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The foster parent won't relinquish the dog to be adopted - who has rights?


I recently adopted a dog from a rescue league & when it came time to get the dog, the foster refused to relinquish it. The rescue is working on my behalf to get the dog, but a month later and no dog. I'm wondering what rights I have or the foster has in this matter.


The rights of the parties are dependent on the various agreements. These situations get complicated when there are no written agreements, conflicting agreements, or when the rescue group does not have actual possession of the animal who it wants to place for adoption. If a settlement cannot be reached among the parties and the matter is litigated, the court will review the documents and other evidence and render a decision. These cases can be time consuming. I hope you all consider what is best for this dog.

Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott


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