The name of the
dog/puppy you wish to adopt:
Why did you choose this
When choosing a dog/puppy, what characteristics are
important to you?
Why are you adopting a dog?
Click on all that apply.
Companionship for self
Companionship for dog
Companionship for senior
Please describe your
lifestyle and how your dog will fit into it.
How will you
train/discipline your new dog?
What do you believe is a reasonable amount of time to give your new friend to
bond with you and acclimate to your household?
Give reasons you would feel it was necessary to return an adopted dog.
Would you seek professional help before returning an adopted dog?
Are there children in your household?
If yes, please list their ages:
If yes, have they had experience with dogs and have been
taught how to interact with them?
If no, how will you handle introducing them to dog ownership?
Are all members of your household in agreement with adopting a dog?
Are any members of the household allergic to dogs?
If yes, how will you handle having a dog in the home?
Housebroken dogs will often mark their territory or have accidents, when
first introduced to a new home.
Are you prepared to accept this?
Do you understand that adopted puppies are not housebroken
and that responsibility will fall on you and your family?
What method do you use for housebreaking the adult dog or puppy?
Do you have other dogs in the home?
If yes, will they accept a strange new dog into their territory without aggression?
If yes, please list the breed(s), sex and ages of all dogs in the home:
Do you have cats in your household?
If yes, are they used to being around dogs, even strange ones that will want to investigate them?
If yes, please list the ages and sex of all cats in the home:
Note: We require any existing dogs in the home be present for the
adoption "Meet and Greet" before we approve the adoption. This is to
insure the safety of all and give the adopted dog the greatest chance of
acceptance into his/her new environment. If your dog is too old or
incapable of travel we can make an exception to the requirement.
Also Note: We test incoming rescue
dogs with our resident lobby cat Jo-Jo. Jo-Jo is confident around dogs and does not run from introductions.
If we have indicated a dog is good with cats we are going by their reaction to Jo-Jo. A cat that
runs can elicit a much different response and could create a situation where injury to one or both might occur.
Do you own your residence?
If yes, for how long?
If no, please list the name and contact information for your landlord or property manager:
May we contact your landlord or property manager?
Is the property where the rescue is to live, fenced?
If yes, can you describe the fencing in detail please?
please indicate how your dog will receive sufficient outdoor time.
Is there a move in your near future (one year or less?)
If yes, will a pet friendly residence be mandatory?
If no, what will you do with your dog?
Daily, will there be a time the dog is left alone for more than four hours?
If yes, how long and how/where will the dog spend this time?
For extended periods away from the home (hospital stays, vacation, etc.)
how will the dog be cared for?
Where will the dog stay during the night?
Have you ever had to rehome a dog?
If yes, what were the circumstances?
When do you consider euthanasia necessary?
What are your feelings on spay and neuter?
Do you believe it is important to keep a dog up to date on vaccinations?
If there are animals currently residing in your home, are they all up to date on vaccinations and have they been spayed or
If no, please indicate the reason.
Please describe any rescue animals you may
have previously owned:
Please list the name and number of your most utilized veterinarian:
May we call your veterinarian for a reference?
WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO INSURE ALL DOGS ARE HEALTHY AND OF GOOD TEMPERAMENT AND ANY
KNOWN QUIRKS OR UNPLEASANT BEHAVIOR IS REVEALED, UNDERLYING ISSUES NOT
READILY OBSERVABLE COULD OCCUR SUCH AS HIDDEN PARASITE INFESTATION,
OBJECT SPECIFIC AGGRESSION OR ENVIRONMENTALLY TRIGGERED ANXIETY, ETC.
Are you equipped or prepared to handle such a situation, should it arise?
Our rescue is located in South Central Washington State. Are you willing to travel to our rescue to bring home
your new companion?
Do you fully understand, if you are adopting a puppy under six months of age, that a pre paid receipt of
spay or neuter will need to be obtained and provided to Wags to Riches
Animal Rescue, before the underage pup will be allowed to go home with you?
Are there any other comments or insights you would like to share with us?
Wags to Riches is an all volunteer organization with no paid staff
and most volunteers have full time jobs and other personal obligations.
Communication about your application will be conducted by email. If you
are selected for adoption you will be contacted by our adoption
coordinator generally within 72 hours of submission, at the email
address given on your application,. If you have not received
communication via email within 5 days of submission, the dog you were
applying for was most likely approved to another applicant.
Questions regarding your application need to be submitted to
email@example.com. Calls to the rescue regarding the
status of your application, for reasons of time and volume, will not be
signing/submitting this adoption application, you give Wags to Riches
Animal Rescue authority to contact any and all references asked for,
that you read and understand the above statement, and
that you swear that all information is truthful and complete.
and signed by: (Typed signature is accepted)
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Application review by:
2nd letter followup: