Adoption Application

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To avoid any delays in processing your sheltie adoption application, please complete the entire application. Our adoption fee is $200. Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, checked for heartworms and intestinal parasites and treated if necessary, on heartworm preventative, treated with flea/tick preventive, and microchipped.


Do you live in:

Do you:

If you rent, do you have your landlord’s permission to keep a dog?

Are there restrictions?

If yes, please explain.

Where do you primarily intend to keep the dog?

Please describe the outdoor area where the dog will spend time (size, height, and type of fencing, shelter; etc.).

Do you have children under the age of 18 or are there often children visiting?

Do all family members work?

Please list occupations.

Approximately how many hours a day will the dog be left alone?

Where will the dog be during the day?

Where will the dog be during the night?

Are you willing to crate your adopted dog?

Please list other pets in the home:

Pet #1

Pet #2

Pet #3

Pet #4

Have you had pets before?

If so, where are they now or what happened to them?

Pet Preferences

What qualities of the breed made you decide to apply to adopt a Shetland Sheepdog?

Given that the Shetland Sheepdog is a work-oriented breed that likes mental and physical exercise on a routine basis, what plans do you have for the dog you adopt? (Walks, frisbee, obedience, agility, stock work, etc.)

Is there a particular dog you are interested in?

Do you have an image of the kind of Shetland Sheepdog you would like to adopt?

(Age, size, color preference, etc.)

Preferred gender:

Do you have an upper age limitation?

If yes, what age?

Would you consider a Shetland Sheepdog mix?

After researching the breed, are there any characteristics you would prefer to avoid in an adopted Shetland Sheepdog?

(Remember that some Shetland Sheepdogs that come through our program have either been neglected or abandoned, or may have an unknown history).


Please provide the names, telephone numbers, and/or email addresses of two personal references (who are not relatives):

Please provide the name, address, and telephone number of your current veterinarian:

Please add any information about yourself that you think would be useful in helping us select the right dog for you.

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