Dog Adoption Contract
Wish to adopt a forever friend? Adoptions take place on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in our Adoption Center inside Peppermint Pig Thrift & Gift, 8454 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45255. (Just west of Eight Mile Road). Please review OUR ADOPTION PROCESS before attending our Adoption Event.
BELOW ARE COPIES OF THE PRIMARY CONTRACT AND PUPPY CONTRACT THAT YOU WILL SIGN WITH PPAR IF YOU ARE SELECTED TO ADOPT.
THE PRIMARY CONTRACT IS SIGNED FOR THE ADOPTION OF DOGS WHO ARE OVER 4 MONTHS OF AGE, RECEIVED ALL OF THEIR VACCINES AND SPAYED/NEUTERED.
THE PUPPY CONTRACT IS SIGNED ALONG WITH THE PRIMARY CONTRACT FOR THE ADOPTION OF PUPPIES UNDER 4 MONTHS OF AGE WHO MUST RETURN TO PPAR TO RECEIVE ANY REMAINING PUPPY SERIES VACCINES AND/OR THEIR SPAY/NEUTER.
PEPPERMINT PIG ANIMAL RESCUE ADOPTION CONTRACT
This Agreement between Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue (PPAR) and Adopter is to cover a trial dog adoption.
There will be a trial visit of seven days. The purpose of this “trial visit adoption” is to determine that the dog in question is or is not acceptable as a pet in the Adopter’s household.
If the Adopter finds the dog is not suitable during this trial period, Adopter must notify PPAR in order to arrange a mutually agreeable date/time for the dog’s return. The Adoption Fee given at the start of the “trial adoption” will be returned to the Adopter upon return of the dog, in its original condition as of the start of the “trial visit.”
PPAR will provide initial vaccinations, microchipping, de-worming, spay/neuter, any initial vet care needed and current heartworm/flea preventatives. Once the animal is adopted the Adopter assumes the cost of all vet care not mentioned in this contract or its puppy contract extension. Adopter specifically waives any and all liability of PPAR concerning the dog’s behavior, temperament and health during said trial visit and after any subsequent adoption.
Adopter may inform PPAR of his desire to complete the transaction and finalize the adoption of the dog at any time during the “trial visit” by notifying PPAR. The agreed upon Adoption Fee starting at $145.00 and up being held by PPAR during the “trial adoption” period will then be deposited. PPAR will in turn deliver any appropriate medical documentation of the dog. The adoption will automatically become final at the end of the trial visit period, if the Adopter has not notified PPAR of the need to return the dog. The Adoption Donation will then be deposited.
PPAR makes no warranties, no representations about the quality, condition, or suitability of the dog defined in this agreement. Adopter agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify PPAR, its Officers and Directors, as well as the foster of the dog from any liability and all claims for losses and damages to persons or property incurred as a result of this adoption, or caused by the actions of the dog adopted herein. Adopter waives any remedy for damages which is not specifically contained in this Agreement.
Adopter further agrees that in the event that this waiver of liability is found to be unenforceable by a court of law, any damages which may be assessed against PPAR will be limited to the amount of money given by the Adopter as the fee for this dog.
This Agreement is the entire understanding between the parties. The parties are not relying on any prior communication of any kind. This Agreement may not be amended or modified without a written explanation and endorsement signed by the Adopter and an Officer of PPAR. This Agreement must be made in the appropriate court with the jurisdiction of Cincinnati, OH. The failure of PPAR to insist on the performance of any of the terms of this agreement will not waive nor bar future enforcement of such terms.
Once the adoption has been finalized, Adopter(s) agree to the following:
To spay/neuter this dog if not already done at the time of the adoption, and agrees not to breed this dog.
To keep this dog as an “inside” dog and to make it a loved part of the household.
To provide a regular program of veterinary care for this dog, including, but not limited to annual wellness exams, vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and other testing as recommended by the veterinarian.
To obtain and keep the appropriate county dog license and an ID tag on the dog’s collar which the dog will wear at all times. Lack of proper ID is a primary cause for lost dogs not being returned to owners.
Adopter also agrees to maintain care and custody of the dog for its lifetime and will not sell, give, or otherwise transfer ownership or possession of the dog to another party or household.
Return Policy/Lifetime Commitment: If at any time during the lifetime of the dog, Adopter is unable to keep or provide proper care for the dog, Adopter is required to notify PPAR and make arrangements to return the dog to PPAR as part of our required return policy. PPAR also retains the right to void the return policy if the conditions of the contract or its puppy extension are not fully upheld by the Adopter.
Adopter agrees that PPAR retains the right to contact Adopter, at its discretion to visit the dog and ascertain that these adoption conditions are being met.
Adopter agrees that if the dog is picked up by the dog warden, found wandering or turned into a veterinarian/pound two times, upon the third time, the dog will be returned to PPAR and be cycled back into the adoption program.
In signing this agreement, Adopter gives permission to PPAR and/or its designated agent, to remove the dog from Adopter’s premises if the contract or its puppy extension is violated.
By our signatures below, we, PPAR and Adopter(s), agree that we have read and understand and agree to the terms of this Agreement, and that the full Adoption Donation has been received by PPAR.
Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue Adoption Contract Extension
Puppy Vaccine and Spay/Neuter Contract
Along with all other terms and conditions in PPAR’s Adoption Contract, I understand and agree to all of the following:
I understand that the above named puppy requires additional DAPP puppy vaccinations and these must be administered at PPAR on the following date(s): specified vaccine due dates.
I agree that I MUST bring the above named puppy back to PPAR on the dates listed above to receive the remaining puppy DAPP vaccines and that I will not have these vaccines administered elsewhere.
I understand that the above named puppy has not reached the appropriate age for sterilization and has not been spayed/neutered at this time.
I agree that it is my responsibility and that I am required to schedule and bring this puppy to their spay/neuter procedure at PPAR’s designated vet by no later than the specified Spay/Neuter deadline.
I understand and agree that this spay/neuter agreement is a commitment that this dog will not produce any litters of puppies, either as purposely bred or by accidental breeding.
I agree that this puppy’s physical appearance will NOT be altered by ear cropping, dew claw removal, tail docking, etc., unless deemed medically necessary by a vet and a written statement is provided to PPAR from my vet prior to the procedure and I may be required to bring the puppy to PPAR’s vet for a second opinion and decision.
I understand and agree that it is my responsibility and that I will provide the above named puppy with appropriate training and socialization and I will not hold PPAR responsible for any behavioral issues that may develop if I fail to do so.
I understand and agree that if I fail to meet these contract requirements, PPAR reserves the right to, and has my permission to, seize the above named puppy and retain the adoption fee.
I understand and agree that my permanent guardianship of this puppy is contingent on my compliance with this agreement as well as the terms and conditions listed in PPAR’s Adoption Contract.
By our signatures below, we, PPAR and Adopter(s), agree that we have read, understand and agree to the terms of this Contract.