PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION!
If you are interested in adopting one of our puppies or adult dogs, please fill out the application below as thoroughly as possible so that we may evaluate if you might be the best candidate for the dog you are applying to adopt. Our goal is to make the "perfect" match between what the applicant family needs and wants in their new dog and the individual needs of each and every dog.

Applications are evaluated on the best match possible for our dogs and not on a first application basis. It is the commitment of each of our Fosters to find the best home possible for each and every one of their Fosters. Some homes may be a better fit than another and we trust our Fosters to make that decision for their dog.

Many of our dogs are living in a private "mini" shelter environment, so evaluations like house training, good with cats, etc. may not be available. These dogs are all waiting for appropriate Foster homes to have an opening so we will be in a position to have more pertinent information that will help with their placement.

When your application is received, it will be forwarded to the appropriate Foster home. All Fosters are Volunteers and will be answering your applications as soon as time is available

The Foster will discuss your needs and their Foster's needs and personality to see if they and you feel their Foster may fit into your home. We have found that often an application may not suit the dog that is being applied for, but is just perfect for another. In this case we will refer the applicant to that dog and away from the one for which they placed their application. We will also work with you to find the best dog possible for your needs, limitations and desires!

Each Foster can deny, redirect or confirm an adoption. Individual Fosters have their own guidelines in different areas for placement of their dogs.****** We normally do not allow adoptions outside of the general Austin area or allow out of State adoptions.******

A call to your Vet will be placed to check on sterilization of your present pets, current vaccinations and monthly Heartworm preventative for any dogs you may own. A home check will be scheduled to check on proper fencing and living conditions for our dog. If you rent, written rental permission must be supplied.

The dog you wish to adopt will then be placed into your home on a two week trial period and marked pending. At the beginning of the trial, you will pay the adoption fee and receive copies of the medical records. Once a dog is listed as PENDING, it is no longer available for applications.

Our adoption fees start at $200. Adoption fees may be different based upon a variety of factors: breed, purebred or mix, size, age, medical expenses such as heartworm testing (and treatment if necessary), etc. The adoption fees pay for the dogs vet care & supplies (such as food & treats). The dog you adopt will have been spayed or neutered, wormed, given age appropriate vaccinations, microchipped and any other medical needs. Any surplus money from an adoption will be used to cover medical expenses for another dog. FORGOTTEN FRIENDS-MBR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our volunteers will often pay for many of these expenses themselves when donations are small or non-existent.

If you are interested in more than one dog, you only need to fill out one application, just list all of the dogs in the "dog you are interested in" field. We appreciate your interest in adopting a dog from Forgotten Friends and look forward to receiving your application. You must be over 21 years of age to adopt and the actual adopter should be the person completing the application.

Please complete the Adoption Application below and click SUBMIT, click the SUBMIT button only once, it may take a few minutes to send.


APPLICANT INFORMATION

Your full name:

Your email address: (e.g.: you@aol.com)

Name of dog you are interested in adopting (if known):

Are you over 21 yrs.?
Yes
No

Street Address

City/State/Zip

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Other Phone:

Fax:

Hours worked per week:

Number of people living in household:

List names, relationship and ages of this people:

Is everyone living in the household in agreement about adopting this dog?
Yes
No
Don't know


Do you anticipate any changes in your household in the next year? Check all that apply.
Children
Move to a house
Move to an apartment
Relocate
Job changes
Military service/deployment
Other

If other please describe:

What will you do with the adopted dog, if one of the above cases happens unexpectedly:


ABOUT THE DOG YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

What kind of traits are you looking for in a dog?

What breed/mix do you prefer?

Do you have prior experience with these breeds? If yes, please explain.

Was this experience during your childhood or as an adult? Please explain.

What is the approximate adult weight of the dog you are looking for?

What is the activity level of the dog you are looking for?

What length fur do you want your dog to have?

What gender do you prefer?
Male
Female
No Preference

Reason for gender preference?

Would you be willing to housetrain / crate train your new dog?
Yes, if necessary
No, needs to be housetrained already

Do you need for your new dog to be good with children?
Yes
No
No Preference

What do you consider undesirable traits?


