River City Chihuahua Rescue

                                                      Application for Adoption

Please copy and complete the application.  Email it to us at RiverCityRescue@gmail.com

General Adoption Fees:

Puppies age 0-6 months: $375

Age 6-12 months: $325

Age One year +: $250

*Fees may vary slightly on certain dogs at our discretion.*

These fees help defray the veterinary costs incurred for spay/neuter, immunizations, heartworm testing/ prevention and other medical needs required by other dogs just like the one you are adopting.  More often than we like, the vet fees exceed the adoption fees. Thank you for understanding our mission.



City:                                                     State:                            Zip Code:

Phone (H)                                Phone (C)                                            Phone (W)


1. Why do you want to adopt a dog?

2. What do you think are the most important responsibilities in owning a dog?

3  For whom are you adopting the dog?

4.  Does everyone in your household know that you are applying for a dog and does every member of your household want a dog?

5.  Have you ever owned a pet before? 

6.  Please describe those pets that are currently with you (type, age, sex, altered status):

7.  Please describe those pets that are no longer with you (type, sex)

8.  Why are the pets no longer with you? 

9. How many people reside in your household? Name & age of each 

10. Please provide the name and phone number of the veterinarian for your pets. If you've had pets in the past, please list the info for the vet that cared for your past pets. If you do not currently have a pet, please provide the information about the vet that you will be using if you adopt a dog.

11. Who will be responsible for feeding, housebreaking / training? 

12. Do you own or rent your residence?

13. If you rent, please provide the name, address and phone number of your landlord.

14. What type of home do you live in? (Condo, single family dwelling, apartment, etc.?)

15. Is your yard fenced?            Please describe the fence.

16. What portion of the yard is fenced?

17. If you have no fence, how do you plan to keep your dog at home?

18. Where will the dog stay during the day?  

19. How much time will the dog spend outside?  

20. Will anyone be home during the day? (If so, who?) __________________________ 

21. How frequently will the adults be gone away from home on business/ vacation/trips?

22. When you are on vacation where will the dog be kept?  ___Home, someone comes over to feed ___pet sitting service ___will board dog at kennel ___other (specify) 

23. Where will the dog sleep every night?  

24. What do you intend to feed the dog and what feeding schedule will you use?

25. How will you housebreak the dog (details please)? 

26. How many hours a day will the dog be left unattended?  

27. Please list any preference you have in adopting a dog (age, sex, personality). If you have seen a dog at our web site or an adoption event who interests you, this would be the place to include that dog’s name.     

____ Up to 5 years     ______ 5 years or older    ______ Special needs 

____   Male             ______ Female       ______ No Preference

____ up to 6 lbs.     ______   up to 10 lbs     ______   10 lbs or over     ______ No Preference

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28. How many dogs have you owned in the past 10 years?

29. Have you ever owned a small dog before?

30. What made you choose a small dog?

31. Do you understand that RCCR requires this dog to be spayed or neutered?

Please note:  if you are looking for an unaltered pet, RCCR will not be able to place a dog with you.  All dogs placed via RCCR are altered prior to placement. 

32. Will you keep the dog licensed, and have an ID (other than the license) on the dog at all times?

33. Do you agree to contact RCCR if you can no longer keep this dog?  

34. Will you allow a representative of RCCR visit your home?           If not, why?

35. Do you understand that an adoption fee is required for each dog?

36. Where did you hear about us?

References:  (Two required in addition to your veterinarian information already listed above)





I represent that the information that I have provided on this form is the truth to the best of my knowledge and belief, and hereby give my permission for you to use any of the above information to confirm that all information provided is the truth. This means you give us your permission to call references and that you allow us to contact your vet and that you hereby give consent for your vet to release the information in your current/past pet's health files to us.

 Thank you very much for contacting River City Chihuahua Rescue. We will get back to you very soon once our board has reviewed your application.

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Signed:                                                                                                                        Date:

Rescue Representative Reviewing Application:                                                          Date: