Adoption Contract


The New Moon Farm Adoption Contract is an agreement between adopters and New Moon Farm (as the “Guardian”) and is a requirement for all adoptions. The text of the contract is available below for reference. You must agree to the following provisions if you are interested in adopting one of our goats.

If you have any questions about the contract, please don’t hesitate to contact our Adoptions Coordinator at


I agree that the animal(s) is being adopted for myself and will not be sold, adopted, or given to another party.

I agree that if at any point I cannot keep the animal(s) at my residence, I must return him/her to the Guardian without requesting a fee.  I will not give away or sell the animal(s) under any circumstance, or board them at another property.

I agree that this animal(s) is not intended, now or in the future, for slaughter.

I agree to care for the animal(s) in a humane manner and be a responsible animal guardian. This includes providing adequate and appropriate food, water, shelter, fencing, attention, companionship, regular hoof maintenance and medical care.

I agree to providing the animal(s) with a companion, of the same species, for life.

If I am adopting a doe, I agree not to breed the animal(s) under any circumstances.

I agree to never stake out the animal(s), unless under direct and continuous supervision.

I understand and agree that the Guardian makes no guarantees about the animal(s)’s temperament and is not responsible for future damages or injuries caused by the animal(s).

I understand and agree that the Guardian has shared all knowledge of the animal(s)’s current health status, and makes no guarantees about the animal(s)’s long term health.  Unless indicated, the animal(s) has not had any specific disease testing done.

I agree to respond to phone calls and emails from the Guardian regarding the animal(s)’s status, and give the Guardian occasional visitation rights, to ensure that the terms of this adoption agreement are being observed.

I understand that any failure to perform the foregoing agreement will constitute a breach of contract. In the event of any such breach of contract, I authorize the Guardian to reclaim both possession and ownership of the Adopted Animal(s).

I agree that all statements I have made on this form are true. If it is found that any statements I have made on this form are not true, the adopted animal(s) can be confiscated by New Moon Farm.