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Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, Inc. (GFNC) takes the welfare of our Greyhounds very seriously. Therefore, please read the following information carefully. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your cooperation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: By completing and executing this contract you, the undersigned, indicate and acknowledge that you have read and understand and all of the conditions set forth herein by GFNC. To the extent permitted by law, you waive your right(s), if any, to protest this contract due to misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

MEDICAL CARE: I understand and agree the Greyhound I am adopting (“my Greyhound”) must, for the balance of her/his life: i) be kept current on all required vaccinations, ii) receive yearly testing and year-round heartworm prevention medication in accordance with her/his weight: and iii) have prompt treatment by a licensed veterinarian for any illness or injury.

ADOPTION FEE: I understand and agree the adoption fee is non-refundable and does not qualify as a charitable contribution. The adoption fee for each adopted greyhound includes: spaying or neutering, initial vaccinations, a heartworm check, a martingale collar, a leash, a GFNC ID tag, a microchip, and a plastic muzzle.

NOTIFICATION: I understand and agree to notify GFNC immediately if anything happens to my Greyhound that would require his/her destruction, relocation, or in the case of accidental death or escape. Note: There is an answering service available at (336) 643-0233.

LIVING CONDITIONS/RESTRAINING: Greyhounds are indoor dogs only. I understand and agree: to keep my Greyhound as an indoor household companion/pet; to walk my Greyhound on a leash or exercise in a securely fenced yard; to never let my Greyhound run loose or roam; to never chain or tie my Greyhound stationary object; and not to keep my Greyhound continuously in a garage, pen, outdoor kennel/dog house or left outdoors for extended periods or when no one is at home, even in a fenced yard.

GREYHOUND RETURNS: I understand and agree that I am adopting my Greyhound for myself and I agree not to: i) give away, sell or trade my Greyhound, even as a gift to a friend or family member; ii) surrender my Greyhound to an animal shelter or any other organization; iii) euthanize my Greyhound and/or iv) abandon my Greyhound. I understand that if anything would prevent me from abiding by any terms of this contractual agreement, my Greyhound must be returned to GFNC. Greyhound returns are accepted
unconditionally however your adoption fee is non-refundable.

LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION: I understand and agree that my Greyhound will wear a clearly marked identification tag with my contact information and also wear the GFNC ID tag at all times. I also agree to comply with all state and local ordinances concerning proper licensing and vaccination requirements.

RESPONSIBILITY: I understand and agree, as the adopter, that I will assume all responsibility and liability arising from ownership of my Greyhound I hereby unconditionally waive any and all rights, claims and causes of action that I now have, or may have in the future relating to this adoption, against GFNC and/or any prior owners of my Greyhound and unconditionally release and discharge GFNC and/or any prior owners of my Greyhound from any liability incurred relating to my Greyhound.

AGREEMENT: I understand and agree to ALL terms of the adoption process and all of the terms of the adoption contract set forth herein. I understand and agree that should I fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement and/or if my Greyhound is mistreated: i) my adoption will be considered revoked ab initio; ii) that ownership interest, and all rights, in and to my Greyhound shall revert to GFNC; and iii) that GFNC can enter my property to repossess my Greyhound. I further understand the adoption fee is non-refundable.

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