The following agreement specifies what we feel is required to provide a safe and loving home for a dog. Please understand that the details of the contract reflect our concern that both owner and dog have a happy life together. The conditions se forth are based on years of experience and a continuing commitment to see that our rescue dogs enjoy safe and happy permanent homes. We hope that you will understand that considerable emotional involvement, time and energy go into ensuring that our rescue dogs have the best possible second chance at life .


If I am successful in the adoption of a dog through Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue I agree to the following conditions.

  1. To keep this dog in my personal possession, and to provide proper and sufficient food, water, shelter, grooming and humane treatment at all times.
  2. To spay or neuter this dog within 30 days of adoption at my expense if dog is not already altered. Proof of spaying or neutering will be provided in writing to Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue within ten days of surgery. I will not allow this dog to breed or be bred under any circumstances.
  3. To procure veterinary care at once if this dog becomes sick or injured, and to keep current all vaccinations as recommended by my dog’s veterinarian.
  4. To provide this dog with an ID tag secured to a buckle collar which will be worn at all times. In addition, SPDR recommends tattooing and/or microchipping as means of permanent identification.
  5. To obey any and all animal control regulations governing the area in which I live, and to license this dog according to such regulations within one month of adoption.
  6. Not to sell, trade, transfer ownership, abandon, or dispose of this dog in any way, but to notify SPDR if I must relinquish custody of the dog. This includes release to family members.
  7. To allow an SPDR representative to examine the dog and its living conditions, and to surrender it to said representative for return to the organization if the conditions are found unsatisfactory.
  8. To assume full responsibility for this dog’s actions, including any damage done by this dog.
  9. To keep this dog as my household pet and companion. To ensure that when outside and unattended, the dog is in a secure fenced yard or kennel run with adequate shelter from the elements. To exercise him or her on leash or within a fenced yard or kennel run, and never to allow the dog to run loose without adequate adult supervision. To never chain or tie this dog without being in attendance.
  10. To never allow this dog to be transported in the open bed of a pickup truck or similar vehicle without being properly secured (in accordance with Washington State law).