Foster to Adopt ApplicationALL FIELDS MUST BE COMPLETED for your application to be considered.Please keep in mind we must be able to reach your references, to process your application.Contact InformationFirst Name (required)Last Name (required)Address (required)City (required)State (required)Zip/Postal Code (required)Email (required)Cell Phone (required)ApplicationApplicant Name (required)Occupation (required)Spouse/Partner NameHow many Adults reside in your household? (required)What are the ages of the adults in your household? (required)18-2526-4545-6060-70OtherList Gender and Ages of all children residing in or visiting your home. WE RESCUE DOGS OF UNKNOWN BACKGROUND FROM SHELTERS, INDIVIDUALS, AND ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE USA. FOR THAT REASON, WE ARE VERY CAUTIOUS PLACING DOGS IN HOMES WITH CHILDREN AGE 7 AND UNDER. IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH GERMAN SHEPHERDS AND FEEL YOU CAN ADEQUATELY PROVIDE A SAFE BUFFER FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND OUR DOG, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THIS APPLICATION. IF YOU DECIDE TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION AND HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN IN YOUR HOME, PLEASE UNDERSTAND, YOUR WAIT MAY BE MONTHS BEFORE WE FIND A POSSIBLY SUITABLE DOG TO BE PLACED IN YOUR HOME, AND EVEN THEN, IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INSURE YOUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY.* (required)In what type of home do you live (required)Choose one:ApartmentCondominium/TownhouseDuplexHouseLive with ParentsMilitary HousingMobile HomeRanch/FarmDo you own or rent your home? (required)Choose one:RentOwnIf you rent, or live in a townhome or condo, please enter your property manager's name and phone number (required)Have you adopted a dog from us before? (required)YesNoList current Vet- If you currently do not have a vet, please provide us with the name and phone number of the vets you previously used for your pets. (required)Vet Phone Number (required)Name of pets treated at vet (required)Under what name are vet records listed? (required)List Personal Reference (required)Personal Reference phone number? (required)List an additional reference (who is not a family member) (required)Additional Reference phone number (required)Please list a second additional reference (who is not a family member) (required)What is there phone number (Second reference)? (required)Thinking about your lifestyle, trips or activities planned that would interfere with your ability to care for a dog, how soon are you able to take your new family member into your home? (required)List the name, size, gender and age of dogs in your home. (required)What other animals or livestock are in your household? (required)CatsHorsesFowlOtherDo you or your neighbors have horses or other type of livestock? (required)Do you have a dog door? (required)YesNoIs your yard fenced? (required)Choose One:No YardUnfenced yardYard partially fencedYard completely fencedWhat type of fence? (required)Choose One:Chain LinkInvisiblePrivacyNone/OtherWhat is the height of the fence? (required)Is your lifestyle such that friends, relatives and children gain admittance to your home, property and car without your supervision?* (required)Choose One:YesNoHave you ever given up a pet? If yes, please explain (required)What type of exercise would you offer a dog? (required)HikingNeighborhood walksJoggingOtherWhat amount of time and effort do you have to devote to training your new dog? (required)Have you owned a German Shepherd or similar dog before? (required)YesNoPlease tell us about the German shepherd Dogs (or other dogs) you have had as an ADULT. If you have never had a GSD before, why have you decided on one now? (required)Would you be willing to consider a dog with known medical issues? (required)YesNoUnder what circumstances would you consider euthanizing a dog? (required)Are you able to adopt a dog that has been neglected or abused and may require more time to adjust? (required)YesNoRescue dogs come with their own personalities. Some may not be a good fit for your family. What characteristics will you accept in your new German Shepherd? Check all that apply. (required)ActiveDominantNot good with strangersProtectiveShyCalmIndependentPlayfulReactive to other dogsSubmissiveMost rescued dogs have some issues that will need worked with. We provide you with known information. What traits would cause you to give up on your new German Shepherd? Check all that apply. (required)ChewingInability to get along with large dogsInability to live in a home with catsLack of Confidence/Fear/ShynessMinor Medical IssuesNot HousebrokenReactivity to ChildrenVery High EnergyDominanceInability to get along with small dogsJumps/climbs 6 ft fenceMajor Medical IssuesNo trainingNot good with StrangersSeparation AnxietyWill the dog have a companion animal? (required)YesNoHow much time will the dog spend WITHOUT HUMAN contact during the day? (required)Will the dog be kept inside or outside? (required)Choose One:Both inside/outsideInsideOutsideWhere will the dog be kept when you are home? (required)Where will the dog be kept when you are not home? (required)Where will the dog sleep? (required)Are you aware that a German Shepherd Dog may challenge a stranger or someone he doesn't know well? Also a dog may not like all your friends or your children's friends. What is your feeling about this and how would you manage this situation? (required)How will you train your new GSD? (required)Often dogs are not interested in being with other dogs. Do you need a dog that can go to a dog park? (required)YesNoSometimes dogs may take a while to adjust to home situation. How much time are you willing to give a dog to adjust to its new environment and family members? (required)What other breeds have you considered? (required)What dog are you interested in adopting? (required)Have you read the dog's story to see if he might be a good fit, rather than just looking at the dog's appearance? (required)YesNoIf this dog is already is set up to meet prospective adopter, or we feel is he is not a good fit, would you be interested in any other dogs that we think might be a good fit? (required)YesNoAges and Genders of Dog you want to adopt. (required)Under 6 monthsUnder 6 mo Mix Shepherd6- 18 months18 months - 4 yrs5 - 7 yrsSeniorMaleFemaleWhat Traits are you looking for in your new dog? (required)ActiveDominantPlayfulShyCalmIndependentProtectiveSubmissiveWhat activity level are you looking for in your dog? (required)Very High Energy- Working DogHigh Energy- Active PetModerate EnergyLow EnergyAre you willing to accept that this dog may not like all your friends or your children's friends? (required)YesNoSome dogs may need to be housebroken. Are you willing to housebreak a dog? (required)YesNoPlease tell us a little about yourself and why you could provide a good home for one of our rescue dogs. Please include any other comments you'd like to add for consideration of your application. (required)Interested in volunteering? Check below. Checking a box will not influence the decision of the adoption committee to place a particular dog in your home.TransportFundraisingFoster CareHome VisitsDog WalkingOtherI confirm that all the details, answers and information given on this application are true, accurate and complete. A volunteer will contact the references you have provided. We understand that you are excited about adding a new member to your family but please understand that we are an all volunteer organization and this process could take up to 14 days.* (required)I understand and confirmI declineThere was a problem saving your submission. 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