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Do you understand that this is a legally binding contract but does not guarantee application approval? A final contract will be signed by both parties upon the completion of the adoption.
Please note that there is a required adoption fee of $200 for adults and $250 for puppies. This helps cover the medical costs so that we may continue to rescue other dogs that need us.
By submitting the adoption application, you are agreeing that: I understand all of the questions and have completely read the application. I further understand that if for any reason I need to give up this dog, I will call Dogs Deserve Better (757-357-9292), and will work with DDB representatives to resolve any issues with the dog. Ownership of any dog adopted from DDB can not be transferred from the adopter to anyone or any organization except for Dogs Deserve Better.
I also understand that a representative from the organization may visit the dog to ensure that it is well taken care of; if we find that the dog has been neglected or abused in any way or for any reason, we reserve the right to remove the dog from the premises. Your form submission below authorizes us to do so as necessary, and automatically transfers ownership rights of said dog back to Dogs Deserve Better at that time.
Important Notice: Although Dogs Deserve Better makes every attempt to insure a healthy dog, Dogs Deserve Better make no guarantee in reference to the health of the dog. The dog is adopted "AS IS" and the adopter assumes responsibility for the treatment of and all existing conditions or any other conditions of physical or temperament changes that may occur. While the rescuer makes every effort to place only healthy animals, the rescuer cannot guarantee the health of any animal, due to factors beyond the rescuers control. The rescuer shall not be held responsible for any medical expenses which may be incurred, hereby expressly excluding any implied or express warranties, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, including without limitation and warranties regarding health, temperament or whether the animal is housebroken. Dogs Deserve Better is not liable if the dog bites anyone after transferred to my guardianship, you are solely liable for the dog's behaviour. I understand that I am hereafter solely responsible for the behavior of the dog. Dogs Deserve Better does not refund donations if the dog is returned. You may choose another dog if you feel there's one better suited to your home and needs. This is a legally binding contract.