Covington, TX asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas

Q: Can an animal rescue take a dog back that we adopted from them for no valid reason?

The agreement says we need a fenced in yard. We have one and did not have the dog on a leash. They claim we lied about the fence and violated the adoption agreement, when the director really regrets adopting the dog out and has seller's remorse.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No, an animal rescue cannot take an adopted dog back for no valid reason. They can only take an adopted dog back if the adopting person violates the adoption agreement. For example, if the adoption agreement requires you to have a fenced in yard, the animal rescue can take the dog back if you don't have a fenced in yard.

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