Adoption Contract

Terms and Conditions of Adoption
Charity no: 1163435
  1. The UKBTR accepts no responsibility as to description, condition, temperament, behaviour or health of the dog and provides no warranty, condition, representation or other term of any kind expressed or implied other than such warranties, conditions, representations and terms to the extent to which they cannot be legally excluded (whether in accordance with the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or any legislation amending or replacing the same, or otherwise).
  2. Any information concerning the habits and past history of the dog is passed on by the UKBTR to the Adopter in good faith. This is based on statements made by the previous owner and fosterer (if applicable) , however, and there is no guarantee of reliability. The UKBTR is unable, therefore, to accept liability for any consequences whatever resulting from events attributable to the failure to give information or the transmission of wrong information provided that nothing in these conditions excludes UKBTR's liability for fraud.
  3. The Adopter confirms that no person residing in their household is disqualified from keeping animals or has had a deprivation order made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and/or has an unspent conviction for offences relating to animal cruelty or neglect.
  4. The dog is believed to be in normal health on leaving the dog establishment except where specific conditions have been made known to the Adopter in writing (usually specified in the Adoption Contract). Subject to Condition 1, it is regretted that the UKBTR is unable to accept liability for any expenses or costs of any kind arising from sickness or injury of any nature developed by the dog (whether or not any known existing conditions or symptoms of the dog are made known to the Adopter prior to this Agreement) and the responsibility for and cost of future treatment shall be borne by the Adopter.
  5. Attention is drawn to the possible liability of the Adopter for damage and injury that they may cause to third parties or their property. In particular, liability may arise under the Animals Act 1971. The possibility of an action for nuisance against the Adopter as a result of the Animal's behaviour should also be recognised.
  6. The UKBTR strongly advises the Adopter to arrange appropriate insurance cover against risks referred to in this Agreement and also the costs of veterinary treatment. We recommend taking the highest amount of cover available.
  7. The Adopter agrees to comply with all relevant regulations, legislation and laws concerning the welfare, control, responsible ownership and protection of animals including without limitation the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and Codes of Practice issued under the 2006 Act.
  8. If the dog is unneutered at the time of adoption, the Adopter agrees to have the dog neutered unless there are overriding veterinary reasons for it not being possible. UKBTR will pay for neutering and the neuter fee (usually £100) paid in addition to the adoption fee, will refund this upon receipt of evidence of neuter.
  9. The Adopter agrees to meet the welfare needs of the dog. This means providing for the dog’s health, happiness and welfare needs by taking measures to ensure that the dog’s health is maintained, it is properly housed, fed, watered, socialised and exercised and receives appropriate veterinary care, including vaccination and regular worming and flea treatment.
  10. The Adopter agrees to maintain the microchip records of the dog, by informing the microchip database of any changes of address.
  11. The Adopter agrees not to sell or part with the dog. If the Adopter is no longer able to keep the dog, they MUST return it to the UKBTR.
  12. Subject to conditions 1, the UKBTR’s maximum liability under or in connection with this Agreement shall not exceed the fee paid by the Adopter for the dog.
  13. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, it shall so far as it is unenforceable, be deemed deleted and the remaining provisions of this Agreement continue to apply.
  14. The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to this Agreement. English law will apply to this Agreement.