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Thank you for contacting Small Paws Rescue! Our goal is to adopt loving Bichons, to responsible, loving, permanent homes. We would appreciate your help in filling out this form, so we may find out more about you and your family, for your sake and of COURSE, the dog's! Please answer EVERY question, as it saves time in processing. If you don't answer the required responses, the application will not make it through our system
I have read and understand these fees.
After you submit your application, please watch your email because that is how we will be contacting you. Please enter your Email Address(enter only one):
The Small Paws normal Adoption Fee is $150 which includes vaccinations, heartworm check, teeth cleaning (if needed) and altering (IF over 6 months of age). If shipping is required, there will be these additional fees: $175.00 American Airlines Priority Parcel air fare, $40.00 crate and $35.00 for the health certificate.
The crate, health certificate and airfare are not refundable.
Alternate e-mail addresses or e-mail comments:
Only applications for specific dogs will be processed UNLESS you are grieving the recent loss of a beloved pet. If you have not yet found a dog which interests you, please keep checking back with us, and submit your application then.
Click here to see Small Paws Rescue: Available for Adoption
Which site did you view our dogs on?
Which dog/dogs are you applying to adopt? (Please specify your first choice).
Please specify second choice:
If these choices are not available, what age bichon are you interested in?
Which sex bichon do you prefer?
If you are a recent griever (a griever is someone that just recently (in the last six months) lost a beloved pet or loved one) and would like to be considered for a puppy, please tell us a briefly about your loss. *Please note, it's not often we have puppies available.
I am not a griever
I am a griever
I am a griever
Spouse/Partner's Name (type N/A if no spouse, partner or roommate):
Spouse/Partner's Age (type N/A if no spouse, partner or roommate):
Your Physical Address (
street, city and state
Please include city and state
. **Without your city and state, we will not process your application.
Your Mailing Address
street or box number, city and state
Please include city and state
. **Without your city and state, we will not process your application. If same as physical just say "see above".
Your Home Telephone Number:
Best Times to Reach You:
Your Work Telephone Number:
Your Cell Phone Number:
Veterinarian's Name and Address. (
Your vet office
be contacted for a reference.
Many vet offices will not give out any information unless you call to authorize this.
Please contact your vet office to give them permission to answer our questions about the care of your pets. By calling ahead of time, it will save us time in processing your application
I hereby give permission to call my vet for a reference.
How many adults besides yourself reside in your home?
What are their names? (type n/a if there are no other adults)
Ages? (type n/a if there are no other adults)
Relationship to you? (type n/a if not applicable)
What is the age of the person filling out this form?
How many children reside in your home?
What are their names and ages?
How many children visit? How often? What are their ages?
What is the age of the primary person that will care for the bichon you want to adopt?
Do you live in a house/apartment/condo?
If a house, is your yard enclosed by a fence?
If yes, what type of fence?
If yes, does it enclose your front yard, back yard, or both?
If no, how will you handle exercise and toilet duties?
If an apartment/condo, how will you handle exercise and toilet duties?
Do you have a pool?
If so, is there a fence around it?
Do you own a dog now?
Yes... What is his/her name(s)?
Yes... What is his/her name(s)?
If yes, please tell us how many dogs, their names, what breed they are and what are their ages?
Are all your pets spayed or neutered?
If they are not spayed or neutered, which ones are not and why?
Besides dogs, do you have any other pets? If yes what are they(cats, ferrets, rabbits, etc.), what are their names and what are their ages?
If you have other pets, are these pets spayed or neutered?
Have you owned any other pets in the last 10 years? If yes, please list the following for each pet owned: name, breed, and where the pet is now.
If your former pets are no longer living, please explain how they died.
Does everyone in your family want this dog?
Are you aware that Bichons are high maintenance, requiring grooming, ear and nail care?
Why do you want a rescued pet and how are you prepared to meet their special requirements?
Do you work outside the home?
Will the dog be home alone while you are at work?
How many hours a day will the dog be left alone?
Where will the dog be kept when home alone?
When you go on vacation, where will the dog be kept?
Important Notice Temperament: Small Paws Rescue makes no explicit or implicit guarantees in reference to the health and/or temperament of the dog. The dog is adopted "as is" and the adopter assumes all responsibility for treatment of any and all existing conditions or any other conditions of physical or temperament changes that may occur. Rescuer will provide the dog with the basic vaccines and heartworm test before adoption if the age and current health of the dog permits. While the rescuer makes every effort to place only healthy animals, the rescuer cannot guarantee the health of any animal and shall not be held responsible for any medical expenses which may be incurred, hereby expressly excluding any implied or express warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, including, without limitation, any warranties regarding health, temperament or whether the animal is housebroken.
Initials and date. I am at least twenty-one (21) years old and ready to adopt and take possession of a dog now.
Initials and date. I understand, that this Bichon Frise,
pet. This dog will be an inside dog and will not be left unattended outside.
I understand that no dog adopted from SPR may be allowed off lead, outside a fenced area, at any time, for any reason. (initial and date)
Initials and date. If this adoption is for a young puppy, I agree to Spay/Neuter
the pup at 6 months of age or as soon as my vet feels, that it is old enough.
Initials and date. I further understand, if for
reason, that this bichon does
work out, I will return it to Small Paws Rescue.
Initials and date. I also further understand, that this dog may not be given to, sold or placed with a third party including family members. If you, the adopter, do not keep this dog, it must be returned to Small Paws Rescue, Inc.
The adopter further agrees to accept all responsibility for any harm caused by the dog to humans, other animals or personal property following adoption, including, without limitation, any damages resulting from bites, scratches or any other form of aggression, and any damages resulting from the dog's failure to become housebroken.
Yes, I agree
No, I do not agree
Intials and date==>
If we receive your application, an auto-responder will be sent to you to let you know your application has been sent to our server. If you don't receive an email or phone call from us within two weeks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure we received your application. We respond promptly to every application that we receive. Application processing time is about two weeks. **Your vet office will be contacted for a reference. Many vet offices will not give out any information unless you call to authorize this. Please contact your vet office to give them permission to answer our questions about the care of your pets. By calling ahead of time, it will save us time in processing your application.