Adoption Application

Please take a few moments to review our Adoption Agreement before filling out application.

Adoption Application

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A. Personal Information

Applicant Name
Co-Applicant Name (if any)
How often does applicant check e-mail?
Has applicant placed an application with any other rescue groups?

B. Your Preferences

What gender Cairn are you willing to adopt?
What age Cairn would you consider?
check all that apply
Would you consider a Cairn mix?
Would you be willing to adopt a Cairn with any of the following special needs?
check all that apply
Would you consider a Cairn that still requires housetraining?
What energy level would you prefer in your Cairn?
Would you consider a puppy mill survivor that may be shy?
Are you willing to work with a Cairn that has behavior issues such as:
check all that apply
Are you willing to work with a Cairn that needs obedience training?
Are you interested in any of our currently available dogs?
Not required, but if so, please specify:

C. Household Information

How much responsibility with the child(ren) have in the care and management of the Cairn?
How much adult supervision will the dog and the child(ren) have?
Are there children under 18 years of age who frequently visit the household?
(i.e, grandchildren, stepchildren, frequent houseguests, neighbors, babysitters)
Are any members of your household allergic to dogs, hair, or dust or have asthma?
For whom are you adopting the Cairn?
Does everyone in your household approve of getting a Cairn?
Please check all that apply:

D. Pet Ownership

Have you previously owned a Cairn?
Do you understand that Cairns adopted through Cairn Rescue USA will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption?

E. Home Information

In what type of home do you live?
If you live in a condominium or apartment, do you live on the ground floor or an upper level?
If you live in a single family or townhome, does it have stairs in it?
Does your home have a deck or balcony?
If so, would a Cairn fit through the space between the railings?
Do you rent or own your home?
If you rent, does your landlord allow pets?
If you rent, are you willing to provide CRUSA upon request with a copy of your lease or a notarized statement from your landlord authorizing pet occupancy?
Do you have a yard or patio for your Cairn to use?
If yes, is the area fenced?
If fenced, of what material is the fence made?
Have you inspected the fence for holes that a Cairn could crawl or dig through?
Who will be responsible for the daily care of your Cairn (feeding, walking, training, etc.)?
check all that apply
Will anyone be home during the day?
When your Cairn is outside:
Please check any and all that apply
When alone, where will your Cairn be kept?
Do you have a crate of adequate size for your Cairn (i.e Varikennel 200) or are you willing to provide one prior to adoption?
Note: A crate is used by the Cairn as a den, for time alone, feeding, travel, sleeping, etc. It is NOT meant to be used to confine the Cairn all day long while its owner is at work. An exercise pen or a babygated area should be used instead.
Are you willing to have your home visited by a CRUSA representative (by appointment) to do the home safety inspection required by CRUSA's application process?
Are you able and willing to make an adoption donation if you adopt a Cairn or Cairn mix through rescue?

F. References

Please provide three personal references and provide a phone number where they can be best reached! Only two references should be a family member. Please indicate your relationship to your reference (family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.). All references must be 18 years of age or older.
Reference 1:
Reference 2:
Reference 3:

Veterinary Reference(s)

If you have used your current vet for less than two years, please include an additional veterinary reference. If you do not currently have a vet, either (i) provide information for the vet you will be using when you adopt your Cairn, or (ii) if you have had pets in the past 15 years, list the information for the vet that cared for them.
Vet Reference 1:
Vet Reference 2:

G. Where You Heard About CRUSA

Where did you hear about us?

H. Agreement

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