Flemington, NJ asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for New Jersey

Q: Can an adoption agency really come on my property anytime to inspect conditions of an adopted animal per contract?

Want to adopt an animal and we have glowing references and should have no problem adopting but the agency not only wants a video tour of our home (to be viewed by strangers we've never met) but also writes into their contract that they have the right to come on our property any time in the future to inspect the conditions the animal is living in and the condition of the animal. In theory this seems like they are asking me to sign a contract saying that if they got a wild hair they could come on my property at 3am in 6 years without notice insisting on seeing the dog and if I was to tell them to leave they could claim right to seize the dog back and I would not have the right to kick them off the property as trespassers. This seems like an unsustainable clause but it would be a signed contract.

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Maybe and probably yes, if you give them the right to do it, but a lawyer would need to read the contract to tell you what your rights and liabilities would be under the agreement.

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