Adoption Application LWHA Adoption App Step 1 of 3 33% LWHA SMALL PET APPLICATIONWe ask for a minimum donation of $200 to adopt. Healthy adult dogs receive around $450 in care and supplies, and that cost increases depending on what health issues the dog may have. The $200 donation only covers a portion of the costs it takes to rescue a shelter pet, but we believe in making adoptions as affordable as possible. Please see what all is included with each $200 adoption below. With your donation, your future rescue dog will be fully vetted and will have all vaccinations and medical testing that are considered age appropriate. After the adoption, any remaining veterinary care will be the adopter’s responsibility. If your pet is old enough, it will be: 1. Spayed or neutered (must be done before 22 weeks of age). 2. Microchipped. 3. Current on the following vaccines: rabies (after 12 weeks old), leptovirus (after 12 weeks old), bordetella, distemper and parvovirus (after 6 week old). 4. Heartworm tested and current on monthly heartworm prevention. If the dog tested heartworm positive, they will be current on treatment, and that treatment cost will be covered with the vet of our choice until completion, unless the adopter chooses to sponsor that cost independently. 5. Flea free and on monthly flea prevention. 6. Dewormed and fecal tested. 7. All additional medical care after the date of adoption (unless it is a puppy spay/neuter or heartworm treament) will be the sole responsibility of the adopter. All of our rescue pets live in foster homes. Foster parents find out what the animals like or dislike, what type of family structure would serve them best, and which home environment would allow them to flourish. Because we have this information, Long Way Home Adoptables does not employ a “first come, first served” approach. We evaluate all approved applications based on what would be the perfect home for each particular animal based on their own unique personalities and needs. We are pleased you have chosen to adopt your next companion animal and honored that you have selected a Long Way Home Adoptables rescue to become part of your family. Our organization runs entirely on dedicated volunteers who often have families and pets and work full time jobs, so your patience during this process is appreciated!Applicant's First Name*Applicant's Last Name*What type of animal are you interested in adopting? * Puppy Adult Dog Senior Dog Kitten Senior Cat Livestock/Poultry Pocket Pets What dog or cat are you wanting to adopt?*Are you open to other dogs or cats in the program?*Yes, be my matchmaker!No, I only want this specific petAdopter's Age*Occupation*Employer*Applicant's Street Address*Applicant's City*Applicant's State*Applicant's Zip Code*Telephone Number **Email Address*PLEASE NOTE:* Yes! I understand interstate transport adds either $100 or $200 onto the adoption cost. I will come get my baby, so these services will not be needed. Yes, we offer transport anywhere in the United States by ground or plane. If your home is approved, we will connect you with a transport company from our approved list. Transport companies charge between $100-$150 on average to get your baby safely to you, in addition to the $40 health certificate that is required by the federal government for an animal to go across state lines. This is in addition to the Long Way Home Adoptables $200 adoption fee. We have adopted out to about 20 states, and adopters are very happy with this option. However, we understand that this may make adoption cost prohibitive for you. We are happy to help coach our families through the transport process, but unfortunately, those fees cannot be waived or reduced as they are set by third parties. Do you understand? * Yes! I understand interstate transport adds either $100-$200 onto the adoption cost, depending on the method of transportation. I will come get my baby, so these services will not be needed.Adopter's Home EnvironmentThis section will ask questions pertaining to the home where the dog will reside. Please answer these questions to the best of your ability; there are no disqualifying answers - knowing more about the home environment allows us to ensure a dog is setup as successfully as possible. Thank you! Please list the names and ages of all persons living in your home. ** Please list all spayed/neutered pets living in your home including their name, age, gender, and breed. ** Please list all intact (have NOT been spayed or neutered) animals living in your home including their name, age, gender, and breed. Additionally, please explain why these pets are not currently spayed/neutered. ** Please discuss why you no longer have your last two pets? (This question is VERY important, so please use detail.) **Have you ever surrendered a pet to a shelter? If so, what was the reason? **How long will your dog or cat be left alone during the day/night? ** You may get a dog that requires house training. Have you ever done this before? If so, which method did you use? *Do you plan to kennel train your pet? **YesNoMaybeNot ApplicableWhat will you do if your pet has an accident in the home (vomits, potties, etc.)?*Where will this pet sleep at night?*Where will this dog or cat live primarily? **Indoor (i.e. lives indoors, potties and enjoys supervised activities outside)Indoor/Outdoor (i.e. outdoor unsupervised during the day, inside only at night and/or during inclement weather)Indoor/Outdoor (i.e. outdoors working with livestock or owner, inside only at night and/or during inclement weather)Outdoor (i.e. lives exclusively outdoors)Please elaborate, IN DETAIL, on your previous answer. (This question is VERY important, so please use detail!)**What brand/type of dog or cat food do you feed your current dog(s)? ***What brand/type of treats/chews do you give your current pet(s)? **How will you exercise your dog? **What type of fencing do you have? ** None Wrought Iron Barbed Wire Wood/Privacy Invisible/Electric Other: Please describe how secure your fencing is to contain a small dog. *I need a dog or cat who gets along with? ** Other dogs Cats Children Adults Other animals (horses, cows, etc) What is your plan for your pet if you have a major life change such as dying, getting divorced, getting deployed, or going away/home for school?*Is your home usually ** Very quiet and laid back Very busy, lots of visitors Mostly busy, bits of down time Mostly calm, occasional visitors If needed, could you separate your dog or cat from your other pets? *YesNoWhat energy level are you looking for in a dog? **What types of activities will you enjoy with your new pet? **What else are you looking for in a dog or cat that you'd like us to know? ** References and SupplementalsHow did you find out about Long Way Home Adoptables? **How did you find out about this dog or cat? What made this dog stand out? **Long Way Home Adoptables *strongly* disagrees with cosmetic surgeries such as ear cropping and tail docking. We will not provide this unnecessary surgery for you, and we require that you consult with us before considering it for your adopted dog. It is our view that these surgeries are unnecessary, often leave behind nerve damage, and put the pet at undue risk of anesthesia. Do you agree to this requirement?*YesNoDo you feel it is appropriate to leave a child unsupervised with a dog? * **YesNoMaybeIf you answered "maybe" to the previous question, please explain here:*Please tell us, in as much detail as you'd like, anything else you'd like us to know as we consider your application **Reference #1 Name and Phone Number **Reference #2 Name and Phone Number **Current veterinarian and clinic phone number **Please type (sign) your name below to acknowledge that you understand the requirements of adopting a dog from Long Way Home Adoptables. **Check your SPAM BOX for messages from us! You don't want to miss out on adopting your baby because of a silly email filter, do you? Our communication often goes to the junk box, so please make sure to keep an eye out! FileEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.