ADOPTION APPLICATION
See Spot Rescued is not a shelter.
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 dog rescue organization based in Jersey City, New Jersey, staffed entirely by volunteers who work full-time jobs while coordinating the rescue, vetting, medical care, transportation, fostering, and adoption of as many amazing dogs as we can.
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We don’t only rescue dogs. We rescue the soul mates, members of the pack, and best friends people need.
Thank You for applying to adopt a dog from See Spot Rescued. The decision to adopt a dog is an important one that we take very seriously. After all he or she will be a new family member! Please take the time to read and carefully complete this application and contract. Do include as much detail and information as possible. In order to adopt a dog, you must be at least 23 years old, be able to provide references and two forms of government issued identifications, consent to a home visit, pay the adoption fee ($450) and agree to all terms of the adoption application and contract.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

* Answers are required for every question in order for us to review your application.

See Spot Rescued reserves the right to deny any application for any reason.
Personal Information
Name *
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Date of Birth and Age *
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Cell Phone *
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Other Phone
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When are the best times to call? *
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Email *
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Employer Name *
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Employer Address *
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If unemployed, please explain how you will fund the costs of keeping the dog healthy including vetting, food, and any boarding or other expenses. *
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Please provide the names, phone numbers, and emails for three personal references; no more than one family member should be listed. *
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Are you applying for a specific dog? If so which one? *
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Are there other dogs we have you’re also interested in? If yes, please provide their names as well.
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If the dog is unavailable, would you be interested in similar dogs, should your application be approved? What age, size, sex, energy level are you interested in?
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Why do you want to adopt a dog? *
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Please provide the name and contact information for your most recent or current veterinarian. Call your vet’s office and let them know we will be calling. Give them authorization to release information to us : *
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Your Home
List any pets you have owned in the past 7 years (including the breed and current age of the pet): *
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How long have you had the pet, whether you still have the pet, and if not, where is the pet now? *
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Are your current pets spayed/neutered and vaccinated? If not, why not? *
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What do you feed your pets? If its dog or cat food, please list the brand name. *
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Do you rent or own your home? *
If you rent, please provide your landlord’s contact information:
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Are you allowed to have pets? *
Do you have a yard? If so, is it fenced? *
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Do you have screens in your windows? *
List all the people living in the household, their names, ages and relationship to you: *
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If in a relationship/marriage – how long have you been together? *
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Does anyone in your household have allergies to any kind of pet? If yes, please explain: *
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Where will the dog be primarily kept when you are home? *
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Please explain all selections from above: *
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List how many hours the dog will be left alone at a time (for example, during work hours), and where the dog will be kept when alone. *
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List the schedule you anticipate for your dog’s regular walks and who will be responsible for walking the dog (you, family member, dog walker etc). *
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Pet Ownership
Have you ever had to give up a pet? If so, why and where did the pet go? *
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Are you willing to work through unexpected hardships with your dog, ie: housetraining, separation anxiety, socialization, fear based aggression, adjustments to other pets (and other pets’ adjustment to the new pet) and if necessary will you hire a trainer/behaviorist to help you? *
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Describe any experience you have had with obedience training, or past personal experience with medical or behavioral issues: *
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Describe your philosophy of training and how you plan to train the dog: *
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Do you agree that the dog will not be allowed outside without proper supervision? *
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When taking the dog outdoors do you agree that he or she will wear proper identification (name tag on collar), secure harness and will be kept on a leash? *
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Do you agree that the dog you are adopting is to be a companion animal and not a guard dog? *
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Do you agree that the dog will live inside your home, and not outdoors or at a business location? *
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Do you agree to care for the dog in a humane manner and to be responsible for the animal’s needs including supplying adequate food, water, shelter, regularly scheduled walks, attention and medical care? *
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Do you agree that if at any point you cannot keep the dog, you will return him/her to See Spot Rescued at your own expense? *
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Miscellaneous
Have you ever been arrested or had any restraining orders placed against you? If so, please explain. *
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Have you ever been involved in domestic disturbances in which the police were called? If so, please explain. *
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If you are in a relationship, what is your plan for who will have custody of the dog in the unfortunate event of a breakup or divorce? *
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How did you hear about See Spot Rescued? *
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