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Adoption Application

Please review our adoption process BEFORE filling out the application. And, please read the entire biography of the dog you are interested in adopting. We list specifics about their temperament, health, special needs, and living requirements so you can determine if the dog is a good fit for your lifestyle, home, and personality.

Please note that we will NOT process incomplete applications and we reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason at any time during the adoption process. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation!

Please note, you must be 21 years or older to adopt a Gingerbread Dog.

    *indicates required field

    Name of Dog(s) interested in adopting*

    Adopter Information

    Work situation

    Employment status*

    Have all adults in the household agreed to adopt a dog?*

    Relationship Information

    Relationship Status*

    Children in Household

    Are there any children under the age of 18 LIVING IN your household?*

    List details for all children LIVING IN the household.*


    Has he/she ever been bitten?


    Are there any children under the age of 18 that VISIT your household?*

    List details of all children that VISIT the house.


    Has he/she ever been bitten?

    Members of Household

    Is anyone in the household allergic to dogs?

    Pet History

    Do you currently have animals living in your house?*

    If yes, list details for ALL animals currently living in the house.


    Shots Current?

    List details for ALL previously owned animals during the past 15 years.

    Were Previous Pets Spayed/Neutered?
    Were Previous Pets Shots Current?

    Have they spent time with unfamiliar dogs?

    Do they need time to warm up?

    Veterinary References

    List ALL veterinary doctors seen in the past 15 years.

    Are there other vets you would like to include?


    Are there other vets you would like to include?


    Are there other vets you would like to include?



    Personal References

    Please list three personal references including one relative that does not live with you and two unrelated such as coworkers, friends, neighbors, etc. (please let them know we will be calling).

    Home Details

    If rent, provide landlord information and/or complex rules outlining pet parameters.

    If townhouse or condo, provide association or property management contact details.

    Do you have a fenced yard?*

    Daily Routines & Care

    Do you use a doggie daycare, boarding facility, or pet sitter? If yes, please provide contact details.
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    Daycare Information

    Boarding Information

    Pet Sitter Information

    Do you have a groomer that you use or have used in the past?*

    Have you planned with family or a friend for the long-term care of your dog in the event of your death or permanent disability?*


    Due to the COVID19 virus and resulting displacement and euthanasia of countless family pets, we have incorporated statements in our Adoption Contract to ensure Gingerbread Dogs are returned to The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue in the event adopters and their families can no longer care for the dog(s) either temporarily or permanently. As part of the Adoption Contract, adopters must agree to put succession planning measures into place as outlined in the Adoption Contract, including leaving microchips registered to GBH and providing their family/emergency contacts with GBH contact information. For temporary medical situations, dogs will be returned to owners upon their ability to once again care for their dog(s).

    Applicants certify that the information provided in this Adoption Application is true and accurate and that they will have sole responsibility in the care and well-being of the adopted dog(s). Any misrepresentation with this adoption application or omission of certain information may result in the application being denied. Misrepresentation and/or omission will invalidate any future adoption contract and the dog(s) will be reclaimed by The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue and no refund will be given for any adoption fees. Prior to adoption, all dogs receive age-appropriate vetting that may include: a dental cleaning, spay or neuter, vaccines, microchip, and have a full medical screening including bloodwork, fecal, and urinalysis. Please refer to our adoption process for next steps.

    Primary Adopter Signature*

    By checking this box and typing my name below, I am electronically signing my application.*



    Secondary Adopter Signature

    By checking this box and typing my name below, I am electronically signing my application.