Dog Adoption Questionnaire

If you’re interested in adopting man’s best friend, you came to the right place! Adopting a dog can seem like it is a daunting process, but at APARC, we make it easy!

Step 1: Do your research! This includes making sure you are prepared for a furry addition to the family. Also look into whether a puppy, adult, or senior dog is more suitable for you. By knowing what you are looking for before you come visit, including breed, size, and temperament, you can be better prepared to ask our staff which dogs may fit what you are looking for. Adoption fees can be found here.

Step 2: Get the necessities! Things like leashes, collars, food bowls, and toys are required for every dog. Hold off on things like food until you’ve made your choice in pet, and ask our shelter staff if the dog you have selected has any preference with certain foods.

Step 3: Fall in love! You can check out our dogs on Petfinder, but we much prefer you come in and meet all the dogs face to face!

Step 4: Once you find a dog you want to adopt, let our staff know!

Step 5: Take your lovely new dog home! We will send you away with a food sample to mix into whichever food you choose. Talk to our staff about how to integrate dogs to a home, normal adjustment behaviours, and what to look out for in the first few days. We can make sure you have all your questions answered before you walk out our doors with your new dog!

Please complete to the best of your ability.

Name *
Birth Date
Birth Date
Your family
Are you planning on the following in the following month?
Select all that apply
Your home
If renting, please be prepared to provide landlord contact information at the time of adoption.
Where will your dog stay during the day?
Where will your dog stay during the night?
General info
Your pets
Include species, breed, age, sex, and if intact or not.
Problems you are willing to work on
Under what circumstances would you relinquish your dog?
I understand that it is my responsibility to see and evaluate the dog for myself before agreeing to adoption. The adoption of a lifelong animal friend should not be impulsive, but rather a carefully thought out decision, which will ensure a loving, lasting relationship.
Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Your privacy is important to us, we will not distribute any information to anyone outside the organization for any reason.