K9EI Foster/Adopter Application Form
THERE IS A $10.00 NON-REFUNDABLE ADOPTION APPLICATION PROCESSING DONATION FEE, MAKE A DEPOSIT INTO OUR PAYPAL GIVING ACCOUNT TO AVOID FEES BEING REMOVED FROM THE NON-PROFIT. THE ACCOUNT IS HTTPS://BIT.LY/K9EI4LIFE or www.venmo.com/K9EI4LIFE


PLEASE NOTE: K9 Enrichment Initiative (K9EI Rescue) is an all-volunteer organization and applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow a MINIMUM of 72 hours after submitting your application for a reply from our placement coordinator. TIMES WILL BE LONGER DUE TO HEAVY APPLICATIONS DURING COVID-19

The application may appear long and tedious, or even invasive, but the more information you provide upfront the easier and quicker we can work to have you approved to adopt. The welfare of our dogs is our number one priority, we look at their needs to decide who will be the best fit as their new family.

We are a Force Free/Fear Free/Positive Reinforcement training advocate organization, we adopt to like-minded individuals. No choke, prong, electric collars, or electric fencing. This is not negotiable.

We require all puppies to attend training classes with their new family's to start off right in bonding and learning trust. We may require older dogs to attend training with their family based on their past history. This is not negotiable.

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FORM, IT IS REQUIRED FOR US TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ONE OF OUR DOGS. DELAYS OCCUR WHEN INFORMATION IS MISSING. APPLICATIONS NOT COMPLETED CAN BE DISCARDED. PLEASE ENSURE YOU COMPLETE YOUR ENTIRE RESIDENCE ADDRESS. STREET NUMBERS AND NAMES WITHOUT, CITY, STATE & ZIP CODE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. You MUST provide at least 3 references NOT related to you.

In order to qualify for the K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. (K9EI Rescue) foster/adoption program, the following requirements need to be met:

-Must be at least 21 years of age, and show proof of age whether a State ID or Driver's License. 18 years may qualify if a co-adopter over the age of 21 is listed on legal agreements.
-All current pets must be up to date with vaccinations and be spayed/neutered.
-If you currently rent, must provide the landlord's telephone number and permission granted in writing from the renter on company letterhead.
-Must live within 40 miles of the 60544 zip code. If you are outside the 40 miles by mere miles, be sure to ask if we have a representative in your area who can do the home visit. Send an email inquiry, prior to completing the application. Our vets are located in Shorewood, Joliet, Lisle, Westmont. You will be expected to bring the dogs to our vet during your foster to adopt period.
-We do not ship/transport dogs to adopters.

-DO NOT HIT THE "BACK" BUTTON, YOUR APPLICATION DOES NOT SAVE AUTOMATICALLY. ONLY BEGIN THE APPLICATION WHEN YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO COMPLETE.

