Thibodaux, LA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana

Q: How do we stop and adoption service from taking our new dogs away

We adopted 2 puppies about 3 weeks ago. The agency is now saying they are not a good fit and want to take them away.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: First, review the adoption agreement you signed with the agency. This document will outline your rights and the conditions under which the agency can reclaim the dogs. Understanding these terms is crucial for knowing where you stand legally.

Next, communicate with the agency to understand their specific concerns. Ask for a clear explanation of why they believe the puppies are not a good fit. This conversation can help you address their issues directly and possibly negotiate a solution that allows you to keep the dogs.

If the agency insists on taking the puppies despite your efforts, consider seeking legal advice to understand your options. Document all interactions with the agency and gather evidence that shows your capability and commitment to caring for the puppies. This documentation can be useful if you need to dispute their decision formally.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.