Two more dogs? I might lose my mind!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@starfish0116:  Aww… I also have a nine year old retriever and sometimes I fantasize about a cute stray showing up so he could have a brother.  So I bet I would have done the exact same thing as you guys!  So good of you to rescue them from that crappy situation!!  You’ll have quite the family with three pups — fun!!! 🙂  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You are giving them the life they deserve. No wonder they keep escaping and coming to your place! Keep them & love them 🙂 I have 4 dogs btw and love them all dearly!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You are giving them the life they deserve. No wonder they keep escaping and coming to your place! Keep them & love them 🙂 I have 4 dogs btw and love them all dearly!

Post # 6
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1433 posts
Bumble bee

You guys are so sweet to take them in. They are gonna be in heaven  at their new home:) How is your dog adjusting to them being there?

Post # 7
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234 posts
Helper bee

I feel like you have given these dogs a better chance at life! I realize you may overwhelmed at first, but these two babies will have such a better life with you watching out for them. You are their angel mommy.

Make sure you get this “adoption” in writing though.

Should these previous owners ever “want the dogs back” or truly try to mess with you, a written contract between you two will save you from legal and money issues in the future.

A verbal contract may make it difficult in a court case where they try to sue you, especially if the previous owners claim you STOLE their dog and you try to explain that they gave you these dogs because you offered to take them in at the time. There is no guarantee or proof that your home wasn’t a temporary home or that you “promised” the owners money during your “purchase” of the dogs. Cover yoru tracks just incase.

All you need is a typed up contract, with your signature, the previous owner’s signature, and another person (preferably not family but another neighbour) be a witness and also sign the contract. All three of you must have a signed copy of this contract. Simply type up 3 of the same document and have all three of you sign the three copies. 

I know this may seem like a bit of work, especially since they seem to never be home, but it’s something that should be done.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

In case you are unsure of how to make the contract I’ve made one for you. I may be going over the top here by making it and posting it, but I want to make sure you don’t get in trouble. I know someone who was in a similar situation, and had to fight to keep the dog when the previous owner wanted the dog back a few months. After fighting back and forth, it was found out that the previous owner wanted the dog back so she could sell it right after. The current owner ended up “buying” the dog, even though she already had her, just to get this lady off her back.

Without further ado …

 

On (date) I, (previous owner), do hereby release ownership of my dogs to (new owner). This transfer of ownership does not require any monetary exchange.

I understand that upon giving my dogs to (new owner), that person becomes the sole owner of these dogs. I will make no attempt to reclaim these dogs in the future.

The new owner may not contact me for any current or future health concerns or vet bills, nor for any behavioral concerns and issues.

I HEREBY STATE THAT I AM GIVING UP MY DOGS OF MY OWN FREE WILL TO (new owner) and will no longer have any claim to them.

Dog’s Name: ______________________ Breed:___________________________ Color:_____________________________________ Sex: M/F              Fixed: Y/N

Age: ___   Birthdate:_________________________   

Dog’s Name: ______________________ Breed:___________________________ Color:_____________________________________ Sex: M/F              Fixed: Y/N

Age: ___   Birthdate:_________________________   

 

Previous owners NAME: ______________________________________________

Previous owners SIGNATURE:_________________________________________ Date:_____/_____/_____

New owners NAME: ______________________________________________

New owners SIGNATURE:_________________________________________ Date:_____/_____/_____

WITNESS NAME: ______________________________________________

WITNESS SIGNATURE:_________________________________________
Date:_____/_____/_____

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