MOSH PIT RESCUE - ADOPTION CONTRACT:
Please read and initial next to each of the following statements:
_______My new pet, friend and companion will be treated as a life-long family member with loving care and affection. I will never allow any physical or emotional abuse of my new pet. I take responsibility for this animal for the rest of its life. I am responsible for his/her care and well being from today until the day of his/her death.
_______If I move the pet will move with me. I will find housing where my pet is welcome.
_______I will feed my new pet a minimum of twice a day. I will provide fresh water.
_______This animal will live primarily INSIDE my home and not be isolated from my family. If adopting a dog, when I am gone the dog will be kept INSIDE (not in the back yard or chained even if the yard is fenced in). If I am adopting a cat, the cat will be kept inside. In the rare event Mosh Pit is adopting out a barn or other outside cat, I understand the risks involved in an indoor/outdoor cat and will keep the cat chipped, collared and up to date on vaccines.
_______I will walk/exercise my dog responsibly using a leash if in public. I understand why leashes are necessary in public.
_______I will ensure proper veterinary care for my new animal and I understand the cost involved in properly caring for a pet. I understand the importance of heartworm prevention and flea/tick/parasite prevention and will properly administer both monthly. Shots such as rabies and other vaccines will be administrated as needed.
_______I will not crop my dogs ears, have its tail docked or dew claws removed. I do not plan to declaw my cat. In the event that a Mosh Pit cat needs to be declawed, I will contact Mosh Pit Rescue first to discuss options.
_______If in the unlikely event the pet being adopted has not been spayed or neutered an appt has been made or an agreement has been reached to ensure the animal is spayed/neutered. Proof of spay/neuter will be provided to Mosh Pit Rescue if requested. Mosh Pit has explained this animal’s current vetting and I understand the care the animal has received. Mosh Pit has also discussed the risks and joys of adopting a rescue animal and what basic vetting may need to happen once I take ownership.
_______When the time comes to let my animal cross the rainbow bridge, I will provide safe humane passing at a vet (I will not shoot or otherwise dispose of my animal). I will either bury my animal or have it cremated. If you need emotional support or financial support to allow a pet to pass humanely please contact us at the rescue. We are happy to sit with you, provide vet transportation, or assist with scattering ashes if need be. We loved them too!
_______ I am adopting the dog/cat for myself and I agree to not give away, sell, or trade my dog, even as a gift to a friend or family member. I will never take the dog/cat to a shelter nor abandon the dog/cat. I understand that I must notify Mosh Pit, without delay, if I can no longer care for or keep my animal and agree to give Mosh Pit reasonable time to re-home my dog or place my dog in an approved foster home, if available. I will notify Mosh Pit of any behavioral problems that have occurred at any time before I return my dog. Any Mosh Pit animal is a part of our family and if absolutely necessary may be returned to us at any time no questions asked. We also take responsibility for these animals and care about their well being both while they are fostered through us and after they have been adopted out.
_______I affirm that no member of my household has been convicted of or charged with an animal welfare law violation such as neglect, cruelty, abandonment etc.
_______I agree to accept responsibility and ownership of the dog at my own risk and I release MPR and its agents from any and all liability arising out of possession and ownership of my animal. I agree that I am assuming total financial responsibility for my pet as of the date of this contract. MPR and its agents will not be held responsible for any damages or expenses (veterinary or other) incurred during my ownership of the dog.
_______I have been made aware of the Mosh Pit Facebook Adopter Group and will post pics of my animal. Many pics. We encourage our adopters to keep in touch and be involved in our community. We are here to help with problems and here to support each other in giving these animals the best for the remainder of their lives.
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_________________________________________ Julie Steffen, Founder, Mosh Pit Rescue
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