Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue Adoption Application
Thank you for applying with Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue. The needs of each dog are as individual as the needs of your family and the answers to these questions better equip us to make great placement choices. We ask that you be as thorough as possible when answering, and please, be aware that applications with incomplete, or short answers may be overlooked.

Applications remain active for 180 days from the date of original application, after which time we encourage you to reapply if you are still looking to add a Newfoundland to your family.

For more information on our available dogs, check out: www.newfoundland.ninja
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Email *
Applicant's Full Name *
Phone Number(s) *
Our volunteers often have to leave voicemail messages. Please, make sure that your voicemail box is setup and not full.
Street Address *
The address of your home. Applications listing PO Boxes will be considered incomplete.
City *
State *
Postal Code *
How would you describe the level of noise and activity in your neighborhood? *
Are there children in your household, or do you have children that visit your household frequently? *
How many people live in your household? Tell us about them. *
Please describe, including ages and genders of minor children (including children that visit your household frequently) and the relationship of other adults in the home to the applicant (you). If you are the only resident, please, write 'Just Me.' Make sure to include the full name of each adult in the household.
How would you describe the level of noise and activity in your household? *
Does anyone in your household have any concerns about or objections to adding a dog to your family? *
Using a scale of 1 – 5, with 1 being very inactive and 5 being very active, describe your family’s activity level. *
Very Inactive
Very Active
List some activities that your family engages in on a regular basis. *
Please consider summer and winter, indoors and outdoors.
Why are you looking to add a new dog to your family at this time? *
Why are you looking to adopt a Newfoundland? *
Would you consider adopting a Newfoundland mix? *
Have you ever owned a Newfoundland before? *
Please, describe your experience with that dog(s). If you have never owned one, what is your experience with them?
What is your prior dog ownership experience? *
Tell us about the dog ownership experiences of the household members.
Do you prefer a male or female dog? If you have a preference, please, explain your reason for that choice. *
Do you have an age preference? *
Check all that apply.
Please, select the health and behavioral concerns/needs you would be willing/able to accept in a newly adopted dog. *
Do you currently have any dog(s)? *
If yes, what breed, sex, age, neutered/spayed? *
For faster processing, please, include all above requested information.
Any other pets (and/or livestock)? *
Please, include information on indoor and outdoor animals. Also, whether outdoor animals are kept penned or allowed to free range.
Please, describe how your current pets interact with new dogs.
What kind of experience do they have with strange dogs coming into their space? If they are an only pet, have they lived with a dog before?
Do you live in a house or apartment? *
Do you own or rent? *
If 'Other' please, explain.
If you Rent, or have an HOA, please, list the appropriate contact information for your landlord and/or association. *
If not applicable, just type NA.
Are you aware of the pet licensing requirements in your community? *
Please, describe in detail the area where the dog’s primary living space would be. *
Please, describe the layout/location of the area where your dog would spend most of its time.
Please, describe the flooring found in the dog's primary living space. *
One of our adoption requirements is the presence of safe, suitable flooring. Any hardwoods and/or laminates should have ample rugs or non-slip surfaces.
Please, describe the stairs and staircases found in the dog's primary living space (as well as In/Out of your home). *
Please, include the number of steps in a flight, as well as the surface material. Indoor stairs are all required to have carpeting or attached stair treads.
Do you have a fenced yard? *
If yes, please describe your fence, including height and materials. *
If you do not have a fence, explain how you would safely and securely provide exercise and potty time for a potential dog. If you would train them to be off leash, how would you do so?
Does your home have air conditioning? *
How many hours per day will your dog spend alone at home? Explain. *
Without human companionship.
What might a typical day look like for your new dog? *
Activities and general schedule. As well as where you expect your new dog to be while you go to work, attend events, etc. Include information on the frequency of visitors to your home.
What is your plan for grooming your Newfoundland dog? *
Are you familiar with the coat care requirements for Newfoundlands?
What qualities are you looking for in a Newfoundland dog? *
Please, be specific as to what sorts of behaviors/personality you are seeking to add to your family.
What behaviors, or personality quirks, would be difficult for you to tolerate or manage? *
What potentially problem behaviors have you had experience with in the past? *
How did you resolve them? Did you seek assistance from a trainer?
How much time, per week, would you be willing (or have available) to put into training your newly adopted Newfoundland? *
Have you ever hired a dog trainer or attended dog training classes? *
Training School, Professional Trainer, Behaviorist, Etc
What was the name of the school/trainer/behaviorist? *
If not applicable, just put NA.
Please, describe in detail your training experience. *
What kind of training did you do (such as obedience, manners, agility, etc)? Also, what types of equipment (such as harnesses, collars, etc)? How did you feel about the experience (what did you like or not like, etc)? If not applicable, just put NA.
Please, describe the types of equipment/training tools you use, have experience with, or have used in the past. *
IE. types of collars, harnesses, whistles, clickers, etc.
If required for the dog you were adopting, would you be willing to take training classes with a Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue approved trainer? *
We can provide adopters with a list of approved trainers in their particular state and location, as well as virtual options.
If you plan to take regular outings with your new dog, how many times per week do you think these outings would occur and what types of places would you like to take them to? *
Do you (or would you) utilize dog parks? *
Is it your desire to take your newly adopted dog to dog parks? Why or why not?
Are you familiar with crates/kennels and what is your opinion on their use? *
Rank you level of comfort with using pharmaceuticals to assist a dog with anxiety concerns. *
Not Comfortable
Completely Comfortable
What would you do if your newly adopted Newfoundland growled at you? *
What would you do if your newly adopted Newfoundland stole things off of your counters? *
Tell us about some of the health ailments that are common in Newfoundlands. *
How much do you expect to spend, in one year, on health care for your newly adopted Newfoundland?
What things are included in this budget? Do you have plans for major medical emergencies? Please note, an estimated dollar amount should be included in your answer.
Do you have any upcoming travels plans that might affect your potential adoption? *
If yes, please, tell us about them and your plans for your newly adopted dog. Include any travel plans within the next six months.
We DO NOT ship or transport dogs. Once a placement decision has been made, we require that all dogs be picked up from their foster home by their adoptive family. Do you understand and agree to this? *
Is there anything else you'd like our volunteer team to know about your family? *
Please, include as much or as little information here as you'd like to - anything that might help our team determine a suitable adoptive match!
I hereby agree that this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that there may not currently be a dog in rescue whose needs align with those of my family, but that my application will be held for 180 days for consideration, after which time I will need to reapply if I wish to continue to remain active on the application list. I understand that completion of this application is not a guarantee of adoption. *
Please, type your name to sign.
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