Big Dog Rescue Project Adoption Application
Thank you for your interest in adopting from Big Dog Rescue Project. We primarily take dogs from high-kill shelters and send them to the Pacific Northwest and East Coast. Some dogs already have a region assigned to them and others can be placed in either.

We are all volunteers and while we make an effort to communicate with every application, we are unable to. Our lack of response in no way speaks of your worthiness as an adopter. We may have an application already in the process of being approved when you apply or another application may simply be a better match for the dog. Applications are good for 30 days.

Please email us at if you’d like to include additional dogs for consideration. We will contact you if we believe we have a match in our program for your family. All approved applications will have a home visit before making an adoption final.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR VET AND LET THEM KNOW WE WILL BE CALLING. More and more vets are requiring authorization to provide a reference. If we are unable to get a reference when we call the first time, we will not be able to reattempt until all new vet references have been attempted. This will delay the processing of your application

Email Address *
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Applicant *
Please enter your first and last name.
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Which dog are you applying to adopt? If there is not a specific dog please leave blank.
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Dog Breed *
If you do not have a specific dog in mind, please describe what type of dog you are looking for.
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Dog Age *
If you do not have a specific dog in mind, please note if you are looking for a dog of a specific age or age range.
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Dog Gender *
Home Phone
Please provide your home phone number.
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Cell Phone
Please provide your cell phone number.
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Work Phone
Please provide your work phone number.
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Preferred Phone
Which of the provided numbers is best to contact you at?
Best Time to Call
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Type Residence *
What type of residence do you live in?
Address 1 *
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Address 2
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Own or Rent *
Landlord Name *
If rent, please provide name, phone number and email address of landlord.
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Landlord Phone *
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Landlord Email
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Number of Residents *
How many people live in the residence?
Names and Ages *
Please list the names and ages of all people living in the residence.
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Primary Care Giver *
Who will be the primary caregiver of the dog?
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Home During Daytime? *
Is anyone home during the day? If yes, who?
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Dog Door? *
Do you have a dog door?
Yard Fenced? *
Is your yard securely fenced?
Exercise Plans *
What are your plans for exercising the dog?
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Type of Fence *
What type of fence do you have?
Fence Height *
How high is your fence?
Tie Out? *
Do you plan to use a tie-out or tethering system? If yes, please explain when.
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Pool? *
Do you have a pool?
Will Dog Swim? *
If you have water access (pool/lake/ocean), will the dog be allowed to swim?
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Dog Allergies? *
Is anyone allergic to dog hair or dander in the family? If yes, please explain.
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Household Agreement? *
Are all members of the household in agreement with bringing home a new dog?
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Current Pets *
Please list name, species, breed and age of all pets currently living in the household and indicate if they are spayed/neutered.
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Former Pets *
Please list all former pets with their name, breed and species over the last 20 years and their causes of death. If you have never owned an animal, please describe your experiences with animals.
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Pets Vaccinated? *
Are all pets currently up to date on vaccinations and receiving wellness care?
Heartworm Vaccinated? *
Are all dogs currently on heartworm prevention?
Non Vet Source? *
Do you purchase heartworm prevention outside of your veterinarian's office? If yes, please describe and email proof of purchase to
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Vet Office *
What is the name of your vet office? If you don't have a vet office currently, please write N/A.
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Veterinarian Name *
Please provide the name of your veterinarian.
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Vet Phone Number *
Please provide the phone number of your vet office. If you don't have a vet office currently, please write N/A.
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Records Name *
What name(s) are the medical records listed under? If they are under a maiden name or former married name, please let us know so we can have the office look up records efficiently.
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Vet Contact Approval
We will call you veterinarian for a reference, please let them know to expect our call and authorize them to speak to us.
Ever Re-homed? *
Have you ever re-homed, given away, or surrendered a pet to another individual, rescue, or shelter? If yes, please explain the circumstances.
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Re-homing in the future? *
Under what situation would you re-home your new dog?
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Dog When Not Home *
Where will the dog be kept when you are not home on a daily basis (i.e. at work, running errands, etc.)?
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How Long Unattended *
How many hours a day will the dog be left unattended?
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How Long Outside *
How many hours a day will the dog be left outside daily without human supervision?
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Where Sleep *
Where will the dog sleep at night?
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Crated? *
Will the dog be crated? If yes, how many hours a day?
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Out of Town *
Where will the dog stay when you go out of town?
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Brand Food *
What brand of dog food do you use or plan to use?
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Times Feeding *
Furniture Access *
Will the dog be allowed on the furniture (sofa, bed, etc.)?
Adopt Unhousetrained? *
Are you willing to adopt a dog that is not yet house-trained?
How House-Train? *
How will you house-train a dog? What will you do if your adopted dog has an accident inside the home?
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Adopt Special Needs? *
Are you willing to adopt a dog that has special needs?
Planned Obedience Training *
Are you planning to do obedience training with your new dog?
Training Facility *
If you are planning obedience training, have you selected a training facility? If yes, where?
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Shock or Pinch Collar? *
Do you plan on using a shock collar or pinch collar? If yes, explain.
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Aware Maint. Costs? *
Are you aware that the maintenance costs of a dog average between $600-$800 a year for routine care?
Why Adopt? *
Please explain why you want to adopt a dog.
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Other Information
Please provide any additional information about your family or lifestyle that you think shows why you would be a good adoption applicant.
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Acknowledgement *
I understand that submitting this application does not guarantee placement of a BDRP dog. BDRP reserves the right to refuse placement for any reason.
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