Note: Please do NOT submit this form unless instructed to do so by a Grass Roots Rescue representative. Make sure you have an approved application on file and have met the dog before submitting the contract. This is the final step.

adoption contract.

Please fill out the adoption contract using the link below:

Grass Roots Rescue Spay/Neuter Policy:

If the animal you’re adopting is not yet fixed, you must adhere to the following guidelines:
 

  • Under 6 months of age: You must give us a $75 check deposit, which will be destroyed once the procedure is complete. The dog must be spayed/neutered by 6 months of age. An appointment must be scheduled by the time the dog is 4 months, and you must notify us of the appointment date. You are also responsible for sending us documentation confirming the animal has been fixed. Should this not be done as outlined here, your deposit check will be cashed and will not be refunded.
     

  • Foster-to-adopt dogs that are over 6 months of age: You must give us a $75 check deposit, which will be destroyed once the procedure is complete. A spay/neuter appointment must be scheduled within 14 days of taking the dog home. You must notify us of the appointment date, and are required to send us documentation confirming the animal has been fixed. Should this not be done as outlined here, your deposit check will be cashed and will not be refunded.
     

There is much debate about what the appropriate age is to have a dog fixed.  We do not have a set stance on this, but we are required to follow the regulations put in place. Delaware code states that any animal ADOPTED from a shelter or rescue must be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age. Failure to do so can result in a $250 fine for the adopter and a $500 fine for the rescue.   If you’d like to read more about the codes we operate under, you can do so here: http://delcode.delaware.gov/title16/c030f/sc02/index.shtml
 

ADOPTION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Congratulations on your new pet! If you are in need of training or pet-sitting at any time, please reach out to us! We wish you all the best and are here to help you every step of the way!

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