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Thank you for your interest in adopting/fostering a cairn terrier or cairn terrier mix. Before submitting your application, please review our Frequently Asked Questions in order to become familiar with cairns and with our process.

The information you provide in this application will be used to help us determine which dog in our program might be the best match for your home. Answers are completely confidential.

Before submitting your application, please make sure you have completed all required fields and answered the rest of the questions to the best of your ability. Incomplete applications may be rejected or delayed.

It will take approx. 20-25 min to complete this form.


Contact Information
* Your Name:
Co-applicant(s) (if any):
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* Zip Code:
* Email Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:
Household Information
Applicant’s age:
Co-Applicant(s) age(s):
Number and ages of adults in your home:
Men:
Women:
Number and ages of children
under 18 years of age in your home:
If you have children in your home,
how much responsibility will they
have for the care of the dog?
How much adult supervision will
the dog and children have?
If there are no children in your home,
how often will the dog come in
contact with children?
Are there children under 18 years of age who frequently visit your home (such as grandchildren, stepchildren, frequent houseguest's, neighbors, babysitters, etc.)? If yes, please provide age, relationship, and how often they visit:
Are there any adults who frequently visit your home (such as housekeepers, grandparents, etc.)? If yes, please provide relationship and how often they visit:
Do any members of your household have allergies? If so, please describe:
For whom are you adopting the dog? If so, please describe:
Does everyone in your household approve of getting a dog? If no, please explain:
Does everyone in your household know you are applying to adopt a dog, and do they agree to the adoption? If no, please explain:
Pet Ownership
Please explain why you are interested in adopting a cairn terrier:
Have you previously owned a cairn? If you have never owned a cairn, what research have you done to determine that this is a good breed for you?
How many dogs have you owned in the past 15 years?
Please list your current pets by name, breed/type/species, age, gender, spay/neuter status, and current health:
Please describe pets you have owned in the past 15 years who are no longer with you. List breed or type, age, and why they are no longer with you:
If you currently have more than one dog, please describe how they get along:
What do you think are the most important responsibilities of dog ownership?
Do you understand that dogs adopted through the Cairn Rescue League will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption?
Home Information
What type of home do you live in?
Do you rent or own your home?
If you rent, does your landlord allow pets?
If you rent, please provide the
following information:
Landlord Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone:
If you rent, are you willing to
provide a copy of your lease or a
notarized statement from your
landlord authorizing pet occupancy?
Please describe any stairs in your home, including where they are and how often the dog will need to use them:
Does your home have a deck or balcony? If so, please describe the type and height of the railing and the width of any spaces between the railings:
Do you have a yard that your dog can use? If yes, is a portion of it completely fenced?
If so, what material is the fence made of? What is the height of the fence? Have you inspected the fence for holes that a dog could crawl or dig through?
Do you have an electric fence? If no, do you plan to install an electric fence?
If there is not a fenced area for your dog to use, how do you plan to keep your dog from leaving the property?
Will you provide leashed walks? If so, how often?
Do you understand that dogs adopted through the Cairn Rescue League must never be off-leash unless in a securely fenced area?
Will your dog have access to a body of water, such as a pond or pool? If so, how do you plan to ensure your dog’s safety?
Please describe the exercise schedule you will have for your dog:
Is your neighborhood:
What do you intend to feed your dog?
Who will be responsible for the daily care of your dog (feeding, walking,training, etc.)?
Will anyone be home during the day? If so, who will be home and what will their responsibilities for the dog be?
How many hours a day will your cairn be left alone?
When alone, where will your dog be kept? Able to run around the house,crated,garage,basement,confined to a room, or other:
Approximately how many hours a day will your dog be outdoors?
When outdoors, will your dog be: In a fenced yard,in a kennel run, on a run, tied up, loose or other:
Where will your dog sleep at night?
If necessary, how will you housebreak your dog?
Do you have a crate of adequate size for your dog or are you willing to buy one prior to adoption? Cairns require a medium-sized crate, equivalent to the Varikennel 200.
How frequently will you be away from home on business trips, vacations, or other activities?
How will your cairn be cared for when you are away?
Are you willing to have your home visited by a Cairn Rescue League representative (by appointment) for the safety inspection required by our application process?
Your Preferences
What gender of dog are you willing to adopt?
What age dog would you be willing
to consider?(check all that apply)
Puppy (under a year)
Youngster (1-3)
Teenager (4-7)
Adult (8-10)
Senior (11 and older)
Would you consider a cairn mix?
Would you be willing to adopt a dog with any of the following special needs?
Partial blindness? NoYes
Total blindness? NoYes
Deafness? NoYes
Diabetes? NoYes
Condition requiring a vet-prescribed diet? NoYes
Loss of limb or orthopedic problems? NoYes
Seizures? NoYes
Skin allergies? NoYes
Hypothyroid? NoYes
Would you consider a dog
that still requires house training?
NoYes
Are you willing to work with a dog that has behavior issues such as:
Aggression toward other dogs? NoYes
Excessive barking? NoYes
Escaping? NoYes
Separation anxiety? NoYes
What energy level would you prefer in your dog?
Would you consider a puppymill survivor who may be shy?
Are you willing to work with a dog that needs obedience training?
If necessary, are you willing to take your dog for obedience lessons?
What traits are you looking for in a dog?
Please provide any other information about you or your family that might help us find the right match for you:
Did you review the Cairns in Need of Homes on our website?If so, are you interested in any of our currently available dogs?
Have you been in touch a Cairn Rescue League representative about this dog(s) (if so, please specify)?
If approved, how do you plan to transport your dog to your home?
References
* Required field.
Personal References
We require four personal references, only one of whom should be a family member. Please indicate your relationship to your reference (family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.). All references must be 18 years of age or older.
REFERENCE 1
*Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Home Phone:
Work Phone(with permission):
Cell Phone:
Email:
Relationship:
REFERENCE 2
*Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Home Phone:
Work Phone(with permission):
Cell Phone:
Email:
Relationship:
REFERENCE 3
*Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Home Phone:
Work Phone(with permission):
Cell Phone:
Email:
Relationship:
REFERENCE 4
*Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Home Phone:
Work Phone(with permission):
Cell Phone:
Email:
Relationship:
Veterinary Reference(s)
If you have used your current vet for less than two years, please include an additional veterinary reference. If you do not currently have a vet, please either provide information for the vet you plan to use when you adopt your dog, or if you have had pets within the past 10 years, please provide the information for the vet who cared for them.
VET REFERENCE 1
Name of Practice:
*Name of Vet:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Phone:
VET REFERENCE 2
Name of Practice:
*Name of Vet:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
*Phone:
Where did you hear about us?
Agreement

By submitting this application, you represent that the information that you have provided on this form is the truth to the best of your knowledge and belief. You also certify that you have never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment by a court of law or other governmental authority.

Please make sure the application is complete and that you have entered your correct email address before pressing the Submit button.

You should receive a copy of your application via email,as an email acknowledging that your application has been received. Please keep in mind that the Cairn Rescue League is run by a small group of volunteers. We will contact you once you have been matched to a dog in our program, but please also keep in mind that although we will do our best to match you with a dog, we receive many more applications than we have dogs available for adoption.

Thank you again for your interest in adopting a cairn terrier!


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