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Holbrook's Animal control officer Hedges is looking to apply for a grant from the Stanton Foundation that would provide funding to design and construct a dog park in town. She said the total cost of the project would be $150,000 to $250,000.
The Stanton Foundation provides financial support through grants for the design and constriction costs as well as ongoing support of dog parks in communities throughout Massachusetts.

FB Page for dog park - https://www.facebook.com/HolbrookMADogPark

http://www.wickedlocal.com/holbrook/news/x919108281/Holbrook-dog-park-meeting-set-for-Dec-3#ixzz2miGEShVY

Adopting A Friend

We have wonderful animals for adoption!!

CAT ADOPTIONS: Mary Connolly at maryconnolly.sshs@comcast.net

DOG  ADOPTIONS & Dog COURTESY POSTINGS: Contact Lori at Ldoggydog@ymail.com - ****If Courtesy posting please DO NOT contact the shelter*****

Application to adopt a DOG- Please read all info below:

                       Holbrook Animal Shelter Application for DOG

**Please note. We are not first come first served. We choose the best fit for the dog and potential adopter. Also if you fill out an application please be ready to adopt. We do not hold dogs. **

Before Applying to adopt please consider the following:

* Are all household members in agreement about the decision to adopt and willing to play an active role in the adoption process?

* Are your current pets spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations?

* If for any reason whatsoever the adopter(s) cannot or will not keep an animal, the animal must be returned to the Holbrook Animal Shelter.

* An application is required to start the adoption process; there is no fee to apply. Submission of an application does not guarantee the adoption of a dog.

Here is our application for adoption. Please cut and paste the application into the body of your email to Lori at Ldoggydog@ymail.com. If you are unsure how to do this, simply email Lori and she'll walk you through it.

 

 

  • Applicant Name: _____
  • Co-Applicant Name: _____
  • Relationship to Co-Applicant: _____
  • If the co-applicant listed is your significant other, how long together?_____
  • Street address: _____
  • City: _____ State: _____ Zip: _____
  • Home phone: _____ Cell phone: ______ Work phone: ______
  • Email address: ______
  • Is there a specific dog(s) you are applying for?: yes / no
  • Which One(s)? Name: __________ breed: _______ (we often have 2 dogs with the same name)
  • What characteristics are you looking for in a dog?
  • Size: ___ age: ____ sex: ____ breed: ____ current energy level desired:_____
  • Would you consider a "special needs" dog or one who requires medication? _____
  • What interests you about this particular dog (or type of dog)? _____
  • Have you researched the breed/breed mix you are interested in? _____
  • Please tell us a little about your lifestyle and what role your new dog will play? _____
  • What changes in your life are you anticipating in the next year? In the next five years? (For example, new baby, grandchildren, new job, moving, remodeling:_____
  • No. of adults in household? _____ Ages? __________
  • No. of children in household? _____ Ages? __________
  • Are there frequent visitors that should be noted? (Toddlers, elderly,special needs, etc.) ____
  • Does anyone listed have pet allergies? _____
  • Do you live in a single family house, apartment, condo, duplex/townhouse, or mobile home?
  • Do you own or rent your home? ___ How long have you lived at your current address? ___________
  • Please describe –house, apartment, townhouse, condo? _______
  • Is your home in the city, suburbs or rural?: _____
  • If you rent, please provide your landlord's name & phone #: ______
  • Do you have the permission of your landlord to have a dog? _____
  • Do we have your permission to call your landlord to check on his or herapproval? _____
  • Does your landlord have any breed or size restrictions? If yes, what arethey? ______
  • Is a pet deposit required? ___ Yes ___ No Paid? ___Yes ___ No
  • Are you willing to have a home check prior to approval of this application?_____
  • Please list ALL of your current pets:
  • 1. Species? (Dog/cat) Name, Age & Gender:_______________________________
  • Breed: ____________________ Indoor or Outdoor? __________ On heartworm preventative? _______
  • Spayed/ Neutered? _______ Up-to-date on vaccinations? _______
  • Where did you get this pet? _____________________ How long have you owned  this pet? _______
  • 2. Species? (Dog/cat) Name, Age & Gender:_______________________________
  • Breed: ____________________ Indoor or Outdoor? __________ On heartworm preventative? _______
  • Spayed/ Neutered? _______ Up-to-date on vaccinations? _______
  • Where did you get this pet? _____________________ How long have you owned  this pet? _______
  • 3. . Species? (Dog/cat) Name, Age & Gender:_______________________________
  • Breed: ____________________ Indoor or Outdoor? __________ On heartworm preventative? _______
  • Spayed/ Neutered? _______ Up-to-date on vaccinations? _______
  • Where did you get this pet? __________________ How long have you owned this pet? _______
  • List ALL other pets you have had in the past 10 years:
  • 1. Species? (Dog/cat) Name, Age & Gender:_______________________________
  • Breed: ____________________ Indoor or Outdoor? __________ On Heartworm preventative? _______
  • Spayed/ Neutered? _______ Up-to-date on vaccinations? _______
  • Where did you get this pet? _____________________ How long did you owned this pet? _______
  • What happened to this pet? If pet is deceased what was the DATE, AGE and Cause of death? If not deceased where is the pet now?_______________________________________________________
  • 2. Species? (Dog/cat) Name, Age & Gender:_______________________________
  • Breed: ____________________ Indoor or Outdoor? __________ On preventative? _______
  • Spayed/ Neutered? _______ Up-to-date on vaccinations? _______
  • Where did you get this pet? _____________________ How long did you owned this pet? _______
  • What happened to this pet? If pet is deceased what was the DATE, AGE and Cause of death? If not deceased where is the pet now? ______
  • ***Name & phone number of your current veterinarian (applications will not be processed if you have a vet and do not provide the information): _______ 
  • Note: Please give your veterinarian consent to release medical records and information to Holbrook Animal Shelter so as not to delay theprocessing of your application.
  • Name and phone number of ANY other veterinarians that you have used:____________________
  • Please list 2 NON-RELATED personal references we may contact:
  • 1.
  • 2.
  • Why are you interested in adopting a dog in general?
  • Companion for self Companion for child Companion for other pet
  • Companion for another household member Gift Watch Dog other ______
  • Will the dog be allowed in the house? ______
  • How long will the dog be left alone (without humans) on a typical: Weekday?_____________________
  • Weekend? _____________________
  • Please describe where the dog will stay when you are not home: ______
  • Please describe where the dog will sleep: ______
  • Are you familiar with crate-training a dog? _____
  • Are you willing to find out more about crate-training and possibly implementing it with a new dog? ____
  • Will the dog receive formal obedience training? ____
  • What training methods have you used in the past with your dogs? ____
  • Do you realize that it will take time for your new dog to adjust to its new home, especially if you have other pets? (usually 2-4 weeks and sometimes longer) They may require extra exercise or fewer visitors to your home at first. Are you willing to make adjustments to your daily routine during the adjustment period? ___
  • Do you have a yard? _________ What size? _________
  • Is your yard fenced? _________ If so, describe your fence? (Type, material,height) ________
  • Who will be primarily responsible for exercising, training and caring forth dog? ______
  • Please describe your plan to exercise your new dog? _______
  • When/if you should have to move what will you do with your dog? ___________
  • In case of emergency, who will care for your dog? ____________
  • What are your state and local ordinances concerning licensing, leashing an dis there any breed specific legislation? ___________
  • How will your dog be cared for when you are out of town or on vacation?________________________
  • What provisions will you make for the dog should you become unable to care for it? _______________
  • Have you ever sold, given away, or surrendered a pet to a shelter or otherwise? __________________
  • If yes, please specify why the pet is no longer with you and where or to whom he/she went: _________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

