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God’s Grace Canine Rescue, Inc.
RESCUE ADOPTION AGREEMENT
GENERAL INFORMATION: STATE: ________
Dog__ Cat__ Other_______________ Name: __________
Sex: ______ Age: _____ Color And Markings:
Other ID Info (Tattoo/microchip/unique physical characteristic) _______________________
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
In consideration of receiving the animal described above from God’s Grace Canine Rescue, Inc., the undersigned new owner (“ Adopter”) agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions:
______1. I agree that the animal will be kept exclusively as an indoor pet and will not be used in any way detrimental to the animal (i.e., medical research, abuse, neglect, etc.) and not kept outside. The primary function of the animal will be that of a companion.
______2. I agree that I will not transfer, sell, give, trade or in any way change custody of the animal from me to any other person or entity, including, without limitation, any laboratory or other rescue or humane group. The animal will not be sold or given away. It can only be returned to God’s Grace. If I no longer want or cannot keep the animal, I acknowledge that I am required to return the animal to God’s Grace. If the animal is no longer wanted or can no longer be kept, and if I have moved more than 50 miles further away from the place of adoption, I assume sole responsibility and expense for returning the animal promptly and safely to God’s Grace. I shall immediately notify God’s Grace of my intent to give up the animal. Further, in the event of any material dispute concerning the ownership or care or condition of the animal, God’s Grace may, at its option, reclaim the animal.
______3. This animal will only be euthanized in the case of the animal’s terminal illness or injury, or old age accompanied by unreasonable pain and suffering. Euthanasia must be performed by a licensed veterinarian.
______4. I will notify my God’s Grace representative immediately if this animal is lost or stolen and will make every effort to locate the animal. I will also promptly notify God’s Grace if the animal dies or sustains a serious injury requiring medical treatment other than routine care.
______5. I will keep an ID tag on the animal at all times. The tag information must be changed within 30 days if I move or if my phone numbers change. My rescue representative must also be made aware of any changes.
______6. I will have the animal seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible after adoption and placed on the appropriate
vaccination and veterinary health program as advised by such veterinarian. I agree to provide proper food, fresh water, indoor shelter, protection, kind treatment and medical care for the life of the animal. *Puppy Addendum: I agree to schedule an appointment within 30 days from the date of adoption for spay/neuter of the puppy at the appropriate age. God’s Grace reserves the right to reclaim any puppy not spayed/neutered by 6 months of age** I must notify my representative of the date and place of spay/neuter.
______7. I will keep the animal on leash at all times when not in a safe, enclosed and fenced area. I will not tie the animal outside at any time nor will I leave the animal outdoors while I am away from home. The animal will not be confined in a yard with "underground" or "electric fencing”. Also the animal will not be trained for behavioral issues or barking with a static correction collar or what is commonly referred to as a "no bark" collar.
______8. I will provide the animal with regular veterinary care including required vaccines, dental care and parasite checks.
______9. I will never transport the animal in an open vehicle or in any other way that will endanger the animal during transport.
______10. I understand that God’s Grace reserves the right to repossess the animal (at my expense) should any portion of this contract be breached by me or should God’s Grace determine, in its reasonable discretion, that I have neglected or mistreated this dog.
______11. I agree to allow God’s Grace to periodically check on the dog, at reasonable times, to be assured of compliance with the above terms.
______12. I certify that I have never been convicted of a violation of any ordinance or statute enacted pursuant to animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment.
______13. In consideration of God’s Grace’s transfer of the adopted dog to me, as the adopter, I agree that God’s Grace, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, successors and assignees, shall have no liability to me for any damages for breach of duty or contractual obligation or any other claim of any kind, at law or equity, in connection with the animal whether presently existing or arising in the future. If, for any reason, the animal is returned to God’s Grace, or if this Agreement is terminated for any reason, God’s Grace shall have no obligation to pay me any refund, reimbursement or any other amount or fee.
______14. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless God’s Grace, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, successors, assigns, all members of the God’s Grace Canine Rescue, Inc. from and against any and all demands, claims, causes of action, or judgments, and any and all expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees) incurred in connection with this agreement, including, without limitation, claims of any third party for injury to person, loss of life, or damage to property.
______15. Disclaimer of Uniform Commercial Code warranties. THE ADOPTED ANIMAL IS FURNISHED TO THE ADOPTER AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY CONCERNING ITS PERFORMANCE OR CONDITION. ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED BY GOD’S GRACE CANINE RESCUE, INC. AND WAIVED BY THE ADOPTER.
______16. If any party commences litigation against any other party for the specific performance of this Agreement, or for damages for the breach of this Agreement or otherwise for enforcement of any remedy under this Agreement, the parties waive any right to a trial by jury and, in the event of any commencement of litigation, the substantially prevailing party shall be entitled to costs and reasonable attorneys fees in any action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement and/or in any action or proceeding to enforce a judgment based on a cause of action arising out of this agreement. All litigation shall be filed and prosecuted in the state in which the dog was housed by God’s Grace before adoption.
______17. This agreement constitutes the final, complete and exclusive statement between the parties to this Agreement and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements of the parties, and is binding on and inures to the benefit of their respective heirs, representatives, successors and assigns. Neither party has been induced to enter into this Agreement by, nor is either party relying on any representation or warranty outside those expressly set forth in this Agreement. Any agreement made after the date of this Agreement is ineffective to modify, waive, or terminate this Agreement, in whole or in part, unless that agreement is in writing, is signed by a duly authorized representative of God’s Grace and the Adopter, and specifically states that agreement modifies this Agreement.
______18. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with laws of the state the animal was housed in before placement. If any term or provision of this Agreement is, to any extent, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected, and each term or provision of this Agreement shall be valid and be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law. If the application of any term or provision of this Agreement to any person or circumstances is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the application of that term or provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid or unenforceable, shall not be affected, and each term or provision of this Agreement shall be valid and be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.
______19. I understand that this Agreement involves important legal rights and obligations, and I acknowledge that I have had an opportunity to consult with an independent legal adviser of my choosing. I further acknowledge that I have voluntarily and knowingly signed this Agreement, in full recognition of the nature of the undertakings that I have assumed under this Agreement.
God’s Grace Adoption Agreement
New Owner’s Name:
Street Address (no P.O. Boxes):
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number: Email:
Signature: Date: _________
Signature of God’s Grace Representative:
Representative Telephone: ______________________________________
**Please make all checks payable to God’s Grace Canine Rescue, Inc. **
Last Modified: 07/2014 Page 3 of 3ny other amount or fee.
______19. I understand that thi