Adoption Agreement

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Heaven Can Wait Rescue dog!

Please complete this online form in its entirety. Once you hit submit, you will receive a copy of this agreement and so will we. We will do our very best to respond within 24 hours and, if you don't hear from us, please call us or email us directly.

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Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Adoption Agreement

  • This agreement is made and entered into on this date by and between Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue and the following individual(s) hereinafter "adopter."
  • WHEREAS, Adopter wishes to adopt, and Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue wishes to place for adoption, the following dog(s):
  • Adoption agreement – MUST be signed (electronic or actual signature)

  • Now, therefore, for good and valuable consideration, the parties to the agreement agree as follows:

    1. Adopter shall be asked to make a non-refundable donation of the amount indicated herein. The donation shall be used to help Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue offset the large expenses incurred in rescuing, boarding, and caring for these dogs.
    2. It is understood that this dog will be spayed or neutered within 10 days of adoption if not already done. Puppies will be spayed or neutered at the earliest possible time in accordance with a veterinarian's recommendation.
    3. All dogs placed for adoption have been examined by a certified veterinarian. If the dogs past health records have been given by a previous owner, Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue will provide these records to the adopter. Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue attempts to contact the dog's past veterinarians, but sometimes contact cannot be made. Even when it is made, Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue cannot assure the completeness or accuracy of the veterinary records.
    4. Adopter shall provide routine and emergency veterinary care as needed. The dog will be placed on an inoculation program as prescribed by a licensed veterinarian in order to assure and maintain the health of the dog. The dog will receive a rabies vaccination and be licensed in accordance with state and local ordinances.
    5. Adopter shall not transfer the dog to any other person(s). If adopter subsequently no longer wants the dog, adopter shall return the dog to Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue. The adopter will notify Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue of any changes of address of where dog is kept. PLEASE NOTE THAT RUTH MUST BE CALLED AT 718-809-7628 IF YOU CANNOT KEEP THIS DOG. WE WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP DOG WITHIN REASONABLE TIMEFRAME.
    6. The dog is being adopted as a companion only. Adopter shall not use the dog for guarding, protection or breeding purposes. Adopter will not allow the dog to be used for medical or experimental purposes.
    7. Adopter shall treat the dog humanely, particularly with respect to the provisions of adequate food, water and shelter.
    8. The adopter(s) (NOT THE CHILDREN) accepts full responsibility for maintaining the proper care of this dog, including nourishing food, clean water, safe exercise and shelter. Grooming is essential to this dog's well-being, therefore, a "rescue" dog must be groomed on a regular basis by adopter or a professional groomer.
    9. This dog must NOT be maintained outside as a yard dog. The primary and only function of this "rescue" dog is that of a companion house pet. This dog will be fenced or leashed and under control whenever the dog is outside the home where it resides.
    10. If adopter resides in housing which is rented, adopter shall obtain permission from the landlord prior to the dog's placement with adopter. A copy of the lease approving pets in the rental housing will be acceptable.
    11. Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue may make inquiries about and/or examine the dog at any time, upon reasonable notice to the adopter.
    12. In the event that Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue (or its agents or representatives) determines, in its sole discretion, that Adopter is not providing adequate food, water, shelter, veterinary care, or is otherwise in breach of any of its obligations herein, Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue shall be entitled to take back the dog and make appropriate arrangements for the dogs' care and/or the dogs' readoption. Should such an event occur, the donation made by Adopter shall be forfeited.
    13. Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue makes no representations or warranties concerning the health, temperament, and/or previous ownership of the dog, other than expressly stated herein. Adopter understands that Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue shall not be liable for any medical care, or treatment of the dog.
    14. Adopter agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Heaven Can Wait Dog Rescue, its' agents, and representatives, for and against any and all manner of actions and causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, bonds, covenants, agreements, judgments, claims, and demands whatsoever arising out of or relating to the adoption, placement, and/or possession of the dog.
    15. If any provision of the Agreement is or becomes void or unenforceable by force or operation of law, the other provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.
    16. There will be NO REFUNDS of ADOPTION DONATION FEES upon signature of this agreement.
    17. The entire Agreement between the parties is contained herein.

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