Dog Adoption Application
Please read the adoption agreement. You must sign this in order to adopt. In most cases the dog(s) will be delivered to your home. We ask each adopter for a tax deductible donation upon completion of the form in order to defray the cost of veterinary and foster care.
Please copy, paste, and submit this form in an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the dog you would like to adopt
Are you interested in a specific dog? What do you like most about him/her?
If you aren’t applying for a specific dog, please let us know what kind of dog you are looking for. Please provide as much information as possible, ie. breed, gender, age, temperament, fur length, size, etc. Are there any characteristics you are not looking for?
What do you like most about having a dog? And least?
Who will be the primary caregiver of the dog?
Are you over 21?
Is your home telephone listed under your own name?
If no, whose name is it under and what is their relation to you?
Are you adopting a dog for your home, business, or for someone else?
Please list all persons living with you, their ages, and their relationship to you
Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs? If so, how do you plan to resolve this?
Briefly describe your residence (ie, 1 bedroom apt, townhouse, etc)
How long have you lived at this residence?
Do you own, rent or sublet?
Does your building allow dogs?
Do you have a backyard?If yes, is it enclosed? If a fenced yard, how high is the fence?If you have no fence, how will your dog relieve/exercise her/himself?
What is your household activity level? Please explain.
How many hours per day will your dog be alone?
Where will your dog be kept during the day?
And at night?
Who will walk your dog and how often?
Who else will be spending time with your dog?
What sort of training do you plan on providing?
If we could help with your training, would you be interested?
Would you object to a visit to your home before and after the adoption is completed?
Who will care for your dog while you are traveling?
If you became ill, disabled or died, who will care for this dog? Please provide name, address and phone number
What is your place of employment? (please include address & phone)
How long have you worked there?
Do you currently have other pets living in your household?
If yes, please provide: Name Age Dog/Cat?
Have you ever had a dog before?
If deceased, please give circumstances and date(s) of death. If you have had multiple dogs, please feel free to give information on only the most recent.
Have you ever taken a pet to a shelter?
If yes, please explain why and when.
Who is your local veterinarian? (If you do not have one, we are happy to provide recommendations.)
What kind of food do you expect to feed your dog? (We are happy to provide recommendations.)
References and certification
Please supply two references who are not family members. We will contact both of them.
Please write your name below if you agree with the following statement:
I certify that the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that my completion of this form in no way obligates ZFF to adopt a dog to me. I further understand that in order to complete the adoption process, ZFF will conduct a home visit.
Please download, print 2 copies of the contract; fill out, sign and submit either the PDF or Word document.