The undersigned adoptive person(s) (the Adopter) hereby adopts the following described Giselle’s Legacy rescue animal from Giselle’s Legacy and, as a condition thereof agrees to the terms and provisions of this adoption contract with Giselle’s Legacy as of:
the adopter is free to change the animal’s name. Giselle’s Legacy believes but does not warrant that the animal is approximately this old:
2. SHELTER, FEEDING AND TRANSPORT OF THE ANIMAL.
The pet will be an indoor pet (unless a farm animal) and will have a suitable place to sleep within the household.
The animal will not live in a garage, dog house, or any type of outbuilding.
The Adopter agrees that the definition of an adequate fence is a fence that encloses a yard and one that prevents the animal within to go out of the area by jumping, digging, or exiting through gates not properly secured. If the animal should be able to jump over or dig under the fence, it would be deemed no longer adequate and must be repaired immediately by raising it to six feet or higher or sealing any and all weak spots thereby making it safe and adequate for the animal.
The animal shall not be transported in the back of a truck without proper tie down.
The animal will be provided with fresh food and water daily in adequate supply to maintain good health.
Adopter will keep the animal’s license current and the animal will wear a collar with the city or county license and/or identification tag with adopter’s current contact information at all times when outside of the house.
4. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.
The animal may not be sold, given away, or brought to any local government agency (shelter or pound), or any private rescue agency other than Giselle’s Legacy. If the animal is lost, the adopter must notify Giselle’s Legacy immediately (Sherrie Calderon 949-701-0889).
5. POST ADOPTION MATTERS.
Giselle’s Legacy will not be responsible for any expenses incurred in housing, feeding, maintaining, treating, caring for, or otherwise owning or possessing the animal after adopting from Giselle’s Legacy, including any responsibility for animal’s behavior, training, maintenance, care, feeding, or housing. The Adopter must notify Giselle’s Legacy if there are any changes.
6. BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Upon breach of this adoption contract, Giselle’s Legacy shall have the following rights which are cumulative and not exclusive, and Giselle's Legacy may, but is not obligated to exercise one or more of them at its sole discretion:
7. RETURN OF THE ANIMAL.
- Retaking possession of the animal. Giselle's Legacy may come on the property of the Adopter at any given time without notice in order to effect such repossession and to that effect, the Adopter hereby unconditionally grants Giselle’s Legacy and it’s representatives a license to come upon such person’s property to repossess the animal.
- Reimbursement. In the event of a breach by the Adopter, Adopter agrees to bear all costs and expenses of any kind incurred, or to be incurred, by Giselle’s Legacy in retaking possession of the animal, in housing, feeding, maintaining and caring for the animal until the animal is once again adopted out or in the event of the animal’s death.
The Adopter acknowledges that by adopting the animal, he/she is making a commitment to love and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. The Adopter agrees to do his/her utmost and utilize his/her best efforts to accomplish this commitment and the undertaking required by this adoption contract.
8. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF THE ANIMAL.
The animal will not be used for medical research, fighting, or guard purposes.
9. NO WARRANTIES.
Giselle’s Legacy has used its best efforts to determine the background and condition of the animal but makes no promises, representations, or warranties, express or implied, as to the nature, age, background, breeding, behavior, or health of the animal. The Adopter accepts the animal as is with all faults and conditions and is not relying on any statement by Giselle’s Legacy as to the animal.
10. CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND NOTIFICATION.
The Adopter agrees to notify Giselle’s Legacy no more than ten (10) days prior to any change of address, change of environment that will likely affect the animal, or any incident involving animal control arising from ownership of the animal.
11. COSTS OF ENFORCEMENT.
Should it become necessary for Giselle’s Legacy to take action to recover the animal or otherwise enforce the provisions of this adoption contract, the Adopter will be responsible for all of Giselle’s Legacy’s attorney fees and court costs.
12. PROPER PROOF OF ALLOWANCE OF ANIMAL IN RESIDENCE/APT.
The Adopter guarantees the proper agreements with housing, landlords, or property management have been made prior to adopting the animal.
13. LIFELONG COMMITMENT/FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Remember, pets are an investment of your time and money.