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Adoption Application

You can simply copy and paste this questionnaire into an email and type in the answers after each question. Please do not send as an attached file. Please answer ALL questions. This is important for helping me get to know you and your household so that you may be matched with a compatible dog. Thank you for taking time to answer each question. 
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I have a 14-day return policy on my dogs. If you decide the dog is not right for you and your home, you are welcome to bring him back unharmed within 14 days of the adoption for a full refund of the price of the dog. You can read more about this on the page titled "Puppies".

If you live outside the Southeastern U.S., please let us know before filling out the application. We have had several successful cross-country adoptions, but whether or not we will consider it depends on many factors.




Phone (hm/wk/cell):

Best time to call:

Email (hm/wk):

Your age or age range(1-18/18-29/30-49/50-65/65+):

Are you male or female?

Name of dog you are interested in adopting:

Breeds you would consider:

Age of dog you would consider:

Important if it is male or female?


Full or part time employment?

Are you a student?

Names of all members of household, ages, and relationship to you:

Do you have children or grandchildren who visit you?Please list:

Do you expect to add children to your family in the future? If so, please explain

Anyone in home who is allergic to dogs?

Do you have a securely fenced yard?

If you could no longer care for the dog due to illness or other circumstances beyond your control, what would happen to your pet(s)? 

For what reasons would you give up a pet?

If you do not have any dogs now, are you planning to get a second dog in the future as a companion for this one?

Have you ever owned a Chihuahua?

Please describe past and current pets

What type and brand of pet food do you feed your pet? Or, if you do not have a pet now, what did you feed any previous pets?

What led you to choose this brand of pet food?

If you found out there is a better quality pet food, would you be willing to switch brands?

Name of veterinarian, animal hospital, and phone number: 

Are records there under your current name?

How do you plan to care for the dog's coat?

Will this dog be a family pet or a special companion for one member of the family?

Where will dog spend days?

How long will it be alone?

Where will it spend nights?

What activities do you plan to share with your new dog?

Is it important that the dog is 100% housebroken when you adopt it?

Is it important that the dog is 100% housebroken long term?

Why do you want to add a dog to your family?

Coat color preference?

How did you find us? Google search? Nextdaypets? etc.

Are you willing for us to use you as a reference?

If you live OUTSIDE the Southeast region, how would you plan to bring the dog home? (by car? air?) Would you come to Columbia SC to pick the dog up?

By submitting this application, you agree to cooperate with the adoption process. You acknowledge and agree that at any point in the process, we may decide that you are not a good match for the dog you are applying for and that no reason will be given. Often we have more than one highly qualified family willing to adopt the same dog. We love to adopt our dogs to new homes, but it is our responsibility alone to decide who will adopt them. 

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