If you have decided you would like to apply for adoption of one of our rescued Labrador Retrievers, please take the time to fill out the following adoption form as completely as possible. We realize that our form is lengthy, but the information you supply in the form greatly assists us not only in the approval process, but also in finding the right dog for your family.
Lab Rescue of NC adopts to all areas of NC and parts of SC, VA, and TN. We cannot adopt to other states due to our adoption process than can include a home visit. Thank you for your time and for your interest in a rescued Labrador Retriever!
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How many adults in the home?
Do all adults work outside the home?
What is the occupation(s) of adult(s) in the home?
How many children live in the home?
Please give the ages and gender of all children in the home:
Are all family members (or roommates) in agreement about adding a new pet to your family?
What type of residence do you live in?
Does your landlord allow pets?
Does your landlord have a weight/size/breed restriction on dogs?
Landlord's name/phone number:
How long have you lived at your current address?
If less than one year, please list previous address?
Does anyone in your family have allergies to animals?
If yes, please explain.
Please tell us what you feel being a responsible dog owner entails.
Under what conditions would you consider giving up a dog you own?
Who will be responsible for the care of the lab you adopt?
Have you ever owned a Labrador Retriever?
If no, do you feel you are truly familiar with the breed?
If you have not owned labs previously, what kind of research have you done into the Labrador Retriever breed?
Why have you chosen to adopt a rescued lab?
Where will your lab primarily live?
What is the average number of hours your lab will be left alone (without people) at a time?
Tell us where you will keep your lab while it is home alone.
Tell us where your lab will sleep at night. Be specific.
Tell us how/when/where you will exercise your lab on an average day. Be specific.
Do you have a fenced yard?
If fenced, what type of fencing is it?
If fenced, what is the fence height?
If not fenced, how & where will you "potty" your lab?
Would you be willing to take your new lab to basic obedience classes if we felt
If no/not sure, please tell us why.
How far are you willing to travel to meet a prospective lab?
If you are interested in one of the labs listed on our "Available Dogs" page,
What color lab do you prefer?
Would you consider another color if the lab is a good match otherwise?
Which gender do you prefer
Would you consider the opposite gender if it was a good match otherwise?
What age range do you prefer?
Do you currently own another dog/s?
If yes, please list breed/age/sex.
Please list any other pets you currently own. Include what type, age, sex.
If you currently own a dog(s) and/or cat(s) are they:
If no on any of the above 3, please explain why.
Please give your current/previous Vet clinic name, address AND telephone number. (Required)
Please list previous dogs you have owned, as well as why you no longer have them.
Please list three references, their complete addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Tell us any additional information that may help us match you to the best dog for your family.
While we encourage you to look elsewhere, including other rescue groups and your local shelter, for a rescued dog, our volunteers are working hard to find a dog that would fit into your family if your application is approved. Have you applied to other rescue groups and/or looking at your local shelters for a new pet?
If yes, please explain. Please let us know if you adopt a pet from somewhere else, so that we can close your application.
By submitting this form I declare that I am at least 21 years of age and that all the information on this form is true and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation of fact may result in my not being approved to adopt a lab or the removal of the adopted dog from my home by Lab Rescue. Lab Rescue of North Carolina, Inc. reserves the right to refuse or deny any application and/or adoption.