Big Little Life Animal Rescue International, Inc: ADOPTION AGREEMENT
www.biglittleliferescue.org / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contract: This Adoption Contract (the “Contract”) is entered into by and between Big Little Life Animal Rescue International, Inc (“BLLAR”), and the “Adopter”, effective as of the Adoption Date below. Adopter has agreed to adopt the pet described below (the “Pet” or the “Dog”), and BLLAR has agreed to release such Pet to Adopter, subject to and in accordance with the following terms and conditions:
Pet Returns; Surrenders: BLLAR will take back any BLLAR Pet that must be owner surrendered. Adopter may NEVER transfer the Pet to another person, rescue group, humane association, shelter or pound, or any medical or experimental laboratory or similar organization without the prior written consent of BLLAR. In the event of such approved transfer, the new adopter will be required to sign an Adoption Contract. Adoption donations are non-refundable in the event the Pet is returned or surrendered to BLLAR, or transferred or released to another adopter.
1. TRIAL PERIOD. Both parties agree to a trial period of 14 days during which the dog will be living with the Adopter, but will remain under sole ownership of BLLAR.
a. Trial period begins from the date this agreement is signed.
b. An adoption fee of $650$750Other is due at signing.
The adoption donation is not a purchase price, but a contribution used to help other animals and is therefore, non-refundable after the 14-day trial period when adoption is finalized.
c. Adopter agrees to buy a GPS collar, a martingale collar, and a Web Master Ruff Wear harness in time for dog arrival. A picture of purchased items must be emailed to BLLAR.
d. Adopter agrees to be responsible for providing food, water, shelter and maintaining health of the dog.
e. Adopter agrees to read and follow the Leash Safety and runaway dog document provided by BLLAR.
f. Adopter agrees to text/message/email at least one photo and a video of the dog each day to the BLLAR
representative and provide updates on the dog’s well-being.
g. Adopter agrees to allow BLLAR Representative to visit their home during the trial period to check on the well-being of the dog.
h. Adopter understands that the Pet has been checked, spayed/neutered and vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian, and that the state of Pet’s health is accurately represented to BLLAR's best knowledge.
i. Adopter agrees to take the animal to a veterinarian for an examination within the trial period. Adopter is financially responsible for this check-up visit. If the animal is given a clean bill of health, Adopter agrees to hold BLLAR harmless of any defects/medical issues that animal later possess/acquires. If during trial period the Pet is examined by a licensed veterinarian and if determined to be ill or has a health problem not outlined in this agreement, Adopter agrees to contact BLLAR in order for the animal to be evaluated and treated by BLLAR veterinarian.
j. In the event Adopter surrenders the dog to BLLAR during the trial period, he/she must write a detailed explanation with the reasons for the return and deliver the dog to the foster home or other place specified by a BLLAR representative.
k. In the event of the return, Adopter is entitled to a partial adoption fee reimbursement of 50%.
l. In the event the animal escapes from Adopter and goes missing during the trial period, Adopter agrees to contact BLLAR IMMEDIATELY and follow the instructions provided by BLLAR in attempts to retrieve the animal. Failure to do so, will result in breach of contract and the adoption agreement will be void.
m. BLLAR has a right to remove the dog from Adopter home and null the agreement at any point during the two-week trial if BLLAR sees fit.
n. Upon the expiration of the trial period (14 days from date this agreement was signed) with the agreement of both parties, Adopter becomes legal owner of the dog.
2. ADOPTER RESPONSIBILITIES.
a. Adopter accepts the responsibility for caring and providing for this animal’s welfare and
agrees the animal always receives quality food, water, shelter, companionship and is given
reasonable amount of time to adjust to new surroundings.
b. Adopter agrees to keep the dog as an indoor pet (i.e. supervised time outside only).
c. Adopter will provide proper medical/veterinary care, including yearly checkups and
vaccinations, as well as veterinary care for unusual symptoms.
d. Adopter agrees to comply with all state and local laws governing licensing and ownership of
e. The Adopter agrees to receive phone calls and/or visits from BLLAR representative to check on
the adjustment and progress of the animal and allows BLLAR to make periodic visits during the
first 90 days following the signing of this and if considered necessary to further periodic
f. Adopter agrees to contact BLLAR IMMEDIATELY if the dog is missing.
g. Adopter agrees to contact BLLAR if he/she is having problems with the dog (Behavioral/Health
h. To immediately notify BLLAR in the event of death or prior to disposal of the body.
i. Adopter agrees to immediately notify BLLAR of any change of address or telephone number within
the first year following the signing of this contract and of any change in circumstances which
may prevent the Adopter from keeping the Pet or to comply with any of the terms of this
SPAYING/NEUTERING: Adopter understands that puppies of large breeds take about 2 years to mature and fixing an animal too early will impact his/her growth development and may be associated with increased risks of debilitating joint disorders and some cancers. Adopter agrees to spay/neuter this Pet, if not already no earlier than 11 months old.
NO WARRANTY: The Adopter acknowledges, understands, and agrees that BLLAR makes no guarantees, promises, representations, or warranties whatsoever, express or implied, written or unwritten, regarding the Pet’s disposition, temperament, and/or current or future health and personality. The Adopter agrees to take the Pet as is and with any and all faults.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK; RELEASE; INDEMNITY: The Adopter acknowledges that, due to the unpredictable nature of animals, there are certain inherent risks and dangers associated with the care and custody of the Pet. Adopter voluntarily agrees to assume full responsibility for all such risks and waives and releases BLLAR and its directors and representatives from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, injury, or damages of any kind. Adopter also agrees to be solely responsible for any actions of the Pet and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless BLLAR and its directors and representatives from any liabilities, injuries or losses caused by the Pet or any causes of actions, claims, suits or demands that arise from such injury, damages or losses.
Adopter is fully aware of, understands and agrees to all the terms and conditions of this RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISION, and that it is BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE BY LAW.
THE UNDERSIGNED PARTIES HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THEY HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE CONTRACT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL THE TERMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THIS CONTRACT AND, BASED UPON SUCH, EXECUTE IT.
I have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of this agreement, and agree that it is not arbitrary and that the provisions herein are common in pet adoption contracts. I further understand that if I fail to comply with any of the terms specified herein, BLLAR has the right to reclaim the dog and to pursue any legal channels to do so.
🚫 Contract signed for a resident of MA by anyone claiming to be representative of BLLAR is illegal.
I, (print name) certify that all information provided on this form is true and agree to all the terms of this document. Any false statement or failure to follow through with the responsibilities will terminate an adoption.
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I, BLLAR Representative ______________________________________________________
have witnessed the Adopter read and sign this agreement. I certify that all information provided on this form is true and agree to all the terms of this document.
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