Please fill out this form with as much detail as possible! We typically get a lot of applications for dogs when they become available. To help yourself stand out in the application, please reference the dog and any needs or behaviors that have been referenced in their bio. Go into detail as to why your home would be the best fit. Feel free to include pictures! It helps us get a feel for you, your family and the home the dog would be going to. Once applications are reviewed for the individual dog, we will conduct phone interviews on the top handful of applicants. As much as we would like to contact every applicant on the phone to get a better feel for them and discuss the dog, it is just not possible. Please keep in mind we are all volunteers who work full time jobs so this process may take a while.
Note: It is easiest to copy and paste the application from a regular computer, rather than a cellphone or tablet.
Alternate Phone Number:
Please name the dog you’d like to apply for:
Are you applying for another dog within SNAFU Rescue?
If yes, which one(s)?
Why do you want to adopt a dog from SNAFU Rescue?
Are you applying for another dog from another rescue or shelter?
If yes, which rescue/shelter?
Have you adopted from SNAFU Rescue in the past?
If yes, what dog did you adopt?
Do you know any current or former member of SNAFU Rescue?
If yes, who? What is your relationship?
ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD
Age of Applicant:
Occupation of Applicant:
Occupation(s) of additional adults in your home:
Please list household Members (Name/Age/Relationship to
Does anyone in the household have allergies to dogs? If yes, how will that be addressed?
Please list household pets (Name/Age/Breed/Gender/Altered
(Spay or Neutered?):
How long have you been involved with brachycephalic (short nosed) breeds?
What pets have you owned previously? What breed(s)? When?
Have you ever returned, rehomed, surrendered, or given up a dog?
If yes, please explain circumstances of rehoming, surrendering, or giving up a previous pet(s):
Who will be responsible for the care of the dog?
Are you familiar with the potential health issues of brachycephalic (short nosed) breeds?
If yes, please explain:
Do you agree to have a representative of SNAFU Rescue visit your home by appointment?
What type of home do you live in? For example: House, Apartment, Trailer, Condo, Other:
If other type of home, please describe:
Do you have a working air conditioner in your home?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you currently rent, are you able to provide HOA/lease documentation stating that you are allowed to have pets?
Are you a member of any other rescue organization/dog club? If yes, please list name of organization(s) and what you do for them:
How many hours each day will the dog be alone?
Where will the dog be housed when you are not home?
If you are gone all day (more than 6 hours) what are you plans for a mid-day break for the dog?
If you travel, where will the dog stay while you are traveling?
Where will the dog sleep at night?
Do you have a fenced yard?
If yes, please describe your fencing:
If yes, does your fencing completely enclose a yard for a dog?
If you don’t have a fenced yard, please explain how you will exercise the dog:
Do you have means to keep a new dog separate from your resident pets until slow introductions can be successfully accomplished?
If yes, please describe how you will separate the new dog from your other pets, again, until slow introductions can be successfully accomplished?
Where will your dog spend the majority of its time? For Example: House, Yard, Basement, Garage, Other:
If your dog will spend the majority of its time in another location, please describe where that will be:
Please tell us why you feel you would be the best possible home for this dog by explaining how you will address the specific needs and/or issues stated in its biography:
If this is a special needs dog, please specify how you are qualified to address the specific needs of the dog:
I have the funds currently available (at the time of submitting this application) and am able to and willing to pay the adoption fee for this dog:
Any dog can have emergency health issues that can range from a few hundred dollars to $4,000-$7,000 for a back surgery. Do you have a plan in place for such emergencies?
If yes, please explain your plan for such costs:
Is there any other information that you feel would help us more fairly evaluate your application?
Landlord Contact Information (use this section for landlord contact information, if applicable):
First and Last Name:
Address (City, State, Zip Code):
How do you know this person?
Vet’s First and Last Name:
Vet Clinic Name:
Vet Clinic Address (City, State, Zip Code):
Vet Clinic Phone Number:
Vet Email Address (if known):
I agree that everything I have stated in the above application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that SNAFU Rescue does not ship any dog under any circumstance and I will need to make arrangements to pick up my new dog if I am approved to adopt.
I understand that, if for any reason, I can no longer care for or keep a dog that I have adopted through SNAFU Rescue, INC. I must return it directly to a SNAFU Rescue representative, from whom I acquired the dog, and I will sign all necessary papers for the surrender of the dog.
I understand that I will be put on a list of people who are wishing to adopt a dog. The family that is the best match between the dog, the new home and lifestyle will be given the opportunity to adopt that dog. This by no means means that you are an unqualified adopter, just that a better match was found for that dog.
By submitting this form, I hereby indicate that I agree to the above terms and conditions of this Adoption Application for adopting a dog from SNAFU Rescue, INC.