Utah Doberman Rescue Adoption Contract

I,_____________________AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IN ADOPTING A DOG THROUGH THE
UTAH DOBERMAN RESCUE, A DIVISION OF THE SALT LAKE DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB.

  1. I AM ADOPTING THIS DOG ONLY TO BE A FAMILY PET. MY DOBERMAN WILL NOT BE PROTECTION OR ATTACK
    TRAINED OR AGITATED IN ANY MANNER. MY DOBERMAN WILL NOT BE USED AS A GUARD DOG FOR ANY
    AGENCY, FIRM, CORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION.
  2. I WILL KEEP MY DOBERMAN AS A PART OF THE FAMILY, LIVING PRIMARILY IN THE HOUSE WITH OTHER
    FAMILY MEMBERS. MY DOBERMAN WILL NOT BE KEPT AS AN OUTSIDE DOG AND WILL NEVER BE LEFT OUT-
    SIDE OVERNIGHT.
  3. I WILL NEVER SELL, TRANSFER, TRADE OR DISPOSE OF THIS DOG IN ANY WAY WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING
    THE DOBERMAN RESCUE, EXCEPT FOR HAVING THE DOG HUMANELY PUT TO SLEEP IN CASE OF SEVERE
    ILLNESS OR INJURY. IF THE DOG IS LOST OR STOLEN, THE ADOPTER WILL NOTIFY UTAH DOBERMAN RESCUE
    WITHIN TWELVE HOURS OF LOSS OR THEFT.
  4. MY DOBERMAN WILL NEVER BE USED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH OF ANY KIND WHILE HE/SHE IS ALIVE.
  5. I WILL NEVER TIE UP OR 'CHAIN' MY DOBERMAN AS A WAY OF CONTROL OR CONFINEMENT.
  6. MY DOBERMAN WILL NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN THE OPEN BED OF
    A PICKUP TRUCK.
  7. MY DOBERMAN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ROAM OR RUN AT LARGE. HE/SHE WILL ALWAYS BE UNDER MY
    CONTROL OR ON A LEASH WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC. AS A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER I WILL ALWAYS CLEAN
    UP AFTER MY DOG, WHETHER IN MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD, A PUBLIC PARK OR ELSEWHERE.
  8. AS A FAMILY PET AND COMPANION I WILL GIVE MY DOBERMAN THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE AND FEEDING
    THAT I CAN REASONABLY AFFORD. I UNDERSTAND THAT EXPENSES PER DOG USUALLY RUN A MINIMUM
    OF $450.00 PER YEAR (ANNUAL EXAMS, VACCINATIONS, LICENSING, QUALITY DOG FOOD, ETC).
  9. SHOULD IT BECOME NECESSARY FOR UTAH DOBERMAN RESCUE TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO RECOVER
    THE ADOPTED DOG(S) FROM THE UNDERSIGNED ADOPTER(S), OR THOSE TO WHOM THE ADOPTER(S) HAVE
    TRANSFERRED OR SOLD THE DOG(S), OR TO OTHERWISE ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT,
    THE UNDERSIGNED ADOPTER AGREES TO PAY ALL COURT COSTS AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES,
    WHETHER OR NOT THAT ACTION SHOULD BE FILED IN A COURT OF LAW.

I WILL NOT HOLD THE UTAH DOBERMAN RESCUE, THE SALT LAKE DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB OR ANY OF ITS
MEMBERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF MY DOBERMAN. I AM AWARE THAT THE BACKGROUND OF THE
DOBERMAN I AM ADOPTING IS UNKNOWN. WHILE TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED MY
DOBERMAN HAS NEVER BITTEN ANYONE OR SHOWN ANY SIGN OF BAD TEMPERAMENT, I ADOPT THIS DOBERMAN
WITH THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OR PROMISES MADE.

SIGNED on the______________day of_________________________19___

Adopter's name(s) (Please print):________________________________________________________________________

Adopter's Address:______________________________________City:__________________State:_______Zip:________

Adopter's Phone Number(s): Home________________________Work______________________________

Signed in the presence of:____________________________________________________________________________
(Signature of agent for Utah Doberman Rescue)
Utah Doberman Rescue Agent's Name (Please print):________________________________________________________________

 

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