Rehoming Dog.


I have gotten my dog her rabies shot, and that is all that has been done in the 2 months that I have had her. Unfortunately, I have decided to rehome her due to my child's medical condition. Can I just create a simple contract for the new owners I am giving her to, so we can both sign it? This way, in case, God forbid, something happens with the dog, it does not come back to me, especially since her rabies tag is under my name. What should I do?


People who want to rehome their animal would ideally have a contract signed by both parties which makes it clear that one named person is relinquishing all rights to the animal to the other named person. A description of the animal should be included and the agreement should be dated. Microchip, veterinary records (including rabies tag information), dog license, and other proof of ownership should also be changed. The method to change the records should be discussed with the various entities (veterinarian, microchip company, etc.). The person registered as an animal’s owner generally has to consent before any changes will be made.

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