Husky House, Inc. Non-Binding Adoption Application

Our goal is to place our homeless rescues in permanent loving homes as they have already been abandoned once before by their former owners. We strive to place the appropriate dog in the appropriate home. This application helps us to learn more about you, your home and your level of experience (if any) with this breed. Please fill out ALL questions. If the question does not apply please write N/A. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please give us several days to get back to you.

All dogs adopted from Husky House will recieve a lifetime discount at the Snowdog Lodge.

Once an application has been submitted, we ask that you please be patient. Husky House is run by hard working volunteers that will try our best to get back to you in a timely manner. We greatly appreciate your patience. Also please note, completion of this application does not guarantee an adoption.


Adoption Policy

  1. Minimum age for adopter is 23 years old.
  2. You must reside within a one hour drive from either NYC or Matawan, NJ. We DO NOT do long distance adoptions because we do home visits prior to the pup going to its new home.
  3. We do not adopt out Siberian puppies (under 1 year of age) unless you have prior Siberian experience.
  4. We DO NOT place in homes that rely on invisible/electric fence as the sole means of containment.
  5. We must meet all household members either during the home visit or the meeting/adoption.

Adoption Process

  1. Fill out the below non-binding application
  2. Check vet and/or personal references
  3. Phone Interview
  4. Home Visit
  5. Upon completion and approval of application, come meet the dog(s) and you can adopt on the spot!

Which dog are you interested in?

If you are interested in seeing dogs other than the one listed first, please list a second and third choice:

Please tell us a little bit about what you are looking for in a dog (Personality, sex, breeds, size, age, etc.):

Reason(s) for adopting:








Are you looking to adopt now or in the future?

Have you previously adopted from Husky House?

If so, please enter the date and the name of the dog given by Husky House:

If you have applied for adoption with any other rescue or shelter groups, please enter their name(s):

How did you hear about the Husky House?

First Name:

Last Name:

Email:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Please provide the contact information of a veterinarian you have used before or are currently using. Veterinarian references are checked. If you plan to use a new veterinarian please list as well.

Veterinarian Name:

Veterinarian Phone:

Veterinarian records are under the name of:

New Veterinarian Name:

New Veterinarian Phone:

Please provide the name and phone number of two personal references we may call. Family members may not be used a personal references.

First Reference Name:

Relation to Applicant:

Reference Phone:

Second Reference Name:

Relation to Applicant:

Reference Phone:

Please list place of employment for yourself and your spouse. We do NOT call employers, this is simply for our records.

Employer name:

Employer Address:

Employer Phone:

Spouse Employer Name:

Spouse Employer Address:

Spouse Employer Phone:

What kind of residence do you live in?

How long have you lived here?

What floor do you live on?

Are you moving in the near future?

If yes, please explain:

If you rent or own a condo, please provide your landlord's contact information so we may verify that you are allowed a pet(s)

Landlord Name:

Landlord Phone:

Is everyone in the household aware of and agreeable to your interest in adopting?

Does anyone in your household have asthma and/or allergies?

If yes, please explain.

Please list below all people who currently live at this residence including name, age, and relationship (including yourself)

Please enter the following for all your current pets:

Pet's Name:
Age:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Where do you keep them:
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?

Pet's Name:
Age:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Where do you keep them:
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?

Pet's Name:
Age:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Where do you keep them:
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?

If you have more than 3 pets please enter the same information here:

Please enter the following for all pets you'ved owned in the past:

Pet's Name:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Owned Until (date/year):
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?
What happened to pet:

Pet's Name:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Owned Until (date/year):
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?
What happened to pet:

Pet's Name:
Species:    
Breed:
Location Obtained:
Length of Time Owned:
Owned Until (date/year):
Spayed/Neutered?
If it's a cat, declawed?
What happened to pet:

If you had more than 3 pets in the past please enter the same information here:

What would cause you to give up your pet?

















Have you ever taken one of your pets to a shelter or given an animal away?

If so, please describe circumstances:

Are you willing to adopt a special needs dog?

Do you have a completely fenced in area on your property?

If yes, please answer the following:

Height and type of fencing:

Can strangers access your yard?

What type of lock do you have on your gate?

Do you have a pool?

If yes at all, is it fenced in?

If you have no fence how do you plan to have your new dog relieve and exercise itself?

