Adoption Contract

Note: This is a sample contract that you can adapt to fit your particular situation.

Adoption Contract

Name of person adopting out the animal (referred to as “Guardian”) ______________________________________Phone_____________________

Address _________________________________________________________

Adopted Animal’s name_______________________ Sex_____ Age_____

Spayed/neutered? _______________

Color and description ________________________________________________________________

Name of person adopting the animal (referred to as “Adopter”) _______________________________________Phone____________________

Address _________________________________________________________


1. If the Adopted Animal is not already altered, I agree to have the Adopted Animal altered by this date: ______________________

2. I agree to keep an identification tag attached to a properly fitted collar that will remain on the Adopted Animal at all times, whet

her inside or outside of the house, and to obtain all city licenses required by local authorities.

3. I agree to provide the Adopted Animal with necessary inoculations at the intervals advised by my veterinarian.

4. I agree to have the Adopted Animal under my control when he/she is not within the confines of my property. A secure fenced area will be provided for dogs, including shelter from the elements. If the Adopted Animal is a cat, I agree to keep the cat as an indoor–only pet. The Adopted Animal will not be tied or chained.

5. If for any reason I cannot keep the Adopted Animal, I agree to notify the Guardian of the availability of the pet and to return the Adopted Animal upon request.

6. I agree not to abuse or neglect the Adopted Animal and I authorize the Guardian, at his/ her sole discretion, to determine whether or not the pet has been abused or neglected.

7. I understand that any failure to perform the foregoing agreement will constitute a breach of contract. In the event of any such breach of contract, I authorize the Guardian to reclaim both possession and ownership of the Adopted Animal.

8. I understand that the pet covered by this adoption contract is, as far as can be determined by the Guardian, in good health and that the Guardian is not responsible for any medical fees incurred after the adoption date. However, if a health problem develops during the first 10 days, I should notify the Guardian so we may discuss the matter.

9. I agree to give the Guardian occasional visitation rights to ensure that the terms of this adoption agreement are being observed.

Signature of Guardian


Signature of Adopter