Adoption Application

    Thank you for considering adopting your next family pet. Please take care and fill out the application completely to prevent any delays in processing. It can take anywhere from 5-10 days before we contact you with the next steps for adoption.

    Before completing your application, please note:

    • All references will be checked and verified.
    • We check your vet references to be sure your pets are up-to-date on mandatory vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventative, and regular wellness exams.
    • We do not adopt to homes with unaltered pets.
    • We do not transport our dogs. You must be within a reasonable driving distance of the dog you are interested in adopting.
    • We do not waive the adoption donation. If you cannot afford the donation, it is doubtful you will be able to afford any medical emergencies for your dog or any medical care that could arise during the normal course of a dog's life.
    • We have a complete list of our adoption policies here.

      If you know you do not agree with or meet these requirements, please do not submit an application.

    We care about the dogs in foster care with American Bulldog Rescue and do our best to ensure they go to great forever homes. Thank you for applying to open your home to the best breed: rescue.


    Personal Information

    Name (required)

    Birth date (required)

    E-mail (required)

    Address (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    Zip Code (required)

    Day Phone (required)

    Evening Phone (required)

    Cell Phone (required)

    Which Dog are you interested in? (required)

    Why are you interested in this particular dog?

    If the dog you're applying for has an adoption pending or is not a good match for your situation (ex: a puppy who is not house trained but will be left alone regularly for 8 hours), would you be interested in other adoptables at American Bulldog Rescue?
    yesno


    References

    Please provide the contact information of a veterinarian you have used before and plan to use with your new dog. Vet references are checked.

    Vet Name (required)

    Vet Phone (required)

    Vet Records are under the name of (required)

    Past Veterinarian: (If with Current Vet for less than 2 yrs)

    Please provide 2 references (no family members)

    Name (required)

    Phone (required)

    Relationship (required)

    Name (required)

    Phone (required)

    Relationship (required)


    Employment

    Please list the place of employment for yourself and your spouse, if applicable

    Occupation* (required)

    Employer* (required)

    Phone* (required)

    Address* (required)

    Spouse's Occupation (if applicable)

    Spouse's Employer

    Phone

    Address


    Household Information

    Do you own or rent your home? (required)
    ownrent

    Are you moving in the near future? (required)
    yesno

    If so, please explain

    If you rent, you MUST provide your landlord's contact information for verification:

    Landlord Name

    Phone

    List below all of the people who currently live at this residence (required):

    Name

    Age

    Name

    Age

    Name

    Age

    Name

    Age

    Name

    Age

    Name

    Age

    Does anyone in your home have allergies to dogs? (required)
    yesno

    Are there other regular visitors or guests to your house? Please indicated age(s).

    List below any cats, dogs, etc. who currently live in your household (required):

    Name

    Breed

    Sex
    MF

    Age

    Spayed/Neutered? (required)

    Name

    Breed

    Sex
    MF

    Age

    Spayed/Neutered? (required)

    Name

    Breed

    Sex
    MF

    Age

    Spayed/Neutered? (required)

    Name

    Breed

    Sex
    MF

    Age

    Spayed/Neutered? (required)

    Name

    Breed

    Sex
    MF

    Age

    Spayed/Neutered? (required)

    What kind of food do you feed your pets? (required)


    History

    Have you ever owned a dog before? (required)
    yesno

    A large breed? (required)
    yesno

    A Bully Breed? (required)
    yesno

    If yes, please explain what happened to it:

    If your last dog died, please state the dog's name and date deceased

    Have you ever taken one of your pets to a shelter? (required)
    yesno

    If yes, please describe the circumstances:

    Do you have any previous experience in dealing with a dominant or aggressive dog?
    yesno


    Care of the Dog

    Do you have a fenced area on your property? (required)
    yesno

    Is the area completely fenced? (required)
    yesno

    If so: The fence is
    feet high and the inside area is square feet (required)

    What type of fence do you have? (required)

    If you have no fence, how do you plan to have your new dog relieve/exercise itself? (required)

    How Active is your lifestyle aside from work? Please explain: (required)

    Do all adults in the household work fulltime? (required)
    yesno

    How many hours each day will your new dog be alone? (required)

    How many hours each day will you spend time with your new dog? (required)

    Where will your new dog be kept when it is alone? (required)

    Where will your new dog sleep? (required)

    What sort of training do you plan on providing your new dog? (required)

    Why have you chosen to adopt through American Bulldog Rescue? (required)

    Are you agreeable to having a home-check done prior to adoption? (required)
    yesno

    What would you do if you could not keep the dog?(required)

    How far are you willing to drive to meet a potential adoptee? (required)


    Donation

    Our standard adoption donation is $400 and is expected at the time of adoption. If any of our foster dogs have a different donation amount, it will be indicated in their bio page. This donation is not waived, and is required to help us defray the cost of veterinary care for all dogs in our care. All animals are spayed/neutered prior to placement. Please realize that dogs need vet care throughout their lives, including yearly boosters, heartworm and flea/tick preventative meds, etc. If you cannot afford a donation, can you afford the appropriate vet care? Please consider this before adopting. Are these terms acceptable to you? If so, please indicate by checking below:

    Is there anything else you would like to add or questions?

    How did you find out about this dog/American Bulldog Rescue?

    yes I confirm all information and agree to the above. (required)