When is the best time to reach you?
I Live Alone
I Live With Others
If you live with others, do they approve of you bringing this dog into the home?
Does your spouse/significant other approve of you adopting this dog?
Name of spouse/significant other
Age of spouse/significant other
Do you have children visit your home regularly or living in your home?
If so, how many children?
What are their ages?
Please list others in your household who will have contact with the dog; such as a nanny, maid, etc. If there is nobody else, the please specify.
Why do you want to adopt a rescued dog?
What qualities do you like in a rescued dog?
What qualities or traits don’t you want to find in a rescued dog?
Are you committed to caring for this dog for its lifetime?
Where will the dog stay during the day?
How many hours per day are you out of the house? Do you work full time, work from home, retired, or stay at home?.
Will the dog have access to the house AND yard while left alone?
Who will let the dog out?
Do you have a dog sitter?
Do you have a dog walker?
Do you have a dog door?
Where will the dog sleep?
Will the dog be allowed in the furniture?
Do you own your own home or rent?
Does the landlord approve of dogs on the property?
Please give the name and number of your
landlord as they will be contacted to verify that you are allowed to have animals.
Please attach a copy of your lease or notarized statement from your landlord stating the number and size of pets you are allowed to have on the property.
Please explain what kind of home you have. ie house, apartment, condo, etc.
Do you have a fenced-in yard?
Please explain what kind of fence you have. ie chain link, picket, etc.
What is the height of the fence?
How are you going to exercise this dog?
How are you going to keep this dog from running away or becoming lost?
Rescue Dog Information
Please note - The Dexter Foundation rarely has puppies. But please tell us your preferences.
Are you interested in a specific Dexter Foundation dog(s) listed on our homepage or petfinder.com page?
Which are you interested in?
What age are you interested in?
No Age Preference
Would you adopt two dogs that have come from the same home & need to stay together?
Does the dog need to be cat-friendly?
Does the dog need to be dog-friendly?
Previous Pet History
Have you ever owned a dog before?
Tell us about your previously owned dogs. List the breed, and the number of years they were with you.
Do you have any in your home currently?
Please list their breed, age, and sex.
Are they spayed/neutered
Please explain why they're not spayed/neutered.
Are all your current pets up to date on their annual vaccinations?
In addition to the pets identified above, what other pets have you owned int he last five years?
Have you owned any other pets more than five years ago?
Please describe how long ago you owned these pets, and describe the animals.
Why do you no longer have these pets?
Do you have any experience with formal obedience training of dogs?
Please explain the methodds of training and where you learned how to train a dog.
Have you filled out an adoption application with any other rescue organization?
To whom did you apply, and when?
Have you adopted a dog from a rescue organization in the past?
From whom and when did you adopt? Please list their name and contact number if applicable.
How did you hear about The Dexter Foundation?
American Kennel Club
If you selected
Other above, how did you hear about us?
We would like to contact two personal references. Please provide their name and phone number
Release for Veterinary Reference
My current veterinarian's name
My current veterinarian's address
My current veterinarian's phone number
If you do not currently have a veterinarian, please provide us details about who you plan to use.
Planned Veterinarian's Name
Planned Veterinarian's Address
Planned Veterinarian's Phone
, hereby give permission for any veterinarian providing service to me/my animals to release medical information on any/all of my animals to the Dexter Foundation, Inc.
This release is not limited to the veterinarian named above. Please let your vet know we will be calling for a vet reference.
I agree to the terms above.
I do not agree