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Pet adoption event!!

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Always Adopt Event! 
http://www.alwaysadopt.com/home.html

 Mutts4rescue is a group of volunteers dedicated to saving dogs whose only fault is being homeless. Our goal is to prevent abandoned and surrendered dogs from dying in high kill shelters. Our dogs come from high kill shelters, the side of the roads and owner surrenders just to name a few.  Our mission is to save these dogs, one at a time and give them a second chance for a happy healthy life.

We are constantly taking in new puppies and dogs and we do not post them on the website until they are ready to find a home.  If we do not have a specific dog you are interested in then please send us a general application and we may have one about to be ready, or may come across one in our travels. 

 

We are not a shelter and do not have hours of operation.

 

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!!!  Great information on bringing a new dog home!   http://home.arlboston.org/2013/02/28/welcoming-your-adopted-dog-into-your-home/

Adopting A Friend

Have Kids?  Thinking of having kids?  Please read this article to help you pick the right dog.   

http://www.apdt.com/petowners/gettingadog/children.aspx

THANK YOU for choosing to ADOPT!!!

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?

Adoptions to families with children under 6 yrs is an exception and not the rule.  Please elaborate on how you will handle exercise, potty breaks and training.    We will likely require a fence. 

* 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 Mutts4rescue.

* 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.

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER; all dogs are fostered in private homes. You will need to apply before meeting a dog and not all dogs are local and available for meetings. Our adoption fee is $425 for young/adult dogs unless otherwise stated and $475for puppies and $275 for seniors.

We are all volunteers and have jobs, families, fosters and pets of our own to care for. We do our best to reply as quickly as possible. Please be patient, but if you have not heard back within 72 hrs, please inquire again by emailing Bethany at BethHickey@gmail.com.



Mutts 4 Rescue, Inc. Adoption Application.

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

We understand that our application is lengthy and a bit tedious; please have patience, as we would like to make sure you and the pet you choose are a perfect match.

The speed at which your application is processed for adoption is dependent largely on how thoroughly and specifically you answer each question. Please do not leave any applicable question blank. Please include a detailed explanation for any question where you are asked to elaborate an answer.

If you are married or currently living with a significant other, that person’s information must be included where the application asks for Co-Applicant information. You must be at least 21 years of age to submit an adoption application (Applicant & Co-Applicant).

We are not first come, first served. Mutts4rescue focuses on finding good matches between dogs and families to ensure lifelong adoptions. Mutts4rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone without disclosing the reasons.



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 her approval? _____

Does your landlord have any breed or size restrictions? If yes, what are they? ______

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 YEAR,  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 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 YEAR, AGE and CAUSE of death? If not deceased where is the pet now? ______





***Name & phone number of your veterinarian (applications will not be processed if you have a vet, or have had a vet recently, and do not provide the information): _______

Note: Please give your veterinarian consent to release medical records and information to Mutts4rescue so as not to delay the processing 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?  Please choose as many as apply  

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? ____  If no, why not? ______

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) ________



What food do you plan on feeding the dog? _________

Are you willing to find out more about Dog Food Ingredients & Nutrition? __________

Who will be primarily responsible for exercising, training and caring for the 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 and is 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: _________________________________________________________________________

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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:

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We do not have a shelter or a kennel and we rely on foster homes.  You must submit an application before you can meet a dog(s). 

 

PLEASE EMAIL mutts4rescue@gmail.com instead of using the "contact Mutts4rescue" below.  It goes to SPAM. 

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