ABOUT YOUR HOUSE

What type of home do you live in?

If other explain:

Do you own or lease?

If leasing, do you have permission to own a pet? (Proof of pet deposit and/or landlord approval will be required)
Yes
No
Donít Know

If leasing, are you aware of any pet restrictions ?
Yes
No
Donít Know

If yes please explain:

Landlord Name:

Landlord Phone #:

Is your yard fenced?
Yes
No
Partial

If yes/partial what type of fence is it? Check all that apply.
Chain Link
Wood Privacy
Farm Fencing or Welded Wire
Barbed Wire
Electric/Invisible Fencing
Wrought iron
Other

If other please describe:

What is the height of your fence?:

What is the size of your fenced yard?

Do you have a swimming pool?
Yes (fenced)
Yes (unfenced)
No


DAILY CARE

How will you transport this dog?

If training is required, will you commit to take your dog to obedience training?

Whose responsibility will it be to feed, water and care for the dog?

VERY IMPORTANT SECTION

Heartworms are parasites transmitted by mosquitoes to your dog. They live and grow in the heart, eventually producing enough worms that the heart can no longer function and the dog dies. Treating a dog for heartworms is both expensive ($500-$1000) and very hard on your dogís system because the treatment used to kill the worms can be fatal. Heartworms are, however, very easily prevented with a monthly heartworm preventative. Your dog will need to be on heartworm prevention for the rest of its life. Are you willing to commit to this level of care?
Yes
No

Your dog will need regular vaccinations. Are you committed to this level of care for the rest of your dogís life?
Yes
No


GENERAL DOG RESPONSIBILITY INFORMATION

List reasons for wanting a dog.

How long have you been looking for a dog?

Where will the dog be kept during the day? Check all that apply.
Crated
Garage
Inside the House
Porch
Fenced Yard
In a Kennel or Run
Tied Outside
Loose in unfenced area
Day care
Other

If other please explain:

Where will the dog be kept at night? Check all that apply.
Crated
Garage
Inside the House
Porch
Fenced Yard
In a Kennel or Run
Tied Outside
Loose in unfenced area
Other

If other please explain:

How many hours a day are you planning to spend with your dog?

What activities do you plan to share with your dog?

What brand of food will your dog eat?

If for any reason you are unable to keep this dog, what would you do with it?

Please list any other pets you have, name, type, age, spayed or neutered, length of time owned and if they are current on vaccinations?.

What brand of heartworm prevention are your current dogs on?:

Do your other pets get along with dogs?

Are you willing to have your current dog(s) meet the new dog?
Yes
No
Donít Know

Have you had any other pets in your adult life?
Yes
No

If yes, how long did you own them and what happened to them?


VETERINARY INFORMATION

If you currently have other pets, or if you previously had pets in your adult life (within the past 5 years), Please fill out the information requested below. If you do not presently have a Vet, we are happy to make recommendations.

Name of Veterinarian:

Veterinarianís Phone Number:


DOG/APPLICANT COMPATIBILITY

What role will this dog play in your life? Check all that apply.
Companion for Me
Protector/Watchdog
Company for Other Dog
Jogging Buddy
Friend for Child
Hunting Dog
House Pet
Gift
Outside Dog
Other

If other please explain:

What will you do if the dog displays bad behavior such as barking, digging, chewing, etc?

What would you consider a legitimate reason for ďgiving upĒ a dog?

On average, how much do you expect to spend annually on this dog? (including food, routine and emergency vet care, toys etc.)
$

There are times when unexpected and often very expensive medical conditions occur. Are you committed to providing whatever medical care your veterinarian deems necessary for you dog?
Yes
No
Donít Know


APPLICATION INFORMATION

A HOME VISIT AND A VET REFERENCE CHECK (IF APPLICABLE) WILL BE DONE BEFORE A DOG IS PLACED IN YOUR HOME.

By clicking the SUBMIT button I certify that all of the information provided in this application is true and correct. If any of the information changes, I/We will advise Forgotten Friends- Mixed Breed Rescue promptly. If any of the information is found to have been given falsely, Forgotten Friends-Mixed Breed Rescue has the right to remove the adopted dog from the premises without interference.