Adoption Application

Please fill out the adoption application (below) if you would like to meet one of our secondhand hounds!  This application is not binding, and it does not necessarily mean you will adopt the animal.  The application shows you are interested in meeting the animal to decide if you would like to adopt.

Disclosure: MANY of our dogs are mixed breeds. Our staff, the shelter staff they came from, and a veterinarian all might have different opinions on breed. We make our best guess, but we CANNOT make guarantees on breeds.

***Meeting one of our adoptable animals does not guarantee adoption. We often receive multiple applications for the same animal, and must make a determination on what home is best for each dog, cat, or critter. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we have to turn down great people for adoption – please don’t take that personally!***

SECONDHAND HOUNDS DOES NOT ADOPT OUTSIDE OF MINNESOTA, IOWA, ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN, AND THE DAKOTAS! IF WE CANNOT LOCATE A HOME VISIT VOLUNTEER IN YOUR AREA, THEN WE ARE UNABLE TO APPROVE YOUR ADOPTION REQUEST.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!

SECONDHAND HOUNDS DOES NOT ADOPT ANIMALS TO FAMILIES WHOSE CURRENT PETS ARE NOT UP TO DATE ON SHOTS OR UNALTERED. EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR MEDICAL REASONS, AS STATED BY A VETERINARIAN. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING OUR MISSION TO REDUCE OVERPOPULATION.

Name AND ID # of Animal You are Interested In
Your Name (First and Last)*
Email*
Phone Number*
Address*
Where do you live?
Do you rent or own?
If you rent, please provide contact information of landlord
Do you smoke inside your home?
Is your yard fenced? If no, please specify how you will contain your pet outside (on a leash, tie out, etc). *If applying for a cat or critter, please note that they are meant to be indoor pets only.
Will your pet be left outside unattended? *For cat/critters: please disregard this question or mark N/A
Are there children in your family? If so, please list ages.*
Do you have any other pets? If so, please list NAME, breed, age, and if they are UTD on shots and neutered/spayed.*
Have you owned any pets in the past 5 years that are no longer in your possession? If so, please explain why they are no longer with your family.
Where will your pet sleep at night?*
How many hours on average will your pet be left alone each day?*
Will this pet live...
If you selected "Combination" above, please explain.
How often do you plan on walking your pet? *For cat/critters: please disregard this question or mark N/A
What are you looking for in a pet? * Check all that apply
Which characteristics would you not tolerate in a pet? * Check all that apply
If your pet displayed one of these traits, what would you do?
What is the best way to correct your pet's mistakes? *
If you are applying for a pit bull or pit bull mix, please describe your experience with this breed.
If you currently have pets or recently had a pet, please list your vet's name and number and email address if possible. If you do not have a vet, please list the vet you plan to use.*
Is there any other information you would like to provide us with?
Under what circumstances would you return an animal to our rescue? *
 I certify that the above information is true and accurate.
How did you hear about us? *