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Pre-Adoption Application
(Request for Meet and Greet)


****Must be 21 years or older to submit****

Please complete the following form prior to the in-depth Adoption Application so that a meet and greet can be scheduled.  This Pre-Adoption Application is ONLY FOR CANINES.  Felines only require the actual Cat Adoption Application be completed. 
 DO NOT complete this form to meet a cat
Thank you for your cooperation.


To qualify for adoption, you must:

*• Be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license or state Identification Card stating your current address

* Have the knowledge and consent of a landlord, if relevant

*• Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment, proper nourishment, care, and training for your pet

•* Be willing to understand what the breed you are applying for will require and do research on breeds before applying for a dog

* Complete all necessary forms/applications




Application Process

*The first step in the process of adopting a pet from Few Steps From Home is to complete this application. The application provides important information to the rescue, for the adoption process. Working with you, we will be able to determine if the adoption is in the pet's best interest, and the process ensures that you will find a pet well-suited to your lifestyle.

*Please provide detailed information for all questions.

*Our adoption fee includes the cost of all medical care while in rescue

To qualify for adoption, you must:

* Be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license or state Identification Card stating your current address

* Have the knowledge and consent of a landlord, if relevant

* Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment, proper nourishment, care, and training for your pet

* Be willing to understand what the breed you are applying for will require and do research on breeds before applying for a dog

* Understand the behavior that has been explained to you about the dog you are applying for and are willing to work through and issues that mat arise

* Be willing to follow through and continue with training that has already begun with the foster home. 

* Be willing to take the dog to training if Few Steps From Home reccomends it and provide proof to the rescue.

* Be willing to contact this rescue AT ANY TIME with ANY issues BIG, SAMALL OR SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT for help and advice after adoption.  WE ARE HERE FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF THAT DOG.

Please note: We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. Please be advised that we will not adopt to persons who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on any application.

Why Should You Adopt A Dog?


Dogs Help Us with Emotional WellBeing


Dogs provide us with a sense of emotional wellbeing thanks to the unconditional love they give, which is why they're also great company and comfort for people who live alone. Owning a dog can help people to recover from personal trauma, such as bereavement.
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​​​​​​​Having a dog can help you stay active

One of the key benefits of having a dog is that they significantly increase the amount of exercise you do on a regular basis – and you might not even notice it! While it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to go for a walk alone, when we know our puppy needs exercise, we often don’t think twice. All those strolls through the park and adventures in the wood add up.            Even playing games with your dog counts as exercise. You’ve probably noticed how tired you feel after a long game of ‘fetch’, even though your dog is the one who’s been running around. One of the biggest benefits of dogs is the way they encourage you to be more active, which supports your health as well as theirs.

Having a dog is a great way to meet new people

One of the unexpected benefits of dogs is the way they add to your social life. Going to obedience classes, saying ‘hello’ to other dog walkers when you go to the park with your canine companion – there are dozens of ways in which your dog makes you more sociable. Your new puppy will get you out and about, trying things you never considered before and introducing you to new experiences. Whether you’re going to a new pet shop or exploring a new area to make your dog’s daily walk more interesting, you’re bound to see new people all the time. You’re unlikely to stop for a chat with a stranger when you’re walking by yourself, but we all know how easy it is to talk when our dogs want to make friends. And, no matter how different we are, we have something in common – our highly sociable, friendly dogs!

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Dogs are great for your blood pressure

One of the most fascinating benefits of dogs is their amazing ability to make us feel calm - and that has a brilliant effect on our health.                                    According to Harvard University, studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure which is both due to the increase in exercise and that blood pressure goes down when you merely pet your pooch. It may surprise you to learn that our blood pressure actually has a big effect on our wellbeing too, so next time you feel stressed, or just need some time to relax, give your dog some TLC – you’ll both feel the benefit!

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​They teach us valuable skills

Dog owners know that training requires time, effort and patience – all things that are useful in other aspects of our lives. But that isn’t the only thing having a dog teaches us. From enjoying the great outdoors to appreciating the smaller things in life, our dogs really know how to lead by example when it comes to happiness. Dogs and children are also an excellent match as they can teach them a lot about responsibility. Try making your child responsible for a certain aspect of your dog’s day – such as feeding them in the evening or brushing them at night (oversee everything yourself, though!) – and you’ll be encouraging valuable life skills that can’t be learned anywhere else. 

Additional benefits of having a dog

Dog owners generally have a stronger immune system, helping them to stay well and spend less time getting over sickness and bugs. In fact, dog owners visit the doctor less often than non-dog owners, and are less likely to be on medication.
People recover faster from illnesses and even have higher survival rates after a heart attack if they have a dog.
Children who have a furry friend have fewer days off school due to sickness.
Children with chronic illnesses often cope better with treatment when they have a canine companion.
Dogs provide us with a sense of emotional wellbeing thanks to the unconditional love they give, which is why they’re also great company and comfort for people who live alone.
Owning a dog can help people to recover from personal trauma, such as bereavement.
Dog ownership can help those with mental health problems to recover and feel better.

On top of all these serious benefits of dogs, they are also fantastic fun. They always make you laugh, they’re there at the end of a hard day, and they’ll almost always be on hand for a reassuring hug when you need it

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And the MOST IMPORTANT REASON to adopt a dog is they NEED YOU and much as YOU NEED THEM!

Thank you for taking the first step in adopting a rescued dog!