Lucky Pup Rescue Adoption Application and Contract

**Please note that processing of your application takes some time for the volunteers of the rescue. If you are not willing to wait and to assist in the process (generally 1 to 2 weeks) then please do not fill out the application. Our time could be spent saving other dogs rather than taking the time to work on your application, only to find out you got a dog elsewhere or didn't want to wait. When you find your new family member, it will be well worth the couple weeks it took to find the right match! Your honest, thoughtful answers will help us find a family member that suits you AND the dog.                                          

ADOPTION PROCESS: We at Lucky Pup Rescue, Inc are committed to finding the best canine friend for you and your lifestyle so that you all will have many happy years together. Our adoption process includes the completion of an application, veterinary and personal reference checks, home visit, then meeting of potential dogs. Exchange of adoption fee and signed contract takes place when you choose to adopt. You will then receive all veterinary paperwork that we have on the dog by mail or email.                                                           
FEES AND PAYMENT: The standard adoption fee is $350.00 for puppies under 6 months of age, $325.00 for dogs 6 months through age 6, and $250.00 for dogs 7 and over. This helps cover adoption costs, transportation to New England if applicable, vaccinations, preventatives, food and supplies,  and medical costs so that we may continue to rescue other at-risk dogs. Costs may vary in unusual circumstances. In the rare case that a dog is unaltered, an additional spay/neuter contract and a $100.00 refundable deposit required by the state of Maine. All fees need to be paid via Paypal, check or cash at or before the time of adoption. The mailing address is Lucky Pup Rescue, PO Box 461, Kennebunkport ME 04046. The paypal address is We will not release any dog's vet paperwork until payment is received. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This application serves as your adoption contract if you are approved and find a suitable dog through Lucky Pup Rescue, Inc. You must be 23 or older and living in New England to complete and submit the application. 

Please answer all questions or write N/A. If you have questions while filling out the application please contact us at There are two very important sections at the end of the document regarding our expectations and commitment to you, and yours to us and your new dog. Please take the time to read through all the sections. You do not need to sign the application until adoption; at that time we will get your written signature.

Thank you for wanting to rescue a dog!




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Important Notice:   We make no guarantees in reference to the health and/or temperament of the dog. The dog is adopted "AS IS" and the adopter assumes responsibility for the treatment of all existing conditions or any other conditions of physical or temperament changes that may occur, now or in the future. While the rescuer makes every effort to place only healthy animals, the rescue cannot guarantee the health of any animal.The rescue shall not be held responsible for any medical expenses which may be incurred, hereby or expressly excluding any implied or express warranties, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose including without limitation and warranties regarding health, temperament, housetraining, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If your dog is from a southern state, heartworm disease  is very prevalent and it is IMPERATIVE  that the dog receive heartworm preventative on the EXACT date shown on the paperwork or the date that is provided by the rescue or veterinarian. Dogs need preventatives 12 months of the year, even in New England. If you miss or are late giving preventative, your dog most likely will become positive and require treatment which is expensive and invasive. There is a possibility that your dog may test positive for heartworm disease and require treatment even with consistent preventative. In this case, we or your vet can advise the next step. We follow the American Heartworm Association's recommended treatment protocol and we do not advocate a "wait and see" approach which can result in damage to the heart and further complications. The rescue is not responsible for financing heartworm treatment or any other medical treatment or surgery.                                                                                                                                                                                         This is one of the most important pieces of owning a new rescue dog. PLEASE understand that every dog that comes from a southern state needs a heartworm test 6 months after arrival into the state of Maine. We recommend an additional test at the one year mark after arrival, and then annually after that.  If a puppy is younger than 6 months old, it is a waste of time and money to test their blood for heartworm disease - any dog younger than this will test negative. If your dog has come into your care younger than 6 months old, he or she NEEDS to have a test once they are fully six months old.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Please don't hesitate to ask more about heartworm disease and preventatives, or anything that you may have questions about on this application or regarding the policies and procedures of the rescue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Your signature on this page indicates that you have read the above notice and that you will provide monthly heartworm preventative year round for your adopted dog. Local dogs can absolutely get heartworm disease too. This form does NOT need to be physically signed until adoption but clicking "submit" acknowledges that you have read and understand all pages of this contract. 
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