CERA Dog Society Adoption Application
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Our volunteers have invested a great deal of care and effort to prepare each rescue dog for adoption, however each dog will require continued work in his/her new home with a family understanding of his/her individual needs. Our adoption process is lengthy to ensure that each dog is matched with the right home, and that each family receives the most suitable dog the first time around.

CERA pre-screens all dogs and will not knowingly provide a dog that is dangerous or unsuitable for adoption. Please note CERA does NOT have a shelter facility in Vancouver should you want to return your adopted dog for any reason. Returns are stressful for everyone involved, please consider seriously before applying as you are making a lifetime commitment to the dog.

*Consider this adoption carefully before applying*
Primary applicant must be of 25 years of age or older.

CERA reserves the RIGHT to refuse any applicant for any reason without further explanation. CERA will NOT hold a dog for an applicant, and there may be multiple applications for any one dog.

1. Submit your initialed online adoption application
After reviewing your application, you will be contacted by a volunteer for follow-up questions.
Pictures of inside and outside of your residence (showing front and back yard and height of fence, if applicable) will be requested prior to proceeding to step 2.

2. Phone interview
A phone interview will be arranged during which any additional questions you might have will be answered.

3. Home check
A home check is scheduled at your convenience to make sure the home environment will be suitable for the dog. All residents of your home must be present for the home check. More pictures may be taken by us at this time for our records. After the home check is completed, our volunteers will decide whether to approve the adoption application. We will inform you of our decision within 1-7 days.

4. Sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee
Once your adoption application has been approved and a flight date or arranged pick up date has been confirmed, you will then need to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. Payment can be made through direct bank deposit to our rescue’s account or e-transfer.

Note: Full payment of adoption fee is required before your adoptee's flight can be booked if applicable. We must also receive the original signed contract or the adoption cannot be finalized.

5. Meet at YVR - Vancouver International Airport (If applicable)
On the day of your dog's flight, our volunteers will be there to help you pick up your dog. We will contact you within the first few days of your dog’s arrival to assist you should you have any questions.

