NOTE: Please be aware that adoption donations are, without exception, NONREFUNDABLE.
Some mobile devices do not work well with online applications and can create delays in processing your application. For best results, a laptop or desktop computer is recommended.
Applications that are not completely filled out will be discarded without notice. If a question does not apply to you, please fill in the blank with “N/A”.
Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue appreciates your interest in adopting one of our rescued dogs. German Shepherd Dogs are a strong working breed in need of experienced and active families. We offer discounted training in conjunction with Shelzsmide K9 of Naples, and recommend both formal and informal training with your German Shepherd for the life of the dog.
We will notify you and move forward with the adoption process should we have a dog available for you. Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue reserves the right to deny applications without explanation at our discretion. Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue relies on your donation to care for all the homeless dogs in our care. Adoption donations range from $250.00 to $500.00, depending on the age of the dog. There is a spay/neuter deposit of $250 for intact dogs which is refunded upon proof of procedure. This donation helps defray the costs of veterinary care given to your dog prior to adoption. This care includes some or all of the following (but not limited to): all vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention medication, flea prevention, fecal testing and deworming if necessary and surgical procedures for spay/neuter. Your adoption donation also helps feed, house and provide veterinary care for the dogs still waiting to be adopted, and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
You are not buying a dog, you are making a donation. Thank you for understanding.
Checks may be made out to: Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue
Driver's License #
Expiration date of identification:
Date of Birth*
Name of Employer? or Self Employed?*
How long have you been employed here?
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Do you own or rent your home*
Does the Property Owner or Community allow a German Shepherd Dog to live on the property?*
If Applicable, please put Landlord's Name or Community/HOA Name
If Applicable, please put Landlord's phone number or HOA contact number
In what type of home do you live*
Is your yard fenced*
No Physical Fence at all
Back Yard Fenced (attached to back of house with direct entrance to house)
Yard Completely Fenced (fence goes completely around house-direct entrance to house)
Kennel area out in yard (no entrance to house)
What type of fence do you have?
What is the height of the fence*
Can a dog dig out under your fence?
I agree to allow BCGSR to visit my home as part of the approval process. I further agree to make any necessary changes before approval is granted. *
Which adult in the household will be responsible for primary care of the dog? *
How many adults reside in your household (over 18) and relationship?*
How many children are regularly in the home and ages? (under 18)*
Do all members of the household know about the new pet and agree? If not, explain.*
Do any household members have any allergies or health concerns related to pets? If so, explain.*
Is anyone in your household a smoker?*
How did you hear about us?*
Have you ever adopted a pet before?
List where you have adopted from before and when you adopted a pet there (year).*
Have you ever given up a pet? If yes, please explain*
Please list the pets you own now. Add the Breed, Name and Age for each one.*
Are all your dogs and cats spayed or neutered? If no, please explain which ones and why.*
Are there any pets in your home now that are NOT owned by you? If yes, please explain.*
Have you applied with any other rescue*
Have you been approved to adopt with another Rescue? If yes, which one?*
Primary Veterinarian/Practice Name:*
Veterinarian's Phone Number:*
Do you now have or have you ever owned a German Shepherd Dog before? If yes, how long and please describe.*
How well do you feel you understand the German Shepherd Dog breed?*
Is there a specific dog you are interested in? Select your first choice. (Selection does not guarantee you will adopt the dog)
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If you selected a particular dog, why? If you have other interests please explain.*
Please select your second choice. (Selection does not guarantee adoption of the dog)
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Please select your third choice of available dogs. (Selection does not guarantee adoption)
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How much time will the animal spend alone during the day*
Will the animal be kept inside or outside*
Inside and Outside
How will you confine your new pet when it is outside? Select all.*
Where will the animal be kept when you are not home*
Where will the animal be kept when you are home*
Where will the animal sleep*
Please select all the following items you have experience with.
Are you aware of basic vaccination and health needs of pets? Select all you understand completely.
Are you familiar with leash laws, licensing and maximum number of dogs in your locality?
How would you handle destructive behavior from your new pet, such as Chewing, Digging, Scratching furniture, etc.?*
Do you feel you are financially able to care for a new pet if an emergency should arise?*
Do you agree to have your new pet spayed or neutered if not already done?
Do you agree to provide proof of spay/neuter as agreed upon in the Adoption Contract (if not yet spayed/neutered)?
Will you agree to attend a puppy or age appropriate dog obedience class within the first 3 months of adopting your dog? (Training is offered through Shelzsmide K9's Pet Training in Naples, or you can obtain it elsewhere)
Do you agree to provide proof of obedience training?
Please list three personal references (not family members) you have known for at least three years. We will contact them in reference to your relationship with animals.
PLEASE CONTACT ALL YOUR REFERENCES IMMEDIATELY AND LET THEM KNOW WE WILL BE CALLING THEM!
Personal Reference 1: Name*
Personal Reference 1 phone number*
Personal Reference 1 email address*
Personal Reference 2 Name:*
Personal Reference 2 Phone Number*
Personal Reference 2 Email Address*
Personal Reference 3 Name:*
Personal Reference 3 Phone Number:*
Personal Reference 3 Email Address:*
Please list two character references that are not personal friends that have known you for at least five years who would be willing to speak to us.
Please let them know we will be contacting them.
Professional Reference 1 Name:*
Professional Reference 1 Phone Number:*
Professional Reference 1 Email Address:*
Professional Reference 2 Name:*
Professional Reference 2 Phone Number:*
Professional Reference 2 Email Address:*
I certify that the information entered on this applicant is true. Enter your name and date*