Have you spoken to anybody from our agency yet?
Who have you spoken to from our agency?
Have you submitted an application with us or any other organization for a dog recently?
You've indicated that you have previously submitted adoption applications to ours or another organization. Please list them here.
Have you ever had an application declined for adoption of an animal from an animal welfare group/animal control facility?
You've indicated that you were previously declined for an adoption. Please tell us where and why.
Have you EVER surrendered an animal to a shelter or rescue?
You are seeing this as you entered YES on the previous entry. Please tell us why you needed to surrender an animal to a shelter or rescue.
Tell us what you think are the most important responsibilities in owning a dog.
If you are applying for a puppy/dog who is not house trained, how will you house train the dog?
What Situations Would Require You To Return The Animal? Describe the kinds of personal situations where you might have to return your adopted dog, i.e., job loss, children, move, marital change, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: East Coast Adoption Agency has a strict NO REFUND policy. Please see our refund/returns policy on our homepage.
Do you have children in your household? Please include visiting children, grandchildren, etc.
Please list the age(s) of the children in the household or that will be visiting the household and/or interacting with the dog on a regular basis. This helps us to make sure that dogs that should not be adopted to homes with children aren't.
Do you have any current pets?
You've indicated that you currently own a pet(s). How many do you have right now.
Please tell us about your current pets breed(s)
Are your current pets spayed/neutered (fixed)?
Please list each vet or animal hospital where your pet(s) have received care over the past 5 years. Please put NA if this does not apply to you.
Please tell us the name of your current vet or the vet that will be used for your new pet.
Please give us the contact number for the above Veterinarian.
- Please Note: When people talk to us about getting a dog, the first thing we ask is how much time they have available to spend with the dog. It’s important to remember that dogs are social animals. There’s a reason we call them our best friends: They are wired to spend time with us, watch us and help us. It’s hard for dogs to become great at their job of companion if they don’t ever spend any time in our company.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t get a dog if you work — far from it. We all need a friendly face to come home to at the end of the day. A dog is a friend who is always there to greet you, play with you and exercise you. (You didn’t think this was a one-way relationship, did you?)
But not many of us can spend all day with our dogs, although it would be a great world if we could. We have work, school, family obligations, friends and other commitments in our lives. So we've put together some tips on our website that you can read on how you can make your dog’s life better — enrich it, — even when you’re not home.
Where will the dog be kept for extended periods of time, such as workdays?
When you are home, where will the dog be kept?
If your application is approved, when is the earliest date you would be able to take your dog home?
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