Please fill out the following form with as much detail as possible. Your answers will help us assess and place the right dog in your home.
What is the best time for us to call you? (choose all that apply)
What number do you prefer we call you at?
Please enter your occupation:
Who lives in your home?
Please list the name and age of all persons in the household, including adults AND children:
Is anyone allergic to animals? If Yes, please explain.
Describe the home setting.
In what type of home do you live*
Is street ...
Are many stairs required to enter the dwelling?
Do you rent or own?*
How many years have you lived at this address?
Do you have a yard?*
How wide is your yard?
How deep is your yard?
Is your yard fenced?
How tall is your fence?
What type of fence is it?
If your yard is not fenced, how do you plan to ensure that the dog remains safe and secure?
Do you currently share your life with other animals?*
Tell us about your other animals, including type (dog, cat, bird), breed, age and any relevant character traits. (particularly, let us know if they are comfortable around dogs)
Are all the dogs in your houshold spayed or neutered?
If all your dogs are NOT spayed or neutered, please explain why.
Are your pets up-to-date on required vaccinations?
If your pets are NOT up-to-date on required vaccinations, please explain why.
Are your pets up-to-date on annual checkups?
If your pets are NOT up-to-date on annual checkups, please explain why.
If you have pets, do you foresee any issues introducing a new dog?
If you do foresee issues introducing a new dog, what is your plan to overcome these issues?
Please tell us about some of the pets you have shared your life with.
Who will be the primary caregiver of the dog?
Where will the dog spend the day?
Where would the dog stay while you are on vacation?
How often do you go on holidays or take vacations? For how long? What vacations do you have planned in the next six months?
Will the animal be kept inside or outside*
Inside and Outside
How many hours per day will your dog be alone without supervision? *
Where will the dog sleep at night?
Do you plan to use a dog crate? If yes, what size and type?
How do you plan to meet your dog’s needs for exercise?
Are you willing to take dog training classes?
If no, please explain why you are not willing to take dog training classes.
How would you handle the following behavioural problems:
Your dog jumps on the furniture but you want him to stay on the floor. What do you do? *
Your dog is barking like crazy when the doorbell rings, what do you do?
Your dog steals a food or clothing item he shouldn't have. He growls when you try to take the item. How do you handle this situation?
Your dog is digging holes in the back yard. How do you stop him?*
You come home and find that your dog has peed on your carpet, what do you do?
While on leash your dog is lunging and barking at dogs he meets, what do you do? *
Your friend approaches your dog to pat him and your dog growls. What do you do?*
Would any of the above behavioural problems cause you to return the dog? *
What kind of training have you completed with previous dogs? (check all that apply)
What training tools do you use? (check all that apply)
Are you familiar with crate training methods?
Would you be willing to adopt a special needs dog (health problems, behaviour problems)?
Tell us why you are looking to get a dog and what characteristics you are looking for in that dog? *
What breeds have you considered?
Which of the following primarily describes what you are looking for in a dog?
Why do you think you might want a standard poodle versus the other breeds?
Tell us, in your own words, what are you looking for in a dog?
If you are looking to adopt a standard poodle, are you aware that:
* Poodles need to be groomed every 6–8 weeks.
* Poodle coats require frequent brushing between grooms.
* Poodle ears should be cleaned and plucked weekly.
* Standard poodles are susceptible to bloat.
* Have medium to strong prey drive.
* Have tendency to guard and/or protect.
* Get bored easily and tend to get into mischief.
* NEED some sort of mental stimulation in order to be happy.
* Cannot simply sit in the backyard and be ignored.
* Attitude toward people varies from friendly to politely reserved.
* Require brisk walks, jogging, swimming, and/or vigorous play sessions to keep them fit, satisfied, and calm indoors.
* Most are "soft" and sensitive dogs and will not respond well to harsh training methods.
* When young, standard poodles are active and, well, bouncy. Things around them can go flying, including small children.
Have you considered the previous information on standard poodles?
Each dog's character is different and the above are breed generalizations. We list them here to give a starting point for expectations. If you have any questions, we would be pleased to answer to the best of our ability. Please indicate any questions you have:
Is there is a specific dog that you are interested in adopting? If so, please select your first choice here.
Choose an animal:
If your first choice of specific dog is not available, do you have a second preference? If so, please select your second choice here.
Choose an animal:
If the dog you prefer is no longer available, would you be interested in another one of SPIN dogs?
If you would be interested in another of SPIN's dogs, please indicate the size of dog you are interested in:
Choose all that apply:
Small (< 20 lbs)
Medium (20 to 40 lbs)
Large (40 to 60 lbs)
Really Large (> 60 lbs)
We receive many adoption applications for specific dogs, and of course, only one can successfully adopt a particular dog. Would you like to receive emails about future dogs that become available for adoption? (You can opt out of emails at any time in the future, by contacting SPIN via email.)*
I give SPIN permission to obtain additional information regarding my application from the individuals named below:*
Due to privacy requirements, please contact your veterinarian to notify them that a rescue volunteer will be calling, and that you give your permission for a veterinary reference to be provided.
Vet's full name
Give the names of at least 2 people, whom you have known for at least 1 year, that can give you a personal reference. We suggest that you tell them that we may be calling, so that they are not surprised and will thus answer our questions. Please note that at least one reference must be a non-family member.
How do you know this person?*
Reference 3 (optional)
How do you know this person?
I attest that the information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. By submitting this application to SPIN, I agree and consent to the collection, use and transfer of my personal information for the purposes of processing my application. SPIN may in the future use my address and/or email address to keep me informed of activities including programs, services, special events and funding needs. I understand that I may opt out from receiving this information at any time by notifying SPIN.
Enter your name as your electronic signature:*
Enter Date of Electronic Signature (year/month/day):*
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this adoption application.
If SPIN agrees to accept your application, the next step will be a meet and greet with you and the dog. We recommend that you bring the people and dogs that live in the home and/or will interact with the dog on a daily basis. If, after the meet and greet, you decide that you would like to proceed with the adoption process, we will schedule a home visit. Once these steps are completed, SPIN will assess the adoption applications received for the dog and determine the best home.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To submit your form, click the "Submit" button below ONCE. After clicking ONCE, please wait for the submission confirmation box to appear. If the system is busy, this can be a bit slow to appear. After submission, you will also be sent an automatic confirmation email that your form was received.
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