D.O.G.S. Spencer Scholarship Application
Spencer Scholarship Application for Training Rescue Animals in Minnesota
IMPORTANT
The Spencer Scholarship program has been created to ensure that:
1. Dogs in rescue will have access to high quality, humane training, and as a result, will be more adoptable and
2. Fosters and others in rescue will have access to humane training methods that may not be currently available to them.

Please note that at this time, dogs with severe bite history or severe bite risk may not be eligible for the scholarship. However, all applications will be reviewed with discretion of the Spencer Scholarship Advisory Board.

We will get back to you typically within 48 hours that we received your application and within the next few days with a decision to move forward. Thank you.

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Name of Animal Rescue Organization
Your answer
Organization's web site if applicable
Your answer
Please mark all that apply for your organization
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Name of Contact
Please note both rescue contact and foster contact will be notified. Foster families and rescue must be in agreement in applying for the Spencer Scholarship.
Your answer
Phone Number of Contact
Your answer
Email
Your answer
Name of Rescue Animal(s)
Your answer
Breed
Your answer
Weight of rescue dog?
Your answer
Age
Your answer
Gender
Required
Has this dog been seen by a veterinarian for a complete physical?
Required
If yes, what diagnoses have been made, when, and what treatments have been administered? (Please indicate if any treatments are ongoing, as well.) Please indicate date, diagnosis, and treatment below. If no, please enter "N/A".
Your answer
Has the dog been seen by a veterinarian for this problem? If so, please summarize the conversation, along with any diagnoses or treatment plans.
Your answer
Name of foster provider (if applicable)
Please note both rescue contact and foster contact will be notified. Foster families and rescue must be in agreement in applying for the Spencer Scholarship.
Your answer
Foster's email
Your answer
Foster's phone number
Your answer
Address of where rescue animal is residing
Your answer
Can the rescue animal travel to training site or is in-home training preferred? If in-home preferred, please explain below.
Your answer
Please provide a detailed description of behavior(s) you would like to address.
Your answer
Is there a trainer on staff or volunteer? If so, what efforts are being made to work with the individual? What methods of training are being or have been used? Please explain.
Your answer
What type of training collar do you use? Example: prong, harness, collar?
Your answer
Would you be interested in trading in your prong collar for a freedom harness? Would you donate your prong collar to D.O.G.S. to recycle/up-cycle? Please type in Yes or No
Your answer
Please describe any other approaches the rescue or foster care provider is using to address concerns about the dog's behavior(s).
Your answer
What efforts have been made to seek for training, fund for training, and help the animal in need? Please describe.
Please note that if the rescue, rescue animal, and/or foster has established a working relationship with a trainer in the community that there is no guarantee of working with the same trainer and/or organization with the Spencer Scholarship.
Your answer
Have you applied for a scholarship with us before?
Required
If yes, how recently?
Your answer
IMPORTANT
Please note that D.O.G.S. and its partnering trainers will do our best to meet the needs of rescue animals by providing ‘good faith efforts’ and positive training to address behavioral concerns. Our trainers have a commitment to work exclusively with positive methods, meaning they will not use any tool or technique that is designed to be aversive and/or cause the dog intimidation, distrust, stress, anxiety, fear, or pain . They are experienced trainers who are knowledgeable about current training techniques and have a demonstrated commitment to working with rescues.

Waiver/Release

I understand that participating in this training is not without some risk to the dog, foster providers, handlers, or other animals; that despite all appearing healthy and being handled with great care and foresight, dogs are not always predictable, and the unexpected may occur. I hereby waive and release Dogs Of A Good Society, its officers, and any trainers working with the Spencer Scholarship program or their employees, consultants, volunteers, and agents from any and all claims while in their foster home, training grounds or surrounding areas thereto and resulting from participation in training through the Spencer Scholarship program, including specifically, but without limitations, any injury or damage resulting from the action(s) of any dog, including the dog identified above.

I understand and agree that results of training may vary due to many factors including, but no limited to the breed or mix of the dog, prior experiences, physical limitations, and/or the amount of time spent practicing the training. I further understand that participants and guest in consultations are expected to abide by the rules and policies set forth by the trainer and agree to abide by those rules and policies.

Vaccinations

By signing this document, I indicate that the above-named dog has been vaccinated according to the schedule recommended by a veterinarian for his/her age and condition and is not currently contagious for any communicable condition.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
By signing this web form application, euthanasia will not be decided without consulting with Dogs Of A Good Society and their partner trainers.

WRITE UPS:
Trainer write ups of training sessions shall be released to new adoptive family and can be released to the family for supportive and training purposes.

SHARING EACH OTHER'S GREAT WORK, FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS.
Please note that your organization will not be awarded any funding or supplies unless you share us on your social media outlets (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, FB, etc)

And we request that you follow us on social media...
Twitter @D_O_G_S_MN
FB @ Dogs Of A Good Society
Instagram @ dogsmn
YouTube @Dogs Of A Good Society
Share our website @ www.dogsofagoodsociety.org
Join our mailing list

We will of course, share your organization's great work and our partnership. Let's work together to help more animals! Thank you!

May Dogs Of A Good Society and the trainer(s) you work with share your organization's name, mission, story, information about your collaboration with them and pictures pertaining to this application via social media (FB, IG, Twitter,etc) or print materials?
Your response will not have an effect on the evaluation of the application.
Required
Please sign here in agreement to all above questions and statements.
Type your name as your electronic signature and date.
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