On January 08 2008, 10:39 AM, msvette2u wrote:I have an older couple interested in adopting Diesel, and I need to find out what they'll do if one is disabled (or dies) and they cannot keep the dog any longer. He's 18mos-2yrs.
They are 69 and 74.
Is it rude to ask them to write something in their will about the dog? They are local to us, so it'd be easy to take him back should something happen.
How do I WORD that without sounding like a vulture...??
Oh - I mean, we have everyone sign paperwork stating the dog WILL come back here, but I'm thinking something should be in their will or something??
On Tue, Jan 08 2008, 12:16 PM, katiek0417 wrote:I agree...I put a part about that in my purchase agreement for puppies..."In the event of sudden illness, death, or any other reason that would make it impossible to continue care for the above named pet, the puppy would be returned to the breeder unless other arrangements are made, in advance, and agreed upon by breeder and purchaser."
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