ADOPTION APPLICATION

Please be 100% committed in adopting! Please be sure your lifestyle allows the time, patience and expense this pet will need over the years. Adding a pet to your family is a 10 to 17 year commitment. Animals are not toys or short-term commitments and they are NOT disposable.

This will be your first step to be Pre-approved!

Our electronic application must be fully completed or it will not submit.

It normally requires 1  week for us to process an adoption application and approve, depending on the availability of our volunteers. It also depends on how quickly we are able to contact your references, landlord, etc. Applications that are selected will go through all necessary checks to ensure a proper home for our dogs. If the adoption is approved, an adoption contract will be signed and adoption fee paid. Submitting an application is not a commitment to adopt, it is the beginning stages of our adoption process. Please understand that Brave Bully Rescue does not adopt out on a first come first serve basis. We adopt out based on the best possible match for our dogs and families. While our dogs are in their “sleep-over”, our trial period, Brave Bully Rescue will remain the sole owner of the dog until an adoption contract is signed by all responsible parties and adoption fee is fully paid.

Applicants Information

Applicant’s Full Name*

Dl or ID Number*

Expiration Date*

Date of Birth*

Cell Phone*

Email*

Address*

City*

State*

Zip Code*

Co-Applicant Information

Are you applying with another person?

Co-Applicant Name

Dl or ID Number

Expiration Date

Date of Birth

Cell Phone

Email

Relationship to Applicant

Number of Adults in Household

Relationship of other adults in household

Please list the name and phone number of other adults.

Are all applicants currently employed?

Current place of employment

Number of (two-legged) children in household

Please list the ages of children in household:

Does anyone in your household have allergies to dogs?

Is anyone home during the day?

How many hours would the dog be left unattended?

Where will your dog be kept during the day?

Where will your dog sleep at night?

How will you provide for your dog if you were to go out of town?

If you plan to board your pet(s), what boarding facility do you plan to use?

Do you plan on moving in the foreseeable future?

If you ever do move, what would you do with your pet?

What type of residence do you live in?

Do you rent or own*?

Does your lease allow pit-bull or pit-bull type dogs?

Name of landlord

Phone Number of landlord

Current Pet Care Experience

Are you a first time dog owner*?

Number of dogs currently owned

Please list the names, ages, breeds, and sexes of dogs currently owned

Do you have other pets?*

Number of other pet(s)

Please list the names, ages, breeds, and sexes of other pet(s):

Are all current pets spayed/neutered?

If no, please explain.

Are they on heartworm/flea/tick preventative?

Are they current on rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella?

If no, please explain.

Who is your veterinarian for your current dogs? Name

Address

Phone Number

What name(s) are your pet(s) listed under at your vet?

Previous Pet Care Experience

This refers to pets that you have been responsible for. Please provide information on all previous pets within the past 10 years. Please list the names, ages, breeds, and sexes of previous pets.

How long did you have this/these pet(s)?

Where are the pet(s) now?

Have you ever had to euthanize your family pet?

If so, why and how was your pet euthanized?

Have you ever had to give up a pet?

If yes, please describe the reason.

Please provide veterinarian contact information for your previous dog(s). Name

Address

Phone Number

Adoption Information

Many of the dogs we adopt out have only had basic training and sometimes no formal training. If necessary, would you be willing to seek professional help to train your dog?

Do all applicants have experience and knowledge with bully breeds in general?

If so, how many years of experience do you have?

If you do not have experience, are you willing to in our training program?

Which of the following behaviors or characteristics/issues would you be willing to work on with your dog? (Please select all that apply)

How will you resolve those problems? Have you ever worked with a rescue organization?

If yes, which one(s)?

It may take your pet a month or more to adjust to a new home. Are you willing to allow this much time for adjustment?

Dogs often live 10-15 years. Are you prepared to make this commitment?

The estimated yearly cost of caring for a dog is $1,500. Can you afford the financial cost of owning this dog?

I would consider providing a stable environment to this kind of dog:

What kind of dog are you looking for?

How do you plan to exercise your dog on a daily/weekly basis?

Reason my family and I consider valid for giving up a dog:

Reason my family and I consider a valid reason(s) for humanly euthanizing our dog:

What Brave Bully Rescue dog are you applying for?

I’m particularly interested in (name of dog)

Where did you see this dog?

If the dog you are interested in turns out to not be a good match for your family, or your family a good match for he/she, will you be willing to consider another bully in our rescue?

How did you hear about Brave Bully Rescue?

Please list 3 References that are not family related

Reference 1

Full Name*

Address

Phone Number*

Relationship

Years of Relationship*

Reference 2

Full Name*

Address

Phone Number*

Relationship*

Years of Relationship*

Reference 3

Full Name*

Address

Phone Number*

Relationship*

Years of Relationship*

Please read carefully.

Dog care can be costly and can average $1,500.00 or more annually. This includes annual vet care, parasite testing, monthly heart worm & flea preventative, dog food, miscellaneous equipment, boarding/kennel fees, grooming and other supplies. This does not include any injuries, nor illnesses the dog may incur. I understand that any bodily injury or property damage incurred from a rescue is my responsibility, and that I will not hold Brave Bully Rescue or any of its members responsible or liable. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless brave bully rescue, its agents, volunteers and staff from any and all claims, lawsuits, injuries, or damages. I understand that if I adopt this dog I will pay Brave Bully Rescue an adoption fee of $250.00 for dogs over 1yrs of age and $300.00 for dogs/puppies 12 months and under.  The adoption fee is non-refundable upon submitting to our organization and/or signing the adoption contract. I understand I am not allowed to gift, rehome, transfer to another rescue, surrender to a shelter, sell or adopt out a dog in my care to anyone else without the consent and approval of Brave Bully Rescue. By signing below, I certify that the information provided on this application is true and I recognize that any misrepresentation of facts may result in losing adoption/foster privileges. I authorize investigation of all statements in this application and understand that a criminal background check will be performed, including, veterinarians, landlords, and other humane agencies, etc, may be contacted. I further understand that submitting an adoption application does not mean that I am approved for adoption. I understand the adoption of this pet may be delayed until all information can be verified. Incomplete applications will not be processed and can be subject to rejection. Please print below your first and last name as your signature to indicate your acceptance of the above terms. By signing this application indicates your agreement to be bound by the above terms.

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