I am over 18 years of age and hereby enter in to this contract with Austin Dog Rescue.
Whereas, Austin Dog Rescue, a non-profit corporation, in consideration for a minimum adoption donation of $190 for dogs estimated to be over 5 months, and $220 for puppies estimated to be less than 5 months old, was paid and hereby acknowledged, fully assigns and releases to the undersigned individual (Owner) the ownership of, and full responsibility and liability for, the canine personal property (Dog) with the following conditions.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY: I understand that Austin Dog Rescue makes NO guarantees, warranties, or representations whatsoever as to the health, temperament, lineage, habits, behavior or other aspects of this Dog except as set forth in this contract.
This Dog is transferred in an “AS IS” condition and OWNER is responsible for ALL MEDICAL EXPENSES from this date forward. Austin Dog Rescue expressly disclaims any warranty, implied or express, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for any purpose. Every dog Austin Dog Rescue takes in that is six months and older is tested for heartworms. The dog can test negative at the time of intake and may test positive 6 months later. The adopter is responsible for treatment.
As of this date Owner accepts at his/her own risk, this Dog, and accepts all legal liability of ownership, and releases Austin Dog Rescue and its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and representatives, as well as their heirs and legal representatives of any liability related to this Dog. Owner expressly releases and agrees to hold harmless Austin Dog Rescue, its officers, directors, volunteers, and representatives, as well as their heirs and legal representatives, from ALL CLAIMS he/she ever had, or now has, or may have, involving or related in any way to the Dog described above. In addition, owner, with the intention of binding himself/herself, his/her spouse, heirs and legal representatives, expressly release and discharge Austin Dog Rescue, its officers, directors, volunteers, and representatives, as well as their heirs from all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action that Owner ever had, now has, or may have, known or unknown, against Austin Dog Rescue, its officers, directors, volunteers, and representatives in any capacity, created by or arising out of their possession and ownership of the Dog. The Owner warrants that he/she understands and agrees to accept and abide by the following restrictions as a condition making this contract and of accepting assignment of the Dog from Austin Dog Rescue.
If any part of this Agreement is declared invalid, illegal, or inoperative for any reason, the remaining parts shall remain effective and fully operative, and any Court so interpreting this agreement and any provision in it is urged to construe intent of the parties accordingly.
This agreement shall be governed, construed and interpreted by, through and under the laws of the State of Texas. Owner represents that he/she understands the information stated above and agrees to accept the Dog subject to all conditions, circumstances and risks that may result from the above-recited information.