Caring 4 Canines

Adoption Contract

Caring 4 Canines Rescue

Acknowledgement of Terms and Adoption Agreement
I     (ADOPTER) on August 5, 2021
agree to follow C4C Rescue’s terms of adoption and agree to follow recommendations explained to me
by C4C Rescue to help protect my adopted dog from illness or injury.
• I will provide fresh water and food as well as dry, clean shelter for the adopted dog at all times.
• I will provide shelter from weather anytime the adopted dog is outside in heat, cold or any
weather change that may endanger health.
• I will not chain the adopted dog to a dog house, building, or any object.
• I will not house the adopted dog in a garage, dog house, or any type of outbuilding.
• I will not keep the adopted dog in a crate, kennel or small space (bathroom, etc.) for more than 8
hours a day (exception being when the adopter is not home). Anything over this amount of time
requires the adopter to have someone tend to the dog.
• The adopted dog is not to be left unattended with small children at any time.
• The adopted dog will not be trained nor encouraged as personal protection in an aggressive
• I will refrain from physical abuse of my adopted dog and from otherwise treating the adopted
dog in an inhumane manner.
• I agree to notify rescue of any change of address or environment that will affect the adopted dog,
or any complaint or report made to animal control arising from said guardianship of the adopted
• In the event of health or behavioral issues, I will provide expedient and appropriate professional
training help for the adopted dog.
• Initial each section below:
 I acknowledge that I have made aware that C4C Rescue is not responsible for
medical issues that arise after 5 days of the official adoption. During the first 5 days, if an
underlying medical issue arises, please contact the rescue IMMEDIATELY at the first
signs of illness.
The adopted dog must be taken to one of C4C Rescue’s APPROVED VETS in order for
C4C Rescue to pay the bill. If you choose to take your adopted dog to YOUR OWN VET,
 I agree to complete my adopted dog’s vaccinations, including DHPP’s every 2-3 weeks
until 4 months of age, followed by rabies at 4-6 months of age. I will seek a veterinarian’s
guidance and recommendation for the rabies vaccination.
 I agree to limit my adopted dog’s exposure to illness by avoiding dog parks, public parks
or grassy areas. I agree to not allow my adopted dog to walk on floors of vet offices, pet stores or
any public space until my adopted dog is 4 months of age and has completed his puppy
 Parvo Virus Signs/Symptoms:
Lack of appetite
I agree to use measures as discussed in this document to reduce my adopted dog’s exposure.
I agree if the adopted dog is not working out, at any time, I will contact C4C Rescue to
make arrangements for said dogs return to C4C Rescue.
I acknowledge below recommendations given to me by C4C Rescue:

Adopter Information:

Animal Information:


The adoption fee is a donation to defer veterinary costs for our rescue animals. This is a
NONREFUNDABLE adoption fee. The adoptive dog’s age and breed are determined as best the rescue
can based on information taken in at intake.
If after said trial period the adoptive home does not fit both dog and adoptive family, dog must be
returned to C4C Rescue. Adoptive fee is not refunded after home trial has been completed. (See Home
Trial Agreement)
If adoptive puppy develops symptoms of vomiting with or without lethargy, adopter will notify C4C
Immediately. If within the stated home trial period, C4C will assist if and where possible at partner
rescue vet (Waterloo Animal Hospital & Yorkshire Animal Hospital ONLY). If adopters choose to take
dog for treatment at alternative facility it is adopter's financial responsibility.
In the event a check comes back due to insufficient funds, or stopped payment, a service charge of
$25 (plus all bank charges) will be assessed to the adopter and full payment (initial amount of the
check plus all fees) will be due in the form of cash or bank check within 5 business days or a civil
suit will be filed in the St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Caring 4 Canines Rescue
16412 Quiet Creek Court
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Megan Schmersahl 314-560-7313

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Signed by Megan Schmershal
Signed On: January 10, 2019

Signature Certificate
Document name: Adoption Contract
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