Adoption Application
Please fill out all of the information in this form. Once your application has been submitted we will check your references and contact you if we need any additional information. Feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions. Thank you for opening your heart and home to a rescue dog. Adoption Fees go directly to the Rescues and will not exceed $385 per dog.
Email Address *
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First Names *
Please list both names if married.
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Street Address *
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City and State *
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Zip code *
Your answer
Primary Phone *
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Alternate Phone
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Primary Email *
Your answer
Alternate Email
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Contact Method *
What is the best way for us to reach you?
Dwelling *
What kind of home do you live in?
Ownership Status *
Do you own or rent your dwelling?
Landlord
If you rent, please provide landlord's name and phone number. It is required that we call your landlord for approval.
Your answer
Confirmation *
Please read the following statement and enter your initials in the box below to indicate that you understand. Though we understand everyone’s heart is in the same place, without permission from your landlord we cannot with good conscience let you adopt one of the dogs at our event. If you live in a condominium we will also require a copy of your contract stating that it is okay for you to have a dog, and any size or breed restrictions. Please understand that some of the dogs coming to our event have been brought to shelters because of changes in the owner's living circumstances. Our goal is to ensure these dogs do not end up in the same situation. By initialing this paragraph you also agree that if the dog you adopt needs to be relinquished for any reason you will contact Homeward Bound CT and the rescue. Adoption Fees will not exceed $385 per dog.
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AGES of Residents *
Please list the ages of all people, adults and children, living in the home. All residents MUST be at the adoption event.
Your answer
Alone Time *
How many hours a day will the dog be left alone?
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Activities *
How would you describe your family's activities? Please be honest, it helps us make sure you get the right dog.
Required
Other Animals
Please list any other animals you have living in your home.
Personality *
Please describe what you're looking for in a dog. The more information the better. Do you want a walking companion, a dog that can socialize with friend's dogs, a loyal companion, lap dog. etc.?
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Sex
Are you seeking a specific gender?
Age
What age dog are you looking for?
Size
Please tell us what size dog are you looking for.
Breed
Is there a specific breed you're looking for, ie: Labrador, hound, setter, chihuahua, dachshund , etc.? PLEASE NOTE, we will not guarantee ANY dog to be "hypoallergenic".
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Known Dog
Are you interested in a particular dog? Please give name and the ID number if available.
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Fence
Do you have a fenced-in yard?
Reference Information - PLEASE LIST 3 NON-RELATED REFERENCES ALONG WITH THEIR PHONE NUMBERS
Please supply a veterinarian reference along with 3 NON RELATED REFERENCES
Vet's name and phone number - ** PLEASE NOTE IF YOU USE PIEPER OLSON MEMORIAL PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR VET RECORDS OR EMAIL TO US (ITSALLABOUTTHEDOGS2014@GMAIL.COM). ALSO YOU MUST CALL YOUR VET AND GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH US. *
Please give your vet permission to speak with our volunteers. If this is your first dog, and you do not have a vet, please enter N/A.
Your answer
Animals Cared for by Vet
Please list the name and types of animals that have been cared for by your vet. For example, "Daisy: Dog".
Your answer
We understand the cost of routine shots and treatments can expensive. If you use a low cost clinic for vaccines, flea/tick/heartworm preventative, please let us know. We do require proof that your animals are up to date. You can either email a copy of the records or bring them to the event.
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Please email any records for proof of vaccine to itsallaboutthedogs2014@gmail.com
Personal Reference 1 - NON RELATED *
Please provide the NAME and PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL of a non-related personal reference (required). Please notify your references that our volunteers will be calling from their personal phones, so please do not ignore. If you do not provide a method of contact for this reference your application will be incomplete, and we will be unable to process it.
Your answer
Personal Reference 2 - NON RELATED *
Please provide the NAME and PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL of a non-related personal reference (required). Please notify your references that our volunteers will be calling from their personal phones, so please do not ignore. If you do not provide a method of contact for this reference your application will be incomplete, and we will be unable to process it.
Your answer
Personal Reference 3 - NON RELATED *
Please provide the NAME and PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL of a non-related personal reference (required). Please notify your references that our volunteers will be calling from their personal phones, so please do not ignore. If you do not provide a method of contact for this reference your application will be incomplete, and we will be unable to process it.
Your answer
Behavior / Training / Support
This is where we will learn more about how you will work with your potential rescue dog. We
take this process very seriously and hope that you will too. Our goal is to find the best homes
for these dogs, therefore it will always be "the first BEST fit" when choosing an adopter.

The rescues will always make the final decision as to who can adopt their dogs. Our job is to help them find that
perfect home.

We require all of the questions below to be answered in order for us to proceed with your application. You may
feel these questions are too personal or have nothing to do with this current adoption, but we believe they are
very important. To us, this adoption is a major life decision, and we hope you feel the same way.

Euthanasia *
Have you ever had to put a dog to sleep for any reason other than health?
Euthanasia Circumstances
If you have, please explain the circumstances.
Your answer
Re-homed, returned or left at a shelter *
Have you ever re-homed, returned or surrendered an animal to a shelter? If so please explain why, as well as the circumstances leading up to this.
Your answer
Unwanted Behavior *
How would you handle unwanted behavior? You can choose more than one answer.
Required
Exercise *
How do you plan on exercising your dog?
Required
Happiness *
How would you be sure your dog is happy?
Your answer
Vacation *
What are you plans for the dog when you go on vacation?
Your answer
Last but not least.... How did you hear about us?
Final Information
Adoption Fees for all dogs will go directly to the rescues and will not exceed $385 per dog. This barely covers the expenses they've already incurred. NO DOG will leave without a collar and leash. We do sell them at our events if you do not have one. Please be prepared to spend time at our event so we can be sure this dog is going to the right home. Thank you again for adopting!
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