||Description of Dog
|City, State, Zip:
In consideration of receiving the dog
described above from Metropolitan Maltese Rescue ("MetroMalts"), the undersigned
Adopter agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions:
- Adopter will provide, all at his or her
own expense, proper and sufficient food, water, shelter, kind treatment and proper medical
care for the dog at all times. Adopter will not leave the dog unsupervised outdoors, and
shall comply with all city, state, and federal laws relating to animals, including
- If, for any reason, this adoption is not
satisfactory to the Adopter, or if the Adopter fails to comply with the terms of adoption
at any time during the life of the dog, the dog must be returned to MetroMalts. The dog
may not be given away or sold without the written approval of MetroMalts, nor may it be
surrendered to a shelter or pound.
- Adopter will keep the dog as an in-home
companion and not as an outdoor yard dog. Adopter will not allow the dog to be used for
medical or other experimental purposes or for business purposes.
- All dogs require training or housebreaking
to prevent chewing and permit adjustment to family and other pets. Adopter accepts full
responsibility to provide proper and humane training.
- If the dogs is lost or stolen, the Adopter
will notify MetroMalts immediately. Adopter will keep identification tags on the dog.
- Adopter is fully aware that MetroMalts
makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the health, temperament, mental disposition and
training of the dog.
- Adopter will allow any investigator for
MetroMalts to inspect the dog and his/her living environment and to take photographs and
videotapes of the dog in his/her living environment and to remove the dog if the
investigator in his or her sole discretion is not satisfied with the conditions under
which the dog is being kept or believes the conditions of this agreement are being
violated. Adopter agrees to waive all claims for trespass or damage.
- Adopter hereby fully and completely
releases MetroMalts, its agents, officers and volunteers from any defects or illness the
dog may have or develop and from any claim, cause of action or liability for any injury or
damage to persons or property which may be caused by the dog and to indemnify and hold
MetroMalts harmless against all claims, including, but not limited to, those asserted by
third persons, for any injury or damage to persons or property caused by the dog.
- If Adopter has other pets at home, Adopter
attests to the fact that all of Adopters animals are current on their vaccinations.
Adopter fully and completely releases MetroMalts, its agents, officers and volunteers from
any claim, cause of action or liability for any illness Adopters other animals might
develop, even if said illness might have been procured from the dog adopted from
- In the event Adopter returns the dog to
MetroMalts for any reason, Adopter will at no time assert any claim or demand against
MetroMalts for any charges which might have been incurred in connection with the dog.
- In the event that any action, suit or
proceeding arises out of the Adopters actions or this agreement, the Adopter hereby
waives any right he or she would otherwise have to a jury trial.
- Adopter agrees to pay and reimburse
MetroMalts for any and all legal fees and court costs it incurs in enforcing the terms and
conditions of this agreement.
- This agreement shall be governed by the
laws of the State of New York.
- In the event that any term, provision or
paragraph of this agreement is or is declared illegal, void or unenforceable, this shall
not affect or impair the other terms, provisions, or paragraphs of this agreement. The
doctrine of severability shall be applied.
I have read this adoption agreement and
fully understand it and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.