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Terms of Adoption
I understand that
information provided to EGRR about a dog’s behavior or health by
a previous home or owner might not be accurate and that no
history will be available on a dog that came from a shelter. I understand that EGRR will make every attempt to provide
as much information as they have available to them about the
dog’s medical and behavioral history and that a dog may behave
differently or have other issues in my home that were not
evident in a foster home or previous home. I understand that EGRR’s role is to facilitate the
adoption process and that it is my responsibility to see and
evaluate the dog before deciding to adopt him and
that the decision to adopt the dog is mine and mine alone. I agree to not hold
EGRR or its representative responsible for any behavior, health
or other issues that occur once I take possession of the dog. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Evergreen Golden
Retriever Rescue and it’s officers, members and/or agents from
any claims for damages arising from actions, injuries,
accidents, health or other issues of a dog adopted by me.
Should the dog show signs of aggression after being
adopted, I agree to notify EGRR immediately. EGRR has my permission to contact individuals and/or
businesses listed in above responses.
I acknowledge that all of the above information is true and complete.
I also acknowledge that I have read and agree to comply
with EGRR’s Adoption Contract and should I be found in violation
of these Terms of Adoption or the Adoption Contract I will, if
requested, relinquish the dog to EGRR.
Mandatory Criteria for Adoption
This Contract lists the criteria that
we feel are necessary to ensure a successful adoption and to
provide a safe, secure and happy home for our Rescue Golden. As of the date of adoption, the golden adopted becomes
the property of the adopter. However, at the same time EGRR reserves some rights
regarding the animal in the case it is abandoned, mistreated or
not cared for in a reasonable manner. The items listed below are considered to be crucial to
the well-being of the adopted animal. These criteria must be followed. Although repossessing a dog is a very rare occurrence,
EGRR is prepared to do so should we feel it necessary in order
that the best interests of the dog may be protected, and his
health and safety preserved.
I agree to keep the dog in my possession as my household pet and
companion. The dog will live with me inside my house as a family
pet. Should I be unable to keep the dog for any reason, I agree
to not sell, abandon, transfer or dispose of the dog in any way,
including to family members but instead notify and return
the dog to EGRR.
I understand that if I determine the dog I have adopted is not a
good match for me or my situation, I am obligated to return the
dog to EGRR and will transport the dog to wherever EGRR
requests. If I do this within 30 days my adoption donation will
be refunded but I am not entitled to and will not be reimbursed
for any other expenses. I
also understand that the reason for returning the dog may
influence EGRR’s decision to place another dog with me.
I agree to provide quality and sufficient food, clean water,
appropriate grooming and humane treatment for the dog at all
I agree to ensure the dog’s safety by never allowing the dog to
run loose without adequate adult supervision.
When the dog is outside and unattended, he/she will be in
a securely fenced yard or run.
The dog will never be tied or chained outside without a
responsible adult in physical attendance.
I agree to provide regular veterinary care including appropriate
vaccinations, and treatments of infections, illnesses and
injuries as recommended by my veterinarian and to obtain
veterinary care as soon as possible should the dog be injured or
I agree to have the dog surgically sterilized within 30 days of
adoption or by an agreed upon date at my expense if the dog is
not already altered and to provide proof of sterilization in
writing to EGRR within 10 days of the surgery.
I will not allow the dog to breed or be bred under any
I agree to use a buckle collar on the dog when not training
him/her and to attach the EGRR ID tag and a personal ID tag to
the collar. EGRR
recommends that I have the dog micro-chipped as means of
With multiple dogs, no collar when inside is permitted.
Within one month, I agree to license the dog according to the
regulations in the community in which I live.
Additionally, I agree to obey all animal control
regulations and to never transport the dog in the open bed of a
pickup truck or similar vehicle without proper restraints as
stated in Washington state law.
I understand that taking my dog through a basic obedience class
will greatly benefit my dog and will aide in the success of this
adoption and I will make every attempt to do so at my expense.
In order to fully protect the health and safety of the dog, I
agree to allow an EGRR representative to examine the dog and
his/her living conditions at any time if they have a reasonable
belief that the dog is not being cared for in a proper manner.
If the dog’s living conditions are deemed unacceptable or
if I have violated this Adoption Contract in any way, I agree to
immediately surrender the dog to an EGRR representative.
I understand that EGRR makes every attempt to ensure that the
dog being adopted is healthy and that I be advised of any known
medical issues. I
understand that it is recommended that I have the dog checked by
a veterinarian of my choice at my expense within 30 days to
confirm the health of the dog.
I also acknowledge that since most of the dogs have
unknown genetic backgrounds, I will not hold EGRR or its
representatives responsible for medical afflictions including
but not limited to its eyes, hips, heart, elbows or allergies.
I understand that there are inherent risks associated with pet
ownership and accept these risks for myself and my family,
visitors to my home or other third parties.
I agree to assume full responsibility for any and all actions or
damage done by the dog from the moment he/she comes into my
I understand that EGRR is a referral service and that it is my
responsibility to see and evaluate the dog before deciding to
adopt him/her. I agree not to hold EGRR or its representatives
responsible for any behavior that occurs once I take possession
of the dog. I understand
that EGRR has no history on a dog that was obtained from a
shelter and the information EGRR has from a previous owner may
not be accurate.
Furthermore, I understand that EGRR’s foster homes are
experienced dog owners and that an adopted dog may behave
differently in my home than he/she behaved in the foster home.
Should the dog demonstrate any type of aggressive
behavior I will notify EGRR immediately.
I affirm that I had the opportunity to review and ask questions
as to all points and provisions of this Contract.
I understand that any controversy or claim arising out of or
relating to this contract or the breach thereof shall be settled
by arbitration before an arbitration attorney in King County,
Washington, pursuant to the laws relating to arbitration.
The arbitrator may grant any relief and render any award
which he or she deems just and equitable and within the scope of
the agreement of the parties, including, but not limited to,
Awards pursuant to this Article may include costs, including a
reasonable allowance for attorney's fees, and judgments may be
entered upon any award made hereunder in any court having
jurisdiction in the premises.