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ADOPTION AGREEMENT

At San Diego Humane Society we are committed to assisting you in choosing a pet who best fits your lifestyle, home environment and individual preferences. If for any reason your newly adopted pet is not a successful addition to your home, we positively encourage you to return the pet to any of our campuses without judgment or criticism. To help you and your new pet settle in, here are highlights of key information in your adoption contract.

You will be provided with a free veterinary exam offer to be utilized after adoption (within 7 or 14 days -- more details listed below). If your vet finds any concerns that we have not already disclosed to you, we give you the opportunity to decline care (we do not provide reimbursement), request diagnosis in writing and contact our Wellness Center at 619-299-7012 within 14 days of adoption to schedule a post-adoption appointment. Any future care for this pet will be your financial responsibility.

IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR ADOPTED PET

Kennel Cough

Being in a shelter, this dog has been exposed to or has gone through an episode of Kennel Cough. Symptoms can include sneezing, mucus from the eyes/nose, cough. If your new dog is exhibiting any of these symptoms at home, please follow up with your own veterinarian for care.

Upper Respiratory Infection

Being in a shelter, this cat has been exposed to or gone through an episode of Upper Respiratory Viral Infection. Symptoms can include sneezing, mucus from the eyes/nose, oral lesions. If your new cat is exhibiting any of these symptoms at home, please follow up with your own veterinarian for care.

Dental Health

Your new pet’s dental health will be your financial responsibility. Most pets that come into our care have some level of dental disease and will likely need their teeth cleaned in the next 6-12 months; this may include sedation and extractions (adoption counselor will have more information for each pet).

Puppy Heartworm

Your puppy received a single dose of heartworm preventative while at San Diego Humane Society. At 6 months of age your puppy will be able to have a heartworm test done through your own veterinarian, at your expense.

San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside Campus Contact Information

For all return appointments, Wellness Center / post-adoption medical issues or behavior questions, please call 619-299-7012.

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