Commissioners approve formal dog adoption agreement

DARKE COUNTY – County commissioners on Monday approved a written dog adoption agreement, which will now be used by the Darke County Animal Shelter.

Persons wishing to adopt a dog from the shelter will be required to sign the agreement, which in part states they are adopting the animal “as is, without any guarantees or assurances.”

Adopters also agree they will license the dog and keep it on a leash or harness.

According to Commissioner Matt Aultman, the county’s chief animal control officer, Robert Bair let commissioners know there was no formal agreement for pet adoptions and worked with county officials to draw up the approved agreement.

For more information about pet adoption with the shelter, visit their website at


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