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Thank you for considering to adopt a rescued dog. This will be an extremely rewarding experience. If you choose to adopt a TTR dog, you will feel the joy of building a relationship with a new companion, as well as making a significant contribution to the rescue effort. As an adopter you are the final part of the rescue process and should take great pride in knowing that your choice has enabled a dog to live without ever having to suffer the fear and loneliness of abandonment again.

How many times in life, if any, do you have the opportunity to be a hero? By adopting a rescued dog you will be a hero to that dog. You will be rewarded for your commitment with a faithful companion who will give a lifetime of appreciation and loyalty.

dog readsBefore completing the application, please review the adoption process and the adoption contract to make sure that you understand all of the terms and conditions. If acceptable, then answer the following questions as accurately as possible and send. This application may seem lengthy and the questions intrusive, but please be assured that your privacy will be respected. The only purpose is to find the best possible home for each TTR dog, and the best dog for each adopter. TTR wants to make a successful match and for this to be a wonderful and permanent experience for you and the dog.

Please copy and paste the following application to this e-mail link: kathy@tinytreasuresrescue.com, or send as an attachment in a word document. If you do not get a response to your e-mail within several days, please write again (and make sure to put something relevant in the subject line). Every e-mail receives a response. Unfortunately due to excessive SPAM, sometimes important mail gets deleted accidentally as JUNK.

If you have difficulty sending this application, you can print it out and mail to TTR. Please contact TTR and you will be given the address.

If you would like an application to be mailed to you, please contact TTR. You must provide your full name, address, apartment #, City, State, and Zip code.

Notice to Potential Adopters

The time and effort that a potential adopter takes in completing the application and traveling to meet a dog is greatly appreciated.

At TTR we take our responsibility very seriously, not only for the dogs, but also for the potential adopters. We spend a considerable amount of time evaluating each dog's behavior, getting to know his/her good qualities and short-comings. With each placement we use our experience and judgment and seriously reflect on the best course of action before making a decision.

When we are fortunate enough to have more than one wonderful home to choose from, we feel badly about the possibility of having to disappoint anyone. It is our utmost desire for all parties concerned to be happy with the adoption. A failed placement is stressful and upsetting for everyone, including the dog. Our goal is to give our dogs the best chance for success.

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Tiny Treasures Rescue
Adoption Application

Name of dog you would like to adopt:

How did you find TTR?

Personal Information


Address, apt #:

City, State, Zip:


Phone #: (indicate if home/work/cell, and include area code)

Best time to reach you:

E-mail address:


Current employer:

How long have you worked at your present job?

How long do you work each day?

Does your job require you to travel?

Home Environment

Do you live in a house, townhouse, condo, coo-op, or apartment?

How long have you lived at this address?

Do you own or rent your current residence?

If you rent, have you confirmed with your landlord that you can have pets?

When does your lease expire?

Do you plan to move within the next year?

If you own a townhouse, condo or co-op, have you confirmed with the managing agent that you can have pets?

Are you willing to provide a copy of your lease or a notarized statement from your landlord or managing agent authorizing pet occupancy?

Do you have a yard?
If yes, is it fenced?
If yes, have you inspected the fencing carefully to ensure that there are no holes where a small dog could escape or dig through?

Do you have a doggy door?

Do you have a deck or terrace?
If yes, can a small dog fit through the railing and fall off?

Household Information

Names, ages, and relationship of everyone in your household:

Do you or any member of your household have any medical condition (including allergies or asthma) that might interfere with adopting a dog?

Does everyone in the household want to adopt this dog and agree to participate in his/her care?
If no, then why?

Present / Prior Pets

Please list all pets currently in your home (name, male/female, age, breed/species):

Are they all spayed/neutered?
If no, then why?

Are they all current on their vaccinations and heartworm prevention?

Where did you get your pets (breeder, shelter, stray):

If you have pets in your home at this time, why do you want to adopt another?

What prior pets have you owned:

What happened to these pets?

Have you ever had to have a pet euthanized?
If yes, why?

Have you ever had a pet lost, poisoned, hit by a car, seriously ill or suffer from a chronic condition?
Please explain:

Have you ever brought a pet to a shelter?
If yes, then why?

Have you ever participated in obedience or agility classes?

Responsible Dog Ownership

What will you like most about having this dog?

What will you like least about having this dog?

Will you clean up after your dog in public places?

Will you abide by leash laws?

Will you allow the dog to run loose?

Rescued Dog

Why do you want to adopt a dog?

How long have you been looking for a dog?

Have you applied for any other dogs?

What are you looking for in a dog? (i.e. breed, age, size, personality, energy level)

How long will the dog be left alone each day?

Where will the dog stay when you are not home?

Where will the dog sleep?

Where will the dog eat?

Where will the dog relieve him/herself?

How will the dog be exercised?

How will you groom the dog? (coat care, nail clipping, ear cleaning, teeth cleaning)

Who will care for the dog if you travel?

Are you willing to participate in obedience classes or seek professional advice if the dog exhibits behavioral problems?
If no, then why?

Please provide any additional information that you would like TTR to consider when reviewing your application.


Please provide three personal references, over the age of 18, who are not living with you. Two of these references must not be related.

City, State:
Phone # (indicate if home/work/cell, and include area code)
Best time to call:

City, State:
Phone # (indicate if home/work/cell, and include area code)
Best time to call:

City, State:
Phone # (indicate if home/work/cell, and include area code)
Best time to call:

Please provide a veterinary reference if possible.

Check which applies:
( ) This is my current veterinarian.
( ) This is the vet that I plan to use.

Name of practice:
Name of doctor:
City, State:
Phone # (include area code)

Please contact all references and give them permission to talk to a TTR representative.

I certify that the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and that I have not willfully concealed any information that may hinder my ability to properly care for a dog. I certify that I have never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment by a court of law or other governmental authority. I understand that submission of this application is not a guarantee of adoption through TTR.

I consent for a TTR representative to contact my references, including my veterinarian.


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Thank you for applying to adopt a TTR dog!

Thank you for taking the time to complete this application. It will be processed as quickly as possible. We know that you must be excited about the possibility of adopting a new companion, but please be patient. Every application receives a response. You will be contacted ASAP.

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