Dog Adoption Form PDF Details

Are you considering adding a furry friend to your family? If so, adopting a dog might be the right choice for you. Dogs make great companions and can provide hours of love and fun. But before you can bring a dog home, there are some things you need to consider. One important decision is which type of adoption form to use. There are many different types of adoption forms available, so it's important to select the one that is best suited for your needs. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of adoption forms and help you decide which one is right for you. Happy adopting!

Form NameDog Adoption Form
Form Length6 pages
Fillable fields0
Avg. time to fill out1 min 30 sec
Other nameshousetrain, tsa puppy adoption, Gardner, trainable

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Basic Information

Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Driver's license number: _____________________________

Street address: _______________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: _________________Cell: ________________ Work: _____________________

Email: _____________________________________

Employer: ___________________________________________________________________

How long at current job: ________________

Provide two references that are not members of your immediate family:

Personal reference #1: _______________________________ phone: ____________________

Relationship: _______________________________________ years known: _______________

Personal reference #2: _______________________________ phone: ____________________

Relationship: _______________________________________ years known: _______________

About Your Home….

Do you live in a(n)?:




Apartment/ Condo

Other: ______________________

Your home is:


Owned, by you or your spouse/life partner

Owned, by someone else within the house

Rented directly from the owner or through a management company

Rented as a part of a group of roommates

Other: _____________________________________________________

If renting, is your name on the lease? YES NO ___________________________

If renting, do you have your landlordʼs permission to have a dog? ________________________

Landlord's name and phone: _____________________________________________________

Who shares your household?



Spouse/Life Partner


Roommate(s) # _______________



Other: _____________________

Are there children in the home?



If yes, how many? __________

How old? __________________

At what age do you feel children are responsible enough to take care of a pet without assistance? (i.e. walk, feed, train) _____________________________________________

If your present relationship/ living situation were to change and you were no longer able to care for the dog, a new application must be submitted and approved in order to transfer ownership.

Initial: __________

Do you plan to move soon? ______________________________________________________

Does anyone in your household have an allergy to dogs that you are aware of?


Is someone home during the day? YES NO Who? _________________________

How many hours will your dog be alone each day? ________________________________

Where will your dog spend most of his/her day when you are home?




enclosed patio


other: ______________________________

additional info: ___________________________________________________________

Where will the dog stay when he/she is home alone?

indoor/outdoor (doggy- door)

inside only (specify):

run of the house crate specific room(s): _______________________

outside only (specify):

yard garage enclosed patio other: _________________________

additional info: ___________________________________________________________

When will the dog be inside? _____________________________________________________

When will he/she be outside? ____________________________________________________

Where will the dog sleep at night?

indoor/outdoor (doggy- door)

inside only (specify):

run of the house crate specific room(s): _______________________

outside only (specify):

yard garage enclosed patio

dog house other: ________________________

What rooms are off limits? ______________________________________________________

And your yard…..

I do not have a yard at this time (skip to the next section)

What outside areas are available to the dog? (check all that apply)

front yard


dog house


back yard




enclosed patio

other: _________________________________

Do you have a doggie door?



Is your yard shared with neighbors?



Is your yard fenced?


What is the type of fence? ____________________

Fence height? ________ Highest point

______ Lowest Point

Have you recently inspected your fences?



Are they in good condition with no holes or loose points? YES NO

If your dog will have free access to a fenced yard, where is it located?

front yard

back yard

side yard

Which of the following is used to secure your gate?



keyed lock

other: _______________________________________

we do not lock our gate for the following reason: _____________________________

If your gate does not have a lock, are you willing to install one? YES


Who has access to your yard? (check all that apply)





Pool man






Postal worker Other: _____________________________________________

If yes, where is the dog kept while they are working? __________________________________

Do you trust your workers not to let the dog get out? YES NO

Your Experience with Dogs…..

How would you describe your dog owning experience?

I have had dogs of my own as an adult

I grew up with dogs or have worked with them but have not had my own as an adult

I have never had one or have limited experience with dogs

Other: _____________________________________________________________

Have you owned a pit bull/ bully breed before? YES NO

If no, what is your experience with them? ___________________________________________

What do you appreciate about this breed? __________________________________________

Are you aware of the dog-aggression issues that may be present in this breed?


How are you prepared to address this should it arise? Please be specific: _______________


How many dogs have you owned in the past 5 years? _________________________________

What happened to the other dog(s)? _______________________________________________

Do you currently have pets?



If yes, please complete the following:






If not, why?





How do you feel your current pets will adjust to a new dog in the house? ________________

Have you had experience with behavioral or medical issues with your previous or current pets?

If yes, please describe: _________________________________________________________

If there are children in the household, please describe their experience with dogs:



About this dog……

Why do you want to adopt a rescued pit bull/bully breed? ______________________________


Share your reasons for wanting a dog? (check all that apply)

family pet

gift for someone else

protection/guard dog


childʼs companion

companion for another pet


How will you exercise your dog? ___________________________ How often? ____________

What type of training are you interested in doing with your pit bull? _______________________

Have you or would you be willing to enroll your current dog(s) in obedience classes?

YES NO only if I had problems

How would you discipline your dog if he or she misbehaved/ chewed household items? _______


What method do you intend to use to housetrain your dog? (check all that apply)

Rub nose in offending spot

Take out every couple of hours

Crate training

Consult professional

Other: ________________________________________________________________

If your pit bull develops behavioral problems, what will you do? __________________________


In which of the following situations might you allow your dog off leash?

public park

dog park



neighborhood walk


back yard

front yard


Additional information…….

If your dog got out/ was lost, what would you do? ___________________________________

What food will you feed the dog? (Specify brand if known)


Canned ___________ Other _____________________________

Would you like food recommendations? Yes, please

Pets are an investment of your time and money. Can you afford to provide medical care,

grooming, proper diet, shelter, and exercise for your new dog? YES NO

Other concerns: ______________________________________________________________

Are you able to make a long-term commitment to care for your pet for its entire life span, which

could be as long as 15 years or more? YES NO

Other concerns: ______________________________________________________________

What is your monthly budget for your dog? ________________________________________

Who is your veterinarian (name and phone)? ________________________________________


If you do not currently have a vet, would you like a referral? Yes, please

If you move, what will you do with your dog? ________________________________________

Which of the following reasons might force you to give up your dog? (Check all that apply):

excessive barking/ neighbor complaints

aggressive on leash

destructive chewing






shedding/ dirty

not trainable

poor watchdog



house-training problems

financial problems

growling/nipping at guests

excessive vet bills/chronic illness having a baby nips or bites children

new spouse/ partner doesnʼt like dogs pets arenʼt getting along

None of the above

other: __________________________________________________________________

Additional comments about why you would like to adopt this particular dog: _______________




Is there anything else you would like to share about with us? ___________________________



and finally……

Please read and initial each statement below:

_____ I understand that a home visit is required prior to final placement.

_____ I understand that a home visit does not guarantee placement.

_____ I agree to provide my own collar, leash and a personal ID tag at the time of completing

the adoption contract.

_____ I can give a gift of $_______ to help offset the costs incurred preparing this dog for

adoption. (Inability to make a donation does not disqualify an applicant from consideration.) I understand that any donation or contribution is a gift freely given, not a purchase price for a dog.

We reserve the right to refuse adoption to any applicant for any reason. This questionnaire becomes part of our contract.