This applies irrespective of how long the dog has been with your family. Adopter agrees to NEVER, without written permission from ADP, transfer the dog to another family, give to another rescue or take to an animal shelter. This will constitute a Breach of Contract and result in a $2,500 penalty paid to The ADP from the Adopter. If Adopter has made honest attempts to contact ADP and are unable, the above will not apply. Proof of attempt will be required. There is a 30 day trial period wherein if the adoption is not working out, said dog can be returned and Adopter will have a 6 month period in which to find and adopt another animal from The ADP. All funds given to The ADP for the adoption will become a donation to The ADP to continue its work and care of the animals. It is non-refundable. We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) and all monies paid are tax deductible.