Adoption Contract [PDF]


Adopter’s Name: ________________________

Physical Address: ________________________

Email Address: __________________________

Phone Number: _________________________

Adopting Agent’s Name:___________________________

Physical Address: ________________________

Email Address: __________________________

Phone Number: _________________________

Adoptive Cat’s Name: ____________________

Breed: _________________________________

Sex: _____________ Age: _________________

Colour/Markings: __________________________

Date of Last Veterinary Exam: __________________

FVRCP:_____________ Rabies:________________

Flea Medication:___________

Next Vaccinations Needed:__________________

Flea Medication Due:_______________

I, ______________________, attest to the facts stated in my submitted Adoption Application. I agree to adopt the Cat described above, now known as ______________________.


The following terms and conditions constitute a legal contract for the adoption of the cat referred to above (hereinafter referred to as “Cat” regardless of age or sex) between ______________________ (hereinafter referred to as Adopting Agent) and ______________________ (hereinafter referred to as Adopter). These terms and conditions are entered into and agreed upon by both Adopting Agent and Adopter and they acknowledge the legal worth of this contract.

To the best of Adopting Agent’s knowledge, this cat has no defects that would make it unsuitable as a family pet nor has Cat bitten or injured anyone.

Adopter agrees to all of the following terms of this contract and understands that non-compliance with the terms of this agreement gives Adopting Agent or their representatives the right to reclaim this Cat without refund of adoption fee.

Please initial if in agreement:

  • To contribute an adoption donation in the amount of $______________________.
  • To keep microchip information and other identification up-to-date.
  • To provide shelter, fresh water, proper food and adequate companionship at all times.
  • To provide annual veterinary examination, yearly stool samples, vaccinations as recommended by a licensed veterinarian, rabies according to my state’s regulations, monthly flea prevention medication and dental care as determined by Adopter’s veterinarian.
  • To provide emergency medical care in the event of an emergency, or to contact Adopting Agent if medical care cannot be provided.
  • To notify Adopting Agent immediately if Cat is lost or stolen, and to make every effort to locate Cat.
  • If for any reason adopter is unable to keep this Cat, Adopter will notify the Adopting Agent with intent to return Cat to Adopting Agent OR to work with Adopting Agent to find an appropriate home with written consent of Adopting Agent. Appropriate homes to be determined by the Adopting Agent. Transfer of ownership of this Cat is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization of Adopting Agent.
  • To notify Adopting Agent if Adopter moves and give the new email address, physical address and phone number.
  • The above Cat will not be euthanized in a non-emergency situation without notifying Adopting Agent and giving 14 days to respond.
  • The above Cat will not be declawed at any point throughout Cat’s life.
  • To notify adopting agent within one week of this date with an update of the above Cat’s progress. Regular updates are, of course, always appreciated!


This Contract is binding and enforceable by Civil Law. Any breach of this contract in part or whole requires that Adopter relinquish Cat and any papers that pertain to Cat to Adopting Agent’s designated representative within five days of notification at the Adopter’s expense without entitlement of any refund or damages of any kind.

ANY and ALL suits for the breach of or enforcement of this contract concerning said Cat and/or adopting agent must be filed in Santa Cruz County, California.


Adopter promises and agrees to be solely responsible for this animal and to indemnify and hold harmless Adopting Agent from any and all claims of liability for the conduct of this Cat on or after the date of this adoption and agreement of contract.

The undersigned Adopter has been advised of these facts and agrees to all conditions of this contract.

___________________________________________________                  _________

Signature (Adopter)                                                                                 Date

___________________________________________________                  _________

Signature (Adopting Agent)                                                                    Date


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