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Adoption Screening Form

Are you at least 21 years of age?*

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Applicant Full Name*

Cell Phone*

Home Phone*

Email Address*

Home Address*

Dog you are interested in adopting*

Number of adults in household/Ages*

Co-applicant Information (if applicable)

Number of children in household/Ages*

Type of Residence*

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Own or Rent*

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If Rent - Landlord's Name

If Rent - Landlord's phone number

Homeowner's Association*

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Homeowner's Association Pet Restrictions*

Fenced in Yard?*

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If you do not have a fenced in yard, are you willing to walk the dog on a leash several times a day?

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Does your residence have a pool?*

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Personal Reference #1 Name and Phone Number*

Personal Reference #2 Name and Phone Number*


How many hours a day will your pet be home alone?*

If you currently have pets, please list information below for each.*

Ever given away or surrendered a pet to a shelter? If so, what were the circumstances?*

Ever had to euthanize a pet? If so, what were the cirumstances?*

Current Veterinarian's Clinic Name, Doctor, Phone, and Address*

Are your current pets up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm prevenative, and flea prevention? *

What energy level would work best with your lifestyle?*

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Who in the household will be the dog's primary care giver?*

Where will your dog be kept when unsupervised or when left alone?*

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Where will your dog sleep?*

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How would you describe your level of experience with dogs?*

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Have you ever adopted or fostered before? If so, from which organization(s)?*

Are you currently fostering for another organization? If so, which one(s)?*

Congratulations on making the decision to add a furry friend to your family! It’s a big step and we want to thank you for considering our rescue and making an impact within our community. Your commitment and love will change a life forever as well as make room for a new animal to join METTA!

Steps to finding your new best friend:

STEP 1: Screening Form

Our goal is to guide your family through the adoption process, helping to find the perfect match for your household. To start his process, we ask that you fill out an adoption application. This will help us to see which personalizes will fit in your home.

STEP 2: Home/Reference Check

METTA animals are part of our family, so we do everything we can to ensure they are going to a great home. This includes a reference check and home check. The home check is quick and painless. Our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you to set up a time that works for you and our volunteer.

STEP 3: Meet & Greet

Once you have decided which one of our lucky dogs you’re interested in meeting, we coordinate with the current foster to set up a meet and greet that is convenient for everyone. We do require all family members be present and all other pets be introduced prior to any adoption.

STEP 4: Contract

If METTA, the foster, and your family agree that it’s a match made in heaven, we will collect a signed contract by all family members and the adoption donation. There is a mandatory 2-week trial before the adoption is finalized. At this point, we will announce the adoption on our social media sites and add to the Happy Tails website page.

Adoption Benefits Include:


•Medical clearance

•Preliminary vaccines

•Pre-registered Microchip

•Lifetime of love! 

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