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~ Adoption Application ~ 

Please See Our List Of Adoptable Pets to find your new furry family member!
We'd be happy to have you meet our available dogs but request that you first complete an application to adopt.  
We can then make an appointment for you to come visit.

If you prefer, please feel free to EMAIL US & WE CAN SEND YOU THE APPLICATION VIA EMAIL.

Bless you for your desire to welcome a rescue dog into your home and into your hearts!

  • All adopters must be at least 25 years of age.

  • Applicant must be on the lease or mortgage.

  • Renters are required to submit their lease showing the stipulations for pets and provide landlord contact information.

  • Angels in Waiting Rescue will not consider any application that is submitted for anyone other than you.

  • All applications submitted must be done so with the intention to adopt the pet for which they are applying. 

  • We do not entertain those who are 'shopping around'. 

  • We do not agree with nor will we adopt to anyone with the intention of adopting one of our rescues as a gift, an 'outside dog', a 'guard dog' or who will be chaining any of our rescues to anything for any reason.

  • All Angles In Waiting Rescue dogs are indoor family companions.

When finished CLICK SUBMIT AT THE BOTTOM of the form. Someone with Angels in Waiting Dog Rescue will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please keep in mind, though, that we are all volunteers and have full time jobs and families and many dogs to care for.

 Contact Information
Every field throughout the entire application must be completed.

Your Full Name

Spouse/Partner's Name

Name of Dog You Are Interested In





E-mail Address

Daytime Phone 

Please include area code.

Evening Phone

Include area code.

Cell Phone

Include area code.

How long have you lived at your current address? 

Are you 25 years or older? Yes No


Are you currently Working  Retired  Attending School  Homemaker Other
Explain Other:

Is your spouse/partner currently Working  Retired  Attending School  Homemaker Other
Explain Other:

What are your hours at work? 

What hours does your Spouse/Partner work?

 Information About Your Home

Which of the following best describes your current residence? (Check one)
Single Family Home  Condo Apartment

Do you own or rent?  Own  Rent/Lease  Live with parents

If you are renting, please plan on providing us with a copy of the pet policy from your lease and providing the following information now:

Does your Landlord/Lease/Association or Parents allow pets?     Yes  No

Landlord's name and phone number

Does your residence have a: (check all that apply) Fenced Yard  Dog Run  Dog Door   Stationary Tie Out   Dog House

If fenced please specify type and height of fence:  Type of Fencing (Materials)   Fence Height

If you do not have a fence, please explain how you will address the dog's exercise and bathroom needs, etc.

 Information About Your Household Members

Please list the people that currently live in your household or visit often.
(Please list relationship to you & their age.  We don't need the children's names.)

Does anyone in the household have any known allergies to animals?Yes No     If yes, please explain.

The noise/activity level in your home is usually:   Low  Medium  High

Maximum number of hours your newly adopted pet will be left alone daily?

Where will the pet be kept while you are at work or not at home?

Where will the pet be kept primarily?    Inside   Outside

Who will be the primary care giver for the newly adopted animal? 

In the event that this person is no longer able to care for this  pet, what will happen to it?

 The Animal You Want To Adopt

Type of companion animal you are seeking: Puppy  Adult Dog Other - Please specify below

If for some reason the animal you are interested in adopting is unavailable or if you have no specific animal in mind, please tell us what kind of pet you want to adopt... your preferences with regard to breed, sex, age, color etc: Describe your ideal pet.

Why are you interested in adopting?  Please check all that apply.  Companion for Self  Companion for Family  For Breeding  Gift
For Protection For Child  Replace Previous Pet  Companion for Other Pet  Other - Please specify below

Please check the temperament traits & activity level you are looking for in a pet.

High Energy 





Moderate Energy 




What activities do you plan to share with your newly adopted pet?

Would you describe yourself as a pet owner who is:  Strict  Lenient Moderate 

Please list bad habits that your newly adopted pet might exhibit that you could not tolerate?

Is this your first pet as an adult?  Yes  No

If no, please list pets you have or have had in the past years and the duration they were with you. What happened to these animals?

How do you plan to introduce the new pet to the household?

 Your Veterinarian

Please provide the following information so we can contact your current veterinarian.

Vet Name

Vet Address

FULL address please, including city and zip code.

Vet Phone

REQUIRED!  Please include area code.

Date, pet name and reason for most recent vet visit.

We reserve the right to check your status with your vet and to inspect all homes and yards prior to approving any adoption
Is this okay?  Yes    No

Are you prepared for the expenses that are incurred annually for routine yearly veterinary visits and vaccinations?   Yes  No

Although not often, animals sometimes will have a medical issue that was not evident during it's stay at Angels in Waiting of New York,  Are you willing to assume the pet's medical expenses for emergencies or previously un-diagnosed medical condition?    Yes  No

 Your Experience With Animals

Have you ever had any complaints about your pets?  Yes  No
If yes, please explain.

Are your current pets friendly with other animals? Yes  No  Not Applicable

A new pet will take time to adjust to you, the new environment, other pets and new routines.  What do you consider to be a reasonable adjustment period? 

What will you do if your newly adopted pet develops behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety (chewing, barking, etc) or has difficulty with housetraining? 

Would you consider providing humane obedience training and/or behavioral modification?  Yes  No
Are you familiar with crate training?  Yes  No  Would you like information about it?   Yes  No

Are you willing to provide grooming as necessary?   Yes  No

Will you provide identification for this pet?   Yes  No

Are you aware of local pet ordinances and NYS licensing laws?   Yes  No

Are you willing to allow us to visit your home as part of the pre-adoption process?   Yes  No

 Please List 2 Personal References (unrelated to you)





 Almost Done!

Have you ever had to give up an animal?    Yes  No If so, please provide the circumstances.

Any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application to adopt? Or questions for Angels In Waiting Rescue?

How did you hear about us?  

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

I certify that the information I have provided on this form is true, correct, and accurate. I understand and agree that falsification of any of the above information is grounds to disqualify my adoption application and nullify all adoptions and/or adoption agreement . I understand that there is no obligation to adopt an animal to me, now or in the future. I understand that clicking yes below is considered an electronically-generated signature and is valid as a means of legal signature for the purpose of this adoption application.     YES  NO

Clicking the Submit Button will return you to our website.

The application process may take a number of days, due to the need for confirmation of the information provided..

Submission of an application does not guarantee placement of a dog.



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