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Finding a Shiba a new forever home is our goal but we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be accepted as an adoptive home, nor do we adopt dogs to people on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Instead, we strive to make the best possible match between available dogs and adopters based on the dog's personality, special needs (if any) and the owner's lifestyle and experience. We hope that you understand that while your desire for a dog is important to us, our rescued dog's need for a well matched home takes priority.

We take the placement of our dogs very seriously. The first step in the adoption process is the completion of the application. We will review your application to ensure that the dog is a good match for you and your lifestyle. If your application is approved then you will be contacted for further discussion and information. A home visit and a short interview are required before an adoption can be finalized. An adoption contract and an adoption fee is the final step in our adoption process. This is not a sale price, but a request to defer or reimburse our rescue organization for medical or any other expenses incurred to ready the dog for adoption. Our only payment is seeing a happy dog and a happy family!

We are always available for post-adoption support and our "welcome home" policy ensure that our dogs are always welcome to come back to us at any point in their lifetime in the unlikely event of an adopter not being able to keep the dog.


Telephone Number:
Cell Phone:

Please explain your reasons for wishing to adopt a dog.

Have you ever met a Shiba Inu? What was it like?

What do you know about the Shiba Inu?

For whom are you adopting a dog? For you, or for someone else? (If for someone else, who?)

What experience do you have as a dog owner?

List all present and past pets you have been responsible for as an adult?

If you have been a dog owner, what happened to your dog(s).

Tell us about your previous dog(s).

Are you 21 years of age or over? Yes. No.

Where do you live? Do you live in a house, apartment, condominium or townhouse?

Do you own or rent? Own. Rent.

If you rent, does the landlord permit the type and number of pets you will have? Yes. No.

How long have you lived at your current address?

Do you have children? If so, please list their ages.

Is any member of your family allergic to dogs? Yes. No.

Do you currently have any pets? And if so, what pets do you have? What are their ages? What are their temperaments?

Who is your veterinarian?
What is your veterinarian's phone number?
Do you have dog training experience? And if so, what training do you have?

What canine behavior would you find totally unacceptable and why?

Describe your method of disciplining a dog? Examples: You have just come into the kitchen to find the garbage has been ransacked or the dog has had an accident in the house or apartment.

Are you willing to seek guidance/attend classes with your adopted dog, should you experience behavioral challenges?
Yes. No.

List all members of your household. And which one will be primarily responsible for the care of the pet?

In what type of lifestyle do you want your dog to live? Inside or outside or both?

How many hours of the day will a dog be alone? And why?
Where would the dog be kept primarily? (house, yard, garage, other)
Where would the dog be sleeping?
Do you have a yard? Yes. No.
If yes, is the yard fenced? Yes. No.
If your yard is not fenced, would you be prepared to have the yard fenced? Yes. No.
How will your dog be cared for if you have to be away from home for an extended period of time on vacation or for business?

Why do you want to adopt at this time?

Check any of the following reasons you would give your dog away:
Too expensive
Having a baby
Getting married or divorced
Chews or destroys objects
Children no longer care for it
Moving where no pets allowed
Shed too much fur
Other Explain:

Approximately how much do you think a dog will cost per year?
If your dog needs surgery and the fee is $1000, what would you do?

Is there a specific dog that you would like to adopt? If yes, why do you want to adopt this dog?

What qualities are you looking for in a dog?

Why do you want to adopt a dog?

Would you have any objection to someone from our agency coming to your home to conduct a home check prior to the adoption of a dog?
Yes. No.

Please list three (3) pet references with phone numbers, not including your vet.

1. Phone Relationship:
2. Phone Relationship:
3. Phone Relationship: