What characteristics are most important to you? (Check all that apply)
Good with all dogs
Good with some dogs
Good with cats
Good with children
Other (please explain)
What will you feed your pet and how often?
How much time are you prepared to allow for your new pet to adjust to your home?
Are you prepared to spend several weeks or perhaps months waiting for your new pet to adjust to their new environment and for you to adjust to your new pet?
How do you plan to introduce your new pet to other animals and/or people in the household?
Are you able to afford a bill of $500 (or more) for emergency veterinary care?
What will you do if the vet bill exceeds this amount?
Are you committed to providing a responsible home for your pet's entire life (15+ years)?
If you have to move, what do you plan to do with your pet(s)?
Who in the household will be the pet's primary care giver?
When you are out of town, who will be the dog's primary care giver?
In case of emergency, who will care for your dog?
Where will the dog be kept during the day?
During the night?
Are you willing and able to exercise the dog on a regular basis?
How many times do you plan to exercise your dog (this includes playing fetch, walks, jogs, etc.):
at least once a day
twice a day
three or more times a day
Are there times when the dog will be tied up?
If yes, please explain:
How many hours per day will your dog be left alone without human companionship?
If your new dog is not housebroken, what method of house training do you plan to use?
Do you have a fenced in yard?
If yes, approximately how high is the fence and what type?
If you have a garage, will the dog spend any amount of time in the garage?
No, I don't have a garage
I have a garage, but it will not be used for the dog
Yes, the dog will occasionally stay in the garage
What is the longest period of time you would leave your pet unattended outside?
Are you willing to enroll your dog in obedience training if necessary?