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What is your name?
What is your spouse/partner's name?
Street Address (No PO Boxes)
Address Line 2
District of Columbia
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What is the dogs name that you're applying for?
What is the animals breed and age?
Have you ever adopted from CAWS before?
Do you still have them? If not, why?
Why do you want to adopt a dog?
Companion for self/family
Companion for another dog
Pet for your child
Gift for someone other than your child
Do you own or rent your residence?
Live with Parents
What is your residence type?
How long have you lived at your current residence?
Is your yard fenced?
Please describe your yard and fence (Yard size / Type of fence and height):
Do you have approval from your landlord or parents for pets? (Proof required before adoption)
I haven't checked yet
What is the amount of pet deposit required?
What is your landlord's Name?
What is your landlord's Phone?
Who is your employer?
How many years have you worked?
What is your employer's phone number?
Describe the nature of your work:
Who is your spouse/partner's employer?
How many years have they worked?
What is your spouse/partner's employer's phone number?
Describe the nature of their work:
What is your spouse/partner's attitude about adopting a pet?
Do you have any children living or staying in your home?
What are the ages of the children living or staying in your home?
Please list all people living in the home who are not your spouse, partner or children:
Do you or anyone else in your home have allergies to dogs?
Do you currently have any pets in your home?
Who is responsible for the daily care of pet(s) in your home?
How many pets do you currently have?
Please provide the following information about your current pets: Click the "+" sign to add a line for each pet.
How long have you had them?
How many pets have you previously had?
Please provide the following information about your previous pets: Click the "+" sign to add a line for each previous pet.
How long did you have them?
What happened when you moved?
Why are they no longer with you? (If deceased, under what circumstances?)
Age when Passed?
Took them with me
Left at home with family or friend
Gave to family or friend
Surrendered to a shelter
Surrendered to a rescue
How many hours will your new dog be unattended each day?
How many hours will your new dog spend unattended outside?
What behavioral problems are you NOT willing to help your new dog with? (Select all that apply)
Scratching of carpet/furniture
Aggression or fear toward other dogs
Aggression or fear toward other animals
Escaping from house or yard
Where will your new dog stay during the day?
Access to both house and yard
Kennel - Outside
Where will your new dog stay during the evening?
Access to both house and yard
Kennel - Outside
Does your residence have a doggy door?
Do you plan on adding a doggy door in the future?
What type of activity would you like your dog to participate in?
I'd prefer a couch dog
When would the dog be allowed indoors, how often, and what parts of the home?
What plan do you have in place for potty breaks?
Outside on a tie down/chain
Do you plan to crate train your new dog?
How many hours will your new dog be crated?
Who is your current veterinarian?
How long have you been taking your pet(s) there?
Why are you interested in this specific dog?
If adopted, describe an average day in your new dogs life?
Is there anything else you would like us to consider on your application?
Personal Reference: Someone we can contact who can vouch for you as a pet owner
Personal Reference Phone
Emergency Contact Name: Someone we would contact if your adopted animal was picked up as a stray and we couldn't get a hold of you.
Emergency Contact Phone
May a home visit be arranged with a CAWS volunteer?
Please explain why a home visit cannot be arranged:
How did you find the pet you are applying for?
What is your age?
18 - 20
21 or over
I, the applicant, certify that all statements and answers are true and complete. I realize that any untrue statement is deemed by CAWS reason of refusal of adoption or reclaiming any adopted pet.
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By agreeing to this form you are aware that CAWS is not responsible for any action of an animal while in your care, custody or control.
CAWS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
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