What outdoor activities would you include your new dog in?

Who will be responsible for the care of the new dog?

Do all adults work fulltime?

How many hours each day will your new dog be alone?

Where will your new dog be kept when no one is home?

Where will your new dog be kept while you are at home?

Where will your new dog sleep at night?

Will you be crating the dog?

If yes, when and for how many hours?

Will the dog be allowed on the furniture?

If no, how do you plan to get the dog off the furniture if she/he does jump up there?

Are you familiar with positive methods (no hitting) of dog training?

How would you handle temperament or obedience problems that might arise?

We may require certain dogs to attend training classes, is this acceptable?

Are there regular visitors to your home (human/animal) with whom your new dog must get along with?

If yes, whom?

What kind of food do you plan to feed your new dog?

What brand of food do you plan to feed your new dog and how many times per day?

Would you like to have Husky House make food/brand recommendations?

Do you plan to give your new dog heartworm preventative once a month?

If yes, what brand?

Where do you purchase your pet's heartworm preventative?

Will you give your new dog flea and tick preventative once a month?

If yes, what brand?

Where do you purchase your pet's flea/tick preventative?

Who will care for your pet(s) when you are on vacation?

Please fill out the following if you are applying to adopt a Siberian Husky or a Husky Mix:

Have you previously owned and/or lived with a Siberian Husky?

Are you aware of the following traits of the Siberian Husky breed?

  • they are escape artists (thru open doors, over and under fences, thru windows)
  • they should NEVER be allowed to run loose in unfenced areas because they are EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE OFF LEASH
  • the overwhelming majority of Siberian Huskies coming into shelters and rescue groups are strays
  • blow/shed their coats heavily twice a year
  • have a very high energy lever and need a lot of exercise
  • are very intelligent, can be stubborn and are not terribly obedient
  • can have a high prey drive with small animals (e.g. cats, birds, squirrels, hamsters, etc.)

Given the Siberian Husky's personality for escaping and roaming, will you teach all household members to:

  • make sure the dog is ALWAYS wearing indentification tags on his/her collar
  • never take the dog out without a lead/leash
  • make sure all gates and doors are securely closed

Would you be interested to learn more about volunteering at Husky House?

Would you be interested to learn more about becoming a Husky House foster family?

What is the name of your local shelter(s)?

ADOPTION DONATION: The donation is $275 and up. We will no longer accept personal checks. All adoption fees must be in cash or certified check. We do not make money on our rescue dogs. The donation helps us to offset our expenses. All our rescues are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped and dewormed. We also pay for the following expenses: Shelter fees to have the dog released into our rescue group; Kennel fees to board the dog till he/she finds their own home unless a foster home is available. The donation enables us to continue our rescue efforts. THIS DONATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE - ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Is this acceptable?

The adoption procedure includes filling out this application, a phone interview, meet the dog/in-person interview, contract signing (which stipulates the animal MUST be returned to us if you can no longer keep it), home visit prior to adopting and one or more follow-up visits. This is all to ensure the safety of the dog since we don't know you. Is this acceptable?

Just like humans, dogs need care throughout their lives. This can include, but is not limited too, yearly checkups, boosters or vaccination titer tests, heart worm. Flea/tick preventative, etc. Are you able/prepared to provide your pet with vet care?

All dogs must be given each month a heartworm preventative as well as flea/tick preventative. Are you able/prepared to provide your pet with monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives?

In the unfortunate event that your pet will get ill or injured, would you be prepared/able to cover the possibly high cost of extensive vet care?

All dogs need some time to adjust to their new environment, new family and new routine. This includes, but is not limited to, crate-training, counter-surfing, house-breaking, walk schedules, sleep schedules, etc. Please remember adjusting your dog to their new schedule may take some time. Are you prepared to give the dog time to settle in?

Adopting companion animal is a long term commitment of at least 12-15 years (depending on age of animal), please consider this before adopting. Is this acceptable?

If no, why?

I understand and acknowledge that I am adopting a shelter dog and NOT buying from a breeder, petstore or pet dealer. Due to this, I understand that Husky House has very limited health history of the dog(s).

If no, why?

**PLEASE REMEMBER THIS DOG HAS ALREADY BEEN ABANDONED ONCE BEFORE**