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Hound Sanctuary Adoption Application
Please be thorough and honest. Incomplete answers may delay or halt your application, and lies/omissions on the application will result in a rejection. A $50 application fee, to be applied to your adoption fee if you are approved and adopt from us at that time, is required with your application; by paying it, you agree that it is non-refundable. If you do not end up adopting from us, you may treat the $50 as a donation to Hound Sanctuary. We are exceedingly cautious about selecting adopters; by applying with us you understand and agree that there is a fair chance you will not be approved even though you have paid an application fee, answered all questions, and allowed home and reference checks etc. If you have any questions about this, please email us before applying. We are happy to address any concerns or questions you may have.

IMPORTANT: If your pets have access to raised decks above the first floor, open windows, or areas with less than six foot high fencing, please contact us before applying. Please also note that in order to promote safety for all, we generally do not place our dogs in environments where children will be present. Please read our About Adoption page before applying and email us for more information. Thank you for supporting caution on behalf of rescued animals.

When submitting your application, please click this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=A4KJLEUD26KAG to send the application fee. Thank you.

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Applicant full names, any aliases, and dates of birth
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Applicant occupations and current employers
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Applicant home address(es), car make(s) and year(s)
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Applicant landline#s, cellphone #s, work phone #s, and drivers license #s.
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Applicant email addresses
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Applicant days and hours of work
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Ages of applicants
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Does anyone in your home, or anywhere that the dog would be spending time, smoke?
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Will you be moving anytime within the next 10 years? If yes, where? If maybe, please elaborate.
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Names, ages, and relation of all others who live full or part time in the home, or who would be spending time with your dog.
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Names, ages, breeds, genders, sterilization status, indoor or outdoor status, where obtained, and how long with you, of all other animals in the home, or who would be spending time with your dog.
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Please tell us about your current pets' needs, likes, and dislikes.
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Please tell us about all animals you had in the past: Where obtained, how long did you have them, and what exactly happened to them? If given away or surrendered, please explain details. If euthanized, why?
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Have you or anyone else in your home or family, accidentally or otherwise, ever lost or harmed a pet, or had one lost or harmed by someone else? If yes, please explain in detail.
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In what type of residence do you live (e.g., detached house, attached house, condo, apartment, mobile home, boat, yurt, space ship...) and do you own it, rent it, live with parents, etc? If you do not own it, please provide contact info of the owner so that we can confirm permission to have a dog.
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Do you have a fenced yard? What kind of fence and how high is it?
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What is in your yard? E.g., pool, pond, raised beds, garden stakes, cacti, trees, roses, etc? Anything immovable near the fence? (Please also email photos.)
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What are your plans for future pets?
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Do your neighbors have dogs? What kind? Fenced or not fenced?
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Does anyone who spends time in your home have dislike of, fear of, or allergies to dogs?
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What breed, size, gender, and age of dog would you prefer? Any other requests?
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What other shelters, rescues, or breeders have you applied with, and why did you ultimately not get a dog from them?
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Why do you want to adopt one of our dogs?
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Please finish the sentence: "I want my dog to ___________________________________________."
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Which of the following traits would you NOT like in your adopted dog:
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Where will your adopted dog sleep?
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Will your dog ever go out with you on errands? If yes, where would s/he be while you do your errands -- eg, in car, outside store, in store, etc?
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Where will your adopted dog be when no one is home?
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How many hours per day/night will your dog be alone?
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Under what conditions would your dog be allowed on the furniture?
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What are your thoughts on pet illness and injury treatments, and on pet euthanasia?
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What would you do if your dog were to jump on, knock down, growl at, nip at, or bite another pet or a person?
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What do you do if your dog licks your face or hands, or someone else's, or puts her/his nose in awkward places?
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How would you discipline your dog for doing something very naughty or s/he knows is not allowed?
Please explain answer above
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What kind of exercise will your dog have, and how often?
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What kind of food will your dog have?
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Please tell us about your lifestyle (work, entertainment, travel, hobbies, social, etc)
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Which of these, if any, would you want for your dog:
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How / when would the above be used?
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What style of training, and from whom, will your dog receive? Please be specific and give examples if you do not know what the style is called.
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For what reasons might you feel it necessary to give up your dog?
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Please explain your answers to the above here.
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Please provide your current vet name, location, and phone number. If you have used others in the last three years, please provide those as well.
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Please provide name and location of your dog's groomer, nail trimmer, dog sitter, and dog walker.
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Please provide the name, phone number, and email address of two NON-family member character references.
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Please provide the name and contact information from all previous persons or organizations where you have obtained pets.
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How do you feel about pre- and post-adoption home visits by Hound Sanctuary? Are you amenable to a rigorous screening process and follow up, so that we may ensure the long-term wellness of our dogs?
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Are you open to following Hound Sanctuary guidelines on training, care, safety, and supervision, etc., of your hound?
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Have you, or has anyone who will be interacting with the dog, ever been arrested? If yes, on what charges, and what were the circumstances and outcome?
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Are you willing to make changes to your property to accommodate the needs of your hound?
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Are you willing to agree to strict care and other conditions of adoption, and to sign a contract confirming such agreements?
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Would your dog be around children? If so, where and how often?
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By typing your name at the end of this paragraph, you confirm the following: I (we) understand that I am (we are) applying to adopt a dog through Hound Sanctuary, and I/we guarantee that all of the information provided in this application is complete and accurate. I/we also guarantee that no person involved in this agreement, nor any person in my/our home, nor any person that will have spend time with the adopted dog, has ever been involved in any sort of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment. I/we understand that Hound Sanctuary will attempt to confirm the information provided in this application. I/we give permission for Hound Sanctuary to check all information and to discuss this information with others as needed to attempt to achieve its mission. I/we understand that providing false information on this application is a material breach and would be grounds for cancellation of adoption and repossession of dog. We furthermore hereby agree to strict confidentiality regarding the Hound Sanctuary screening process and to not share anything discussed with Hound Sanctuary during that process nor at any time thereafter. SIGNED:
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