Adoption Application

Adopt a pet, save a life.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a furry friend!

This is what is going to happen once you submit an application:

  • Your application will be processed by a team member and it can take between 2 to 10 days. Because we receive many each week, we are unable to reach out to every applicant upon receipt of their application. If you have questions about the status of your application, please email contact@biglittleliferescue.org
  • While processing your application, we will contact your landlord, veterinarian, and personal references. We may also contact you for further information and/or to schedule a home check. Please have patience while waiting for a response.
  • If approved, you will be notified by a BLLAR representative, and we’ll take it from there!

Please read our ADOPTION CONTRACT

Adoption Fees:

  • $550 for dogs over 6 months but under 2 years of age
  • $450 for dogs over 2 but under 6 years of age
  • $400 for dogs over 6 but under 8 years of age
  • $400 for dogs with disabilities.
  • $350 for dogs over 8 years of age

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER: Due to the high transport costs associated with our International rescue initiative, effective immediately there will be a $250.00 Transport Fee (waived for dogs with disabilities) added to the normal Adoption Fee for an International Rescue. This fee represents a small fraction of the expense BLLAR incurs, but will hopefully help us to continue this program which has made so many dogs and adopters so very happy.

    Fields marked * are mandatory.

    Applicant Information





    Facebook Name/Handle*:
    Instagram Handle*:

    Adoption Information


    Name of the pet(s) you are interested in:

    Species desired:
    Sex desired:
    Age Desired:

    In the event this dog is approved for another family, would you like us to save your application to be considered for another dog?:

    Would you consider a pet with an illness/disability?*
    When will you take the pet(s) home?*
    Do you have a carrier?*

    How did you hear about this dog* :

    If Other, where?:

    Household Information


    Are all members of your household in agreement with this adoption?*:

    Do you live in a*

    How long have you lived at this address?*

    Do you own or rent?*:

    Are pets permitted in your building?*:

    Are there any restrictions from your landlord or subdivision?*:

    If renting, provide:

    Landlord Name: Landlord Phone:

    Would you move to a building that did not allow pets?*:

    Do you have screens in all your windows?*:

    Do you have a terrace?*:

    Is it enclosed?*:

    Does it have a screen door?*:

    Do you have a backyard?*:

    Is it fenced in?*:

    What type of fencing is it?*:
    Do you plan to let your pet(s) outside?*:

    Do you live with*:

    Ages of all people in houshold* :

    Spouse/Partner/Roomate Phone#*:
    First Name:

    Is anyone in your household allergic to pets or has asthma?*:


    Pet History


    Have you had pets before?*:


    Other (specify):
    Where are they now?*:


    Have you ever given a pet up for adoption?*:


    If so, why?:
    Are there other pets in your home now?*:


    Other (specify):
    Are your current pets spayed/neutered?*:


    If not, why?
    Do you agree to have your new pet(s) spayed/neutered, if not already?*:


    Are your pets up to date on vaccinations?*:


    Are your current cats FIV or FELV positive?*:


    Are your current cats declawed?*:


    If applying for a cat, do you plan to declaw the new cat/kitten(s)?*:


    Employment Information


    Employer*:
    Street: Suite:
    City: State: Zip:
    Phone*: Ext:
    Occupation/Title*:
    Employment Duration*:
    Does your job require extensive travel?*:
    Who will take care of your pet(s) while you are away?*:
    What arrangements will you make in case of an emergency?*:
    If you plan to leave a pet with a family member, list their name and phone #:


    New Pet Information

    Are you adopting/fostering for yourself or someone else?*:
    Who will be the primary caregiver?*:
    Do you know that pets can live for 15+ years?*:


    If adopting, are you ready to make that commitment?*:


    What type of personality do you want your pet to have*: (i.e calm, energetic, protective, couch potato):
    Have you ever house-broken a dog or puppy before?*:


    If the dog has an "accident" in your home what type of correction do you plan to use?*:
    Where will your new pet sleep at night?*:
    How many hours each day will your new pet be home alone?*:
    How will you supervise your dog's outdoor activity?*:
    Where will your dog stay when nobody is home?*:
    What length of time will you allow your new pet to adjust to his new home?*:
    Are you willing to work through your new pet's issues, if any?*:


    Are you aware that a new environment is stressful for your pet, and they may exhibit uncharacteristic behavior?*:


    Are you familiar with positive methods (no hitting) of dog training?*:


    Do you plan to take an obedience class with your dog?*:


    If yes, where?:
    Are you aware that dry food may contain harmful ingredients and can contribute to an illness or allergies?*:


    What kind of food are you planning to feed your dog?*:
    Are you aware that a large breed dog takes about two years to mature? Is this something you're prepared for?*:


    What circumstances would lead you to give up your new dog?*:
    If you had to give up your dog, what would you do with him/her?*:


    Personal Reference

    Please list somebody who knows you and your history with animals.
    Name*:
    Phone*:
    Email*:
    Affiliation:
    Years Known*:


    Veterinary Reference

    Clinic Name*:
    Street: Suite:
    City*: State*: Zip*:
    Phone*:
    Veterinarian*:
    Name(s) the records are under*:


    Business Reference

    Name*:
    Phone*:
    Do we have your permission to contact this reference?*

    Please include any comments you feel are relevant as to why you would like this dog:

    NOTE: In addition to adding a furry friend to your family you are saving a LIFE. Please read dog bio carefully. Remember, you are applying for a rescue dog who has a past. Some were abandoned, others saved from deplorable conditions. We did most of the work - all of them are healthy and rehabilitated (unless specified otherwise) and now you will need to continue by helping your new pup understand he is safe and loved.
    For many dogs adjustment to a new home will be swift but for some it will take time. Uncharacteristic behavior due to long travel is also possible during first week. Imagine yourself being flown to an unfamiliar place and your fate is unknown to you. You can't ask questions you just have your instincts to survive.
    Please only apply if you are absolutely willing and able to give your dog TIME and CHANCE to adjust.


    Authorization

    NOTE: All required terms must be selected for the system to submit an application.

    The information on this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

    I authorize all references provided to be contacted.

    I understand that the completion of this form is the first step in the adoption process and does not guarantee an adoption.

    If an adoption takes place, I will allow the pet(s) to be delivered to ensure that I will provide a hazard-free home.

    * If my application is approved and I proceed with the adoption, I agree to sign a contract that states all rules and guidelines for owner commitment to finalize the adoption.

    If "Other", enter the adoption fee listed for the animal:


    Electronic Signature is considering binding when adhering to the terms above.

    Electronic Signature*:
    Date*:

    If you experience an issue submitting electronic form please download a pdf version

    An electronic version of the application is preferred and if SUBMIT button is disabled, please make sure all required questions are answered and the date is entered in correct format (for computers).  If you still experience an issue, please download Adoption Application .pdf version (updated version to be uploaded)

    Please email it to: contact@biglittleliferescue.org