Benefits of Adoption
Adoption Application Form
Thank you for your application.
Applicant's Full Name
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Applicant's Postal Code
Applicant's Telephone (no spaces, brackets, or dashes)
Spouse's Full Name (if applicable)
How many adults are there in your household (their relationship to you)?
How many children (and ages)?
What type of home do you live in single family, town home, apartment, farm, etc.?
Do you have a yard?
If so, is it fenced?
What other pets do you have (specify type and number)?
Are these pets up to date on vaccines?
Are these pets spayed/neutered?
If not, why?
Would you say that you have experience handling dogs with behavioral issues? (If yes, please explain)
Would you say that you have experience handling dogs with medical issues?(If yes, please explain)
Have you or has anyone in your immediate family & household ever been convicted of a charge of cruelty to animals? (If yes, please explain)
Do you have a regular veterinarian? (If yes please provide clinic name and telephone number) (By providing Benevolent Bully Rescue with this information you are allowing us to contact your vet for a reference check. Please call your vet and ask them to authorize the release of information to Benevolent Bully Rescue.)
Are you applying for a specific dog? (if yes, please state name of dog)
If you are not applying for a specific dog and simply wish to be put on a waiting list for the next dog that becomes available for adoption, please describe the breed you are interested in and anything else you would like us to consider when putting you on our waiting list:
Please list at least two references we can call prior to approval of your adoption application:
Name (of Reference #1)
Address (of Reference #1)
City (of Reference #1)
Province (of Reference #1)
Postal Code (of Reference #1)
Telephone (of Reference #1)
(Reference # 1) relationship to you:
Name (of Reference #2)
Address (of Reference #2)
City (of Reference #2)
Province (of Reference #2)
Postal Code (of Reference #2)
Telephone (of Reference #2)
(Reference #2) relationship to you:
Is there anything else that you would like us to know prior to considering your application for adoption:
Adoption Policies & Procedures - By checking this box you agree to the below adoption policies and procedures
Application: PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ADOPT OUTSIDE OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. We must receive a fully completed application in order for it to be considered for review and reference check level. Any partially completed application will be rejected. If you reside outside of the Province of Ontario, your application will be rejected. Please be patient, our rescue is run by volunteers and sometimes takes a while to process. All of our applications for specific dogs are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. We review each application and select the person/family best suited for the animal. We are a foster home based, non-profit rescue organization. We are not a physical shelter. All of our rescue dogs reside with approved foster families while waiting for their forever homes. We do not have the ability to schedule meetings with the dogs or for people to view of the dogs like a municipal shelter or Humane Society does.
Once we received your completed application, it will be reviewed by our volunteers. If you are selected, someone will contact you to advise. We will then contact your references, and your veterinarian's office (if applicable). It is your responsibility to notify your references and vet's office that we will be calling them. If all of the reference checks are satisfactory, we will proceed with setting up a home visit and interview.
It is our preference that your whole family be in attendance during the home visit. Please understand that depending on where you live, it may not be possible to do a home visit right away. We will contact you once we have a volunteer in your area and set up a mutually convenient time. This process may take longer if you're located outside the GTA/Durham Region. Once your home visit has been completed and is satisfactory, we will proceed to the next step, being the meet & greet.
The Meet & Greet:
The purpose of the meet & greet is to give your family the opportunity to meet the dog, ask any questions/concerns you may have regarding the dog and its overall disposition. This will allow both you and us to see if the dog is right for your family. It also provides us with the opportunity to perform an introduction of the dog with your pets, if any.
Adoption Day/Adoption Fee & Contract:
Once all of the above has been reviewed, we will notify you of your adoption approval, and begin making arrangements to transport the dog to you. Please be advised that prior to taking the dog, you will be asked to sign our adoption contract and pay our adoption fee (standard fee being $500.00 and reduced for senior dogs and dogs with medical issues) Payment is accepted either by Interac e-transfer or cash.
Although BBR attempts to give an honest and thorough evaluation of the temperament of all dogs coming into care, the history of a rescued dog may not always be known and you may therefore encounter some behavioural problems. We do have a trained behavioural professional who will work with you during the initial 3 month transition period, if necessary, in order to assist in resolving any issues.
The adopter must agree to periodic follow-up visits, and calls/emails from BBR within the first 6 months. The follow-ups are purely to ensure the dog's well-being. Updates and photos are greatly appreciated from our adopters!
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am approved for adoption, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in immediate disqualification.