Keep in mind that we are here to serve as a resource to help you and your new companion live a long and happy life together. If we don’t have answers in regard to your questions or concerns, we will assist you in finding the help you need.

 

I/We attest that the information provided in the application is true and accurate to the best of I/our knowledge and any misrepresentation of fact will be cause for denial of adoption. I/We understand that submission of this application does not guarantee adoption of a dog. I/we understand that the rescue organization has done its best to identify the correct breed or mix of breeds but do not guarantee accuracy.

Applicant’s signature:

(e-signing is accepted as a signature)

Date:

Co-applicant:

Who We Are

SHELTER, ADOPTION & DONATION CONTACTS BELOW:

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: Laurice Hedges at Lhedges@holbrookmassachusetts.us or call 781-767-9067

CAT ADOPTIONS: Mary Connolly at maryconnolly.sshs@comcast.net

DOG  ADOPTIONS & DOG COURTESY POSTINGS:Please contact Lori @Ldoggydog@ymail.com

SHELTER DONATIONS: Michelle Emerson and Dawn Bertrand take care of our shelter donations and coordinate pickups and drop offs if needed. We also have a donation bin at the shelter. Please email Michelle and Dawn at: holbrookanimalshelterdonations@hotmail.com - we will also be setting up an Amazon wishlist.

We love donations! If you have any old blankets, sheets or towels you no longer want please bring them down!

We also always need kitty litter, dry cat food, and dry dog food.

Your donations help the shelter tremendously and are very much appreciated.

THANK YOU!!

We are a small shelter that is run by the Animal Control Officer, Laurice Hedges, and also with help from wonderful volunteers!

To see if there are any openings for volunteers please contact Laurice at aco@Holbrookmassachusetts.us or call the ACO's office number at 781-767-9067

Come Visit Us

The Holbrook Animal Shelter is located at 1 Maple Ave, in Holbrook, MA

And Please visit our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/HolbrookAnimalShelterMA

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