ADOPTION APPLICATION

ABOUT YOU
How long have you been looking to adopt a dog? *
So we can follow along on the dog's post adoption journey
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
How old are you? *
What do you do for a living? *
As you know, having a dog is a huge commitment on a number of levels, including financially. In addition to regular expenses, like annual vetting and good quality food, adopters need to be prepared for emergencies which could arise at any time and may end up being quite costly. Please let us know how you have prepared for these circumstances while you are in school.
Please give us an idea of what an average day looks like for you and how you plan to incorporate the needs of a dog into this routine.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or animal cruelty? *
Have you ever adopted a pet from a shelter or rescue? *
Have you ever had a dog that had a litter of puppies? *
Do you have any trips/life changes happening within the next month? *
(Please note that we cannot place dogs on hold. If you have something happening within the next month that will prevent you from bringing home a new dog, please wait to apply until you are 100% ready)
Will they be part of the caring for dog? Will they be home alone with the dog? If so, for how long?
Do all members of your household agree to adopting? *
ABOUT YOUR PETS
Are they... (check all that apply)
How many have you had? Were they family pets? Were you the primary caregiver? Can you let us know how you lost your past pets?
ABOUT YOUR HOME
What's your living arrangement? *
Do you rent or own? *
What is your Landlord's name?
What is your Landlord's name?
What is your Landlord's phone number?
What is your Landlord's phone number?
What kind of community? *
Where will your new pet stay during the day? *
Where will your new pet sleep during the night? *
Who in your household or community will help you take care of your dog? *
If you go on vacation, where will the dog stay? *
Would you consider using a dog walker when you are away for long stretches of time? *
Which member of your household will be primarily responsible for feeding the dog? *
Which member will be responsible for exercising the dog? *
Which member will be responsible for training the dog? *
If you move, will you take the dog with you? *
YOUR FUTURE SCRUFF!
Ideally, how old would you like your dog to be? *
What kind of activities do you plan to do with your pet? *
(Check all that apply)
What kind of personality would you like your dog to have? *
Are you into small, medium or large dogs? *
Are you alright with lively conversations with your dog?* *
If you had a choice, would your new dog come with a training manual? *
How much time will your dog spend away from you? *
How much daily exercise can you provide? *
Are you open to training ideas, methodology, and in person workshops from SAVE OUR SCRUFF? *
Please indicate your level of dog experience *
Separation Anxiety, Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding (food, toys, humans), excessive barking, other?
Are you prepared for an adjustment period of at least a couple of months? Sometimes longer? Are you willing to work with new behaviours as they arise? *
I.e. barking, accidents, chewing, conflicts with other animals, etc
VETTING
How often do you plan on taking the dog to the vet? *
If a vet recommended a surgery that could guarantee a better quality of life for your dog, but the surgery was too expensive for you, would you consider putting the dog to sleep? *
Will you be willing and able to take care of all expenses should your dog become sick or injured? *
How much do you expect to spend a year to feed, train, vaccinate, dog-sitting, licence and provide medical care for the dog? *
In order to be considered for a foster home or adoption, any current pets in the home must be up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Is this true for all pets in your home? *
FINAL STEPS
Are you opposed to having a home check? *
(Friend/family, adoption event, social media, Google, other)
ADOPTION CHECKLIST : Please read thoroughly. By clicking agree, you acknowledge you understand and agree to the following. For a smooth adoption, we recommend that adopters have ensured the following prior to adoption: *
• All members of the household are in agreement about adopting a dog - all adults will be present for the interview and meet and greet process. • You have budgeted for good quality pet food and supplies, emergency medical issues, training, boarding costs, and adoption fees. • You have set aside time during the transition period to bond with your new dog (long walks, various activities to build trust, a flexible schedule if required). • You have the appropriate amount of time to spend with the dog (minimum 2 structured walks per day, regular training time, etc). • Alternate homes/pet sitters/dog walkers should the dog require or if you are away on vacation. • Relevant preparation for dogs with special needs. • Basic knowledge of dog training and care (research put into the time required to bring a new dog into the home and prepared for adjustment period including but not limited to separation anxiety, accidents in the home, proper introductions to pets and people living in the home, nervousness in a new environment, crate training, etc). • Willing and open to training ideas from SOS’ training methodology • If adopting a puppy - flexible schedule to ensure frequent potty breaks and all required puppy training. • Willingness to reach out for help/advice for any concerns that may arise with your new dog. • Willing to attend SOS Scruff Up Your Life Seminar if suggested by Adoption Counselor or Alumni Team
I understand that Save Our Scruff is a non profit organization whose main goal is to help bring people and dogs together. The adoption fees are as follows: puppies up to 1 year old $690, dogs 1 year and older $520, bonded pairs $690. (If a dog is adopted under the age of six months and is not altered, the adoption fee is an additional $100 deposit and is refundable upon completion of spay/neuter). *
I understand that any misrepresentation of the above information authorizes Save Our Scruff to deny application, and/or reclaim the dog that is in my home. I acknowledge that Save Our Scruff cannot guarantee any dogs against parasites, diseases or destructive behavior. I will not hold Save Our Scruff responsible, nor seek any compensation for damages, medical fees or other liabilities incurred by the pet I adopt. *
REFERENCES
PLEASE NOTE: REFERENCES CANNOT BE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS.
Clinic Name, Vet Name, Contact Number & Email Address **Required for all applicants who are/have been primary caregivers for any pets**
Name, Relationship, Contact Number & Email Address **Please provide email addresses for all references**
Best time to contact *
Name, Relationship, Contact Number & Email Address **Please provide email addresses for all references**
Best time to contact *
Name, Relationship, Contact Number & Email Address **Please provide email addresses for all references**
Best time to contact *