Thank you for your interest in helping us fulfill our rescue mission by adopting one of our dogs! Please take the time to answer the following questions. We ask a lot of questions because, the more information we can gather, the better we can help find the best match for you and your family. Please understand that filling out this application does not guarantee that you will be approved to adopt one of our dogs. We reserve the right to refuse any application in order to protect the best interests of our dogs.
PLEASE NOTE: The service we subscribe to for our applications does not work well with mobile devices, so we recommend that you use a PC or laptop computer to complete the application. We've had several folks tell us that when they complete the application on their phone or iPad, they get to the end and can't submit. We know that's frustrating. If you don't have access to a PC, send us an e-mail message and we can mail a printed application to you.
Also, before you take the time to complete this application, please know that our process includes a vet/reference check, a visit to your home, and a meet & greet that usually takes place at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. If you are not ready, willing, and able to go through all of these steps, please don't waste your time filling in the application and hoping to change our minds about these requirements. This is especially important if you live outside of Texas or Oklahoma. USDA regulations no longer allow us to work with you long distance and simply put a dog on a transport to you. As of April 2018, the USDA requires you to meet the dog in person before completing the adoption. If you can come to our location in North Texas (about an hour north of Dallas) for the meet & greet, then we will be glad to work with you. But we won't put our organization at risk by trying to circumvent the USDA regulations. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to working with you to help you find the right dog to add to your family, farm, ranch, or homestead.
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Please select your age range from the list below:*
Under 21 year old
21-34 years old
35-44 years old
45-54 years old
55-64 years old
65-74 years old
75 years or older
Facebook Messenger ID
Do you travel often?
If so, how many days a week?
If interested in a particular dog, select it from the list below.
Choose an animal:
What will be the primary purpose of this dog?*
Please describe in more detail the primary reason you want to adopt a dog:*
How did you hear about us? Please be as specific as you can, for example: "Bluebonnet's Facebook page, a friend's Facebook page, Adopt-A-Pet website, Twitter, Instagram, another adopter, another rescue, a local event", etc.
Have you applied or are you working with another rescue? If yes, please provide the name of the rescue(s).*
Are you committed to providing a caring, responsible home for the dog’s entire life, however long that may be?*
In the event of any major changes in your life such as marriage, childbirth, health problems due to age, going away to college, etc, would that impact your ability and/or willingness to keep the dog?*
List any particular traits are you looking for in a dog.
Who will be responsible for the care of the dog?*
Where will the dog be kept when you are home?*
Where will the dog sleep?*
Where will the dog be kept when you are not home?*
How many hours per day will the dog spend alone?*
Do you have a crate?
Do you own or rent your home?*
In what type of home do you live?*
How long have you been at your current address?
Do you plan on moving soon?
Would you ever consider moving somewhere that doesn't allow pets?
If you rent, may we contact your landlord to confirm that you are allowed to have a dog?
If renting, is a pet deposit required?
If renting, please enter any size/weight restrictions.
If renting, please enter any breed restrictions.
Number of adults living in the home.*
Have all adults consented to adopting a dog?*
Number of children living in the home.
Ages of children
Are there children who regularly visit your residence?
If so, what are their ages?
Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs?
Do you have a yard?*
If yes, what size is your yard?
Is your yard fenced?*
Yard Partially Fenced
Yard Completely Fenced
Please describe the types of fencing that you have.*
Height of fence
Are any gates securely locked?
Do you have a pool?
If yes, is the pool separately fenced?
Great Pyrenees and some other breeds BARK loudly, especially at night. If you have close neighbors, this can be a nuisance. Will this be a problem for you?*
A home visit and fence check is required. Do you consent?*
If you have livestock, please tell us what kind and approximate number of each species.
If you have livestock, please tell us a little about the layout of your pastures, paddocks, pens, barns, loafing sheds, etc., including which type of livestock is in which location, in proximity to the location where you want a livestock guardian dog to live. This will help us recommend which of our dogs might be best suited to your situation.
Please list your current pets. Please include all types of pets and list their names, age, sex, and breed. If you can include something about their personality and traits, that could be helpful to us in matching the right dog to your household.
Please list any pets that you have owned in the last 5 years that are no longer with you and why (deceased, rehomed, etc). Please include all types of pets and list their names, age, sex, and breed.
Have you had any pets contract parvovirus? If so, please describe where and when this occurred (month and year). What was the eventual outcome?
If any of your pets are not spayed or neutered, please explain.
Are all of your pets current on appropriate vaccinations and heartworm/flea prevention?
Have you ever given up a pet? If yes, please explain.
Have any current or past pets had behavioral issues?
If yes, please describe.
Have you ever house-trained a dog?*
How would you judge your own experience in training dogs?*
What methods do you use to train/discipline pets?
I/We authorize Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network or any of their partner rescues to inquire about the health status of my current animals as well as any deceased/no longer owned animals on the records under my/our name. I/We authorize release of shot records, heartworm preventative purchases, and date of each pet's last visit to the veterinary clinic.
Veterinarian's phone number
NOTE: If you have pets now or have had pets in the last five (5) years, you MUST provide a veterinarian reference, or provide copies of your records confirming that each pet has been sterilized, is current on vaccinations, and is receiving monthly preventives for heartworms, fleas, and ticks. If you do not have pets now and do not have a preferred veterinarian, please complete the Personal References section. You must provide either a veterinarian reference or personal references. Failure to do so will delay your application.
List any personal references. Please provide the person's name, phone number, e-mail address, and relationship (please do not include more than one relative).
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization, so your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Click the button below to donate safely and securely via PayPal.
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network
P.O. Box 964
Whitewright, TX 75491