OutPaws thanks you for your interest in one of our pets. Please complete the application fully and submit. The more complete your answers are, the more quickly we will be able to process your application. One of our volunteers will review your application and advise you by email whether your application has been preliminarily approved. Your application would then be forwarded on to the foster family for the particular dog(s) in which you have expressed an interest. The foster family will then contact you to schedule a meet and greet appointment. Please remember that all of our staff are volunteers who have jobs, families and other obligations. They will work as quickly as possible to process your application, but your patience is greatly appreciated.
Names (please list full names for all persons with whom the animal would be living):*
For which animal are you applying?
Choose an animal:
If you are not applying for a specific animal, please describe what type of animal you are hoping to adopt. If you are interested in learning about more than one animal, please provide the names of the additional animals in which you are interested.
Occupation (please list the occupations of all persons with whom the pet will be living):*
Do you have any children? If yes, what are their ages?*
Do you own or rent?
If you rent, what is your landlord's name and telephone number?
Do you have a fenced yard? If yes, please tell us the type of fence and how high it is.*
What pets do you currently have in your household? For each, please provide: species (dog, cat, etc.), breed, age, whether the animal is altered, and whether it is an indoor pet, outdoor pet, or both.*
Please provide your veterinarian's name, hospital, city, and phone number:*
Is the whole family in agreement with adopting a rescue pet? If not, who isn't and what are their reasons?*
For what reason are you wishing to adopt this pet? Companion, house pet, guard dog, gift, companion for another dog, or other (please explain).*
What will you do if the pet you adopts displays any of the following behaviors? Destructive chewing? Barking? Digging? Biting? Accidents in the house?*
How will your dog be confined to your property (please include all that apply)? In the house, in a crate or kennel, in a fenced yard, on a chain, in a garage, on a patio, other?*
Please list and discuss any experience you have training a dog/dogs.*
Are you willing to train your new dog and/or work with a dog trainer? What plans do you have to take training classes?*
What experience do you have with the particular breed(s) of dog in which you are interested?*
Where will your pet be kept during the day? And sleep at night?*
How many hours per day will this animal spend alone (without humans) on an average day?*
If you went to the vet and your animal required a surgery that was $1000.00, what would you do?*
What behaviors would be unacceptable to you? What actions would you take to correct those behaviors, if any?*
If you and your spouse/significant other break up or move away from each other, who will care for the animal?*
Excluding your death, what conditions or circumstances would cause you to give up the animal?*
Please list all of your pets in the past, stating for each: male/female, whether spayed or neutered, length of ownership, if you still have the animal; if you no longer have the animal, the reason why (i.e., died, lost, stolen, surrendered, gave away, etc.)*
Do you have a pickup truck? If so, would you allow the pet to ride in the back?*