Spouse/Partner name and email
Spouse/Partner cell phone
Name of primary dog interested in
(please do not submit more than one app for multiple dogs, we can update your app to another dog if the primary dog you listed is no longer available or you can list more dogs in the comment section)
Choose an animal:
Gender of animal desired:*
Either is fine
What age dog are you interested in adopting (check all that apply):
Are you applying for other dogs within other rescues/shelters/etc at this time?
How serious are you about adoption?*
How did you hear about BFPA?*
Adoption or Fundraising Event
I am a BFPA Volunteer/Foster
I am a former BFPA Adopter
Radio or TV
Are you a US Citizen?*
How long have you lived at your current address?*
Do you plan to move in the next 12 months?*
Are you employed?*
Work at home
What is your occupation?*
Is your spouse/partner employed?*
What is your spouse/partner's occupation?
Work at home
Number of children in household or who regularly visit, and their age(s):
If no children now, do you plan them in the future?
List all members of your household as well as their age.
Include yourself, children, partner, roommate.*
In what type home do you live?*
Single Family Home
Do you own or rent your home?*
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to get a pet?
We must get permission from your landlord since they are the legal owner of the property. Withholding landlord contact information may delay the processing of your application.
Are you fully aware of the pet deposit and monthly fees, if any, you must pay to have a dog on the rental property?
May we have your permission to contact your landlord?
If so, what is your landlord's name?
What is your landlord's phone number?
Do you have a fenced backyard?*
Backyard Partially Fenced
Backyard Completely Fenced
What type of fence*
What is the height of the fence*
Does the fence touch the ground?*
If there is a gate, is it kept locked?*
If you do not have a fence, are you prepared to walk your dog multiple times a day in all types of weather (ice, snow, pouring rain, high heat, cold temperatures, etc.)?*
Are you or anyone in your household a smoker?*
If so, do you smoke in the house?*
Are you aware of the importance of keeping your dog on a leash or in a fenced area when it goes outside, for its safety?*
Which best describes your street location? (check all that apply):
When did you decide to get a dog?*
What is the intended purpose of this dog? (check all that apply):
What qualities/personality traits are you looking for in a dog?*
Who will be the primary caregiver for the dog?*
What lifestyle will your dog have?*
What is your reason for this choice?*
On average, how many hours per workday will your dog be alone without humans in the house?*
10 or more
Where will your dog stay while you are away from home?
Free roam of house
Crate at first, free to roam when older
Confined to a room/area of the house
Outside in fenced yard
Outside on chain or tie-out
Where will the dog be when you are at home?*
Where will the dog sleep at night?*
When you travel for business or pleasure, who will care for your dog?*
How will you exercise your dog?*
How often will you exercise your dog?*
Check any of the following reasons you would give your dog away? (check all that apply):
If you or your spouse/partner are no longer able to care for the dog what are your plans for future care of this dog? *
How much responsibility will your children be given in the care of the dog?*
How do you plan on training your dog?*
Will train myself
Plan on going to dog classes
Bring private behaviorist to home
What would you do if your dog developed behavioral issues (such as fear of strangers, jumping over the fence, digging in the yard, etc.)?*
Consult a vet
Consult a dog trainer/behaviorist
Hope it's just a phase
Return the dog to BFPA immediately
How much time are you willing to invest to train your dog/work with a behaviorist if the pet develops behavior issues?*
As long as it takes to correct the issue
A few weeks
I don't have time to deal with a dog with issues
If you have no children now, but have children in the future, how would the addition of children affect your view of your dog?*
Not at all, dog is part of the family
If we don't have time will return dog to BFPA
If the dog is too energetic around the child, it would have to live outside
The children will always come first before any considerations for the dog
Estimate the annual cost to own a dog. Account for food, supplies, toys, annual wellness exam (which may include required/recommended tests and vaccinations), monthly flea/tick prevention, required heartworm prevention (dogs) and funds for possible emergencies:*
Use this space for any additional comments about adopting a dog:
Name of Pet#1 (current or past) Please only supply pets that were under your direct care (not family pets you had as a child).
Species (dog, cat, etc)
gender (male, female)
breed (ie. chihuahua, labrador)
Age of Pet
Is Pet #1 current on vaccinations?
Is pet current on heart worm prevention (if dog)?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
If pet is cat, is cat declawed?
Is pet still living with you?
Where is current pet kept?
Inside and Outside
If pet no longer with you, what happened?
Name of Pet #2 (current or past)
What is the age of your current pet?
Is your current pet up to date on vaccinations?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
Name of Pet#3 (current or past)
If you have pets now, or have had pets in the past two years, may we contact your veterinarian?
NOTE: Many vets now require owner's permission to disclose vet history. Please contact your vet to tell them a representative from BFPA will be calling for this history so that the processing of your application will not be delayed. All current pets in your household must be sterilized, current on all shots/heartworm preventative and primarily indoor companions. If you currently own a dog, you MUST be able to provide proof of purchase for monthly heartworm medicine if you do not purchase directly from your veterinarian.
Name of Vet Practice (required if pet owner):
Veterinarian's Phone number (please include even if prior animals have passed) :
Have you ever relinquished a pet, sold a pet or taken a pet to an animal shelter?*
If yes, what were the circumstances?
List 3 personal references we may contact. We prefer to contact references by email, so please only list those with email addresses. Only one relative, please:*
I am prepared to make a 10 to 15 year commitment to this dog:*
I will take my dog annually to a veterinarian for a wellness exam and recommended tests/vaccinations:*
I will keep my dog on regular flea and tick control:*
I will give my dog monthly heartworm preventative:*
I agree that my dog will be a family member. Therefore, a BFPA dog I adopt will live primarily indoors. I also agree never to chain, tie-up or kennel/pen this dog and leave it outside:*
I agree to allow a BFPA volunteer to isit my home for a pre-adoption visit and a follow-up visit after the adoption:*
If I adopt a BFPA dog and it does not work out in the future, I agree to return the dog only to Best Friend Pet Adoption and not give the dog away, take the dog to a shelter or sell the dog to a third party:*
I understand that BFPA will spay/neuter puppies at 16-18 weeks of age, with the ONLY exception being a veterinarian-confirmed medical condition that requires delaying the procedure.*
I am at least 21 years of age. All of the information I have given is true and complete.
Any misrepresentation of the truth in this application will invalidate any subsequent adoption agreement and will give BFPA the right to reclaim the adopted cat without refund of the adoption fee. Submission of this online application constitutes agreement and acknowledgement by the adopter of BFPA's policies and terms of adoption. Because BFPA is trying to find the best match for our animals, we reserve the right to turn down any potential adopter -- without explanation -- based on this application, phone interviews and/or homechecks.*