Spanaway, WA asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Washington

Q: Rehomed my puppy to a family, they only paid part the agreed amount and have avoided paying the rest, can I get my dog?

I chose to re-home my dog after suffering an accident and the reason was to help my family and find a better home for my best friend, I've heard every excuse in the book and all the promises that go with it... I miss my dog, he saved my life more than once and he's worth more than $350 to me, the family that bought him seemed trustworthy so when he couldn't pay it all I worked with him, all I have are texts of his intentions but I'm worried about Bandit and with time going on I'm worried they will disappear completely... If he's finish paying I would have to accept it right? But the longer this goes the more I hear about how Bandit got kennel cough and other various stuff. So my main question is, is there something I can do to get my dog back since he defaulted on finishing payments continuously? We could use the money but I don't even want it anymore... Tacoma wa

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Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
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  • Denver, CO

A: You can sue to get your dog back for nonperformance on a contract. Text messages will be sufficient to prove there was an agreement, if you do not have a formal, written contract. I would recommend contacting a local civil litigation or contract lawyer in your area to help you with this lawsuit.

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