Dog Adoption Application

Dog Adoption Form

Here are some things you should know as you consider applying to adopt one of our wonderful dogs. Like the vast majority of shelters and rescues, we do require a completed Adoption Form which is found here. It is helpful to us if you complete this prior to coming to the shelter to possibly adopt an animal, though that is not an absolute requirement. We also have hard copies at the shelter that can be completed when you visit, though it is possible that you will not be able to take the animal home with you if we need time to process the application. Filling out the application in advance makes it more likely that you will be able to take your new family member home with you the same day.

In addition, you must sign a legally binding contract to have your dog spayed/neutered if you adopt an animal that is not old enough to have had this surgery prior to placement. This must be done at the owner's expense though feel free to ask if we can help with the cost of the surgery. We also insist that if for any reason you feel that you cannot keep your dog, you return it to us. You MAY NOT give the dog away OR surrender it to a shelter or pound.

We have spent a great deal of time with our animals, handling them, observing them, and interacting with them. We do our best to socialize our cats that need it and keep them often for months encouraging them to become friendly and comfortable with people. Our dogs are walked and taken out for exercise in compatible groups almost every day. We know a lot about our animals and know their personalities well and can usually tell if a dog is going to be a good fit.

Payment of our $60 adoption fee is required prior to adoption. This will not be refunded if you decide not to keep the dog.

In order to give your new pet a fair chance to adjust to life in your home, you will be expected to supervise the dog AT ALL TIMES for at least the first two weeks. This means that a new dog will either be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult, or in a crate. We expect that this level of supervision will not be required indefinitely, but it is YOUR JOB to ensure that your new pet gets the guidance it needs to become a cherished member of your family from the first day it enters your home.

Your history with dogs:
I share my home with:
My dog will be around children:
My dog will spend the majority of his or her time:
My dog will need to be alone:
When I'm not at home, my dog will spend his or her time:
I want my dog to be:
The activity level in my home is usually:
The main ways I plan to exercise my dog will be:
Do you have experience training dogs to resolve or manage challenging behaviors?
I am interested in adopting a dog with special needs (medical or behavioral).
Payment of our $60 adoption fee is required prior to adoption. This will not be refunded if you decide not to keep the dog.