Dog Application

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an application and submit it to SGDR. Once an application is received it will go through the review process, checking references and analyzing based on lifestyle if the proposed dog is a good fit for the applicant. Please be patient for a response as we only have two volunteers who manage our email and though we do our best to respond within the first 24 hours (with the exception of weekends) it can sometimes take up to 2 days to receive a response. If everything looks good on paper, the applicant will then be connected to the foster parent for a phone interview, if both parties agree that it sounds like a good match, then a meet and greet will be scheduled. If you are a family with small children, we do need all family members to meet the dog prior to adoption to observe interactions. If you would like to meet the dog before your children meet the dog as to avoid broken hearts, we are certainly happy to do multiple meet and greets. Once an adoption is confirmed by both the applicant and the foster family, you will be able to take your dog home after the contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.

Adoption Application

We hate paperwork, too. But to help us keep track of all the people who want to give our dogs wonderful homes, we need you to fill out an adoption application. An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering a dog for adoption.

We recognize that you may find this application long but we want to ensure that your match is an ideal match.  Please note that we take Heartworm Prevention (HWP) seriously due to the high risk possibility in the Southeast.  If your current dogs are not using HWP year round, you application WILL be rejected.  We will verify with your vet that such prevention is being used.  Thank you for your understanding.


All fields require a answer. If a question does not apply to you choose or write in Not Applicable – N/A


    About You and Your Household

    Some basic information and how we can get in touch with you.

    Applicant Name:
    Person #1
    First Name: (Required)

    Last Name: (Required)

    Age: (Required)

    Person #2
    First Name: (Required, if applicable.)

    Last Name: (Required, if applicable.)

    Age: (Required, if applicable.)

    Street Address: (Required.)

    City: (Required.)

    State: (Required.)

    Zip: (Required.)

    Phone# 555-555-1234 (Required)

    Secondary Phone# 555-555-1234

    Email Address: (Required)

    Is there a specific dog you are interested in adopting from us? If yes, please indicate the dog's name. If no, please tell us if there is anything specific you are looking for (e.g. age, size, male/female, etc.)

    Employment Info

    Person #1
    Occupation/Employer Name: (Required)

    Work Hours: (Required)

    Person #2
    Occupation/Employer Name: (Required, if applicable.)

    Work Hours: (Required, if applicable.)

    Home Environment

    We want to make sure that the dog you're interested in is a good fit for your home environment. Some dogs thrive in a high-energy home, while others need something a bit more quiet. Some dogs need a large, fenced yard, while others would do great with just a few short walks.

    Do you understand the state and local ordinances concerning licensing and leashing? (Required)
    Have you applied to any other rescue group? If so, please list the group name and date of application (this will enable us to coordinate placement efforts): (Required)

    Is there a dog or pet limit in your city or county? If so, what is the limit? (Required)
    May we visit your home? (Required)

    Please list the names and ages of all persons who live in your household (or who visit regularly):

    Pet Allergies?

    Pet Allergies?

    Pet Allergies?

    Pet Allergies?

    Yard Fencing and size

    Do you have a fence? (Required)
    Type of fencing?
    How high is the fence if not invisible? feet
    How large is the yard that the dog will have access to?

    What pets do your currently have in your household?





    If you Rent, complete the following:

    Landlord’s Name:
    Landlord's Telephone Number: 555-555-1234
    Does your Landlord allow large dogs, if applying for a large dog?

    A Few Additional Details

    About The Adoptive Dog.

    Reason for adopting a dog:

    Are you willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for your dog for its entire life?
    What will you do if your new dog chews your belongings or shows other destructive behavior?

    How will your dog be confined to your property (please include all that apply)?

    Will the dog be outside unsupervised? If yes, for how long (on avg)? (Required)
    How much exercise do you plan to give your dog?
    Activity Level you would prefer in your dog?
    Will the dog be walked daily? (Required)
    Will the dog be exercised in a fenced area? (Required)
    Would you consider a Special Needs Dog, such as one who requires medication for a permanent but controlled condition? (Required)
    Where will your pet be kept during the day?
    And at night?
    How many hours will the dog spend alone each day?
    Rescued Dogs have sometimes been in neglectful and/or abusive situations and therefore, may experience difficulty making the transition to a new home. Are you willing to be patient while your dog adjusts to its new home? (Required)
    How long do you feel an animal should be given for an adjustment period?
    Are you willing to work with a new pet on any issues he or she may have? (Required)
    What behaviors would be unacceptable to you?

    What actions would you take to correct these behaviors?

    Will your dog receive formal obedience training? (Required)
    For local adopters, if your application is approved, will you sign up for our free puppy/obedience classes offered with an SGDR adoption? (Required)
    If you move, what will you do with your dog?

    Will you groom the dog or use a groomer?
    Are you aware that routine costs of maintaining a dog average approximately $800-1200 per year? YesNo (Required)

    Your Experience with Dogs

    Please list all pets you have owned in the past three years:

    Pets Name:
      What happened to the pet?

    Pets Name:
      What happened to the pet?

    Pets Name:
      What happened to the pet?

    Pets Name:
      What happened to the pet?

    **If your current dogs are not using HWP year round, your application WILL be rejected. We will verify with your vet that such prevention is being used. Thank you for your understanding**.

    Vet Reference

    Are you Currently using Heartworm Preventative? (Required)
    Where was heartworm preventative purchased?

    If you purchase heart worm prevention online, please be prepared to email your receipts.
    Street Address:




    Telephone Number: 555-555-1234

    Please list all vets you have used in the last three years for vaccines, spay/neuter, and heart worm prevention.

    Current Vet Name: (Required)

    Street Address: (Required)

    City: (Required)

    State: (Required)

    Zip: (Required)

    Telephone Number: 555-555-1234 (Required)

    Other Vet:
    Please include Name, Address & Phone #

    Personal References

    If no vet reference is available, please include at least two personal references. Family members cannot be personal references. (**If using personal references please allow extra time in processing your application. Thanks SGDR)
    Name, Phone #

    Have you sold, given away or surrendered a pet to a shelter?

    Have you or any member of your family/household been cited for leash law violation or animal neglect/cruelty in the past?

    "In submitting this application, I/we hereby certify that all the information provided on this application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my/our knowledge. I/we attest that I/we have read the Terms and Conditions of Adoption and also understand that completion and submission of this application does not guarantee adoption of a dog and Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue reserves the right to refuse any adoption."

    We’re 100% volunteer-based, so it may take us a few days to respond to your application. Thanks for your patience.

    If you have submitted an application and not had a response to your submitted application within 2-3 business days, please email to make sure we received your application.