SSAS Placement 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 fee if you are approved and move forward with a Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services (SSAS) dog at that time, is required with your application; by paying it, you agree that it is non-refundable. If you do not end up with an SSAS dog, you may treat the $50 as a donation to Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services. We are exceedingly cautious about selecting homes; 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 Guardianship 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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All applicants full names, all 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 driver's license state/status. *
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Main Email addresses for each applicant *
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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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Is there a likelihood of any major changes in your life within the next 10 years (e.g., moving, marriage, kids, downsizing, etc)? If yes or 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 the 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 the 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? *
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Do you have a fenced yard? What kind of fence and how high is it? (Please also email photos) *
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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 parts of your home/property, if any, will the dog not be allowed in and why? *
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What are your plans for future pets? *
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Do your neighbors have dogs? What kind of dogs? Outdoors? Fenced? *
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Does anyone who spends time in your home have dislike of, fear of, or allergies to dogs, or might tend to upset or frighten a dog even if accidentally? If so, what are your plans to alleviate this? *
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How much are you expecting to spend on this dog every year for both its needs and its enrichment? Please detail.
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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 one of our dogs? *
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Please finish the sentence: "I want my dogs to ___________________________________________." *
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Please explain any reasons that might keep you from being able to personally care for this dog for the next 15 years.
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Which of the following traits would you NOT tolerate in a dog: *
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Please define and explain your selections above. *
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Where would you want the dog to sleep? Check all that apply. *
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Would you want the dog to go out with you on errands? If yes, where exactly would s/he be while you do your errands? *
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Where would you want the dog to stay when no one is home? *
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How many hours per day/night will the dog be alone? *
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Under what conditions are your dogs 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 the dog were to jump on, knock down, nip at, or bite another pet or a person? *
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How do you know if a dog is "aggressive"? Describe evidence *in detail* that proves aggression.
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What do you do if the 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 handle it when one of your dogs does something not allowed? Select any/all that apply. *
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Please explain answer above *
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What kind of exercise would the dog have, and how often? *
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What kind of food would you want the dog to have? Are you willing to feed as we instruct? *
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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, do you have or hope to have: *
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How / when would the above be used? Also explain any "other". *
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What type of dog training are you familiar with and from who learned? Please be specific and give examples. *
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For what reasons might you feel it necessary to give up a 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 character references (must not live with you). *
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Please provide the names of all previous persons & organizations where you have obtained pets. *
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How do you feel about home visits by SSAS? Are you willing to remain in regular contact with SSAS, offering updates about the dog, in order to ensure the dog's long-term wellness? *
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Are you willing and able to follow SSAS guidelines on training, handling, care, safety, supervision, etc., of the dog? *
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Have you, or has anyone who would have access to the dog, ever been sued or arrested for anything related to animals, or of anything related to violence, threats, or endangerment of self, animals, or humans? *
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Are you willing to make changes to your property to accommodate the needs of the dog? *
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Are you willing to agree to strict care, safety, and other conditions of possession, and to sign a contract confirming such agreements? *
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Would the dog ever be around children? If so, where, under what conditions, 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 for a dog through Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services (SSAS), 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 application and agreement, nor any person in my/our home, nor any person that will spend time with the dog, has ever been involved in any sort of animal harm, cruelty, neglect, or abandonment. I/we understand that SSAS will attempt to confirm the information provided in this application. I/we give permission for SSAS 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 or incomplete information on this application is a material breach and would be grounds for cancellation of guardianship and immediate repossession of the dog. We furthermore hereby agree to strict confidentiality and non-disclosure regarding the SSAS application, screening, decision, and/or "adoption," "placement," "guardianship," "foster," and/or any other process. We agree to not share anything discussed with or divulged by SSAS during this process, including the SSAS contracts and agreements, now or at any time in the future with anyone except our attorney. We agree that typing at least one of our names below is sufficient to represent all of our signatures to the agreement above. SIGNED: *
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