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Adoption Application

Adoption Application

Please fill out the application below so we can start the adoption process. It’s important to complete the entire application, which takes about 10 minutes.

Yes, it might be a bit long, but being thorough helps us match you and your family with the right dog.

Here are a few other details to keep in mind:

  • After you submit your application, one of our Barking Attendants will be in touch within 24 hours to talk about next steps.
  • If you’re interested in multiple dogs, you don’t need to fill out multiple applications—just one is fine.
  • We’re open by appointment only, so we can only schedule an appointment after we’ve received an application.


If you have any questions about the application, check out our FAQ page.

We look forward to helping you find your new family member!

1. Do you have a specific dog in mind that you'd like to adopt?

 Yes No



Tell us what you're looking for




2. Let's find out about you and your family.

Your info













Just curious...are you using a Mac or PC?

 Mac PC

And what browser are you using?

 Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Other

Are you married?

 Yes No




Do you have roommates?

 Yes No


Do you have kids?

 Yes No


Does anyone else live with you?

 Yes No


Does everyone in the household want to adopt a dog?

 Yes No

Does anyone in the house have dog allergies?

 Yes No

Do you already have a vet?

 Yes No







Please provide a personal reference




3. Let's learn about your home

Do you rent or own?

 Rent Own

Do you have permission to have a pet?

 Yes No





Do you have a yard?

 Yes No

Is the yard fenced?

 Yes No


Do you have a doggie door?

 Yes No

Do you have a pool?

 Yes No

Is the pool fenced?

 Yes No


Would you be willing to have your home inspected by a rescue volunteer?

 Yes No

4. Let's see about any current pets

Do you have dogs?

 Yes No


Do you have other pets?

 Yes No


5. Let's check for any previous pets

Have you had dogs in the past?

 Yes No




Have you had any other pets in the past?

 Yes No




Have any of your dogs had puppies?

 Yes No


6. How will you care for your new dog?






Do you travel?

 Yes No



When you travel, how do you intend to provide for your dog(s) while you are away?

 Doggie day care Kennel In-home sitter Leave with family Leave with friends Take with

What provisions would be made for the dog if you had to move?




Do you feel obedience training makes a dog a better companion?

 Yes No

If necessary, are you willing to attend obedience training at your own expense?

 Yes No

7. How will you make sure your dog gets enough exercise?

Walking

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Running

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Hiking

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Dog Park

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Beach

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Swimming

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


8. What would you do if your dog exhibited any of the following behaviors?

(Check all that apply)

Chewing

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Digging

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Nipping

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Barking

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Shedding

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Difficulties house training

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Destructiveness

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Marking

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Disobedience

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Separation anxiety

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Aggression

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


Growling

 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavioral consultant Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other


9. If the following happened, what would you do with your dog?

(Mark all that apply)

Divorce

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


New Job

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Illness in the family

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Allergy

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Moving

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


New Baby

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Kids ignore dog

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Unexpected financial difficulties

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Pets do not get along

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


Dog grew bigger than expected

 Return to rescue Give away Take to shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other


How much are you willing to spend on medical bills for your dog?

 Up to $100 Up to $500 Up to $1000 Up to $5000 Whatever it takes



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As you can see, we take our adoption process very seriously.
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Thank you for submitting your application! Our volunteers will review your application and try to get back to you within 24 hours. But please be patient as we are volunteer run!

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