Can I go to small claims court to get my dog back after the family who had him gave him to a rescue even though we had a written agreement that if they could not provide for him he would be returned to me? The lady who has him is not an actual rescue she is just withholding him.
You can try, if your agreement complies with Iowa law. Some states do not allow restrictions on what the buyer may do with personal property that they bought, so that part of your agreement may be void.
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If the shelter already has the dog, I seriously doubt a court would afford you that relief.
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You gave the dog away. Enforcing a contract w/a return clause would require the clause be in compliance with state law. Even so, unless the dog is not being cared for, what would be the point?
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