Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a GSP! You should hear from one of our volunteers within 2-3 days of submitting your application. If you have not heard from anyone during that time, please feel free to email and inquire here. Your approval involves a check of your vet and personal references and a home visit. Depending upon your availability and the availability of a local volunteer for the home visit, full approval typically takes approximately 7 days. You will not be put in touch with the foster home for any dogs of interest until you are fully approved.

As we are a volunteer organization, we appreciate your patience and support. We understand that you may be working with other rescues or shelters in your search for the perfect pet. Please be aware that there may be other interested applicants in the dog you are interested in. We do not hold dogs. Our policy is that the first approved applicant to meet a dog, can adopt that dog. If you are interested in a particular GSP, you should arrange to meet that dog as soon as possible following approval.

Please understand that the responses to your emails are sent by volunteers, the person checking your references is a volunteer, the person coming to your home for a visit is a volunteer and the foster home that responds to your questions and makes time for you to meet the dog is a volunteer. Should you decide not to adopt from our Rescue, please consider making a small donation in appreciation of the time our volunteers spent working with you.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application!

Minimum Adoption Donation Amounts:

$350 for a dog under a year of age

$300 for a dog one (1) year old to seven (7) years old

$150 for a dog eight (8) to ten (10) years old

$100 recommended for a dog over ten (10+) years

Adoption donations are based on vet costs - the average veterinary cost for Texas GSP Rescue per dog is $300.00 - $500.00. Adoption donations are supplemented by Texas GSP Rescue fundraising efforts and our very generous donors.

Are you a repeat adopter? Ask us about our repeat adopter deals!
(Deals do not apply to dogs under one year)

These minimum adoption donations are non-negotiable. Each dog adopted will be spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Each dog will be tested for heartworms and undergo treatment if necessary. We strive to microchip each dog, but that is not always possible prior to adoption. The minimum adoption donation amount allows us to cover these vet costs for all the dogs in our care.

Directions: Use the TAB key or your MOUSE to move between the fields of the application.

YOUR INFORMATION










In most cases we require adopters to be at least 21 years of age. Are you 21 years of age or older?*


ABOUT YOUR RESIDENCE

Do you have a fenced in yard?*




Do you own or rent your residence?*


In most cases we require adopters to be at least 21 years of age. Are you 21 years of age or older?*





SECONDARY/EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Please provide name, phone or email address for friends or relatives that can serve as a secondary contact or emergency contact for you or your dog.







VETERINARY REFERENCE

Please provide us with the vet that has the most up-to-date records for your pets! If you do not currently own a pet but have in the past, please list the vet that provided care for your previous pet(s). Many vets maintain records for several years after a pet has passed away. By providing the following information, you grant us permission to contact your vet for a reference check.

Note: Please call ahead and let your vet know Texas GSP will be calling for a vet reference.





Will you allow Texas GSP to contact your vet?


INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CURRENT AND PAST PETS
Do not list any pets you had as a child or while living with your parents. Please remember, we must be able to verify all information by calling your veterinarian.

Are you first time pet owner?*


I/We have a cat(s) at our home. They are:*





ABOUT YOUR HOUSEHOLD




Do all of the adults in the home know you are planning to adopt a GSP?*


Do any household members have animal allergies or suffer from Asthma?*


Why do you want to adopt a dog (please check all that apply)?*








LIFE OF YOUR NEWLY ADOPTED DOG










Does your dog need to get along with other dogs?*


Are you willing to housetrain an adopted dog?*


For what reason(s) would you feel compelled to give up your GSP?*










Are you willing to do obedience training if recommended?*


Are you willing to buy and use a crate if recommended?*


Will you authorize a visit to your home by one of our volunteers before or after adopting a pet? All family members must be present.*


If you are approved, you and any current dog, will be required to travel to meet and adopt the dog. Are you willing to travel for this purpose?*


Have you ever owned a GSP or English Pointer?*


Many rescued GSPs will not hunt. Would you return the dog if it won't hunt?*



Would you like to be added to the Volunteer email list in your area?*


Do you have any other comments that would help us in approving your application or have questions you would like us to answer?


Are you looking at other avenues for Adoption?


ADOPTION FEE

Our minimum adoption donation varies depending on the dog, ranging from $100-$350. Any additional contribution will be greatly appreciated.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL OF THE QUESTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE HITTING THE SUBMIT BUTTON.