Good Shepherd Rescue of Texas

 

a 501c3 Tax Exempt Organization

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Adoption Application

See Adoption Fees here

 

Copy & paste the application below, complete & email to:  gsdresq@gmail.com

 

NOTE: 

  • Please complete electronically, do not hand write

  • Return as a Word / text doc or paste contents of completed application in email

  • Do not return as a PDF or JPG (or any other image format)

  • You can expedite the processing by attaching the most recent vaccination / heartworm vet records for your current / previous pets with the application.

We are all full time working volunteers and will contact you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued German Shepherd Dog.

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Adult 1

Name:

Phone - Home:

Phone - Cell:

Occupation:

e-mail address:

Date of Birth (Mo / Yr): 

Adult 2

Name:

Phone - Home:

Phone - Cell:

Occupation:

e-mail address:

Date of Birth (Mo / Yr): 

Children

Ages of minor children living at or frequently visiting your home:

Residence

Home Address / City / St / Zip: 

County (e.g. Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, etc):

How long have you lived at this address:

House, apartment, duplex, condo, mobile home, farm:

Do you Own or Rent:

If you rent:

... Name of Landlord:

... Building / Property name:

... Landlord's address:

... Landlord's phone number:

... What is the pet weight limit at the rental property?

... Are there any "breed restrictions" at the rental property?

... Are German Shepherds among the "restricted breeds"? 

Home Environment:

Do you have a yard?

Is it fenced?

... What type of fencing do you have?

... How tall?

... Are there any weak spots in the fence?

... If the yard is not fenced, what type of confinement do you plan to provide?

Will the pet be chained?

Is this pet going to be inside, outside, or both?

Will the pet spend most of the time inside or outside?

Where will the pet sleep?

Will anyone be home during the day?

... Who?

How much time will you spend per day with the pet?

Does anyone in your household have allergies to animals?

... What kinds of animals? (cats, dogs, etc)

If you go on vacation, what will you do with your pet?

Are you planning to move?

... Even if you are not currently planning on moving, what will happen to the pet if you ever move? 

Veterinarian Who Has Seen Your Current & Former Pet(s):

Name of Vet :

Name of Clinic:

City / State:

Phone number:

If you are not currently a client, when were you last a client?

Name(s) of pet(s) this vet has seen: 

 

Personal references (not family members)

(1)   Name:

Phone number:

How do you know this reference?

(2)   Name:

Phone number:

How do you know this reference?

German Shepherd You Would Like To Adopt:

Why do you want a German Shepherd vs another breed?

What are your preferences for:

... Gender (M / F):

... Age:

... Size:

... Personality / Qualities you are looking for (i.e. protective, loyal, athletic, low energy, high energy, ball-drive, etc):

Which GSD(s) are you interested in?

Why do you feel this GSD would be best suited for your home?

What type of animal are you looking for (companion, house pet, guard dog, gift)? 

German Shepherd Experience:

Have you ever owned German Shepherds?

What is your familiarity with the behavior characteristics of a German Shepherd?

CURRENT pets - Copy & Repeat This Section For EACH PET

Type of Animal:

Breed / size:

# of years owned:

Age:

Male / Female:

Spayed / Neutered:

Current on vaccinations?

Current on heartworm preventative (dogs only)?

Inside / Outside: 

PREVIOUS pets - Copy & Repeat This Section For EACH PET

Type of Animal:

Breed / size:

# of years owned:

Age:

Male / Female:

Spayed /Neutered:

Current on vaccinations?

Current on heartworm preventative (dogs only)?

Inside / Outside:

What happened to pet?

The Rest:

Are you familiar with the local animal control ordinances in the area in which you reside?

Are you aware of the cost involved in maintaining this pet for his / her lifetime? (approx 14 years)

Will this pet be on heartworm preventative?

... If not, why not?

Have you adopted an animal from a humane society / shelter?

... If yes, When?

... What kind of animal?

Have you ever taken an animal to a humane society / shelter?

... If yes, Why & When?

... What kind of animal?

Have you ever given away or sold an animal?

... If yes, Why & When?

... What kind of animal?

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that the information on this application is true.

 

Thank you for taking the time to help us find the best GSD for your home as well as the best home for each GSD.