North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue

North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Application

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 us know.

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.

Contact Information

All fields throughout the application MUST be completed

First and Last Name






Home Phone

Please Include area code.

Cell Phone

Please Include area code.

Your Occupation

Place of Employment

Drivers License Number
and State Issued

Work Phone 

Please include area code.

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  No

What would you say your level of physical activity as a family is?

Does anyone in your household have allergies?  Yes  No

Information About Your Home

Which of the following best describes your current residence? (Check one)
Apartment  House  Manufactured Home Other
(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 Applicable)

If you have a yard, is it fenced?  Yes  No
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 years?  YES  NO

What happened to the pets you no longer own?  Please be specific.

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 Shepherds?  

To facilitate the bonding process we recommend every new German Shepherd should attend some introductory obedience training.
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  No

What kind of work or behaviors do you expect of this dog?

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  No

 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  No

Is your lifestyle such that friends, relatives and children gain admittance to your home, property and car without your supervision? Yes  No

If you have children, are you willing to accept the additional responsibility of a GSD? Yes  No

Are you willing to teach the children the proper way to handle an animal? Yes  No

Are you willing to accept that the dog may not like all your friends or your children's friends?  Yes  No

Does everyone in the family want a dog? Yes  No

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 ownership?
Are you financially prepared to give your dog the routine medical care it requires? Yes  No

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

Your Veterinarian

Do you have a veterinarian you have used before?  Yes  No

If you do not yet have a veterinarian, please list the vet you plan to use

Vet Name

Vet Address

Vet Phone

Please 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  No

Would you consider volunteering for our organization  Yes  Not At This Time
If yes, which of the following areas interest you?
Foster Care   Personal interviewing of adoption candidates   Fundraising   Home Visits
Transporting   Computer Assistance  Telephone calling  Representing us at an Adoption Event
Grooming & Socialization  Training Assistant  Other   PLEASE SPECIFY  

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North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue
Downsville, LA 71234
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