Adoption Contract

ADOPTION, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

For and in consideration of Doberman Rescue's relinquishment of custody of the above-described dog (the "Dog"), the above-identified adopter (the "Adopter") hereby gives and grants unto Doberman Rescue, as a basis on which Dog is released, this Adoption, Release and Indemnity Agreement, and promises, covenants and agrees as follows:

HOLD HARMLESS

DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ADOPTER ON ANY THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY INCLUDING THE SOLE OR CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE OF DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS), FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CAUSED BY DOG. ADOPTER DOES HEREBY RELEASE DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, SUITS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF OR BE BROUGHT AGAINST DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND/OR ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) BY VIRTUE OF THE RELEASE OF DOG TO ADOPTER. IT IS THE EXPRESSED INTENTION OF ADOPTER AND DOBERMAN RESCUE THAT THE RELEASE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS PARAGRAPH IS DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO PROTECT DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ATTACK, BEHAVIOR, OR OTHER ACTION BY DOG, AND FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OR NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) IN OBTAINING CUSTODY OF DOG, IN PROVIDING CARE FOR DOG, IN ADOPTING DOG TO ADOPTER, OR IN FAILING TO PROVIDE TIMELY OR ADEQUATE WARNING TO ANY PERSON CONCERNING DOG.

Adopter's Initials:__________

INDEMNIFICATION

ADOPTER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO DEFEND, PAY, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) FROM ALL SUITS, ACTIONS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR LIABILITY OF ANY CHARACTER, TYPE OR DESCRIPTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING ALL EXPENSES OF LITIGATION, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR INJURY OR DEATH TO ANY PERSON, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PROPERTY, RECEIVED OR SUSTAINED BY ANY PERSON OR PERSONS OR PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF OR OCCASIONED BY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THE RELEASE OF DOG TO ADOPTER. IT IS THE EXPRESSED INTENTION OF ADOPTER AND DOBERMAN RESCUE THAT THE INDEMNITY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS PARAGRAPH IS DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO PROTECT DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ATTACK, BEHAVIOR OR OTHER ACTION BY DOG, AND FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OR NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF RESCUER OR DOBERMAN RESCUE IN OBTAINING CUSTODY OF DOG, IN PROVIDING CARE FOR DOG, IN ADOPTING DOG TO ADOPTER, OR IN FAILING TO PROVIDE TIMELY OR ADEQUATE WARNING TO ANY PERSON CONCERNING DOG.

Adopter's Initials:__________

NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS

ADOPTER UNDERSTANDS THAT DOBERMAN RESCUE MAKES NO WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE HEALTH, FITNESS, DEMEANOR, OR WELL-BEING OF DOG. ADOPTER ACCEPTS DOG "AS IS." BECAUSE OF THIS, ADOPTER UNDERSTANDS THAT DOBERMAN RESCUE (AND ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS) ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY IF DOG SHOULD BECOME ILL OR DIE AFTER BEING RELEASED TO ADOPTER OR SHOULD BITE, SCRATCH, INJURE, OR CAUSE THE DEATH OF ANY PERSON OR ANIMAL OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AFTER BEING RELEASED INTO ADOPTER'S CUSTODY.

Adopter's Initials:__________

Adopter further promises, covenants and agrees:

  1. to care for Dog lovingly (including, but not limited to, adequate food, shelter, water, veterinary care and love);
  2. to ensure Dog is maintained on heartworm preventative and keep all immunizations current and updated according to a veterinarian's schedule. At the time of adoption, Doberman Rescue will verify the name and telephone number for your veterinarian. If you do not know the name and telephone number of your veterinarian, you will call us with that information within the next fourteen days;
  3. to take Dog to said veterinarian for an initial visit and purchase of heartworm preventive wthin 30 days of adoption. Your dog has been receiving heartwom preventive on the first of each month so we requst you visit the vet in time to keep to this schedule;
  4. to license Dog in accordance with the laws and ordinances and to abide by the leash laws and ordinances of the municipality, county and state in which Adopter lives;
  5. to ensure that Dog wears a collar and identification tags at all times;
  6. to keep Dog as a house pet, to be exercised in a fenced yard or on a leash, and not be allowed to roam the streets;
  7. to not allow Dog to ride in the open bed of a pick-up truck;
  8. not to sell, trade, or dispose of Dog, in any way. If Adopter cannot keep Dog or chooses to no longer keep dog, Adopter will return Dog to Doberman Rescue. Doberman Rescue reserves the right to refund none or only a portion of Adopter's adoption donation, if any (at Doberman Rescue's option);
  9. to promptly notify Doberman Rescue of any change of address, telephone number, or email address;
  10. that Dog shall not be used for any medical or experimental purposes; shall not be kept chained or tied; shall not be used for breeding; and shall not be trained or used as an attack or guard dog;
  11. that Doberman Rescue reserves the right to examine and make inquiry about Dog at any time. If Adopter fails to keep Dog in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, Doberman Rescue may retake custody of Dog without refunding adoption donation, if any, and without recourse by Adopter;
  12. that no AKC registration certificate, if applicable, will be transferred to Adopter;
  13. that if Dog is not spayed or neutered before its adoption by Adopter, that Adopter will have Dog spayed or neutered as soon as possible, by the time it is six months old, if applicable, or as soon as it is deemed safe to do so by a veterinarian;
  14. that all information contained on Adopter's adoption application is true and correct. If any information contained on Adopter's adoption application is untrue, Adopter expressly agrees that Doberman Rescue may retake custody of Dog without refunding adoption donation, if any, and without recourse by Adopter;
  15. that the breach by Adopter of this Agreement would damage Doberman Rescue in a way that could not be adequately compensated by monetary damages. The parties therefore agree that the breach or threatened breach by Adopter of this Agreement may appropriately be restrained by an injunctive order for Adopter to return Dog to Doberman Rescue, granted by a court of appropriate jurisdiction. Adopter further agrees that the actual damages that might be sustained by Doberman Rescue by reason of the breach by Adopter of this Agreement are uncertain and would be difficult of ascertainment, and that, in addition to the injunctive relief agreed to above, the sum of $2000 would be reasonable compensation for such monetary damages and attorney's fees. Adopter hereby promises to pay, and Doberman Rescue hereby agrees to accept, such sum as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, in the event of such breach;
  16. that this Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas; and
  17. that any disputes between the parties to this Agreement concerning the subject matter of this Agreement shall be submitted for resolution to the courts of Dallas County, Texas.

Key Points

  • This contact is what you will need to complete at Doberman Rescue after your Adoption Application is completed and approved.
  • Please note item 8. You may not sell or give away the dog you adopt from us. We consider ourselves responsible for them forever, so if at any time, for any reason, you cannot keep your dog, just call us and bring the dog back. We will not judge you or be unpleasant.
  • Please note item 9. We keep a database of our adopters and their contact information. If a lost dog's chip is scanned, the 24PetWatch database will try to contact you. If they can't reach you, they will contact us. If your contact information is out of date, we will make arrangements to recover the dog and then try to track you down.
  • You will receive a copy of the adoption agreement in the folder we give you that also will contain your dog's rabies certificate and medical records.
  • Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs