ADOPTION PROCEDURES AND FEES

Each potential adopter will be interviewed, to make sure that the pet you  have chosen is the correct one for your situation. You will be  asked to read and agree, by initializing and signing, the “Adoption Policy” (see below).  You then will be asked to fill out the “adoption form” (see below) and pay the  adoption fee.  We  accept cash or check, no credit  or debit cards.  After the adoption has been approved the TSAS Volunteer will go over  and explain all the medical forms for the pet.  You will be given a copy of the  Adoption Policy, all medical information and if applicable will be asked to take the pet to the appropriate veterinary for a booster shot  to complete the current  series. The shelter will be responsible for payment.  It will be explained to you  that there will be a follow up call in seven to ten days to see how the pet is settling into their new home, give suggestions if needed and answer any questions or concerns.  In the adoption packet is other information for transitioning your new  pet into your home.  You  will also be asked to call TSAS, for permission to return the animal  if for any reason you cannot keep the pet.  There is no time requirement. The pet is then ready to go to their new forever home.

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Refund Policy:

Once the pre-adoption or adoption is  completed there is no monetary refund.

Please understand that this is an adoption, not a “sale”, and the agreement you have made with your new pet is to provide a permanent and loving home.

Medical:

All animals adopted from the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter have been spayed/neutered,  received age appropriate vaccinations and any other medical or dental recommended by a veterinarian.  You will receive all this information in the adoption packet and you will need to keep it in a safe location.

In some incidents you may be required to take the pet to the  recommended veterinarian for booster shots that the TSAS will pay for.

There are no refunds or exchanges due to health issues unless determined and documented to be life-threatening by  your veterinarian within 14 days of adoptions.

**TSAS will not be responsible for other medical issues that should arise. _____ intl

Adjustment Period:

Adopters need to understand that it can take a minimum of 30 days for the animal to adjust to the new environment. This is crucial for the animal to adjust to its new environment and family.  Since most of our animals have minimal behavioral training, we expect the pet’s new family to put forth the sincere effort to train their new pet. A list of local trainers is provided in the adoption packet.

Returning an animal:

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter asks that if you have to give up  a pet you adopted from our shelter that you call and ask to return it to our shelter.  We are a no-kill shelter and ask that we be informed if the animal needs to be returned. There is not a time limit on returning an animal adopted from TSAS.

When returning the animal you will be asked  to bring all  up to date medical records.  TSAS is funded by donations and returning animals that have not been kept up to date on their vaccinations can be costly.

WE DO NOT WANT OUR PETS TO BECOME REVOLVING DOOR PETS AS THIS CREATES STRESS ON THE ANIMAL AND DEFEATS OUR PURPOSE TO PROVIDE STABILITY IN THE LIVES OF THESE DESERVING CREATURES.

Signature______________________________________ Date__________

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ADOPTION CONTRACT

email:       emayperry@gmail.com

 www.tombstoneanimalshelter.org

Animal Name: ____________________________________ Dog __  Cat ___

Name ______________________________________________Co-Adopter’s Name__________________________

Street Address: ______________________________City________________________ St_________ ZIP _________

Mailing Address If different: _______________________________________________________________________

Home phone _____________Cell ___________________Work ______________ Best time to call :______________

E-Mail Address ___________________________________

Veterinarian’s Name ____________________________________ Phone __________________________________

Do you own your home ________  Rent _______,  Does your landlord allow pets and dogs of all breeds _________

Do you have small children under age 6 yrs ________  Other pets in the home  ______ Dogs ______ Cats _____

  1. Tombstone Small Animal Shelter, Inc. (TSAS) Adoption Contract language applies to all animals adopted from  TSAS  regardless of residential location of potential adopters. This language is drafted with the intent by TSAS to adopt its animals only to homes that are safe, fit and in compliance with TSAS adoptions standards and policies.
  2.  I agree that, by adopting this animal, this animal will reside with me in my own place of residence.  That all cats I adopt from TSAS will be indoor only cats and will not be de-clawed.  That all dogs I adopt from TSAS  will not be left outside 24 hours a day.  In the event that I choose to no longer keep the animal, or can no longer provide care for the animal, I agree to  contact Tombstone Small Animal Shelter, Inc. to discuss surrendering the animal back to TSAS.  I agree to not re home, sell, trade or dispose of the animal  in any way myself without consent of TSAS.
  3. TSAS reserves the unlimited right to inquire from the adopters about the animal at any time after adoption. TSAS reserves the right to reclaim any animal at any time for any reason(s) deemed appropriate by the TSAS Board of Directors, including but not limited to, breach of contract, mistreatment of the animal, or fraudulent misrepresentation by the adopters.
  4. I understand that an adjustment period may be needed for the animal to become comfortable in my home and with my family and other pets. I will consider further training for my pet to help with this process and will give the animal time to adjust.
  5. 5. I hereby fully and completely release TSAS and their officers, and volunteers from any claim, cause of action or liability for any injury or damage which may be caused by the animal and for any illness my other animals may develop, even if those illnesses are procured from the animal adopted from TSAS. I agree to fully and completely indemnify, defend and hold harmless TSAS, their officers and volunteers from and against all claims, causes of action and liabilities, including but not limited to those asserted by third parties for any injury or damage caused by the animal.
  6. TSAS believes the animal you are adopting is in good health ( unless noted ). The animal is spayed/neutered and had all age appropriate vaccinations. Cats are tested for feline leukemia/aids and vaccinated.  Should  any medical problem arise within 48 hours contact TSAS at 520-457-2545. Any medical issues not previously noted by TSAS at time of adoption are the responsibility of the adopter.
  7. All the information I have provided on this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete.
  8. I agree to provide TSAS with any new address and/or telephone number which has changed since signing this contract.
  9. 9. I understand there is no refund of adoption fee if I cancel the pre-adoption or return an adopted animal.

 

I, the adopter, have read all of the conditions set forth in this adoption contract and agree to abide by them.

  1. I, the adopter, have read all of the conditions set forth in this adoption contract and agree to abide by them.

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     Adopter’s Signature                                                       Date _______________________                                                                                                       _______________________________________                                                                                   TSAS  Volunteer                                                  $__________     cash __ ck __ Card ____                                                                                             Amount Paid 

    (revised 2017)

Adoptions Include:

  Dogs:

Spay/Neuter

Rabies

Parvo/Distemper

De-Worming

Cats:

Spay/Neuter

Rabies/Feline Distemper

FEVL Test/ FEVL Vaccination

De-Worming

and any other medical needs (i.e. dental) that should arise while at the shelter.