Adoption/Fostering/Volunteer Application

Please complete the adoption application below if you are interested in meeting and/or adopting one of our adoptable dogs.Once your application has been submitted,reviewed and APPROVED a volunteer will contact you within 72 hours. We are looking forward to making a perfect match!
Please be patient as all of our rescue personnel are volunteers who give us the gift of their time when possible.
*Applications not COMPLETELY & ACCURATELY filled out will delay the review/approval process
INDEMNIFICATION – by completing this application you agree to hold harmless AC4PR a 501c3 Corporation from  any kind of claims of damages, expenses of litigation, court costs, and attorney’s fees for any harm, injuries, damages or death to any person or animal or damages or harm to property arising out of or occasioned directly or indirectly by the animal. 
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First Name : Last Name : Age :
Spouse/Partner Name : Age :
Address : City : State : Zip :
Home Phone : Cell Phone :
Work Phone : E-mail :
Occupation : How many hours do you work outside the home?
Housing Information:
Single Family House Apartment Mobile Home Townhouse/Condo Other
Own Home? Rent Home?
If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to own a dog? Yes No
Landlord Name (MUST have if you rent and/or do NOT own the property) : Phone Number :
Do you have a completely fenced yard? Yes No
Household Information:
Age and gender of children living in household:

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Age and gender of children visiting:

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How many hours a day will your pooch be alone?
Animals In Your Home:
Do you currently own a dog? Yes No
If yes, are they Spayed/Neutered? Yes No
What type of monthly preventions do you use:

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Please list by name, breed, size, gender of each dog you CURRENTLY own:

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Do you own cats? Yes No
Previous pets? If they died, advise the cause and age at time of death:

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Pet Information:
How often would you have your dog groomed?
Where will your dog live? Indoors Outdoors
Where will the dog sleep?
Veterinarian / Groomer Information:
Please provide your vet? name and phone number (for previous and current pets):
Please provide your groomer? name and phone number:
Adoption Preferences:

Please keep in mind the more preferences you have, the harder it will be to find a match for you.
What size dog would you prefer? Weight : lb.
Would you consider a mixed breed? Yes No
What are your color, gender or age preferences?

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Would you consider adopting a dog who has been abused or has special needs? Yes No
Please provide 1 personal reference with their phone numbers:

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Additional comments you wish to provide:

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Adoption fees

Adoption fees help cover the medical care of the animal while he or she waits for a new home, as well as food and transportation costs. These fees help to provide care for the other animals in the shelter or rescue group who may have medical bills that are much higher than any possible adoption fee. The money also acts as a donation to help support the organization as a whole, allowing the group to continue its efforts to rescue and rehome pets.

An adoption fee can end up saving you money! Shelters and rescue groups usually cover initial veterinary costs to prepare the pet for a new home. Adoption fees often include:

  • Veterinary wellness visit and exam $50-100
  • Spaying or neutering $150-300
  • Distemper vaccination $20-30×2
  • Rabies vaccination $15-25
  • Heartworm test (for dogs) $15-35
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test (for cats) $30-50
  • Flea/tick treatment $50-200
  • Microchip $50
  • Deworming $20-50
  • Collar and an identification tag $5-10

TOTAL: $425-880

Free pets usually come with no medical care, so while you may initially save on an adoption fee, the medical costs will add up quickly. Pets acquired  from other methods may not be spayed or neutered and may not have a full set of vaccinations, adding to the expense.