Adoption Guidelines

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Everyone in the applicant’s household must be in favor of adopting a dog.
  • If renting, the applicant’s landlord must give permission for the applicant to have a dog. Some rental offices require that the dog be a certain size or breed.
  • All pets the applicant currently has must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and spayed/neutered.

Applicant Information

Have you adopted a dog from The DeTommaso Dogs before?*
Are you 21 years of age or older? *

Employer Information

Are you currently employed? *

Home Information

What type of home you do you live in? *

Do you rent or own your home? *

Do you have a fenced yard? *

Current Pet Information

Are there any dogs or cats (indoor or outdoor) currently living at your residence? *
Have any of your pets ever been given away, sold, abandoned, surrendered, reclaimed, or put to sleep? **
Has a pet ever disappeared or been killed, injured, or mistreated while in your care? *

Compatibility Questions

Why do you want to adopt a dog? *
What is it about this dog(s) that appeals to you? *

If the dog(s) you are interested in is no longer available, will you consider other dogs?*
Is everyone in the home in favor of adopting a dog? **
What conditions or circumstances would cause you to give up a pet? *
What size of dog and personality characteristics would best suit your home? *
What dog training methods do you prefer? (Check all that apply) *

What is the longest your dog will be left alone in the home with no potty breaks?*

Where will your new dog be when everyone has left the home?*

Where will your dog sleep? *


Dogs often need an adjustment period when transitioning to a new home. They may need time to decompress before meeting new dogs and people, have potty accidents, or appear anxious. Are you willing to work with your dog on any issues that may arise? *
Do you agree to provide vet care for the dog, including but not limited to, an annual exam and vaccinations, as well as rabies vaccinations as required by law? *
Dogs in our rescue are usually spayed/neutered when they are four months old. If you adopt a dog that is not yet spayed/neutered, do you agree to spay/neuter the dog by seven months of age? *
Are you aware of the initial and long-term financial obligation of a dog, and are you prepared to take this on? *
Are you willing to have a The DeTommaso Dogs volunteer visit your home? *
Is the information you provided in this application true and correct to the best of your knowledge? (Your application to adopt will be revoked if any information is found to be false or incorrect.) *
Is there anything else that you'd like The DeTommaso Dogs to know? *