Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Adoption Application

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ing to adopt a pet!
The decision to adopt a pet is an important one which we take very seriously. Please take a moment to read and carefully complete this application. In order to adopt a pet, you must:
 
     • be at least 21 years old
     • be able to provide references and identification
     • consent to a home visit
     • pay the adoption fee (listed below)
 
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue reserves the right to deny any application. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
 
We recommend filling the application out on a computer or laptop. Many applications filled out on phones, iPads and tablets are not received.

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Which kind of animal are you applying to adopt?  Adoption fees below may be subject to change by LLAR staff. Kittens under the age of one year are adopted in pairs if there is not another cat in the home. For behavioral reasons, puppies are not adopted in pairs.   
Where will the animal primarily be kept?  
How soon are you ready to adopt?  
Do you own or rent your home?  
Are you allowed to have pets?  
Do you consent to a home visit as part of the adoption process?  
Do you or anyone in the household have pet allergies?  
Do you have a yard?  
If so, is it fenced in? 
Do you have screens in your windows?  
Will there be any major, expected changes in your life during the next 1-12 months?  
 

Adoption Contract and Affirmation

Do you agree that the animal is being adopted for yourself and will not be sold, adopted or given to another party?  
Do you agree that the animal will not be allowed outdoors without proper supervision?  When taking the animal outdoors, do you agree that he or she will be on secure harness and wear proper ID?  
If adopting a cat, do you agree that you will NOT declaw the cat?  
If adopting a cat, do you agree that you will NOT allow the cat outdoors?  
If adopting a dog, do you agree that this dog is to be a companion animal and not a guard dog?  Do you agree that the animal will live inside your home, and not outdoors or in a business location?  
Do you agree to care for the animal in a humane manner and to be a responsible animal guardian?  This includes supplying adequate food, water, shelter, attention and medical care.  
I agree that if at any point I cannot keep the animal, I will return him/her to Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue without requesting a fee.  
I understand and agree that Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue makes no guarantees about the animal's temperament, age or health and is not responsible for future damages or injuries caused by the animal.  
I give Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue permission to call my home at any reasonable hour to assure that the animal is being properly treated and cared for.  
I agree to keep Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue informed of my current address and phone number.  
I understand that, in the event of a failed adoption, I will not receive a refund of my adoption fee.  
am applying to adopt from Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue. I understand that this contract applies to whichever animal I select and am approved to adopt, even if not the pet listed in the application.
All animal adoption contracts approved by Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue are subject to the following terms and conditions:

The adopter agrees that the animal will be kept as a domesticated house pet.  This means that dogs are kept indoors except for periods of exercise in a fenced-in area or on a leash.  Cats will be kept indoors at all times unless a screened-in porch or similar-type enclosure is available.

The adopter grants Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue the right to make periodic visits to the adopter's premises for the purpose of checking on the health and general welfare of the animal and to verify that the animal has been cared for according to the terms of this agreement.

The adopter represents that all household members have agreed to the adoption of the animal and that all household members will abide by the terms of this agreement.  The adopter further represents that he/she is twenty-one years of age or older.

The adopter represents that he/she has never been subject to legal action for cruelty to or neglect of animals.  The adopter further represents that he/she has never owned an animal which has been confiscated by an animal control officer or humane organization for violations of state or local animal control regulations or animal adoption agreements.

If the adopter is a tenant, the adopter agrees to provide written permission from the landlord consenting to the animal adoption.

The adopter understands that most rscued animals come from shelters, where the animal may have picked up an illness or parasite. Animals are quarantined and fully vetted while in our care, and all known medical issues are disclosed, but additional veterinary attention may be needed at the owner's expense. The adopter agrees that they will not solicit Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue for coverage of future medical expenses.

If for any reason the adopter is unable to provide care to the animal, the adopter agrees to return the animal to Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue.  The adopter shall not rehome the animal, offer the animal for sale, or give the animal to any third party without the prior written consent of Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue.

The adopter agrees that Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue shall have the right of immediate possession of the animal if, in the judgment of Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, the animal is receiving inadequate care, or is being improperly housed or handled.

The adopter agrees to pay Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue the sum of $300.00 as liquidated damages in the event that the terms of this contract are breached; this liquidated damage value does not bar Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue from seeking the return of the animal by judicial process or other legal means if necessary.  If legal action is instituted, the adopter agrees to pay reasonable attorney's fees and court costs.

The adopter hereby declares that he/she is aware:

(a.) That animals are different from human beings in their responses to human actions;

(b.) That the actions of animals are often unpredictable;

(c.) That the animal's behavior may change after it leaves the shelter or other environment and accustoms itself to its new environment;

(d.) That Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue makes no claims as to the temperament, health, age, breed, or mental disposition of any animal put up for adoption;

(e.) That the adopter, upon taking physical possession of the animal, hereby accepts legal guardianship and responsibility for the animal referenced in this contract and discharges Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue forever from liability for any injury or damage to any person or property caused in the future by said animal, and from any causes of action, claims, suits, or demands whatsoever that may arise as a result of such injury or damages.

(f.) That there will be NO REFUNDS OF THE ADOPTION FEE.

(g.) That the adopter has received a copy of Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue's Adoption Contract Terms (Please print for your records).

I hereby declare that I am the adopter whose name is affixed below, and that all of the information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  
Thank you for applying to adopt! Once you hit "submit," your application will be sent to our adoption team. You should receive an automated confirmation of your application, in an email titled "Adoption Application Result #" with a confirmation number. Please note that this is not an approval, rather a confirmation that your application was received and will be reviewed for adoption. Applications being considered for adoption are contacted by phone within 7-10 days, and approval takes place only after a phone screening and reference checks. We greatly appreciate your time, and your interest in giving one of our rescued pets a forever home!