Westie Being Adopted:_________________Age:____Sex:____Altered:______
Persons Adopting Westie:________________________________________
Numbers: Home ( )_________Cell ( )__________Work ( )_____________
Terms of Agreement
- No member
of the adopting family has been charged with cruelty to animals.
- The Westie
will be kept solely as a house pet.
- The Westie
will never be used for breeding, fighting or experimentation.
- The Westie
will never be given, leased or sold to any person, laboratory or
business. If the adopting family/individual wishes to relinquish custody
of the dog, they agree to return the dog into the care of Westie Rescue of
Tennessee immediately. The adopting family agrees to pay any and all
costs associated with transporting the dog back to Westie Rescue of Tennessee, should they move outside of the mid-state area.
adopter(s) will provide sufficient food, water, shelter and veterinary
adopting family/individual will provide a properly fenced yard and/or will
leash walk the dog several times daily. Because Westies are bred to hunt
and exterminate vermin, they may chase wild animals, bark, dig and perform
other hunting/go-to-the-ground actions, and therefore require protection
- If over 6
months of age, the Westie will be spayed or neutered at the time of
adoption if not already altered. If the rescue Westie has been altered
recently, the adopting family/individual agrees to have the Westie
examined within 48 hours by a licensed veterinarian to certify the dog is
healing properly and to obtain medical advice on recovery procedures for
the Westie. If the dog is under 6 months of age, the adopter agrees to
provide Westie Rescue of Tennessee with a copy of the spay/neuter
certificate issued by the veterinarian no later than the following
- The adopting
family/individual will maintain a current dog license as required by their
local ordinance and will assure that the dog is inoculated against
disease; especially rabies. The adopter will also see that the Westie
always carries, at a minimum identifying tags on its collar or, as is
considered best by animal control officials, the tags plus microchip
adopting family/individual agrees that if Westie Rescue of Tennessee determines that the terms and conditions of this agreement have not been met, the
adopting family/individual will surrender custody of the dog upon demand.
Rescue of Tennessee makes no warranties regarding the temperament,
behavior or physical condition of any adoptive Westie nor guarantees it
free of genetic defects peculiar to the breed. The adopting
family/individual agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Westie Rescue of
Tennessee from all claims, demands, action, causes of action or liability
of any kind whatsoever arising out of or in connection with this adoption.
- Westies are
typically affectionate and friendly. However, no one can predict how any
dog will react in a given situation, especially without complete knowledge
of its life experiences. Therefore, adoptive owners are encouraged to
exercise caution in introducing an adoptive dog into new situations until
the Westie has become adjusted to its new environment. It is strongly
recommended that interaction between dogs and children be monitored by an
adult at all times.
I have read
the adoption agreement and agree to the conditions set forth.
Adopter Signature of Co-Adopter
On behalf of
Westie Rescue of Tennessee, we wish you much joy with your new Westie. We also
encourage you to assist rescue activities to help other homeless Westies find
homes, and to participate in area fun activities with your new companion.
of Tennessee Representative