ADOPTION

 

Thank you for your interest in adopting with us!

Rescue Ranch makes every effort to find the best match for both the dog and the adopter. We are all about working with you to find the perfect companion.

 

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WHAT DOG ARE YOU APPLYING FOR?




Have you already visited these dogs or are you planning a visit? (Some dogs might require multiple visits)



Will this be your first dog?

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What Are You Looking For In A Dog?



What are you looking for in this dog, or any other dog?
Please be specific.
We want to make sure we find the best fit for you!



What brings you to want to adopt a dog? (Companion for self? Family? Other Pets? Children? Service Animal? Home Defense?) Please Explain.



Please tell us your skill level with handling dogs.
0= No experience and willing to learn!
1= Some dog experience, I used to or currently own a dog.
2
3= I am an experienced dog handler and can work with most dogs.
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5= I can handle any dog in any situation, I am very confident.

These numbers are only meant as guides, please also explain your experiences to help us help you find the right dog!



All dogs need time to adjust to a new environment. The first 3 days the dog will be settling in, the first 3 weeks learning the rules of the home, and the first 3 months fine tuning their lifestyle. Are you ready for potty accidents, hair, chewed items?



How often will the dog be WITHOUT human companionship?






How will the dog spend most of its day? Please explain.

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Home Environment



Who lives in your home? Cats? Other dogs? Children (please provide their ages)? Seniors? etc. Are the dogs spayed and neutered?



Living Arrangements: Please tell us what type of housing you have.
eg: House, Apartment, Motorhome, Condo. Is it Rural, city, a ranch etc. Do you Own or Rent?



Please tell us about the area outside your home. Fenced or unfenced yard? Porch? Kennel? Acreage? etc. Please Explain.



If you go away for a few days, who will take care of your dog (Rescue Ranch does boarding too!)

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WrapUp



Rescue Ranch is committed to helping you and your new best friend stay together. We offer free in home consultations, written materials, and free Sunday training at Rescue Ranch from 9am to 11am. Would you take advantage of our services if needed?



Who is your Veterinarian?



Do you have any other references? Please list their name and number. Please do not use members of your own household.



If you become unable to care for your dog, what provision will you make for them? Please explain.



Have you ever rehomed, surrendered a pet to a rescue? Have you ever had dog put to sleep for any reason besides heath issues? Please explain.



Is there anything else you would like to tell us?




ADOPTION AGREEMENTS


1A. Adult dog adoption: Rescue Ranch (RR) agrees to provide an adult dog that has been treated and tested for necessary ailments as needed, including heartworm disease, worms, and/or fleas and ticks. All dogs will be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Spay/Neutered and microchipped. Proof of vet work will be provided to the adopter upon receipt of the complete contract and payment of the adoption fee.

1P. Puppy Adoptions: Rescue Ranch (RR) agrees to provide a puppy that has received age-appropriate vaccinations for distemper/parvo, worms, and/or fleas and ticks. The adoption donation covers spay/neuter, rabies, and microchipping at one of our participating veterinarians when the puppy reaches 6 months of age. Any puppy adopted through RR MUST be spay/neutered at 6 months old unless another recommendation from a vet is provided. If you elect to use your own veterinarian RR will refund the amount we pay for spay/neuter with our veterinarian with proof of spay/neuter provided by the adopter. If you choose to use one of our participating veterinarians, Rescue Ranch will make the arrangements and provide transport to and from the Rescue Ranch facility as needed.

2. Rescue Ranch agrees to refund the adoption donation or, at the discretion of the organization, will transfer the adoption donation to another dog if returned within 30 days. All adoption donations are not refundable after 30 days.

3. By signing this agreement, you are accepting all risks and responsibilities for ownership of the adopted dog named above. You hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless RR, its directors, members, volunteers, and agents from any claim, cause of action, or liability of any type or nature, known or unknown, that may arise related to the dog you are adopting. However, RR can only assure you that the dog you are adopting appeared healthy and was suitable for adoption at the time of adoption.

4. It is agreed that RR is not responsible for any veterinary or related expenses occurring after the adoption unless otherwise agreed upon at the time of adoption.

5. I /We further agree to return the dog to RR in the event that I /We, for whatever reason, can no longer care for the dog and/or keep the dog in my/our personal possession. I /We will attempt to let Rescue Ranch know 5 days before returning the dog to Rescue. Any transfer of ownership of the dog to another person requires RR’s prior consent. Upon violation of the agreement, ownership of this dog reverts to RR.

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