Terms of Adoption

  1. Owner agrees to provide the Golden Retriever with loving, humane, and proper care, including a proper and nutritional diet, regular exercise, shelter from adverse weather and temperature extremes, a safe fenced yard or exercise area, appropriate obedience training to make the Golden Retriever a good citizen, and all necessary and appropriate veterinary care.  Owner agrees to keep the Golden Retriever as an indoor house pet and not leave the Golden Retriever outside the home when owner is not at home.  The owner must keep the dog current on all state or locally required vaccinations and comply with a vaccination schedule under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.  Compliance through use of titers is also acceptable.  While GRR has tested the dog as indicated on Exhibit A, this is not a guarantee that the dog is heartworm free.  Owner must comply with a system of heartworm prevention as directed by a licensed veterinarian and must have the dog tested yearly for the presence of heartworms.  An additional heartworm test within six months of the adoption is also recommended, but not required.

  2. Owner understands that the Golden Retriever has been or must be microchipped and that the viability of that chip must be checked at least yearly.  Owner further agrees that GRR will always be listed as alternate and/or primary contact on the registration of the microchip and that Owner is responsible for keeping the registration current and active.

  3. Owner has been provided by GRR with a tag for the Golden Retriever which lists both the GRR number of the Golden Retriever and GRR’s contact information. Owner must keep this tag on Golden Retriever’s collar at all times, must keep a collar on the dog at all times, and must notify GRR if the tag becomes lost or illegible, so that it may be replaced.

  4. Owner grants GRR and its representatives the right to inspect the Golden Retriever’s environment and living arrangements at any reasonable time within 9 days of the date Owner receives the Golden Retriever or at any time GRR becomes aware that improper conditions may exist.

  5. If, for any reason, Owner decides to transfer the Golden Retriever, Owner MUST transfer the Golden Retriever to GRR at no cost to GRR.  By doing so, Owner will relinquish all rights to the Golden Retriever and GRR will become the sole owner of the Golden Retriever.

  6. Owner will not allow the Golden Retriever to roam.  Owner agrees to keep the Golden Retriever on a leash while outside a fenced area.  If the Golden Retriever is lost, stolen, or runs away, Owner agrees to notify GRR within twenty-four (24) hours of the occurrence.  Upon such notification, GRR will assist in every way to find the Golden Retriever.

  7. If (a) Owner does not fulfill its obligations with respect to the care of the Golden Retriever as described in this Agreement; (b) the Golden Retriever is lost or runs away; or (c) Owner otherwise breaches the terms of this Agreement, GRR will be entitled to take immediate possession of the Golden Retriever.  In which case, Owner relinquishes all rights to the Golden Retriever and GRR will become the sole owner of the Golden Retriever.

  8. Owner understands that GRR has made no warranties, express or implied, concerning the Golden Retriever, its temperament, habits, or background.  Owner hereby releases and discharges GRR from all claims, demands, and liabilities in connection with the Golden Retriever and will defend, indemnify and hold GRR harmless with respect to the Golden Retriever.

  9. If Owner breaches this Agreement, GRR will be entitled to enforce its rights by action for specific performance.  Owner agrees to pay all expenses incurred by GRR in enforcing its rights under this Agreement, including reasonable attorney’s fees.

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