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 answers may be overlooked.

Applications remain active for 90 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
Email address *
Full Name *
Your answer
Is there someone else in your home we can talk to about your application?
If so, name them here.
Your answer
Street Address *
Your answer
City, State, and Postal Code *
Please, note that our general area includes Minnesota, Eastern North and South Dakota, Northern Iowa, and Western Wisconsin. Applications from outside of that area will be reviewed, but in some circumstances, may not be considered for all dogs.
Your answer
Phone Number(s) *
Your answer
If you are interested in a particular dog you saw available for adoption, please name it here.
Or dogs.
Your answer
Would you like to remain on our waiting list if you are not matched with the dog mentioned previously? *
Applications remain active for three months from the date of original application. We encourage applicants to reapply at that time if they would like to remain active on our waiting list.
Would you consider adopting a Newfoundland mix? *
Do you prefer a male or female dog? Why? *
Or, state that you have no preference.
Your answer
Do you have an age preference? *
Check all that apply.
Required
Would you consider adopting a dog with special needs? *
IE. allergies, epilepsy, weak hind legs, structural difficulties, behavioral problems
Why are you looking to add a new dog to your family at this time? *
Your answer
Are there children in your household, or do you have children that visit your household frequently? *
How many people live in your household? *
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).
Your answer
Does anyone in your household have ANY objections to adding a dog to your family? *
If yes, explain.
Your answer
Why do you want a Newfoundland dog? *
Your answer
Have you ever owned a Newfoundland dog? *
If you no longer own the dog, please explain.
Your answer
Do you currently have any dog(s)? *
If yes, what breed, sex, age, neutered/spayed?
For faster processing, please, include all above requested information.
Your answer
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.
Your answer
Are you current pets good with new dogs?
Do you need help introducing them to a newly adopted pet?
Your answer
Do you live in a house or apartment? *
Do you own or rent? *
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. *
Your answer
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.
Your answer
Please, describe the stairs and staircases found in the dog's primary living space (as well as In/Out of your home). *
Indoor stairs are all required to have carpeting or attached stair treads.
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Do you have a fenced yard? *
If yes, please describe your fence, including size and materials. *
If not applicable, just put NA.
Your answer
Does your home have air conditioning? *
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.
Your answer
How many hours per day will your dog spend alone at home? Explain. *
Without human companionship.
Your answer
What is your plan for grooming your Newfoundland dog? *
Your answer
What qualities are you looking for in a Newfoundland dog? *
Your answer
What potentially problem behaviors have you had experience with in the past? *
Your answer
What behaviors would be difficult for you to tolerate or manage? *
Your answer
Have you ever trained a dog using outside sources? *
Training School, Professional Trainer, Behaviorist, Etc
What was the name of the school/trainer/behaviorist? *
If not applicable, just put NA.
Your answer
Please, describe in detail your training experience. *
If not applicable, just put NA.
Your answer
Scenario Question: What would you do if your newly adopted dog stole things off of your counters? *
Your answer
If required for the dog you were adopting, would you be willing to take training classes with a Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue approved trainer? *
Using a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being fairly inactive and 10 being very active, describe your family’s activity level. *
Your answer
List some activities that your family engages in on a regular basis. *
Please consider summer and winter, indoors and outdoors.
Your answer
If you plan to take frequent outings with your new dog, how many times per week do you think these outings will occur?
Also, what types of places do you plan to take them?
Your answer
Do you utilize dog parks? *
Is it your desire to take your newly adopted dog to dog parks?
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.
Your answer
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? *
Please add any other information you would like us to know.
Your answer
I hereby agree that this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. *
Please, type your name to sign.
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