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THIS IS A SPECIAL INVITATION ONLY ADOPTION APPLICATION. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM COL. POTTER FOR THIS SITE DO NOT FILL IN THIS FORM.
We are National
National, in this case, means we do NOT have a brick and mortar facility. Instead our Board,
Officers, Volunteers and Foster Homes are located all across the USA.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU FILL OUT OUR APPLICATION TO ADOPT
If you submit an application you will receive an EMAIL confirmation of that app almost immediately. If you do not receive that email, we are sorry to say but your app did not submit (for any number of reasons), and you will have to resubmit. Our website and application (forms) all work the same way and an email confirmation copy is always provided. Thank you so much for your patience. Make sure to check your SPAM folder. Patience is the new normal.
Our primary form of contact with our applicants is email, so please be sure to check your mailbox frequently for responses/information from us regarding your application to adopt. PLEASE remember to check your spam/junk folder as well.
Please answer this "getting to know you" application with detailed answers. ONLY through your complete answers will we be better able to help you determine which Col. Potter Foster Dog would be best suited to you.
If you intend to use an electronic fence as your primary means of containment, we cannot accept your application.
We cannot guarantee any of our rescue dog’s behavior with children and cannot accept applications with children under 12 unless you already own or have owned a rescued dog during the child’s lifetime. We reserve the right to deny an application based on the age of the child under 12 at the time of ownership.
The Fine Print
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) reserves the right to decide the placement of their rescue Foster Dogs. CPCRN reserves the right to deny placement of their rescue foster dogs.
By filling out the below application, you agree to notify CPCRN once you no longer are looking for a dog. You also agree to notify us if there are any changes in your household, which would relate to questions you have answered in this application.
You MUST be 21 years of age or older in order to apply to adopt a rescue Foster Dog through CPCRN. Photo identification may be required upon adoption.
Before applying to adopt any dog, PLEASE read the Adoption FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section. (https://www.cairnrescue.com/service/faq/)
* = Mandatory field
List all ADULT FAMILY members who currently reside in the household by name, age, and occupation, INCLUDING YOURSELF:
List all ADULT (NON-FAMILY) members who currently reside in the household by name, age, and relationship to you:
List all RESIDENT children under 18 years of age by name, age and relationship to you:
List other children under 18 years of age who VISIT FREQUENTLY by name, age, relationship, frequency and typical duration of visitation:
For example, playmate for resident pet(s), companionship for you, good fetching ability, potential agility or earthdog candidate, etc.
For example, inappropriate barking, housebreaking, etc.
If no pets, please put None
If never owned, please put Never
If no pets, please put none
Playfulness, sociability, any other significant thing you can think of…this will help find the right new family member for you.
If you rent, provide the following information:
Where will the dog be kept during the day?
Often the exact age of rescue dogs is unknown.
Special Needs dogs could be of any age. They could be a dog with a vision or hearing loss, or have some other medical condition. They could be dogs in their twilight years who need a loving home for the rest of their lives.
Please note that your choices will be limited if you must concentrate on one small geographic area. You will have more options if you are willing and able to adopt from a larger geographic area. We will provide you with more information on our specific transport policies for our rescues, but in summary, you are responsible for transporting your future rescue dog to your home - both financially and logistically. We can help you plan this, and your rescue's foster family may be able to help with the transport, (note that we request 15 cents per mile fee for any volunteer who helps transport your dog to you - more on that later), but the final responsibility is yours. Flying your rescue dog is an option for some of our rescues but not all.
FOUR PERSONAL REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED in addition to your current veterinarian. Only one of these references may be a family member. All references must be 21 years of age or older. NOTE: If you do not provide 4 personal references, your application will be rejected.
If you have had pets in the past, list the information for the vet that cared for them. Also include an additional Veterinary reference if you have used your current Vet for fewer than 4 years.
If you do not currently have a vet, provide the information about the vet that you will be using when you adopt a dog.
Where did you hear about us?
Are you able and willing to make a Rescue Adoption donation if you adopt a rescue dog through Col. Potter Cairn Rescue?
PLEASE NOTE: At the time you adopt one of our rescue dogss, you will be asked to make a donation to CPCRN. This donation helps defray shelter fees and other costs paid to procure our Rescues, the cost of transporting them to our foster homes, the costs of providing them with food and appropriate veterinary care, including spay/neuter, immunizations, heartworm testing and prevention, and other medical and/or grooming needs as are required by the particular dogs in our program. As adoption donations do not constitute purchase monies paid for the Rescue, they are not refundable in the event that you decide to return the Rescue or for any other reason.
By submitting this application, you give us your permission to call all of your listed references, including your Veterinarian(s), to determine responsible pet ownership. If you have included a work telephone number for any of your references, you are stating that they may receive telephone calls at their place of employment.
Your signature(s) will be required on a formal Adoption Contract prior to adopting any rescue dog. You must also provide proof of being of legal age in your state to sign contracts. Photographic identification with your current address may be required prior to adoption.
I understand that CPCRN may, at its sole discretion, determine that a Cairn rescue will not be approved for adoption by me or my family.
Please make sure the application is complete and you have entered your e-mail address before pressing the "Submit" button below. Incomplete applications may be rejected or delayed.
PLEASE NOTE: Adopting one of CPCRN's rescue dogs is a multi-step process. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for details on how the adoption process works.
I represent that the information that I have provided on this form is the truth to the best of my knowledge and belief. I/we hereby give my/our permission to CPCRN to use any of the above information to confirm that this rescue application is deemed to be correct. I hereby certify that I have not been convicted or otherwise been found guilty by any governmental authority of animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment, or of failing to provide adequate shelter to an animal.