Please Note: All fields with asterisk * are required, and must be filled out in order to submit your application.
Email address *
Today's Date *
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Name of Applicant *
List your STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE (123 Street, Anytown, IL, 000000) *
Length of time at current residence *
Telephone Number to contact the applicant directly. *
Best times to contact you: *
If you use Facebook, what is your Facebook name? We utilize Facebook to communicate with fosters/foster to adopt/adopters.
Applicants Birthdate *
Applicants Employer *
Number of years with the employer *
In running a background check is there another name your data is associated with in the system. Example: recently married, divorced
Co-Applicant Name
Co-Applicant Birthdate
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Co-Applicant Employer
Does Co-Applicant live with Applicant?
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List children living in the home under 18 years of age by name and age.
If less than a year at current residence, please list COMPLETE ADDRESS INCLUDING STREE, CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE.
Alternate Number to contact the applicant directly.
Name of Dog(s) you are interested in: *
Are you looking to Foster or Foster to Adopt *
Types of dogs you would be interested in fostering/adopting: *
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Where will the dog stay while you are not home on a daily basis? *
On average, how many hours a day will the dog be alone? *
Type of Dwelling. *
Do you own or rent your dwelling? *
Do you have a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? *
Do you have permission from your HOA to adopt a dog? You will need to supply the letter of permission prior to fostering to adopt the dog.
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Name and contact number for the landlord. You must provide a letter from the landlord prior to fostering to adopt if you are approved.
Do you have a fenced yard? We do not adopt to homes with invisible fencing. *
If fenced, what type and height is your fence?
If no fence, how do you intend to exercise the dog? Not having a fence will not automatically disqualify you from adopting, but may limit your options as to which dogs you qualify to adopt.
Where do you intend the dog to stay when you are out of town, or away from the home for an extended period of time? *
Name of Adults (other then yourself) living in home who will be in contact with dog.
Personal Reference Name and Telephone Number who is not a relative. *
Personal Reference Name and Telephone Number who is not a relative. *
Personal Reference Name and Telephone Number who is not a relative. *
Name of your veterinarian, telephone number & city: *
List your animal's species, breed, and ages under their care or previously under the vet's care.
Are all your current pets up to date with their core vaccinations? *
Are your current pets given heartworm preventative?
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Are your current pets given flea & tick preventative?
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Are all your current pets Spayed or Neutered? *
If not up-to-date or altered due to medical issues, please explain why and the vet's name attending to the dog.
If you use daycare or dogwalker for your current/or past dog, please list the facility and phone number.
In the past or currently, where did you attend training classes?
Do you have any previous foster/adopter experience with a rescue?
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Please list the organizations, contact name and telephone number?
Please let us know why you are interested in fostering/adopting at this time. *
Have you ever relinquished or rehomed a dog? If so, why and to whom. *
Have you ever had to euthanize a dog for reasons other than the quality of life prohibited by health issues? *
Are you willing to allow for an adjustment period when the foster/adopted dog arrives? (Adjustment period estimated to be 3 to 6 weeks total, including a 2 to 3 week separation period to decompress. Some dogs adjust sooner than others, but we ask that the rules of engagement with dogs, people, ect., be followed regardless as recommended by our professional behaviorists and instructors) *
Have you heard about the 2 Week Shutdown protocal in bringing a new dog into the home? *
Are you willing to attend training classes with the foster dog if rescue deems necessary for well being of the dog? (All dogs under the age of 1 are required to attend training with their new adopted family as a prerequisite to adoption) *
Are you familiar with Force Free and Positive Reinforcement Training? WE do not allow the use of prong, choke, or electric collars on the dogs, it's a breach of contract. *
How much money do you expect to spend on food, medical and training yearly?
Do you or anyone in the home suffer from allergies that may require the dog being returned to rescue?
How did you hear about K9 Enrichment Initiative? *
Have you completed applications with other rescues? If so, when were those applications submitted?
Please list the characteristics most important to you in choosing a dog? *
How long have you been looking to adopt a dog? *
Check the boxes corresponding to the answers pertaining to you. A checked box constitutes a "yes" answer. *
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Who will be primarily responsible for feeding/caring for your new animal companion? *
What would you do with the dog in the event that you had to move? *
How would you handle jumping on furniture/counters/tables? *
How would you handle destroying/scratching the furniture? *
How would you handle chewing? *
How would you handle barking? *
How would you handle urinating/defecating where it is not acceptable? *
How would you handle being kept up all night? *
How would you handle excessive shedding? *
How would you handle it if your new animal companion ruined your favorite article of clothing? *
How would you handle biting/play biting? *
Have you the applicant or co-applicant ever been charged with a violent crime?(Battery & Assault, Domestic Violence, Harassment) *
Have you, the applicant or co-applicant ever been charged with a felony? *
By signing below you are acknowledging your answers are truthful. You also acknowledge that K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. will be contacting your references and conducting a criminal background check. (Electronic signature accepted. You will be asked to initial this document should you be approved by a rescue) Please sign with First, Middle and Last Name. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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