Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter

Local Adoption Application for Dogs


Please Note: We are committed to pairing the right dog to the right family, so we will all have many happy years together. Our adoption process includes the completion of an application, veterinary reference, adoption fee, and contract.

The standard adoption fee covers the dog's full vetting, which includes all routine vaccinations (rabies, parvo/distemper, bordetella). It also includes heart worm testing, fecal, spay/neuter and a physical examination from the vet. Puppies receive more shots and vet visits. All our dogs are currently on heart worm preventive and flea prevention.

You must be at least 18 years old to submit this application. This application is the first step in the adoption process.

The shelter does go on a first come, first serve basis as far as applications received and rescues that call into the shelter. If a rescue calls in first, you can still fill out an application, but it would be up to the rescue to surrender the dog for adoption.

Pets Name
Your First Name
Last Name
Street Address
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone
Place of Employment
Best Time to Contact You
Why do you want to adopt?
Please list all people living in your home
(Name and Age)
Please list all dogs in your household
(Name, Gender, Breed, If Altered)
Place each on a separate line.
Please list all cats in your household
(Name, Gender, Breed, If Altered)
Place each on a separate line.
Please list all other pets in your household
(Name, Type, Age)
Do all household members want to adopt a dog?         
Do you have a fenced in yard?         
If you do, please describe it -- i.e. chain link, privacy, height, size of yard
If you don't, are you willing to install one?         
Do you have dog tie outs?         
Do you have overhead runs (cable)?         
If yes, what length?
Have you ever sold, given away, surrendered or euthanized a pet?         
If Yes, explain
Who is your veterinarian? (name and phone)
Where will your dog live?
Where will your dog sleep?
Where will your dog eat?
Will you allow animals on the furniture?         
Will the dog be allowed to run free in the home?         
Where will the dog be when you are not at home?
Will the dog be tied outside?         
Will the dog be allowed to roam?         
Will the dog be walked daily?         
Will the dog have annual veterinary checkups?         
How many hours a day will it be left alone on a regular basis?
Prove you are not a computer. How much is 8+8?
By submitting this form, I understand that this is the first step in the adoption process. I attest that the information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that completion and submission of this form does not guarantee or entitle me to a rescue dog.

When this form is submitted successfully, you will see a short note thanking you for submitting the application, and a link allowing you to print it.
If you do not see this note, the shelter did not receive your application.