Adoption Application

Adoption Application Instructions

 
 

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION 

Thank you for taking the time to apply for a Caring Heart Rescue dog. Your application will be processed in the order that it was received.

The following questionnaire will assist us in understanding what you are looking for in your new rescue dog.  Please note that we do not adopt to applicants 1) outside the inner suburbs of the Washington DC Metro area and 2) homes with children under the age of 11. 

Notification of status of application

 If you are not contacted within 14 days, email CHR at applychr@caringheartsrescue.org for a status report.
 
 
 

Thank you for your time filling out the CHR Adoption Application. Please understand that CHR only adopts out dogs within the DC Metro area.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ADOPT OUTSIDE THE WASHINGTON, D.C. METRO AREA. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. *
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Note: If applying for puppies under 1 year old, we require a dog walking reference, or an adopter home part of the day to ensure the puppy has a way to elimate to continue the housetraining process. This applies to individuals who work outside the home and are gone 8-10 hours with the transportation time included.   Thank you for understanding! 
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If applying for a long haired breed.  Are you prepared to pay someone $60.00 or more, every 7-8 weeks to groom your pet? FYI: Please understand that many of the Asian Breeds require a lot of grooming. Matting can occur between the pads of their paws and throughout their coat very easily. It’s recommended to take the dog in for grooming every 6 to 8 weeks. This could cost $55+ for each visit.
We take the time to really evaluate and get to know our dogs to help you find the right fit for your family. List the issues below that would cause you to give up or not adopt a pet. We do not judge your answers as a negative so please don't be afraid to answer.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire!  If you have any questions or difficulites with this form, please email us at chr-news@caringheartsrescue.org