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Adoption Application

To initiate the adoption process, please complete our online application in its entirety. You only need to complete the application once, even if you are interested in multiple dogs. This application takes about 10 minutes to fill out; the information we collect helps us to match the right dog to your family and lifestyle.

Once submitted, a Barking Attendant will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the adoption procedure with you. If you have questions about the online application, please visit our FAQ page: http://www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-faqs

 

Please note: Our facility is only open by appointment; we can only schedule appointments after an application is received. We look forward to helping you find your new family member!

TBL Dog of Interest

Name of dog(s):

Breed or color:

Age of dog:

Sex:

How did you first hear about this dog (e.g., Petfinder, Twitter, Facebook, etc):


Your Information

First name: Last name: Age:

Spouse/partner or roommate(s) name(s):

Street address:

City: State: Zip:

Home phone: Cell phone: Work phone:

Email:

Your occupation: Work schedule:

Spouse's occupation: Work schedule:

Names of all other person's living in your household, please include ages and relationship with you.
For example: "Sam Shephard, 12, son".

Does EVERYONE in the household want to adopt this dog?

Please provide a personal reference:

Name: Phone:


Your Home

Do you?

How long have you lived in your home?

If you live in a condo/apartment, what are the Association's rules regarding pets?

If you rent, do you have the landlord's permission to have a dog?

Landlord name: Phone:

Does your home have a pool?

Is the pool fenced?

How will you introduce the dog to the pool?

*Would you be willing to have your home inspected by a rescue volunteer?  Yes No


Current Pet Ownership

Do you presently have a dog?

If you currently have dogs, please complete the following:

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered (i.e., spayed or neutered):

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered:

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered:

How and why obtained:

How long have you had the dog(s)?

Do you keep your dogs?

Do you have other furry friends?  Yes No How many?

Species? Ages?

How long have you had your other animals?

Where do you keep them?

If your other pet is a cat, is it declawed?  Yes No


Previous Dog Ownership

Have you previously owned a dog?

If you have previously owned dogs, please complete the following:

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered: Kept:

What happened to dog?  Gave away Sold Took to the pound/shelter Died Other

If the dog died, please state cause. If "other", please explain.

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered: Kept:

What happened to dog?  Gave away Sold Took to the pound/shelter Died Other

If the dog died, please state cause. If "other", please explain.

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered: Kept:

What happened to dog?  Gave away Sold Took to the pound/shelter Died Other

If the dog died, please state cause. If "other", please explain.

Dog's name: Breed: Age:

Sex: Altered: Kept:

What happened to dog?  Gave away Sold Took to the pound/shelter Died Other

If the dog died, please state cause. If "other", please explain.

Have any of your dogs ever had puppies?

If yes, did you breed for:

Has any of your family experienced animal-related allergies?  Yes No

Have you ever trained a dog in obedience class?  Yes No


Your Family Veterinarian

Vet Name: Phone:

Address:

City: State: Zip:


Your New Dog

Do you have any "musts" for this dog to perform? Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Who will be responsible for the care of this dog?

What is your primary reason for adopting this dog?

Where will the dog sleep?

Inside - where? Outside - where?

How many hours per day will the dog be left alone?

Where will the dog be left when he/she is alone or you are away from your home?

Is your yard fenced?  Yes No

Height: Fence type:

Do you have a doggie door?  Yes No

Do you intend to hire a dog-sitter or take the dog to a daycare center?  Yes No

When you are at home, where will the dog be?

If the dog will be outside at all, what outside space is available for the dog?

How do you plan to meet the dog's exercise needs? (Mark all that apply.)

WALKING

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

RUNNING

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

HIKING

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

DOG PARK

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

BEACH

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

YARD PLAY

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

SWIMMING

1-2x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

3-5x per week:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Daily:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

2-3x per day:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Rarely:
 15 mins. 30 mins. 1 hour >1 hour

Never:
 never

Do you travel?  Yes No

How often?

How long at a time?

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?

Locally?

Out of state?

To a place where pets are not allowed?

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

What would you do if your dog exhibited any of the following behaviors? (Mark all that apply.)

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

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

If "Other", please explain:

Jumping the fence
 Return to rescue Give away Seek professional training / behavior consultant
 Research to resolve on own Increase exercise Other

If "Other", please explain:

If the following circumstances occurred, what would you do with your dog? (Mark all those that apply.)

Divorce
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

New job
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Illness in family
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Allergy
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Moving
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

New baby
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Kids ignore dog
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Unexpected financial difficulties
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Pets don't get along
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

Dog grew bigger than expected
 Return to rescue Give away Take to a shelter Keep Keep, but outside Other
If other, please explain:

How much are you willing to spend on medical bills for your dog?
 Up to $100 Up to $500 Up to $1,000 Up to $5,000 Whatever it takes

What would you do if the vet bills went over this amount?

Your new dog may live 15 years or more...
What would you do if you could no longer care for your dog?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or your home environment?

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