Adoption Application Your answers on this application will help us to match your needs with the German Shepherd Dogs in our program. This application in no way obligates you to take a dog now or in the future. Foster/Adoption Application * indicates required field Today's Date:* First Name:* MI: Last Name:* Email:* Re-enter Email:* Age of Applicant: Phone Day:* Phone Evening: Current Address:* City:* State:* Zip Code:* How long at Address?* Current Employer: Current Employer Phone: How long at current employer? Previous Employer: Previous Employer Phone: How long at previous employer? Please provide TWO references Reference 1 Name: Ref 1 Phone: Ref 1 Address: Ref 1 City: Ref 1 State: Reference 2 Name: Ref 2 Phone: Ref 2 Address: Ref 2 City: Ref 2 State: 1. Do you have preferences? Check all that apply. Gender: Male Female Either Color: Black & Tan/Red White Black & Silver All Black Sable No Preference Age: Under 1 year 1-2 years 2-4 years 4+ years No Preference 2. What is your primary interest? Adoption Foster Care only If you chose Adoption, who is this German Shepherd for? 3. Have you owned a German Shepherd or any dog before? Yes No If yes, please provide a brief history: 4. What is it about German Shepherd dogs that interest you? 5. What are the most important characteristics that you would like to see in your new German Shepherd? Active Calm Playful Intelligent Loving Protective Aggressive Dominant Submissive Shy Independent Other If Other characteristics, please describe: 6. How do you plan to discipline your dog? To facilitate bonding we recommend that every German Shepherd owner and pet become involved in some joint activity or formal obedience training. We will provide a list of possibilities. 7. Which of the following best describes your current residence? Own House Rent/Lease House Own/Rent/Lease Townhouse or Apartment Other If Other residence, please describe: NOTE: If you rent or lease your residence, proof of permission to have large dogs will be required before the adoption is finalized. 8. Do you have a fenced yard? Yes No OR, do you have a dog run? Yes No Type of Fence: Fence Height: Can children easily open the gate? Yes No 9. If you do not have access to a fenced area at your home, how do you plan to exercise your dog? 10. Approximately how many hours each day will your dog be alone? 11. How will your dog be confined when left at home alone? 12. Will the dog be kept primarily Indoors or Outdoors? Indoors Outdoors 13. Where will the dog sleep at night? 14. Are you willing to use a crate for the dog, if it is necessary? Yes No 15. Please list all of the animals that currently live in your home. Include Type (Dog/Cat/etc), Breed, Age, Sex, Spayed/Neutered/Intact, Kept Where. 16. Please list all of the people who currently live in your home. Include Name, Relationship to you, and Age. 17. Who will have primary responsibility for the care of the dog? 18. Do friends, relatives, and/or children have access to your home, property, and/or car without your supervision? Yes No 19. Are you willing to instruct your children and other people that visit your home frequently on the proper handling and care of German Shepherd dogs? Yes No 20. Have you considered the long term commitment of time and financial resources for dog ownership? Yes No 21. Is there a veterinarian that you use now or have in the past? Yes No If Yes, Vet's Name: Vet's Phone Number: Vet's Address: Vet's City: 22. How did you find out about our organization? Veterinarian Friend Shelter Newspaper Website Other Name(s) of selection(s) above or explanation of Other: 23. Would you consider volunteering for our organization? Yes No If Yes, in which of the following areas? Temporary foster care as needed Transportation of animals Telephone calling Computer assistance Fundraising Interviewing adoption candidates Other Thank you for taking the time to complete this application. Your honest answers will permit us to more effectively match your needs with dogs in our program.