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Pet Adoption Agreement Template

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Created by:

[Owner.FirstName][Owner.LastName][Owner.Company]

Prepared for:

[Adopter.FirstName][Adopter.LastName]

[Adopter.Company]

Note:[Owner.FirstName][Owner.LastName] has the right to accept or deny any agreement, also known as “Agreement,” prior to approval if the applicant is deemed unfit to home a pet.

Note: All current pets in a household must be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines before any adoption will be considered for approval.

This Agreement is executed by and between the following.

Name of Adopter:[Adopter.FirstName][Adopter.LastName]

Email:[Adopter.Email]

Phone Number:[Adopter.Phone]

Address:[Adopter.StreetAddress],[Adopter.City],[Adopter.State][Adopter.PostalCode]

Name of Owner:[Owner.FirstName][Owner.LastName]

Email:[Owner.Email]

Phone Number:[Owner.Phone]

Address:[Owner.StreetAddress],[Owner.City],[Owner.State][Owner.PostalCode]

Adopted animal description

Name:[Pet.FirstName]

Species:(Species)

Breed:(Breed)

Age: (Age)

Gender:(Male/Female)

Fixed:(Yes/No)

Color: (Main color)

Distinguishing Marks:(A mark that sets the pet apart from others)

Date of Birth:

General disclaimers

I, [Adopter.FirstName][Adopter.LastName], hereafter referred to as “Adopter,” agree that the above-described animal is being adopted solely as a pet, either for myself or my immediate family members. I agree that I will not give away, sell, or dispose of said pet, hereafter referred to as “[Pet.FirstName],” to any auction, retailer, dealer, or person for any reason.

If, for any reason, the I can no longer look after [Pet.FirstName], either willingly or unwillingly, I agree to contact [Owner.FirstName][Owner.LastName], hereafter referred to as “Owner,” first to give them the option to reclaim the pet at no extra charge to myself.

I agree to care for [Pet.FirstName] in a responsible and humane manner, meaning I will provide clean and adequate shelter, consistent veterinary care, access to water, and healthy food. I agree that [Pet.FirstName] will reside in my home and not roam freely without supervision.

I agree to put a collar and/or harness on [Pet.FirstName] when they are outside of their dwellings. If the breed of animal I’m adopting must be given daily walks or exercise outside of their dwellings, a collar and/or harness shall be placed on the pet at all times.

I agree to pay the adoption fee of $(15 USD) and hereby agree to the Terms & Condition section pertaining to the non-refundable trial period of (number) days.

I agree with the entire Terms & Condition section written below and the notes written at the top of this Agreement.

I agree and understand that the Owner makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, about [Pet.FirstName] temperament. Therefore, the Owner is absolved of liability for any and all future injuries or damages caused by [Pet.FirstName].

I also agree and understand that the Owner offers no guarantee, expressed or implied, the suitability of [Pet.FirstName] to the Adopter and the Adopter’s family.

Medical information

The following information includes [Pet.FirstName] up-to-date medical records. The results below should be “Negative” to protect the health and safety of other animals.

Procedure/Inoculation

Date

Results

Heartwork check

Positive or Negative

Rabies

Positive or Negative

DHPP

Positive or Negative

Corona

Positive or Negative

Other Procedure/Inoculation

Positive or Negative

Other Procedure/Inoculation

Positive or Negative

Other conditions [Pet.FirstName] has or any additional medical information the Adopter should know about will be outlined below:

(Insert information about pre-existing health conditions or current illnesses the pet has, but can be treated for, either by the Adopter or by the adoption agency/breeder)

Terms and conditions

I do hereby confirm to the following terms and conditions and undertake that:

1. I am over eighteen (18) years of age and can legally adopt in my state.

2. I will not part with the possession of [Pet.FirstName], except to return them to the Owner. If I do give up [Pet.FirstName] for any reason and do not tell the Owner prior, I will be liable for all costs, including legal costs, that incur from recovering [Pet.FirstName].

3. I will give [Pet.FirstName] a chance to adjust to their new home. If [Pet.FirstName] ends up not being a good fit, they can return them and receive a refund within (number) days

4. I will feed and house [Pet.FirstName] to the Owners satisfaction. If it is found that they have not done so, the Owner can claim back possession of [Pet.FirstName].

5. I will never cage or chain [Pet.FirstName]. If [Pet.FirstName] is found to be caged or chained, either inside or outside the home, they will be removed from my care.

6. I can afford the services of a veterinary practitioner in my state.

7. I agree to purchase pet insurance for [Pet.FirstName] and will renew the insurance terms regularly. I will not, at any point, take them off pet insurance unless the cost of said insurance exceeds the amount being paid for care (in regards to pre-existing conditions)

8. I agree to keep [Pet.FirstName] vaccinations up to date. If an injury occurs, I will take [Pet.FirstName] to a veterinarian to seek treatment. I will not deny treatment unless the treatment has a low success rate (less than 10%) or would prolong the life of a terminally ill, suffering pet, or they have reached the age where significant improvement is unlikely.

9. I understand that in the event of an illness (not injury) occurring within the first seven (7) days of adoption, I may bring the animal to the Owner to be attended to by its veterinarian or taken to a veterinarian with no charge – to myself.

10. I will ensure that [Pet.FirstName] is stipulated and sterilized by the Owner or by a veterinarian if the Owner does not have the training to do so.

11. I will purchase [Pet.FirstName] an identification tag strapped to a collar and identification tag, or an elasticized collar if [Pet.FirstName] is a cat or another small animal.

12. My property is enclosed and won’t be able to be opened by [Pet.FirstName]. At no time will I knowingly allow [Pet.FirstName] to roam the streets without supervision.

13. I will tell the Owner within twenty-four (24) hours if [Pet.FirstName] dies or goes missing.

14. I understand, know, and acknowledge the "By-Laws Pertaining to Dogs" of the municipality in which I reside. Should I move, I agree to research said state’s by-laws.

15. I will permit the Owner or an authorized officer dispatched by the Owner to visit my dwellings, to be assured that [Pet.FirstName] is being treated in accordance with this Agreement, and I will allow the Owner to take back [Pet.FirstName], if, in the Owner's opinion, the terms of this Agreement are not being reasonably adhered to.

16. I will not use or allow [Pet.FirstName] to be used as an attack animal, watch animal, or protection animal on any commercial or industrial premises.

17. I will notify the Owner if I change my address in writing by (delivery method: email, registered post, in-person) within forty-eight (48) hours.

I certify and agree that all statements outlined in this Agreement are correct and true. I agree that the Owner has the right to confiscate [Pet.FirstName] if the statements I’ve made are falsified, or the check amount for my adoption fees bounces or returns.

Signature

MM / DD / YYYY

Signature

MM / DD / YYYY

[Adopter.FirstName][Adopter.LastName]

[Owner.FirstName][Owner.LastName]

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