Adoption Form
Please make sure you read our adoption policies and adoption radius before applying! Our adoption radius is as far north as Barrie, far south as Hamilton, far west as Guelph, and far east as Bowmanville and P.E.C.
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Why are you interested in adopting a puppy? *
A puppy is a lifetime commitment. We get a lot of applicants, so plead your case! Be sincere.
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First Name *
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Last name
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Address *
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City *
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Postal Code *
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Best phone number to reach you *
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Best way/time to contact you *
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Do you rent or own your home? *
How long have you lived at this address? *
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If you rent, does your landlord allow pets?
Does your building have restrictions such as a breed ban, or size limit for pets? *
What is your occupation? *
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How old are you? *
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Do you understand that we are currently unable to adopt to homes with kids under the age of 12? *
Please list the names, ages and occupation of all people (other than yourself) who live at this residence.
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If you have children between the age of 12 - 18, what are they like with dogs?
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Who will be the primary caretaker of the dog? *
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Does anyone in your household have allergies to animals? If yes, please provide further information related to exposure to dogs. *
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Has everyone in your household been included in the decision to adopt a dog? *
Do you currently have open applications at other rescues or shelters? If yes, please provide more details and a status on your current applications. *
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Have you read our adoption policies and checked if you fall into our adoption radius? *
Why are you considering getting a dog at this time in your life? *
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What energy level are you looking for in a dog? *
Please outline (realistically) what your daily exercise routine will look like with your adopted dog. *
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What size of dog are you looking for? *
What are your training expectations and plans for a 2 month old puppy? *
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What qualities are you looking for in a dog? *
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What qualities are you NOT looking for in a dog? *
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Do you currently own a dog? *
Current Pets *
Please tell us about any pets you currently own. Please include names, breeds, types and ages.
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Past Pets *
Please tell us about past pets you have owned. For each pet, please include the following information: breed, age, length of ownership, how ownership ended. If the animal passed away, please include the cause of passing. If the animal was re-homed, please provide details.
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If you have other pets, how will they be managed when unsupervised? *
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Where will the dog spend his or her time when home alone? *
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How many hours a day will the dog be left at home alone? *
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Where will the dog sleep at night? *
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If your dog has a medical emergency do you have transportation to get to a vet? (I.e. car, friend with a car) *
What type of food will you be feeding your adopted dog? *
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What types of training methods and commands do you plan on using with your newly adopted dog? *
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Do you plan on crate training your dog? *
Please tell us what your expectations are of the dog's behavior within the first year? *
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What steps will you take to ensure your adopted dog meets these expectations? *
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When are you prepared to welcome a new dog into your home? *
(Please note we do not hold dogs for adopters and we do not process applications that are not available to adopt in the next two weeks)
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Do you have any upcoming vacations that will impact you adopting a dog? *
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Do you understand if behavior problems arise, you must work with a behaviorist? *
Under what circumstances would you decide not to keep your new dog? *
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If married or in partnership, should you split up, who is the primary caregiver for the dog? *
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When you go away (i.e. work trip, holidays) where will the dog go? *
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Do you understand you will be required to sign a contract requiring the dog to be spayed and neutered at the age of 6 months? Failure to fulfill this contract will result in removal of dog and legal action. *
Do you understand that upon approval of adoption you must put down a deposit? *
Do you understand that private one on one training is mandated for all puppy adopters? *
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How did you hear about Redemption Paws? *
By checking YES, you agree that if your application is successful and you are chosen to adopt a dog, you will 1) review and sign an adoption contract, and 2) pay a non-refundable adoption fee of $536.75 which covers the transport and medical care of the dog up until adoption date. *
By checking YES you agree to return the dog to our care should your circumstances change? *
By signing below, you agree that the information you have provided in this application is true and you agree to abide by all the conditions listed above. *
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By checking YES, you understand that Redemption Paws and/or the current caretaker reserve the right to refuse adoption for any reason at their discretion. *
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