STAR Terms and conditions     

In the event where you can no longer care for the dog(s) or cat(s) you have adopted from us, you must without exception inform Stronger Together Animal Rescue immediately and the charity will arrange to find a suitable home. A little time should always be given to the charity until a new home is found. The dog or cat can NEVER BE REHOMED / SOLD / OR PROMOTED in any way by the adopting family. The dog ALWAYS remains the property of the charity.

I am fully aware that I am adopting a living creature that may not have a medical history and as such Stronger Together Animal Rescue (STAR), can not guarantee the health of the animal. (STAR will provide you with all the information and medical reports that have been brought to the charity’s attention by the local country vet and or rescue organisation). If this animal becomes ill, I certify that I am financially prepared to treat this animal at my own expense.

Please note: By signing the document you are agreeing to allow Stronger Together Animal Rescue to process your information as follows:  To prepare and process your adoption agreement, with all regulated requirements such as Home checks (based on your post code), Traces, Petlog, Microchip registration, Pet Insurance, transporters and Shelter Manager database

STAR take your privacy seriously and we will only use your personal data on this application in connection with processing your request for adopting one of our dogs or puppies. Further information on our data protection and privacy is contained in our Data Protection Policy and our Privacy and Cookies Policy

Agreed terms

1.                Interpretation

1.1     Terms in this agreement such as you and your refer to and address the Adopter.

1.2    Terms in this agreement such as we and us refer to and address STAR.

1.3    The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement.

Adoption Costs: means the minimum donation sum of £175 for a dog aged 8 months or over and the minimum donation sum of £115 for a dog aged under eight months, plus a minimum donation towards flight of £485, subject to costs of airlines at the time

Animal Welfare Legislation: means any animal welfare legislation from time to time in force in the UK including the Animal Welfare Act 2006 or any successor legislation.

Codes of Practice: means any codes of practice from time to time in force in the UK, including the Code of Practice for the welfare of dogs or any successor code.  

Collection: means collection of the Dog by you once we have notified you that the dog is ready to be collected.

Dog: means the dog or puppy adopted by you under this agreement.

Travel Costs: means the minimum donation costs required to transport the dog to the UK.

1.4    Any obligation in this agreement not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.

1.5    Unless otherwise expressly provided, the obligations and liabilities of the parties under this agreement are joint and several.

2.                Grant of possession

2.1    Subject to the terms of this agreement, we hereby grant possession of the dog to you upon collection.

2.2   Title and ownership to the dog will be held by us.

2.3   In the event of any breach of this agreement by you, we may immediately terminate your right to possession of the dog and in any such circumstances you shall allow us access to your home in order for us to collect the dog.

3.                   Costs

3.1    You shall pay the minimum adoption donation and the minimum travel donation.

3.2   The minimum Adoption donation are payable in full immediately after this agreement has been signed by you. The minimum travel donation are payable in full two weeks before the travel date and we will notify you when payment must be made.

3.3   The minimum adoption sum are non-refundable unless we cancel your application.

3.4   Neither the minimum adoption costs or the minimum travel costs will be refunded once the dog has been scheduled to travel.

4.                   Your responsibilities

4.1    You shall:

(a)  inform us of any problems or issues (whether health related, behavioural or any other type of issue);

(b)  register the Dog with a reputable veterinary practice as soon as practicable but no later than one week after Collection;
 (c)  if the Dog is too young to be sterilised prior to Collection, to arrange such sterilisation once the Dog is old enough and within six months of Collection;
 (d) ensure that the Dog is identifiable at all times;

(e) ensure that we have accurate contact information for you;
 (f)  register the Dog’s microchip number with an approved database as soon as practicable but no later than one week after Collection;

(g) notify us as soon as practicable if the Dog is lost or stolen;

(h) allow us to carry out a check on the Dog at your home at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice (being not less than 48 hours’ notice) provided that such routine checks do not take place more than once in any given year;

(i)  allow us to immediately carry out a check on the Dog at your home if we are notified of or reasonably suspect a potential breach of this agreement by you;
 (j)  not sell, re-home or transfer possession of the Dog to anyone else (unless we have agreed to this in writing);

(k) pay all costs required for the maintenance of the Dog (including veterinary costs); 

(l)  take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and well-being of the Dog; and
 (m) comply with all relevant Animal Welfare Legislation and Codes of Practice. 

5.                   Indemnity
 5.1   You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with:

(a) any breach of this agreement by you; or

(b)  the actions of the Dog whilst in your possession.

6.                   Miscellaneous

6.1   You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
 6.2   Each of the clauses of this agreement operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

6.3 If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

6.4  This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
 6.5 Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Please note: By signing the document you are agreeing to allow Stronger Together Animal Rescue to process your information as follows: 

To prepare and process your adoption agreement, with all regulated requirements such as Home checks (based on your post code), Traces, Petlog, Microchip registration, Pet Insurance, transporters and Shelter Manager database

STAR take your privacy seriously and we will only use your personal data on this application in connection with processing your request for adopting one of our Dogs or Puppies. Further information on our data protection and privacy is contained in our Data Protection Policy and our Privacy and Cookies Policy