Precious Paws Asian Dog Rescue Adoption Application
Please read carefully. This is a legally binding contract once you adopt your pet. All applicants are screened for suitable placement of our animals.
PLEASE READ OUR ADOPTION POLICIES BELOW BEFORE EMAILING US WITH "GENERAL" QUESTIONS.
If you still have questions please take the time to read our ADOPTION CONTRACT , which should answer any questions that you may have concerning our adoption policies or your responsibility as a new adopter of one of our rescue babies. You will be required to sign it and adhere to our regulations.
Please read our policies for adoption carefully. If our policies are not acceptable to you, we regretfully ask that you do not apply to adopt one of our pets. Please do not fill out an application if you are not ready to pick up your new pet should you be approved. If you feel the need to spend time with a new pet and "see if you bond" before you adopt, we suggest you visit a facility that allows this.
Please note that we can never say with complete certainty that our babies are 100% potty-trained. We are always hesitant to claim any pet is completely housebroken as we want you to expect to have to reinforce training in your own home as the babies initially adjust to a new atmosphere. Mere nerves can cause an otherwise very well housebroken dog to have many accidents in a new home for the first few days/weeks. There is always a period of adjustment, and you must be willing to work with your new family member and expect to have to continue training in your home.
The adoption fee is non refundable. We screen our adopters carefully and we expect your decision to adopt to be thought out carefully. We expect you to realize that your commitment is for the life of the dog. Our adoption fees vary. Please read more about our ADOPTION FEES . We are a "hard rescue organization" which means that we accept dogs with serious medical needs. In addition to treating the usual minor medical conditions, vaccinating, and altering, we also arrange for more expensive procedures such as heartworm treatments, orthopedic surgeries, and ophthalmic care. In order to pay for this expensive care, we must ask for an "adoption fee" and donations. Occassionally, certain breeds and/or extremely excessive costs involved in the rescue and/or care of a particular dog or many dogs needing surgery in our rescue at one time may cause our adoption fees to be higher than we normally would ask for. The adoption fee helps defray the vet costs of the dog you are inquiring about and the extremely high veterinary bills that are incurred by the many animals we save. Our costs incurred almost always greatly exceed any adoption fees we receive and we operate in extreme debt most of the time. We are a small rescue, we have no grants or funding. The time and amount of money it takes to make these pets the beautiful, adoptable and socialized babies you see is extensive. We also have "special needs" dogs that require continual and specialized veterinary care. Our dogs are always altered, have vaccinations, heartworm tests, and are on heartworm and flea and tick preventative. Many times they have been professionally groomed several times and some have had various other costly medical procedures.
We are not a "public shelter". We are a group of foster homes. Unfortunately we do not have public facilities and are unable to let people "come see all of the dogs" or visit with the dogs at their foster homes. Our fosters are all volunteers, give much time and care to these animals and prefer to not have to deal with people continually coming to their homes. Once you are approved for adoption, a volunteer will pick up your dog from it's foster home on day of adoption and meet you at a public location. We do this for the safety and convenience of all parties involved. When you adopt a baby from here, you also save the life of one who is scheduled to die in a kill shelter, because you have opened up a space for that new baby to come here. This is also why we request you to pick up your new baby, if approved, as soon as possible. Space is always limited yet we always have a huge waiting list of babies needing our help to save their lives.
We sometimes receive many applications on each dog. If we have several qualified applicants, we will choose the best home for that particular dog in our opinion. Various volunteers answer emails at 2 rescue inboxes. We are all volunteers with families and jobs. We do this out of our love for the animals and receive no financial compensation.
We reserve the right to decline adoption of any animal to any person for any reason.
We are having some problems with our application delivery system. Please ALWAYS follow up your submission of an application with an email to us to make sure we receive it. If possible, copy/paste a duplicate of your application after you have filled it out for a back up in case we do not get the first one.
Please answer each question. If the question does not
apply to you, write in N/A to indicate that it does not apply. Incomplete applications
will not be processed. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS APPLICATION INTO AN EMAIL,THEN FILL IT OUT COMPLETELY AND THEN SEND THE EMAIL TO US. PLEASE FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL JUST IN CASE YOUR APPLICATION GETS LOST.
