About You and Your Family

Are you applying to adopt or foster a dog? *
What are your reasons for wanting to adopt or foster a dog? *
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?
Does your rental agreement or homeowner's insurance restrict dog breeds or sizes? *
Who shares your household? *
Are you planning on having children in the future? *
Do you have young children (grandchildren, nieces/nephews, friend's children, etc.) 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 private 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?
Who has access to your yard other than immediate family? *
Where will the dog be when people enter your yard? *

Your Pet Experience

What is your level of experience with dogs? *
What behavioral issues if any do you have experience with? *
Are your current pets spayed or neutered? *
Are your current pets up to date on vaccines? *
Have you ever had a pet escape from your yard? *
If you currently have a dog how 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: *
What method to you intend to use to housetrain your dog? *
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: *
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.