Important Steps to Take If Your Dog Is Responsible for a Dog Attack

Your dog is likely one of your best friends, and you love your pet dearly. But what do you do when your dog hurts someone in a Colorado dog attack? It is a thought that most dog owners do not want to consider, but it’s one that you should prepare for to protect yourself and …

Do Not Give Your Animal Away!

Kristina Bergsten’s Interview Published On VoyageDenver Hi Kristina, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story. I started practicing animal law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when I was working for a family law firm. My bosses were absolutely outstanding human beings and they recognized that family law can be a …

Dog Adoption Contracts and Your Right to Own Property

At The Animal Law Firm, our Colorado Animal Attorneys get a lot of questions about ownership rights under a purchase agreement for a dog. The situation usually goes like this: Elliot buys a dog from ABC Rescue. Elliot signs an adoption or purchase agreement. In the agreement, ABC Rescue has a clause that says, “buyer …

Don’t Share Your Dog with Your Ex

Our Aurora, Colorado Pet Lawyers know a thing or two about trust. Rule #1 is: Don’t trust your ex. Even amicable break-ups can turn into an absolute mess when you start sharing the dog (or cat, or bird, or alpaca, or snake, etc.). It’s best to cut all ties with the person you used to …

Is your ESA trained? If not, it’s not an ESA.

Our Colorado Animal Attorneys often see people who have ESAs with a certificate they got from the Internet. This is the greatest scam in the world, in our opinion, but that is another story for another day. If your ESA is not trained to perform specific tasks related to your disability, then your dog is …

Don’t Give up Your Dog without a Warrant!

At The Animal Law Firm, our Colorado animal lawyers see a lot of good dogs turned over to animal control under pressure from animal control officers. However, you do not have to do this. They are required, under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, to obtain a warrant to seize property from you. …

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