Adoption Application
All of our rescue dogs are in private volunteer foster homes. We do not have a central shelter or kennel location - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience. Our volunteer fosters are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog. To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED application on file before we release their contact information. We may receive several applications for one dog and we do our best keep our site up to date with available dogs.

We have a 2 week transition period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.

Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.


Thank you for your interest in rescue. Adopt Don't Shop!
Email address *
Name of the dog(s) you are interested in meeting (may list more than one dog):* *
Today’s Date *
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How did you find out about about Second Chance Dog Rescue? *
First and Last Name *
I am 18 years or older.* *
Address (Full address) *
Cell phone *
Work Phone
Home Phone
Your preferred method of contact? *
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Place of Employment *
What kind of dog is right for you? *
What is the primary reason you want a dog? *
Number of Adults in home: *
Number of Children in home: *
Ages of Children: *
Do you or anyone you live with have an allergy to dogs? *
If in the military, what is your deployment plan for your dog and what do you plan to do if you change duty stations?
Are all family members aware and approve of adopting a pet? *
Home Atmosphere: *
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Do you agree to let a Second Chance representative do a home visit before and/or after adoption? *
Type of dwelling *
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If other was selected - please explain
Do You *
If you rent, or live in Military Housing, do you have landlord permission to have dogs? *
If yes, please provide landlord name and phone number. *
How many pets are allowed on your property (per city laws or landlord restrictions)? *
Is a pet deposit required? *
Is there a ... *
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If no fenced yard what will you do for exercise and bathroom duties? *
** NOTE: WE DO REQUIRE OTHER PETS LIVING IN THE HOME TO BE SPAYED / NEUTERED AND UP TO DATE ON VACCINES, INCLUDING BORDETELLA (KENNEL COUGH):
Any Current Pets (Dogs, Cats, other)? Please List. *
Do you currently have a vet? *
Vets Name and Number
Are all current pets Spay/Neutered? *
Are all of your dogs current on their vaccines? *
Describe your level of experience with dogs: *
How do you feel is the best way to discipline a dog? *
Have you ever housebroken a dog? *
How did you house break your dog?
Who will be responsible for the care of the dog? *
Are you willing to spend the time and effort to help this dog adjust to your home and lifestyle? *
What kind of dog is right for you? *
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Will there be someone with your pet during the day? *
Greatest number of hours spent alone during the day? *
Where will the dog spend most of its time during the day? Check all that apply. *
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Will there be someone home with your pet during the night? *
Greatest number of hours spent alone during the night: *
Where will the dog's sleeping quarters be? *
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Dogs need daily exercise. How many times a day will you be able to walk your dog? For how long each time? *
Under what circumstances would you put your dog to sleep (euthanize)? *
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Will you be taking this dog to obedience class? *
Will you be crate-training this dog? *
Dogs have been known to dig holes, chew things up, bark, etc. How do you intend to handle these problems? *
How much do you think this pet will cost you each year (include food, heart worm preventative, flea control, medical, dental care, supplies, training, grooming, boarding costs)? *
Dogs can incur as much as $10,000 in expenses (food, medical expenses) over an average (10year) life span. Are you aware of these expenses? *
If your dog develops unforeseen health problems, there is a potential for considerable expense. Are you able to sustain this additional expense? *
Where will the pet stay while you travel? *
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Under what circumstances would you not keep a dog? Be sure to check all that apply and be realistic in your answers: *
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If for any reason you are unable to keep this dog, do you agree to return it to Second Chance Dog Rescue? *
I have read all of this application and I understand the questions, the policies and the process. Second Chance Dog Rescue reserves the right to refuse to adopt a dog to any person. *
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