Please read the following carefully and make sure you understand everything you initial.
Please INITIAL the following, acknowledging your acceptance and commitment to each statement listed. Please also realize your typed and or handwritten signature below also constitutes your acceptance to each statement listed below.
PLEASE INITIAL AFTER EACH STATEMENT:
I have filled out and signed or submitted via the internet, a contract with Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Rescue and I understand this is a legally binding document once I have adopted.
In the event the animal I adopt is not altered at time of adoption, I agree to have animal altered when old enough and provide written verification from the vet who performed the operation or animal will be confiscated by Precious Paws Asian Dog Rescue, no exceptions.
I agree that this pet will be kept current on all vaccines and heartworm test, and seen by my veterinarian at least once a year. I agree to provide parasite control and heartworm preventative for all dogs in my home all year round. I agree to show proof of this to any representative of Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Dog Rescue if asked.
I agree that this pet will always be kept current on all licensing requirements by the state and city in which I live. I agree to show proof of this to any representative of Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Dog Rescue if I am asked.
I agree to provide quality, name brand food and fresh water 24 hours a day for this pet.
I agree that this pet will be strictly and exclusively an indoor family pet and will not be used in any way detrimental to him/her; such as for medical research or in any way that could cause hardship or pain to the dog.
I agree to provide daily exercise for this dog under my supervision and will not allow him/her to run free and never chain this dog.
I agree to be responsible for any property damage from this day forward that this pet may incur.
I agree to notify Precious Paws Asian Dog Rescue if animal comes up missing or stolen or confiscated by the authorities.
I agree that this pet will remain in my custody and possession. I will not sell, trade, give away, transfer ownership or dispose of him/her, including taking this rescue pet to any other rescue organization or shelter. Pet must be returned to Precious Paws if not in my possession unless otherwise agreed by rescue, in writing.If there are no foster homes available, I agree to keep the pet I adopted inside my home, safe, well cared for and happy until a foster home opens up or another adopter is approved
I may return this rescue pet at any time during it's life to the rescue organization, but I understand that I will not be refunded my adoption fee. I understand that Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Dog Rescue will not refund any costs; such as veterinary expenses, license fees, or the cost of pet supplies. I agree that I am hereby responsible for any and all costs incurred by this animal from adoption day forward.
I understand that most rescue pets do not come with a history and I will not hold said rescue responsible, liable for any mistake in the interpretation of age, temperament or training level. I understand this pet has been seen by a veterinarian, however,I understand and agree that Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Dog Rescue can not be responsible for the physical condition or temperament of this dog, nor can they guarantee the pet is housebroken.
I am aware that this pet has been in the custody of Precious Paws Asian and Small Breed Dog Rescue due to cruelty, neglect, injury or abandonment prior to being rescued. It may take several weeks-to-months for him/her to adjust to their new home, including housebreaking just as with any animal. These are rescue pets and living things. Nothing can ever be guaranteed in regards to a living being with a mind of it's own, no matter where you get it from. We can merely give you an assessment of our experience with the pet while in our care. We were not the owners who abused/neglected and/or abandoned said rescue pet, we merely saved their life. Therefore we cannot possibly know everything about them. You must expect to have to train, bond and help your new pet become the loving, secure, happy pet that they deserve to be. THIS TAKES TIME. That would be the case with any pet, even a puppy bought from elsewhere who would most likely need more training than an older pet. ALL pets require a great amount of work and responsibility.
No refund of adoption fees once pet is adopted under any circumstances.After paying an adoption fee this fee is immediately absorbed into the rescue and is unable to be refunded.
PLEASE ANSWER EVERY QUESTION THOROUGHLY AND EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER/REASONING WHEN ASKED.
Cell or Alternate Phone:
Do you work from home?:
Spouse or partner's name:
Spouse or partner's Age:
Spouse or partner's Employer:
Spouse or partner's Occupation:
Spouse or partner's Employer Address:
Spouse or partner's Work Phone:
Spouse or partner's Work Hours:
Does your spouse/partner work from home?:
Number of children living at home:
Do you have young children visit on a regular basis? (i.e. grandchildren, babysitting)? If yes, ages of children, and how you plan on protecting this rescue pet from the children:
Are you expecting a child, or planning a family in the future?
