WEARE ANIMAL GUARDIANS

ADOPTION APPLICATION

WELCOME TO WEARE ANIMAL GUARDIANS, Inc. (WAG)

Thank you for considering adopting a pet from our organization. We sincerely hope that we may be of assistance to you. Please read the entire front page, indicate that you have read it by signing at the bottom, and complete the attached application.        The application is designed both to determine if adoption is in the best interest of the animal and to assist you, as the potential adopter, in finding an animal that is suitable to your lifestyle. We hope you understand that the animalís welfare is our primary consideration.

The animals for adoption from WAG are from various sources. They may have been strays, abandoned, or reluctantly given up by their former owners. While we make every attempt to screen all incoming animals for health and temperament problems, frequently we have no background information or cannot verify the information provided to us regarding these characteristics. Thus, as with any shelter or humane organization, there is some risk in adopting an animal from WAG. All animals adopted from WAG receive the proper vaccinations and are wormed, if necessary. However, certain types of problems may not demonstrate themselves during the time which the animalís adoption is pending. For these reasons, we cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal.

Some of the animals placed by WAG have been abused or neglected. As a potential adopter, please be aware that most animals up for adoption will need an abundance of patience, understanding, time, and training to make them agreeable companions. If you are not able or willing to provide the extra amount of effort needed to give a homeless animal a permanent and loving home, please consider purchasing an animal from a breeder or other private source.

In order to adopt an animal from WAG, you must:

  • Be 21 year of age or older;

  If renting, have the knowledge and consent of your landlord or the person owning the premises where the pet will be kept;

  Understand that adoption donations are non-refundable;

  A minimum donation of $150 for dogs and $50 for cats is appreciated.

  That WAG has full authority to approve or deny your application; and,

  That WAG reserves the right to verify all information submitted on the application including veterinary information.

 I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE

 

Signed:____________________________________________________                  Date:_____________

Print Name:_________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________   Home Phone:_____________________

City:____________________________________  State:______     Zip:______________________

Email address: ____________________________

PLEASE ANSWER ALL APPLICABLE QUESTIONS AS THOROUGHLY AS POSSIBLE

Type of dog or cat desired:

Breed:_________________________      

Sex:_____         Size:_______    Age:_____________________     Coat Type:_______________________

Activity Level of Pet:

Very Active:____                        Somewhat Active:____               Not Active:____

Training Level of Pet:

Completely Trained:____            Somewhat Trained:____ Not Trained:____

Do You:

Rent Apartment:____     Rent House:____           Own House:____           Other:____________________

If you rent, include Landlordís name, address and phone number:

Name:______________________________________________      Phone Number:___________________

Address:___________________________________________        City:____________________________

State:______     Zip:_____________________

If you were forced to move, what would you do with your pet? __________________________________

How many hours during the day will your pet be left at home alone?______________________________

What do you plan to do with your pet during those hours?______________________________________

If there are children in your household, what are their ages? ____________________________________

Who will be primarily responsible for the care of this animal? ___________________________________

Does anyone in your household have allergies that may be affected by a pet?         Yes:_____ No:_____

Why do you want this type of pet? Guard:____     Gift:____ Breeder:____   Hunting:____ Companion:____                                                   

             Other (explain) _________________________________________________________________

Where will this animal spend most of its time:

During Day:____________________________________________________________________

            At Night:_______________________________________________________________________

Do you have a fenced-in yard?     Yes:_____         No:_____

If no, how would you keep a dog in your yard? ______________________________________________________

 Are you able and willing to commit the time, effort, and money necessary to housebreak and obedience train a dog to be an agreeable household pet?                       Yes:____          No:____

Your new pet will require a period of adjustment of at least two months. Are you willing to allow this time for the pet to adjust?            Yes:____          No:____

Do you have a veterinarian now?  Yes:____          No:____

If yes, please provide a name, address and phone number:

Name:______________________________________________      Phone Number:___________________

Address:___________________________________________        City:____________________________

State:______     Zip:_____________________

Do you understand that owning a pet can cost $400-$800 per year?           Yes:____          No:____

If you presently have another pet, what will you do if your present pet does not get along with your new pet?

______________________________________________________________________________________

Do you object to having a WAG member visit you and your pet?                Yes:____          No:____

Please list the animals that you have owned most recently

None:____

1. Pet Name:___________________________                  Dog:____          Cat:____

Spayed/Neutered?         Yes:____ No:____ Where Kept? Inside:____        Outside:____

Age:________ What happened to that pet?___________________________________________

2. Pet Name:___________________________                  Dog:____          Cat:____

Spayed/Neutered?         Yes:____ No:____ Where Kept? Inside:____        Outside:____

Age:________ What happened to that pet?___________________________________________

How did you hear about WAG?______________________________________________________

Are you a member of WAG?       Yes:____          No:____

If not, are you interested in membership information?        Yes:____          No:____

I certify that the above is true and that any false statements may result in nullifying this adoption.

I further understand that this application is the property of WAG and will be retained by them.

Signed:_______________________________________________   Date:______________

Please return the completed application to WAG - PO Box 572 - Weare, NH 03281 or, you may fax it to (603) 369-4651. We look forward to helping you find just the right pet for your home. If you have any questions, please call us at (603) 529-5443.