Terms & Agreements

American Pit Bull Foundation

Adoptions Terms & Agreement

I promise to keep this animal current on vaccinations, (including DHLPP and CRV) under a licensed Veterinarian, and on year round Heartworm prevention. If, upon adoption, this animal is too young to be altered, I promise to have him/her spayed or neutered before they reach 24 weeks of age, and I will provide proof to the American Pit Bull Foundation upon completion of the surgery. I agree that this animal will not be used for breeding purposes prior to his/her spay/neuter date.

I understand the terms of the training requirement post adoption and that I am required to complete a training program with an accredited trainer. I understand that not fulfilling my training requirement is violation of my adoption contract. I promise to provide proper identification for this animal including a rabies tag, and county license, (if required by county Animal Control).

If I fight this animal, use this animal as a “bait dog”, or abuse this animal in any way, including being kept under poor living conditions, I am relinquishing ownership back to the American Pit Bull Foundation and fully understand that charges may be pressed against me and that I am responsible for legal fees incurred by the foundation. I also understand that it is against the American Pit Bull Foundation policy for any adopted dog or puppy to be left unattended outdoors while the owner is away, or unattended outdoors off-leash. This agreement is full acceptance of my compliance to these terms and if I am non-compliant, by signing this agreement I understand that I am relinquishing ownership of my pet back to the American Pit Bull Foundation.

I will return for a thirty day checkup which will be scheduled in advance with the Rescue Adoptions Coordinator. I will also provide the American Pit Bull Foundation with this animals vaccination records through the first thirteen months of him/her being under my care. I fully understand that if I am non-compliant to the above terms that I am forfeiting ownership and the animal will be returned to the American Pit Bull Foundation. If I run into any issues that interfere with my compliance to the above listed, I will contact the Rescue Adoptions Coordinator for assistance in the matter.

Signature of this contract is also permission granted for the American Pit Bull Foundation to continue to pull my medical records for my family pets from my regular veterinarian and/or an emergency veterinarian.

I understand that adopting means acquiring a pet for the remainder of its life. Should my family situation change, I intend to include my pet in those changes. If extreme circumstances apply and I cannot keep my adopted pet, I understand that I am not authorized to euthanize for convenience and am committed to not surrendering to a “kill shelter”.

I understand that my Adoption Fee is non-refundable.

Outreach Volunteer Release & Waiver of Liability

This release and waiver of liability (“Release”) is in favor of, and shall inure to the benefit of the American Pit Bull Foundation (“APBF”) and APBF’s directors, officers, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, and any and all persons or entities on APBF’s behalf who may be liable (collectively “its representatives”) and, further, shall be binding upon the undersigned (the “Volunteer”) and his or her personal representatives, successors and assigns. The Volunteer wishes to work as a volunteer for APBF and engage in the activities related to being a community outreach volunteer (the “Activities”). The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include but are not limited to the construction of outdoor fencing, lifting and loading heavy objects, participation in community outreach events, speaking to dog owners at their homes, interacting with owned or stray dogs, transporting dogs to and from veterinarian appointments and may expose
the Volunteer to dangers both from known risks and unanticipated risks. In consideration of the permission granted to participate in the Activities, the Volunteer hereby freely and without duress executes this Release under the following terms and conditions:

RELEASE, WAIVER, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK. The Volunteer does hereby release, forever discharge, and indemnify and hold harmless APBF and its representatives from any and all liability, claims, losses, suits, damages and demands of whatever kind or nature, including death, resulting from or arising out of, or in any manner related to, the Activities, including, without limitation, property damage, illness, bodily or personal injury, and/or death that may be caused by the negligence of APBF or its representatives. The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include work and occur in locations that may be hazardous to the Volunteer. The Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of, and accepts the full legal and financial responsibility for injury or harm to his or her person, including death, and damage to personal property that may arise out of or result directly or indirectly from the Volunteer’s participation in the Activities. The Volunteer hereby releases APBF and its representatives from any duty or obligation owed the Volunteer. The Volunteer understands and fully recognizes that this Release discharges APBF and its representatives from any liability or claim that the Volunteer may have against APBF that may result from or arise out of Volunteer’s participation in the Activities, whether caused by APBF’s negligence or otherwise. The Volunteer hereby waives his or her right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against APBF in the event of any property damage, illness, bodily or personal injury, or death to Volunteer or any other person that may result directly or indirectly from Volunteer’s participation in the Activities.

MEDICAL TREATMENT. The Volunteer understands that APBF does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including, without limitation, medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of any illness, bodily injury, or personal injury sustained by the Volunteer. The Volunteer does hereby release, forever discharge, and hold harmless APBF from any claim whatsoever that arises or may hereafter arise out of or result directly from any first aid, emergency treatment, medical or other services rendered or not rendered in connection with the Volunteer’s participation in the Activities.

GOVERNING LAW. This Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of North Carolina.

SEVERABILITY. The Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law and that, in the event any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, that clause or provision shall be deemed modified so as to be valid and enforceable to the full extent permitted by law, and further, the invalidity of any clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining clauses and provisions of this Release.

Photography Consent

Any person submitting photographs electronically (ex. email, social media channels, direct messages, etc.) is granting permission for the American Pit Bull Foundation to use those images without restrictions or royalties. A person may revoke future use of images at any time by notifying us via email at help@apbf.dog. The revocation will not affect any actions taken before the receipt of this written notification. Images will be stored in a secure location and only authorized staff will have access to them. They will be kept as long as they are relevant and after that time destroyed or archived.

Brand Assets & Guidelines

The American Pit Bull Foundation is an organization with the purpose to promote responsible breed ownership through providing owner and public education. It is important that we use the established brand elements to better unify our message and tell our story. All material produced for, by and in conjunction with the American Pit Bull Foundation must adhere to the standards and guidelines set forth.

Our logo is always two toned, and can be used on both light and dark backgrounds. We do allow our logo to be used as a solid color when needed – under those circumstances the colors are always either green, black or white. No other color exceptions are allowed without written consent from our office.

Usage Guidelines
The American Pit Bull Foundation mark includes, but are not limited to the APBF Name, Logo, and any word, phrase image or other designation that identifies the source or origin of any of the American Pit Bull Foundations products. Do not modify or alter the mark or use them in a confusing way, including suggesting association or partnership by APBF, or in any way that confuses APBF with another organization. Use only the official full APBF Logo or the stand alone mark to represent the American Pit Bull Foundation.


  • Change the colors of the logo
  • Rotate or change the direction of the logo
  • Animate the dog or letters
  • Add special effects to dog or letters
  • Use old versions or any other marks or logos to represent our brand

The American Pit Bull Foundation Primary Palette. Each APBF gray has a touch of green in it to better pair with our logo and secondary colors. White (#ffffff), and Black (#000000), complete the set.

Words don’t just hold meaning; they communicate by their very form. We primarily use the Roboto font family: clean, modern and direct, stylish but not exclusive. Our titles and heading use the Montserrat font family: unique, fun, identifiable and distinctive. Putting well-designed words in our message enhances the user experience.

These fonts are open-source and available through the Google Web Fonts Service.

Additional information

Use of our services are subject to our privacy policy.

If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail at:

10926 Quality Drive
P.O.Box 38558
Charlotte, NC 28278

Effective: November 2nd, 2019