SAMPLE RESCUE RECORD
Completing the adopt contracts
correctly, is a very important part of the adoption
process. There are 3 pages to the contract.
Page one includes the new owner's name and address as
well as the date of the adoption. The second page
contains the medical information and personality
information for the dog, very important!!!!! The
third page has the release of liability part of the
contract where the new owner assumes that liability.
We need their signature and the date of the adoption for
our files, extremely important!!!!!
Once the adoption is completed and
the contracts come to rescue, the information is typed
into the computer. This is a sample of one of the
records for our adopted dogs. There is a place on
the record to add the dog's new name, when their owner's
let us know that, and also for an updated photo.
The record below is one of the more complete records.
A record can only be as complete as the information
listed on the adoption contract. Many of the
fosters are very good about putting a lot of information
on the contracts. Others are only putting the
minimum information. This takes a little more time
but if you could try to complete more of the contract,
that would be fantastic. Many times we are called
by licensing agencies to verify information for the dogs
when their owner's try to license them. If we
don't get the dates for vaccinations or altering, there
is no way of letting them know.
Another important item is the ID
number. I've asked for foster providers to let me
know their dog's ID number when they first get the dog
and everyone has been great about this. There is a
place on the contract where the ID number is supposed to
go and that is often left blank. When someone
calls with a found dog, I go to the rescue records and
pull up the dog's information by typing in the ID
number. It usually takes only 5-10 minutes to
notify an owner that their lost dog has been found.
We've had very good luck with this. Please help
our job get a little easier by putting the ID number on
Thank you so much for all your
wonderful work with the rescue dogs.