Important: If you live in rented property you will need to provide written permission from your Landlord to keep a dog. This may be included in your tenancy agreement. Without this your application cannot be considered.
Your address and post code
Why are you interested in adopting a dog?
What breed or type are you looking for?
Do you own a dog now, or have you owned a dog previously?
‘Owned’ means you have been responsible for the care and control of the dog, and you are/were the person responsible for the veterinary fees. Please give full details of current dogs/previously owned dogs, starting with current or most recent pet.
--- Yes I own or have had a dog No I have never had a dog
Important: If you own a dog now, or have owned a dog previously you will need to provide veterinary records. Without this your application cannot be considered.
If you haven’t owned a dog before, what type of breeds (if any) do you have experience with?
Are there any other dogs that visit your property, or that would regularly socialise with your dog (eg partner’s dog / parents’ dog/ family or friends’ dog)? Please give details.
It is essential that the dog you re-home gets along with these dogs.
Do you have any other animals? Including cats, caged small animals, chickens, horses, etc. Please give details of all pets/livestock and where they are kept.
About you and your home
Home owner or rent?
--- I own my home I rent my home
If you are living in rented accommodation, do you have written permission to have a dog at your property?
--- Yes No
Please note that written permission is required before you can be considered to rehome a dog.
What type of home do you live in? (terrace/flat/semi etc)
Do you have a garden?
--- Yes I have a garden No I don't have a garden
How many adults live at home?
Please tell us about your lifestyle. For example, very active, moderately active or low physical activity
How many hours on/off lead exercise will the dog get daily?
Where will the dog be kept during the day and during the night?
Do you plan to attend training classes with your dog?
--- Yes No
Do you plan to insure your dog? If not, how will you cover costly veterinary bills?
How long will the dog be left without human company during the day?
What do you intend to put in place when the dog is left without human company?
Who will take care of your dog during holidays/ unforeseen events?
Are you likely to have any major changes in the next 12 months?
This includes increased working hours, change of job, having children or moving home.
I am committed to giving a dog a home for life
Important: Have you considered what will happen to your dog in the event of holidays, increased working hours, change of job, having children, relationship breakdowns, moving house, illness/incapacity, any other change of circumstances? The average life span of a dog can be 12-15 years. Please confirm you understand this and are committed to giving a dog a home for the rest of its natural life.
I agree to giving a dog a home for life
I am committed to having the dog neutered if not already done so
Important: It is a condition of the adoption agreement that if your dog is not already neutered you will arrange with the staff at Cardiff Dogs Home for this to be done at the earliest opportunity. Neutering costs are included in the adoption fee. Please confirm you understand and agree to this condition.
I agree to having a dog neutered if required
I will obtain medical history for my previous dog/pet from my vet and send it to Cardiff Dogs Home when they request it from me.
I agree to obtaining information from my vet
You will need to agree to the declaration questions before the form can be submitted.