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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?

YesNo



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?

MacPC

And what browser are you using?

ChromeFirefoxInternet ExplorerSafariOther

Are you married?

YesNo




Do you have roommates?

YesNo


Do you have kids?

YesNo


Does anyone else live with you?

YesNo


Does everyone in the household want to adopt a dog?

YesNo

Does anyone in the house have dog allergies?

YesNo

Do you already have a vet?

YesNo







Please provide a personal reference




3. Let's learn about your home

Do you rent or own?

RentOwn

Do you have permission to have a pet?

YesNo





Do you have a yard?

YesNo

Is the yard fenced?

YesNo


Do you have a doggie door?

YesNo

Do you have a pool?

YesNo

Is the pool fenced?

YesNo


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

YesNo

4. Let's see about any current pets

Do you have dogs?

YesNo


Do you have other pets?

YesNo


5. Let's check for any previous pets

Have you had dogs in the past?

YesNo




Have you had any other pets in the past?

YesNo




Have any of your dogs had puppies?

YesNo


6. How will you care for your new dog?






Do you travel?

YesNo



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

Doggie day careKennelIn-home sitterLeave with familyLeave with friendsTake 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?

YesNo

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

YesNo

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

Walking

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


Running

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


Hiking

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


Dog Park

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


Beach

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


Swimming

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday


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

(Check all that apply)

Chewing

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Digging

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Nipping

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Barking

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Shedding

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Difficulties house training

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Destructiveness

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Marking

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Disobedience

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Separation anxiety

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Aggression

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


Growling

Return to rescueGive awaySeek professional training / behavioral consultantResearch to resolve on ownIncrease exerciseOther


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

(Mark all that apply)

Divorce

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


New Job

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Illness in the family

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Allergy

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Moving

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


New Baby

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Kids ignore dog

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Unexpected financial difficulties

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Pets do not get along

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


Dog grew bigger than expected

Return to rescueGive awayTake to shelterKeepKeep, but outsideOther


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

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



You're almost done!

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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