Q: Owner Release Form?
I have a couple questions about owner release forms and info I know the rescue I work with will let me have final say in where she goes but this is about my dad's dog Shasta he has recently had some medical issues and may not be able to care for Shasta anymore I can not afford another dog plus Shorty hates Shasta I don't know what it is about her maybe it is just his cattitude I wanted to know though where I can find one online so I can look it over I might be able to at least foster her until she can find a home she is an american eskimo and I also need to know what papers I need vet care what else do I need the paperwork from the place she is from I know the rescue that she came from is okay with this already I just need to know what paperwork I need other than vet papers if any?
Jan 05, 2013
Since your family is the owner you shouldn't have to have an owner's release form if an adoptive family is going to be found by you or the family. Owner release forms are for the owner of the pet to relenquish their rights to the pet so a rescue group or shelter can proceed with listing them for adoption. It's like when you trade in your car - the title has to be signed over to the dealership before they can resell it. Since you are both the owner and the adoption agency so to speak, there is no need for owner release forms as you surely won't sue yourselves for adopting out the dog w/o permission. You do need forms to screen potential candidates and the adoption forms that the prospective adopter will fill out saying that if they can't fullfill their responsibilities that the dog is to be returned to you instead of being dumped in a shelter and all the usual. It would be easier if you did the fostering and the rescue you volunteer with sponsored her and did the screening, home and background check, etc. You can't be too careful when relenquishing your pets and rescue groups are pros when it comes to knowing what to ask and what to look for in behavior, what is said, and what is not said. You'll need proof that she's spayed and up to date on shots and any other medical info if she has a health condition, is on medication, etc. If she's chipped, you'll need to provide the new family with the chip number and contact info for the chip company so they can transfer ownership or you can do that yourself to save a step since the company will have to contact you for verification that you are giving her up. Provide all her tags, i.e. rabies, city/county registrations, chip ID tag. When I foster I usally write down a little bio listing their favorite toys, foods, their quirks, how they signal they want to go out, the commands they know, stuff like that to help ease the transition. I also send their toys, bed, collar, leash, harness, etc with them.
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