Thank you for
taking the time to complete our adoption application. While it is
admittedly rather lengthy, we hope you will understand. Our sole
interest is in matching the right dog in our program with the right forever
family. Your answers will permit us to do this more effectively. If
you would prefer that we send you this questionnaire via email, please let
Please keep in
mind that completing this application is only the first step in our adoption
process. Your references will be checked, including a phone call to your
vet. We will then call to arrange a convenient time to visit your
home. After all that, we will then arrange a meeting with the GSD you
are interested in adopting.
If you are not
sure which German Shepherd Dog in our program is the right match for your
family or want to be pre-approved for when the right dog does come along,
please do complete the application and mention this. Thanks again for
your interest. It is our goal to perfectly match our dogs with the best
forever home possible and you with your new BEST FRIEND.
Which dog are you interested in adopting? If you
have no specific animal in mind, please tell us what kind of dog you
want to adopt... your preferences with regard to gender, age, activity
level, color etc:
Information About Your Family
Ages and genders of people in your household (list
yourself and all those living with you, or those who are
frequent visitors to your home.)
Are all members of your household willing to be responsible for a
new pet? Yes
What would you say your level of physical activity as a family is?
Does anyone in your household have allergies? Yes
Information About Your Home
Which of the following best describes your current
residence? (Check one)
(If you rent/lease your residence a copy of the lease will be
requested before the adoption is finalized.)
Landlord Contact Information - Name and Phone Number
If you have a yard, is it fenced? Yes
If yes, what material is it made from, how high is it on each side?
How long have you lived at your current residence?
Do you anticipate moving in the foreseeable
future? If so, what will happen with the dog?
Information About Your Interest In Animals
What animals currently live in the household? (Please list.
Include the following info for each pet: Name of pet, type of pet,
sex/age, spayed or neutered, How long owned? Kept where?)
Have you owned other pets, not listed above, in the last 5
What happened to the pets you no longer own? Please be
Have you owned a German Shepherd or similar breed
before? (If yes, please provide a brief history.)
What is it about German Shepherd Dogs that has
generated your interest in the breed?
What do you like most about the breed? What do you like least?
What other breeds have you considered?
What books have you read about German Shepherd Dogs?
Please list two or three things you know about German
To facilitate the bonding process we recommend every
new German Shepherd should attend some introductory obedience
Would a formal obedience class would be something you, as a new owner
, would be interested in participating in?
(Please elaborate regardless of your answer.) Yes
What kind of work or behaviors do you expect of this
What will you do if the dog develops behavioral
problems after adoption?
What amount of time and effort do you want to devote
to training him?
What is your definition of disciplining a dog?
What is your initial reaction to the idea?
Do you intend to keep the dog primarily indoors or
outdoors? Please elaborate.
Where will the dog sleep at night?
What arrangements will you make for your pet when you
travel or are on vacation?
Have you used a crate before? Yes
Information About Your Lifestyle
Have you carefully considered how the dog will fit
into your lifestyle? Have you asked yourself if you have the time and
energy to properly care for a German Shepherd? Yes
Is your lifestyle such that friends, relatives and
children gain admittance to your home, property and car without your
If you have children, are you willing to accept the
additional responsibility of a GSD? Yes
Are you willing to teach the children the proper way
to handle an animal? Yes
Are you willing to accept that the dog may not like
all your friends or your children's friends? Yes
Does everyone in the family want a dog? Yes
What is your family's overall reaction to owning a
dog? What members are enthusiastic? Unenthusiastic?
Have there ever been any complaints about an animal
you have owned?
Have you considered the financial cost of dog
Are you financially prepared to give your dog the routine medical care
it requires? Yes
Please tell us everything you know about heartworms
(how they are spread, prevented and treated) Please describe any
experience you have had with this.
Please List 3 Personal References
Please list name, addresses, phone numbers and length
of years known for at least 3 people that can vouch for you.
Please describe your relationship. Do not list your vet here
1. Personal Reference
2. Personal Reference
3. Personal Reference
Do you have a veterinarian you have used before?
If you do not yet have a veterinarian, please list the
vet you plan to use
include area code.
How did you find out about North Louisiana GSD
Rescue? (Please be as specific as possible - Vet, Shelter,
Friend, Newspaper, Internet, Other)
Any other comments you'd like to add for consideration
of your application to adopt?
We reserve the right to inspect all homes and yards
prior to approving any adoption.
Is this acceptable to you? Yes
Would you consider volunteering for our
At This Time
If yes, which of the following areas interest you?
interviewing of adoption candidates Fundraising
us at an Adoption Event
& Socialization Training
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