* MUST LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA: Unless otherwise discussed in advance, we will only consider Los Angeles area adoptions.  If you do not live in the LA area please check with us before filling out an application by e-mailing us @

*MUST BE 21: Applicant  must be at least 21 years old/head of household.

* IF RENTING, have the knowledge and consent of your landlord.

 *ADOPTION DONATION & CONTRACT: If we approve you for adoption of a dog, we accept a minimum donation of $250 and signed adoption agreement. 

*Be willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care of the pet for the rest of its life.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of a Rescue Train animal.

About You and Your Family

Are you applying to adopt or foster a dog?  
Where did you first see this pet? 
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What type of home do you live in?  
Do you own or rent?  
If renting, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog? 
Who shares your household?  
Are you planning on having children in the future?  
Do you have grandchildren that visit?  
Does anyone in your household have allergies to animals?  
Are you planning on moving or traveling in the next 12 months?  
Will all household members be able to come and meet the dog at a scheduled adoption appointment?  

Your Home Environment

Do you have a completely fenced yard?  
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Do the gates have locks? 
Do you have an electric driveway gate?  
Does anyone in your home smoke?  
Do you have a dog door?  
Do you have a pool?  
If yes is your pool fenced? 
Do you have a Gardener, Housekeeper, Poolman (etc) ?  
Do you trust the workers not to let your dog out? 
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Do you have any poisons (rodents, snail bait, plant food) where the animal will be kept?  

Your Past Pet Experience

Are your current pets spayed or neutered?  
Are your current pets up to date on vaccines?  
Have your current pets ever escaped from your yard?  
If your current pet is a dog have you had them obedience trained?  
If you currently have a dog do you walk it:  
Have you ever turned a dog into a shelter.   
Have you ever allowed an animal to breed/have babies?  

Living With A Companion Animal

Is someone home during the day?  
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Will the dog be allowed on the furniture?  
What activity level are you looking for in a dog:  
Will you be able to exercise your dog on a regular basis?  
Will your dog wear a collar and identification tag?  
Will you walk your new dog:  
If you new dog gets out which of the following would you do? Check all that apply:  
What discipline would you use if your dog chewed your favorite shoes?  
What might cause you to give up your dog? Check all that apply:  
If problems arise, are you willing to hire a trainer at your expense?  
A dog can live to be 15 to 20 years old; are you able to make this long-term commitment?  
If I adopt a Rescue Train dog, I can make a donation of at least $250 to help rescue and care for other abandoned dogs. I understand that my adoption donation is often just a fraction of the cost that The Rescue Train has spent on boarding, spaying and neutering, vaccines, microchips, medical costs and dog training. I understand that my donation is a gift freely given, not a purchase price for a dog. No goods or services have been or will be provided in exchange for the donation. I understand that any donation made is not refundable.  
I understand that a home visit is required and that a home visit does not guarantee placement:  
I understand that submitting an application does not mean I am approved to a adopt or foster a dog from the Rescue Train. The Rescue Train has the right to refuse any applicant for any reason. The Rescue Train is not obligated to provide a reason or explanation for refusing adoption to an applicant:  
Thank you for your interest in this animal. You'll automatically receive a copy of this application as your confirmation.