If so and the new dog expresses unhappiness at the new addition, how will you handle it and would you consider getting "rid of" your pet?
How long have you lived at this address:
Previous Address if less than 2 years:
Number of years there:
List all members living in your home and their ages:
Is everyone in your home agreeable to adopting a rescued dog? If not, who and why?
Does anyone in your home have known pet allergies? If so, please explain.
Do you or anyone in your household have any serious health problems? If yes, please explain
Have you ever "given your dog away" to another person or rescue? Please describe in detail if yes
Have you ever turned an animal into an animal shelter? Please describe in detail if yes
Have you ever had a pet of yours get lost, as in "missing"?Please describe in detail if yes
Have you or anyone you know ever been convicted of an animal related crime?
Do you forsee as a possibility, however remote, any major changes in your life in the next 15 years(average dog's lifespan)such as marriage, childbirth,traveling for job, entering military and/or being deployed, death, health problems? If yes, please explain in detail.
In the event of your sudden demise, who would
care for your adopted rescue? Have you discussed this with them? Do they own pets?
Have you made a written provision for your existing pets in a will or other legal document?
Which of the following terms best describes your current living situation? Own House, Rent House, Own Condo, Rent Condo, Rent Apartment, Own Modular Home, Rent Modular Home, Living with Parents, Living with Others:
If renting, landlord's name and phone number:
If renting, what would you do if you moved and your new home didn't allow pets?
Is your yard fenced?
If so, what is height of fence and what type?
If no fence, how do you plan on excercising your pet and what are your plans as far as potty time and making certain animal does not get lost, stolen or hit by a car?
Will dog be left alone during the day? If so, where will dog be kept? (ex.:Crate? Bathroom? basement? Run of the house? etc)
If so, for how long?
What will be the dog's living situation when you are home? (ex.: run of the house, basement):
What brand of dog food will you feed your new dog and what do you feed your existing pets, if any?
Do you allow your pets to sleep in bed with you? If no, why not and would you allow your new pet on your bed if he wanted to sleep with you?
Are you willing to adopt a dog with special medical needs,
such as daily eye drops, special diet or daily medication?
What do you consider behavioral problems that are "unacceptable" in a dog?
Are you willing to adopt a dog with behavioral issues, such as
housetraining difficulties,separation anxiety, fearful aggression,timidness or barking, etc.? If not, why not? If so, which if any, are NOT acceptable and why?
What is your definition of disciplining a dog?
Under what circumstances would you give up this dog, your reasoning and what would you do with your pet? (Divorce, Marriage, Children, Relocation, New Job, Losing Job, Dog develops behaviour issues, Dog becomes ill,you become ill, housebreaking problems, fearful aggression etc.)
Are there other pets living in your home? If not, why not?
Has any of your pet(s) that you have now or have had in the past ever had puppies, or have you ever bred dogs?
Have you ever had a dog that lived primarily outdoors? If yes, please explain
Have you ever transported an animal in the back of a pick up truck? If yes, please explain your answer
Are all other pets current on all vaccinations?
Are other pets spayed and/or neutered?
If no to either above, please explain:
Are other pets on heartworm and flea and tick preventative?
If yes, brand:
If no, explain:
Your veterinarian's Name:
Name of each pet and owner on the vet records at your vet's office:
Approximate date of last Vet visit for each pet:
Groomer's Name and Phone Number:
If no Groomer, who will groom your adopted rescue dog, how often and do they have grooming experience?:
Have you attended obedience training with your current or previous pets?
Does one of your current pets have behavioral issues? If so, what issues and how
do you handle them?
We expect our adopters to give periodic updates and pictures of their rescue pets when asked and bi-yearly at a minimum, do you agree to this provision?
