Adoption Information

IMG_0664We are committed to giving senior Weimaraners a second, and sometimes third, chance to live out their natural lives with love.  Like people, we believe that Weims in their golden years have value and an incredible capacity to enrich the lives of their humans.

It’s been said that grief is the price we pay for love.  Whether you’ve loved a dog for three years or 14, it hurts to say goodbye.  Having the courage to face that grief will give an unwanted “too old” dog the chance to know – maybe for the first time ever – love, safety and contentment in its final years.

102_1467Two important notes:

For the safety of your children and the welfare our dogs SMW does not adopt to families having children under the age of 10.

For the welfare of our senior Weims, all dogs and cats in the adoptive home must be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on veterinary care and dogs must be on a form of heartworm and flea/tick prevention (alternative/natural methods are encouraged but not required).

If you have questions for our Adoption Coordinator, email us at:
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Our application is below.  Every question helps us get to know you better and gives our Weims the best chance at a successful life with you. Answers to all questions are required for application processing.

We spend an average of $500 on each senior Weim who comes into our care, some into the thousands.  Regardless of money spent, our adoption fee is just $250.  Come and get your love!  We can’t wait to meet you!

When do you plan to add a Weimaraner to your family?

Please check one:

*If you have chosen 3-6 months, please understand that your application will still be processed, however we must prioritize adopters that are ready to rescue now.

**If you have chosen over six months, we suggest applying closer to the time when you are ready to adopt.

About You

First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address:
City:
State/Province:
Zip/Postal Code:
Home Phone:
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Cell Phone:
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E-mail:
Age:
Occupation:

2nd Applicant (if any) Information

2nd Applicant First Name:
2nd Applicant Last Name:
2nd Applicant Cell Phone:
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2nd Applicant E-mail:
2nd Applicant Age:
2nd Applicant Occupation:

 

Do either of your jobs require frequent out-of-town travel?
Is either applicant subject to relocation?
Is either applicant a student?
Is either applicant in the military?
How did you hear about Senior Moments Weimaraners?
Have you ever owned a Weimaraner?
If yes, how recently?
What was your experience like with your Weim(s)?

Please Provide a Personal Reference (a non-relative not living with you)

Personal Reference:
Personal Reference Phone#:
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Personal Reference Email:
Reference Street Address:
Reference City:
Reference State/Province:
Reference Zip/Postal Code:
Personal Reference relationship to you (ex: friend, relative, pet-sitter):

About Your Home

Please check one. I/We live in a:
Do you own or lease/rent?
If you rent, lease or live in a condo, do you have permission to have a large dog?
If you rent or lease, landlord's name:
Landlord's phone #:
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Do you have roommates?
If yes, are roommates in agreement to adopt a Weimaraner?
How long have you been at this address?
Is your home large enough to accommodate a 50-85# Weimaraner?

About Your Family

Number of adults in the household?
Ages of adults in household?
Who will be the primary caretaker of the Weimaraner?
Are there children living with you?
If yes, gender of child #1:
Age of child #1:
Gender of child #2:
Age of child #2:
Gender of child #3:
Age of child #3:
Gender of child #4:
Age of child #4:
If you have more than four children living in your home, please list their names and ages here:

 

Do you plan to add children to your household in the future?
Do you ever have children under the age of 10 (neighbors, grandkids, etc.) visit your home?
If yes, how often?
Have all members of the household agreed to adopt a Weimaraner?
Are any members of the household allergic to pet dander?

About Your Current Pets

Name of current pet #1:
Current pet #1 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Current pet #1 breed (if any):
Gender of current pet #1:
Is current pet #1 spayed/neutered?
Age of current pet #1:
Is current pet #1 (check all that apply):
Where is current pet #1 kept? Check all that apply:
Name of current pet #2:
Current pet #2 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Current pet #2 breed (if any):
Gender of current pet #2:
Is current pet #2 spayed/neutered?
Age of current pet #2:
Is current pet #2 (check all that apply):
Where is current pet #2 kept? Check all that apply:
If you have more than two pets right now, please list them and we will discuss them with you on the phone:
Are all of your current pets up-to-date on vet care, vaccines (or titer tests) and heartworm testing/preventative?
Can you provide proof if requested?
Will your current pets accept a new dog?

