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We look forward to receiving your application. Please allow 72 hours for an adoption coordinator to review your application and get back to you. Completion of an application does not guarantee adoption of a Be Fido's Friend animal. 

It is our goal to set up all adopters for success. Be Fido's Friend's adoption fee is $300 and includes:

  • a physical examination by our veterinarian
  • a behavioral evaluation by our behavior consultant
  • age-appropriate vaccinations
  • spay/neuter surgery
  • microchip implant
  • collar, leash and harness (if necessary) and ID tag
  • a 5 pound bag of high quality food currently consumed by adoptable pet
  • Fact sheets on crate training, pet care, poisonous foods, holistic care and a puppy guide (if under 9 months of age)
  • a copy of Love Has No Age Limit - Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia McConnell
  • a free canine massage: combination of low stress handling, touch techniques and massage specific to each dog's needs. It will be combined with tools (including a How to Massage your Dog DVD and calming oils) so that the adopter can teach their new dog to accept different forms of touch, body awareness and all the positive benefits that go along with it
  • an ongoing, open line of communication: we encourage all adopters to contact us with any questions or issues that may come up with a BFF alumni and are available for support and to suggest resources 

Be Fido's Friend's Adoption Process
We match each family with a dog best suited for their situation. All dogs have their own needs, energy levels and are at different stages of training. Upon review of your application, we guide you toward dogs that match your family and lifestyle to ensure the dog receives the most fulfilling, enriched life.

  • Fill out an adoption application.
  • A member of the adoption committee will go over your application and contact you with questions.
  • Once approved, we will set up a meet and greet with potential adoptables.
  • If the meet and greet goes well, we will set up a time to do a home visit and finalize the adoption. After the adoption is finalized all pertinent documents, tags and medical records will be transferred to the adopter.

 

Adoption Application

Name *

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Last
Address *

Street Address

Address Line 2

City

State / Province / Region

Postal / Zip Code

Country
Email *
Home Phone *

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What is the best time and number to reach you on?
Which pet are you applying for? *
When are you planning on adopting?
How did you hear about Be Fido's Friend?
How many adults are in your household?
Please list the number of children in household and their ages.
Is anyone in the household allergic to pets? If so, how will you handle their medical condition when the new pet is in your home?
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If you rent, please provide the name and address of your management company along with a copy of your lease.
What is the name of your employer?
What is the phone number for your employer?

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How long have you been with this employer?
What is your combined household income?
How much do you expect to spend annually on your pet?
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What qualities are you looking for in a new pet?
Is your yard fenced?
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If your yard is fenced, what material is it made out of and how high is the fence?
Do you currently have any other pets?
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 No 
If you do own other pets, please list the following for each pet:
Name
Breed
Age
Where you got the pet
What brand of food they eat
Is your pet still with you?
Who is or will be your veterinarian? Please list name and phone number.
Have you ever given an animal away or relinquished an animal to a shelter? If so, under what circumstances?
How long have you been looking for a pet?
Will this be your first pet?
How will you handle potty breaks and exercise?
Where will the pet be kept during the day and at night?
How do you plan to introduce your new pet to other animals/people in your household?
What is the longest period of time you would leave your pet unattended outside?
What are your thoughts on obedience training?
How will you discipline your pet if it misbehaves?
What would you do if the undesirable behavior continued?
If you have to move, what do you plan to do with your pet(s)?
Are you willing to allow time for you new pet to adjust?
Under what circumstances would you return this pet?
Name of Reference #1

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Phone of Reference #1

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Name of Reference #2

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By typing your name to the right and submitting this application, you certify that the information you have given is true. You understand that Be Fido's Friend reserves the right to deny your application for any reason. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.

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