Adopter has completed an adoption application which is attached and
incorporated herein as a part of this Agreement.
As of this date of adoption, Adopter agrees to take ownership of the above
Dog. This includes all medical / Vet care, medication, food, grooming, and
If, within one month, for any reason you decide the Dog is not right for you
or your family, you may return the Dog to CISR for a refund of your
donation. After one month, there is no refund available, but you must
still return the Dog to CISR should you no longer want to keep this dog.
The Adopter agrees that ownership and/or possession of the Dog is not
transferable, and the Dog will not reside with anyone other than Adopter
except for temporary boarding while Adopter vacations. Adopter
agrees that if for any reason he/she is unable or unwilling to house and
care for the Dog, or if he/she should no longer want to retain ownership of
the Dog, that Adopter will immediately, at Adopter’s expense, return the Dog
to CISR in McLean County, Illinois. It is the Adopter's responsibility to
transport the Dog back to CISR in a safe and approved manner.
Adopter MUST register this new sheltie with its Microchip Company within 15
days of taking possession of the Dog.
Paperwork to do so is included in your adoption folder. Adopter must
notify CISR when this has been done.
Adopter agrees this dog will never
be allowed to run loose. The dog must always be on a leash or in a secure
physically fenced yard.
Failure to comply with this will constitute a breach of contract.
The use of “Invisible fences” or
“Underground” or “Electronic fences” are strictly prohibited under this
Tying or tethering this dog outside is also strictly prohibited under this
The Dog is being placed with the strict understanding that it is going to a
private home, to live as an indoor pet. Adopter understands and shall cause
the Dog to reside in the home of the Adopter, not outside. An indoor pet
shall mean the Dog will be inside adopter’s home except for supervised
playtime outside and for purposes of urination and bowel movements. The
Dog may never be allowed to be outdoors if Adopter is not home.
Adopter shall treat this animal in a humane and loving way at all times,
and to make sure that anyone temporarily caring for the Dog will do the
The Adopter shall provide the Dog with proper veterinary care as is
recommended by his or her veterinarian, for the rest of the Dog’s life.
This includes yearly physical exams, dental cleanings when recommended,
blood tests or other tests, vaccinations, monthly heartworm prevention, and
monthly prevention of parasites, fleas and ticks..
Adopter hereby gives CISR permission to verify this care by contacting and
talking with the Dog’s veterinarian at will.
Adopter shall immediately have an ID tag made, and attach it to the Dog’s
collar. Adopter shall make certain the Dog wears its collar with ID tag
at all times. The information on the tag should include your at least
Adopter’s phone number. Adopter agrees to make certain ID tag always has
Adopter’s current information.
Adopter shall license the Dog according to any local ordinances.
Adopter shall feed a wholesome, premium dog food, and have fresh water
available at all times. Generic dog food, store brand dog foods, or no-name
dog foods are not considered premium food.
Adopter understands that CISR will never place a known biter. However,
Adopter is fully aware and does understand that any dog may bite if
provoked, or if scared, sick, teased or injured.
The dog’s background and medical history have been discussed with Adopter.
Adopter understands that CISR has made no representation concerning the
health, condition, training behavior, or temperament of the Dog.
CISR reserves the right to enforce this contract in order to protect the
welfare of the Dog. Adopter understands that CISR may examine and/or make
inquiries about the Dog at any time. Adopter also consents to CISR speaking
with their Veterinarian to verify the care given. Refusal to cooperate with
inquiries of the Dog shall be considered a breach of contract.
Adopter hereby agrees that by following the terms and conditions in this
contract, he/she will retain ownership and physical possession of this dog
for the rest of the dogs life OR bring the dog back to CISR in Towanda,
IL. Adopter hereby agrees that if he/she, OR a friend, family member,
guardian, or an executor of his/her estate should give or sell this dog to
another person, animal shelter, or any other entity, that Adopter, or
his/her estate will pay the sum of $3500 to Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue
as a penalty. Adopter agrees to this penalty/fee and acknowledges that
he/she could adopt a dog from many places, but has chosen to adopt this dog
from CISR with full knowledge of this stipulation.
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Adopter hereby agrees that if at any time, ANY of the terms and conditions
of this Adoption Agreement are violated, this will constitute a breach of
contract and CISR has the right to terminate this Agreement, and to demand
that the Dog be returned to them (at the CISR location in McLean County,
Illinois) within 72 hours. Should adopter fail to comply with
request to return this dog within the 72 hours, Adopter agrees to pay the
minimum sum of damages to CISR in the amount of (i) $2,500.00 (Twenty-Five
Hundred and NO/100 Dollars) plus (ii) actual roundtrip travel costs incurred
from the City of Bloomington in the State of Illinois to the Dog’s location
for both the Dog and a CISR representative and (iii) actual costs incurred
for veterinary fees to return the Dog to its health as of the date of this
Agreement. Failure of Adopter to pay the above described damages shall
allow CISR to pursue any and all remedies of law available including damages
for the time, paperwork, and hours spent investigating and pursuing the
breach of the Agreement.
______________ (adopters initials)
Adopter hereby waives any challenge to venue and agrees that the appropriate
venue of this matter is the State of Illinois, and the County of McLean.
Furthermore, Adopter agrees to accept service of process by certified mail,
return receipt requested, to the address provided in the Agreement, and
Adopter specifically waives any right to receive personal service of any
legal action or otherwise.
A non-breaching party of this Agreement shall be entitled to reasonable
legal fees in addition to any other damages/penalties described herein.
Legal fees shall include but are not limited to attorneys’ fees and court
The terms of this Agreement shall survive the transfer of the Dog to the
Adopter and said terms and conditions shall be enforceable for the life of
the Dog and after the death of the Dog if there is a reasonable
determination that the Dog’s death is due in part to the Adopter’s violation
of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
I have read and understand this
entire agreement, and do hereby agree to ALL the above terms.
Driver’s License # / State:
Checks returned by the
issuer’s bank for any reason shall be a breach of this Agreement and shall
be subject to the terms of this Agreement and subject to the maximum
penalties under the laws of the State of Illinois.