If a pet you had developed a very serious illness requiring 1-5,0000.00 in treatment to *possibly* prolong his/her life a month, a year, several years, but no guarantees, would you do whatever necessary, at whatever expense or feel it was just better to put your pet "to sleep"? Please explain your reasoning behind your answer as well.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!List all pets you've owned in the last 15 years and their current status in DETAIL. List breed(s), age(s), sex(es), and how long you have owned pets and where you got them from, ie breeder, shelter, rescue etc.:
If deceased please list the age deceased and reason for their demise:
Please list any rescued dogs posted on our website that you are currently committed to adopting should you be approved: PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU AREN"T COMMITTED TO ADOPTING THE PET YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO THROUGH APPLICATIONS FROM APPLICANTS WHO AREN"T COMMITTED TO ADOPTING THE PET. NOTEWORTHY: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ADOPT IF YOU MEET THE PET AND DECIDE YOU DON'T WANT TO. SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION AND WERE INITIALLY APPROVED, DOES NOT "LOCK YOU INTO AN ADOPTION". IN FACT WE WOULD NEVER WANT YOU TO ADOPT IF YOU DID NOT WANT YOUR NEW BABY WITH 1000 PERCENT CERTAINTY! WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO NOT ALLOW AN ADOPTION ONCE MEETING IN PERSON SHOULD WE DECIDE IT DOESN"T APPEAR TO BE A GOOD MATCH. We merely mean, do not fill out an application to adopt if you are filling out other applications, haven't decided if you "really want to adopt", or are just doing it in case you want to "adopt in the future". If you aren't committed to meeting the pet you have applied for, we don't have time to process applications for people not committed.
Are you willing to travel to pick up your adopted rescue dog, if approved? If not, please don't submit this application. WE DO NOT MEET ADOPTERS HALF WAY OR DELIVER OR SHIP OUR RESCUE PETS.
Please give day and date you will pick up new pet IF APPROVED. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT GIVE A DATE THAT THEY CAN DEFINITELY PICK UP THEIR NEW PET WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. THE EARLIEST DATE YOU WILL BE PICKING UP PET, IF APPROVED IS REQUIRED. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING YOUR PET UP UPON APPROVAL, NOT A MONTH LATER!
Have you now or ever applied to adopt from another rescue group? If so, which group?
Have you ever adopted a pet from another rescue group? Which group, where are they located and when did this adoption take place?
What is their contact info?
Please provide the name, address and home phone number of three references and their relationship to you. NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REFERENCES AND VET TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE WILL BE CALLING THEM AND TO PLEASE SPEAK WITH US
Please read the following carefully.
Also PLEASE send a separate email letting us know you have submitted an application to make certain that we receive it. Some applications have been lost. Please save a copy of your completed application for a back up in case this one gets lost.
I declare that the information I have provided in this application is complete and correct. I further declare that I am financially and physically able to care for a rescued dog, I understand that proper food and veterinarian care may be costly, and I am able and willing to meet the needs of my adoptive dog.
By submitting this application online, you are agreeing that all information submitted in this application is accurate with no falsification, agree to abide by all of our policies, regulations and confidentiality clause.
PLEASE EMAIL US DIGITAL PHOTOS OF YOUR HOME(inside and out)/YARD/OTHER PETS(if any)and PICTURES OF ALL FAMILY MEMBERS IN HOUSEHOLD OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. PLEASE PUT "ADOPTION APPLICATION PHOTOS" AND YOUR NAME IN THE EMAIL ACCOMPANYING THEM. THESE PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN WHEN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, OLDER PHOTOS PREVIOUSLY TAKEN CANNOT BE SUBMITTED.
Please print your name again, to be used as a signature on this form.PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS APPLICATION INTO THE BODY OF AN EMAIL,FILL IT OUT COMPLETELY AND SEND VIA EMAIL TO US. DO NOT SEND IT IN A DOCUMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE DOWNLOADED AS WE CANNOT DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS. PICTURES CAN BE SENT SEPARATELY AND DOWNLOADED. FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL LETTING US KNOW YOU HAVE SENT AN APPLICATION AND KEEP A COPY JUST IN CASE THIS APPLICATION GETS LOST. If you don't know how to copy/paste, it is very simple and the instructions are to follow.
Put the cursor in the body of the application. After you do that, right-click your mouse. You should see "select all" in the list. With your mouse, "right click" "select all". The application should appear highlighted. Then right click again and you should see the word "copy". Click on "copy". Open a new email as if you are going to send one. Put your cursor in the body of the email. Then "right click" your mouse. You should see "paste" in the list. Mouse right click on "paste". The application should appear. Then answer the questions in the email. When finished, send your email with application in body.