Personal Information
By filling out this application, you agree for CERA to collect your personal information necessary for the purposes of assessing and facilitating the adoption of a dog. *
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First Name *
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Address *
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Only within required home check areas. If you are unsure or requesting an exemption please email info@ceradogs.org to find out first and save you time filling out form!
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Co-Applicant's Information
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What's your relationship to the primary applicant?
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Address
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Home Environment and Family
How long have you lived at this address? *
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Do you own or rent? *
If you rent, please provide your landlord's name and phone number.
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If you reside in a strata or are in a rental agreement, are you permitted to keep pets?
If you reside in a strata or are in a rental agreement, is there a size, breed or any restriction on the dog?
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How many square feet is your house/apartment? *
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Do you have an enclosed yard? *
List all household members and their relationship to you (including spouse and children) that may have contact with the dog. *
Please specify thier name, age, and relationship to you. Use a comma to separate answers. For example, Mary, 15 years old, daughter.
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Are all your household members aware of and agree with your plans to adopt? *
Personal Preferences
Please be honest with your answers as you are not helping any dog if you are poorly matched. There is a dog for everyone whether a marathon runner or a professional couch potato!
Which dog(s) are you interested in? *
You are welcome to apply for different dogs per application. We can also match you one based on your application.
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How did you hear about us or the dog you are applying for? *
What do you know about the breed’s mental and physical requirements? *
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What qualities would you like in a dog? *
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What qualities do you NOT want in the dog that you adopt? *
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Where will your dog stay during the day? *
Where will your dog stay during the night? *
Is there anywhere that your dog is not allowed? *
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How many hours would the dog be left alone per day? *
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How much time per day do you plan to exercise the dog and how vigorous? *
What form of exercise will you provide for the dog and how often? *
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Previous Experience with Animals
Please list your current pets. *
Please tell us their name, breed, sex, whether spayed or neutered, age, and where you got them from. Use a comma to separate answers. For example: 1. Belle, Beagle, F, Spayed, 2 years old, BC SPCA. Please provide reason if pet not spayed or neutered.
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Please list your previous pets. *
Please be specific with breed, duration of ownership, cause of death or where the dog is now. Use a comma to separate answers. For example: 1. Zila, German Shepherd, 13 years, deceased of old age.
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What training method do you prefer? How do you correct an inappropriate behaviour? *
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Life with the Dog
Which brand of dog food are you planning to feed? *
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For most dogs, a yearly check-up, preventative medicine and flea control may cost $500 or more annually. What's your budget for unexpected medical costs? *
Are you willing to take your dog to an obedience training class? *
Are you willing to work on any behavioural issue? *
Have you ever owned a "rescued" animal before? If yes, please describe. *
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Have you dealt with behavioural issues before? If yes, please describe. *
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Have you crate-trained a dog before? If yes, please describe. *
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Have you house-trained a dog before? If yes, please describe. *
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Please describe how you plan to keep your dog socialized with strangers, new things, and other dogs. *
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Have you ever surrendered or re-homed a pet? If yes, please explain. *
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If something were to happen to you, your home or relationship, who will care for your animals? *
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How long are you willing to work with the dog until s/he is fully settled in your home? *
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Please list any reason(s) you would return the dog to CERA. *
For example, relocation to a place where pets are not allowed, you or your family became allergic, and/or changes in family situations (marriage, children, divorce, etc.).
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What are the most important responsibilities of owning a dog? *
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If applicable will you be able to pick up your dog at Vancouver International Airport? *
Flight from Taipei Taiwan to Vancouver through China Airline or EVA typically arrive between 7-9pm.
CERA Dog Society Preliminary Adoption Agreements
As you probably have known, it takes tremendous amount of time, money and resources to run a rescue organization. Most dogs come to us requiring medical attention. We fix them to avoid unwanted puppies and provide vaccinations once they have recovered from surgeries and medical treatments. Before they become adoptable on our website, the dogs usually spend a period of time ranging from a few weeks to a few years in the foster care for training and socialization.

Please consider carefully before bringing a dog home. Ask yourself if you are ready to commit on having a dog for the next 10-15 years. Our goal is to find our dogs a forever home and a family who is willing to love and care for them unconditionally until the last day of their life.

I am committed to caring for my adoptee for his/her lifetime. *
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I agree to provide my adoptee with regular (at least once per year) health care through a licensed veterinarian. *
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I agree to have my adoptee wear CERA's ID tag in addition to a pet tag that contains my contact information on the dog's collar at all times. *
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I agree to stay in contact with CERA and provide updates on my adoptee. CERA may examine and make inquiries about my adoptee at any time. *
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I agree to notify CERA within 14 days should my adoptee pass away due to any circumstances. *
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I must have CERA’s permission to transfer ownership of my adoptee. *
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I agree that CERA retains the right to take back my adoptee and not liable for any incurred expenses should I become unable to provide proper care for the adoptee. *
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I acknowledge that CERA is not responsible for any injury or damage to any dog, person, and property from my adoptee. I alone am responsible for all veterinary bills, including those incurred as a result of unknown pre-existing conditions. *
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I understand and agree that CERA makes no guarantee regarding the truth and accuracy of any statements contained in my adoptee's biography, said statements being merely a collection of the best information available to CERA after a reasonable inquiry. CERA will not knowingly provide a dog that is dangerous or unsuitable for adoption. *
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I agree to pay the non-refundable adoption fee (by bank deposit, cash, or cheque) to adopt a dog. *
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Can CERA share photos of your home where the dog would eat, sleep, and hang out with our rescuers and foster families on social media? *
Pictures sharing is only done upon adoption approval to give our rescuers and foster family an idea what kind of home the dog would be going to.
How often do you take pictures of your dog and share with family and friends through email or social media? *
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Please provide your current and previous vet's information. *
If you never had a pet, please list the vet(s) you plan to take your dog to and reason of choice(s).
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Any additional information you would like to provide to help us process your application?
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