About Your Former Pets (in the last five years but no longer with you)

Name of former pet #1:
Former pet #1 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Former pet #1 breed (if any):
Gender of former pet #1:
Was former pet #1 spayed/neutered?
Age attained by former pet #1:
Where was former pet #1 kept? Check all that apply:
Reason for absence of former pet #1 (death, gave away, lost, etc.) and when did it occur?
Name of former pet #2:
Former pet #2 type (dog, cat, bird, etc.):
Former pet #2 breed (if any):
Gender of former pet #2:
Was former pet #2 spayed/neutered?
Age attained by former pet #2:
Where was former pet #2 kept? Check all that apply:
Reason for absence of former pet #2 (death, gave away, lost, etc.) and when did it occur?
If you have had more than two pets in the last a five years (who are no longer with you), please list them here:
Have you ever taken a pet to a shelter/rescue or had a pet run away?
If yes, please provide details:
Do you collar and tag your dogs/cats?
If not tagged, please explain:
Are all required pets registered per your local regulations with your city, township or county?
If not registered, please explain:
How much do you believe it may cost per month to adequately maintain your senior Weimaraner?

Your Veterinarian

You must contact your vet's office giving them permission to release information to us regarding your pets. We need the name of the person you spoke with. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IF LEFT BLANK. Thank you.

Name of person spoken with at vet's office:
Veterinary Clinic Name:
Veterinarian Name:
Vet Street Address:
Vet City:
Vet State/Province:
Vet Zip/Postal Code:
Clinic Phone Number:
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General Information

Do you understand and agree with the statements below?

I am aware that Senior Moments Weimaraners takes a holistic approach to veterinary care and, where legally possible, will have titer testing done to determine the protective level of Distemper and Parvo antibodies before automatically vaccinating. Most senior dogs have had multiple vaccines over their lifetime and over-vaccination has proven health risks. Rabies vaccines have been given without titer testing. I am aware that flea/tick prevention will have been accomplished using natural methods whenever possible rather than pesticide application on the Weim (exceptions initially made for dog with existing pests when entering the program).
I am aware that my adopted dog may require basic obedience training/manners, housebreaking and/or crate training and I am willing to use positive methods suggested by SMW or seek a local APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) certified trainer. I agree to alert SMW or my local trainer as soon as I notice concerning behavioral issues.
I am aware that the period of adjustment into my household may be longer than anticipated for my adopted dog.
I am aware that SMW may have little to no information regarding the background of my adopted dog, but whatever they know will be passed along to me.
What traits in a dog are MOST important to you? Please check all that apply:
If other, please describe:
What behaviors can you NOT tolerate?
How many hours during a typical day will your dog be left alone (without humans around)?
What hours (for example 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)?
How often will your dog be left alone (daily, weekdays, ___ days per week, etc.)?
Do you understand that your adopted Weimaraner is to be an indoor dog only?
Where will your adopted dog stay when you are not home?
Where will your adopted dog be when you are at home?
Where will your adopted dog be at night?
What is your plan for your adopted dog when you are on vacation? (You may choose more than one.)

Part of our application process requires a phone interview

What is the best number to reach you?
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What is the best day and time to reach you?

Part of our application process requires a home visit

The home visit will take place at a convenient time when all members of your family are home. Will you allow a SMW volunteer to visit you and your family in your home?
If a home visit is not possible due to your location, timing or some other circumstance, SMW may allow a virtual (digital) picture tour of your home and environment. If necessary, do you have the ability to provide digital photos of your home environment?
Weimaraners are a very demanding breed and require a great deal of time and attention. With your schedule and commitments, explain why you think your home would be suitable for adopting a senior Weimaraner and how you plan to assimilate him/her into your family.
What other volunteer opportunities might you be interested in doing? Please check all that apply.

Thank you so much for taking the time to apply!  One of our volunteers will get back to you within 72 hours.