Vision Hills Sanctuary Dog Adoption Application

Please answer the following questions before deciding on your potential dog. We try to ensure the best possible match between animal and adopter. Remember that this is a lifetime commitment. You will be asked to sign a legal contract when adopting one of our dogs and you must pay an adoption fee of $200. This fee includes spaying or neutering. The fees go directly to Vision Hills to help pay for upkeep and medical care. Keep in mind the following points:Please understand that the dogs available for adoption are all housed in foster homes. We do not have a shelter facility. We rely on the kindness of volunteers to care for and socialize our foster dogs. Sometimes, if a dog has been fostered for a long period of time, a strong bond forms between the foster parent and the animal. The foster parent has the final determination in whether or not the dog will be relinquished into your custody.

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Dog(s) you are applying for:
Your name:
Address (include city, state and zip code):

Telephone (work and home), include area code:

Email address (Required):
Name and Phone Number of person who can always reach you who does not live at the above address:
Where do you live?
Do you own or rent?
How long have you lived at this address?
List all human members of household including ages of children:
Does any member of your household have any known allergies to animals?
If yes, please describe:
Do we have permission to visit your home?
If no, why not?
Pet History 
Do you currently have any other pets?
If yes, please describe (include all animals including roommates' animals), type, age, sex, spayed/neutered, kept indoors or outdoors, had how long?
Your veterinarian's name and telephone number:
List pets owned in the past 10 years, other than those listed above. Include type, age, sex, spayed/neutered, kept indoors or outdoors, had how long, when you stopped owning the animals and reason:
Have you ever brought an animal to the shelter?
If yes, what were the circumstances?
Do you anticipate moving soon?
If yes, when?
Dog-Specific Questions
Please state reason for wanting a dog as a companion:
If you have any preferences as to breed type, gender, age, size, length of hair, what are they?
I need a dog that gets along with:
I need a dog that is good with:
I want my dog to be by my side when I am home:
I want my dog to be the type that is very enthusiastic in the way it shows affection.
When it comes to a dog lying on the furniture I would:
When it comes to a dog sleeping on the bed I would:
I want my dog to be playful:
I would like my dog to participate in what hobbies or activities with me:
I prefer a dog whose energy level is:
What else are you looking for in a dog that you would like us to know?
Do you have a fenced yard? If so, how high is it, what is it made of, what kind of gates are there, and what size is the yard?
Is your home usually quiet, has some activities and visitors, or are people come and going all the time?
How much time per day will you be able to interact with your dog?
If you suddenly relocated or had other drastic lifestyle changes that made it hard to keep your dog, what would you do with him/her?
Who will care for your dog when you go out of town, or in case of an emergency?
If your dog becomes seriously ill or injured and your veterinarian says expensive medical treatment is needed, what will you do?
Do you plan to have your dog spayed or neutered?  Why or why not?
Have you ever lost a pet?  What did you do to find him/her?
To provide food and medical care for this dog, I anticipate spending yearly:
Where will the dog be kept while you are away?
Where will the dog sleep at night?

How will you keep this dog confined to your property?

You may have to housetrain your new dog.  Have you done this before, and how long do you expect it to take?
Have you ever completed an obedience class with your current or previous dogs?  Do you plan on taking the new dog to obedience training?  If so, where?
What will you do if the dog chews furniture or demonstrates other destructive behavior?
Are you familiar with heartworm disease?
Are you familiar with leash and licensing laws in your community?
What kind of diet will you provide for your dog?  What kind of food (wet or dry), what brand, what kinds of treats?
Are you committed to taking full responsibility for your dog's health and welfare for the rest of its life, which could be 10 years or more?
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and that I live within driving distance of Austin, Texas.  Please click Submit when you are done.