure that you fully understand both our adoption policy, the Texas statute requiring animal sterilization, and that you are prepared to comply with all adoption requirements.  Thank you very much.


Dog Adoption and Sterilization Contract

Beth or Bill Smith

PO Box 898

Pointblank Tx 77364

 

Please read carefully as you are contractually agreeing to follow these guidelines regarding the adoption of your pet from our organization. Please read and initial each item.

Please Print:

Adopter's Name: ______________________________________ Fee Paid:_____________________
Animal(s) Name:______________________________________ Cash or Check #________________
Rescue Representative:_________________________________

I hereby agree to:


1.___ Keep and maintain the animal in a humane manner, and keep it in my home or on my fenced property.

2. ___ Take the animal to a licensed veterinarian within 10 days from the adoption date for a
medical examination, to insure its health.

3.___ If not spayed or neutered at the time of adoption, have the animal spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian by _______/______/20_______. In the event that I do not have the animal spayed or neutered within the specified time frame, the ownership of the animal shall revert back to the rescue organization.
STERILIZATION OF THE ANIMAL IS REQUIRED UNDER CHAPTER 828 OF THE TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. A VIOLATION OF THIS CODE IS A PUNISHABLE CLASS C MISDEMEANOR.

4.___ Provide any medical attention required or needed. This includes at least one (1) annual medical check up, any vaccinations indicated and preventative medications (e.g. heartworm preventative).

5.___ Have the animal vaccinated against rabies as required by state law. We routinely vaccinate against rabies at the time of spaying or neutering.

6.___ Not give away or abandon the animal. If I find myself unable to keep and care for the animal, I will return it to the rescue organization.

7.___ Hold the rescue organization harmless from any incurred fees or damages caused by the animal while in my care.

8.___Hold the rescue organization harmless if the pet has an illness that went undiscovered while in its care, as I understand that a veterinarian has treated this pet during this time, and that they have taken every step possible to provide me with a healthy animal.

9.___ Give permission to agents of the rescue organization to visit my premises at any reasonable time to insure compliance with this contract.

Fees paid at the time of adoption include:

1. First and possibly additional follow-up veterinarian examination(s) up to the time of adoption.
2. All age appropriate vaccinations up to the time of adoption.
3. Any medications, including preventative, that the pet has been on up to the time of adoption.
4. Care and feeding of the animal while at the rescue organization or its foster facilities prior to adoption.
5. Micro-chipping for identification purposes.
6. Spay or neuter surgery completed prior to adoption, or refund of $50.00 if the procedure is done by your own veterinarian after the adoption date. Verification of surgery must be submitted before fees are released.

Signature of Adopter:___________________________________________ Date:______________________

Street address of Adopter:____________________________________________________________________________

Mailing address if different than above:____________________________________________________
 
E-mail address of adopter:_______________________________Phone:__________________________