Return an application to us, and once it is approved which is not a lengthy process, you will meet the pup. If all goes well with the meeting, you have the option of having the pet visit your home to make sure that you and the pet are a match. You will have 7 days to return the pup and get a refund if either of us decide that the pet is not a good match.
YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO MEET THE PET
We do not place dogs into homes that do not have an enclosed fenced area directly outside their unit door. We have found that dogs that do not have an easily accessible fenced area either do not get out for potty breaks and exercise often enough or are tied out which is unsafe.
We do not adopt to adults under 25 years of age.
Think about your ability to care for a pet………….
Consider how many hours you will physically be with your pet,
Any physical limitations that you have, and your age now compared to the life expectancy of a dog.
Senior dogs are often overlooked and are great pets for any age family
I want to make sure that I am able to take care of my pet until his life's end
We do not adopt to families with children under 5 years of age.
This rule is for the safety of the child and the wellbeing of the pet.
Toddlers are curious and pups never exceed the mentality of a 2 year old, so they do not consider consequences for their actions.
They only react to situations, thus children get scratched, bitten, etc. It isn't a vicious act, only a reaction to the situation.
Usually either the pup or the toddler is innocently harmed and the pups usually pays the price.
Name(s) of applicant(s):
Street address, city, zip code, county
Secondary E-mail Address:
How long have you lived at your current address?
Previous address if you have lived at your current address for less than 2 years.
Type of pet you are looking for:
If you are interested in a specific pet, please list the pet's name and breed:
List of breeds preferred:
Is this pet going to be a gift?
You must have fenced area compatible with the size of the dog.
A section of my yard is enclosed and a pet can enter the fenced area from the door to the house
I will let you know when my fence is complete (we do not place pets until the fence is complete)
Reason for wanting a pet:
companion for current pet
Is this pet going to be an inside or outside pet?
What type of personality are you looking for in a pet?
How active a pet are you looking for?
couch potato, cuddlebug
playful, but mild mannered
loves to get attention & play
very active, loves running and playing
non-stop, jumping & playing
Have you or any members of your household been convicted of a crime against animals?
What ages are the adults who live in your home?
What ages are the children who live in your home?
If you have children visit your home often, what ages are they?
Do all the adults in the home work full time outside of the home ?
Do you feel confident that you will be healthy and able to care for a pet for it's life expectancy of 15-20 years?
What arrangements have you made for your pet's care if you can no longer care for them?
If you currently have pets in your home, please list their type, breed, ages, weights, and sex:
What is your favorite thing about your current or past pet?
What is your least favorite thing about your current or past pet?
Please list past pets and what happened to them:
Name and phone number of veterinarian (current or past):
Name and home phone number of a personal reference who you don't mind us calling:
If this pet becomes ill or injured, are you financially able and willing and able to spend $500.00 or more for vet care?
Does anyone in the household have allergies or asthma?
Does anyone smoke in your home?
Which best describes your home?
Do you own your home?
Do you / will you have an enclosed fenced area? We do not recommend invisible fence because: There are too many dogs in the pound with electronic collars Children have been bitten while playing with a dog which was shocked. Dogs have been stolen, injured or killed while within an invisible fence. Dogs must wear a pronged collar.
Describe the type of fence that you have:
How tall is the fence?
Approximately what is the size of the area that is fenced?
How do you plan to exercise the pet?
Who will be caring for the pet?
Do all the adults in your home work full time?
How many hours a day will your pet be home alone?
What arrangements will you make for your pet to get a potty break if you are gone more than 5 hours?
Where will you keep your pet while you are not home?
What arrangements will you be making when you take trips?
Do you have a swimming pool, and if so how will you protect your pet from drowning?
Why did you decide to adopt a pet?
Would you consider fostering a pet for a short time?