Hedgesville Hounds Adoption Application
The first step in adopting a Hedgesville Hound is completing the application below. Once it is received, we will first contact your veterinarian and landlord (if applicable). If you are a first time pet owner, we will contact you via email about providing personal references. Then we will set up an introductory phone call to answer any questions you might have, and learn more about the kind of home you are able to provide for a dog. We will then conduct a home visit. Once those steps are completed, the foster parent will contact you to set up a meet and greet with the dog you applied for. Please note: To be eligible to adopt, you will need to be at least 21 years old.

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Before moving forward with this application, please make sure you have your vet information available, including phone number.

Hedgesville Hounds adoptions are limited to MD, DC, NOVA, south central PA, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley Counties).
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Email *
Name of the dog you wish to adopt: *
Applicant's name: *
Applicant's age: *
Person filling out application, if different from applicant:
Preferred telephone number: *
Street address: *
City, State, ZIP: *
Do you live in a: *
Do you: *
If you rent, please provide Landlord name AND phone number:
Applicant employer: *
How many adults live in your home? *
How many children live in your home? *
Ages of children:
If you do not have children, do any children regularly visit your home? Please include frequency, ages of children, and circumstances.
Does anyone in your home have allergies to animals?
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Are you, your spouse or partner, housemate or anyone residing with you currently pregnant or planning to get pregnant?
Are there any existing circumstances (e.g., health, family, professional, financial) that could result in your being unable to take care of this dog? If so, what are they?
What size is your yard? (Approximate sq. ft. or acreage) *
Is your yard COMPLETELY fenced in? *
Type of fence:
Height of fence:
Description of fence:
Is anyone home during the day? *
If someone is at home, who and how long? Please provide details.
How many hours at one stretch will the dog be without humans each day? *
How many hours TOTAL will the dog be without humans each day? *
Who will be the primary care-giver? *
What is the primary care-giver's relationship to you?
Where will the dog be kept during the day? Please provide detail -- if in the house, where in the house? If outside, where outside? *
Where will the dog be kept during the night? Please provide detail -- if in the house, where in the house? If outside, where outside? *
Where will the dog be kept during routine absences such as trips to the grocery store? Please provide detail -- if in the house, where in the house? If outside, where outside? *
Who will care for the dog while you are on vacation? *
What will you do with the dog if you move? *
Do you have:
If you have any of the above, how are they used, how often are they used and under what circumstances?
How do you plan to exercise your dog? (Please provide details.) *
Who will supervise outdoor activities? *
How will dog be confined during outdoor activities? *
Have you ever trained a dog? *
Have you ever crate trained a dog? *
How do you plan to train the dog? *
How much time are you willing to give the dog to adjust to its new environment and family members? *
This dog may not be housebroken. Are you willing to take the time to work with the animal? *
What do you think pet care costs per year, including annual vaccinations, food, toys, minimal boarding, grooming, etc.? *
Are you willing and able to support a dog for its entire life, which could be 10 or more years? *
We require all animals adopted from us to be spayed or neutered, kept up to date on vaccines required and recommended by your vet, and kept up to date on preventives for heartworm disease, fleas and ticks. Do you have reservations about this policy? *
Please list all pets you have owned in the past 10 years.
Pet 1: Please list pet's name, age, breed, gender, how long you have owned, and where the pet is now. If the pet is deceased, please provide details on age and cause of death and the year the pet died.
Pet 2: Please list pet's name, age, breed, gender, how long you have owned, and where the pet is now. If the pet is deceased, please provide details on age and cause of death and the year the pet died.
Pet 3: Please list pet's name, age, breed, gender, how long you have owned, and where the pet is now. If the pet is deceased, please provide details on age and cause of death and the year the pet died.
Pet 4: Please list pet's name, age, breed, gender, how long you have owned, and where the pet is now. If the pet is deceased, please provide details on age and cause of death and the year the pet died.
If you have additional pets, please list their names and ages here, and provide additional information as possible.
If you have ever had a pet lost, disappear or die at an early age, please provide details (dogs dying before 10 or cats before 14 years of age):
Have you ever sold, given away or surrendered a pet? *
If you have ever sold, given away or surrendered a pet, please provide details:
We will do a vet reference check if you have owned pets before.
Some vets will not release vet records without permission from the applicant. To speed the process, please contact your vet to let them know that we will be calling. Also, please let us know if the records are under a different last name.
Who is/are your past/current vet(s)? Please include several years worth of vet information.
What is/are the phone number(s) for the vets you listed above?
What pets were treated at which vet(s)?
Who is your intended vet?
Why did you choose this dog? *
What are you looking for in a dog?
Are you currently working with other rescues to find a dog? If so, which groups and where are you in the adoption process with these groups? NOTE: Working with other groups is not a mark against you -- we ask this so we can see if you have already been approved with another group or so we can work with them to let them know that you have been approved with us.
We require a home visit as part of the application process. Will you comply? *
We require that all family members, including animals, meet the animal prior to placement. Will you comply? *
Has everyone in the family been alerted to the decision to get the pet? *
We require a non-tax-deductible adoption fee of $300 at the time of placement. This money goes to fund medical care for all of our animals, not merely the one you are applying for. Will you comply? *
If, for any reason and at any time, you decide that you cannot keep a dog you adopt from us, we require that the dog be returned to us. You may not rehome the dog on your own or surrender the dog to a local shelter, humane organization or different rescue. Will you comply? *
If you are approved for this dog, how soon would you be able to take him or her? *
Is there anything else we should know that would help us to understand your application?
How did you hear about Hedgesville Hounds?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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