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Foster Application

Please take the time to fill out our application completely.

Your current dogs and cats must spayed/neutered in order to be approved to foster or adopt.

Please submit ONLY ONE application. A separate application is not required for every dog you're interested in.
If you have applied before, please email us at appcomm@dreamdachs.org and we'll reactivate your application.


Your Email Address (required)

Applicant Info First Name Last Name Age Employed? Employer


Co-app required if
(1) you are married
(2) under 21
(3) have no income
(4) live in someone
     else's home


How did you hear about us?
PetFinder Facebook Internet Search
Adopt-a-Pet Dog Show Other

Have you (or the co-applicant) ever applied with us before? Yes No

If you live more than 2 hours from Houston, Texas, you will need to provide photos of yourself, current pets, your home, and your yard (or be able to Skype or FaceTime with us), and you must be willing to travel to Houston to meet and pick up your new dog.

Home Address (required)

City (required)    State (required)    Zip Code (required)

Home#    Mobile#    May we text you? Yes No

Mailing Address (if different from above)

What is the best time and method to contact you?

Other contact information (alternate phone numbers and/or email addresses):

Social Media URLs (i.e. your facebook or linkedin pages):

Emergency contact name, relationship, phone number, email address:

How many people total (including you and co-applicant) live in your home?

Please list names, ages and relationships of everyone (other than you and co-applicant) living in your home:

If you have (or plan to have) children, please explain how you will introduce them to your new dog:

Please list regular visitors (people and pets):


Do you live in a House    Townhouse/Condo    Apartment    Other   

How long have you lived at your residence?

Do you have stairs inside or outside your residence? Yes No
If so, please describe:

What kind of fence do you have (check all that apply)?
Privacy/Wood    Wrought Iron    Chain Link    Other   

Is the fenced area attached to your residence? Yes No N/A

Do you have a dog door? Yes No

Do you have a pool? Yes No

Do you Own Rent

If you rent
Do you have permission from your landlord to have a pet? Yes No N/A
Have you paid your pet deposit? Yes No N/A
Pet Deposit Amount
Please note, landlord's name and phone number MUST be provided.
Landlord Name Landlord Phone


Why are you interested in a Dachshund? Do you have any prior experience with them? Are you familiar with their quirky traits and possible health issues, such as bad teeth and degenerative disc disease?

For what reasons would you feel compelled to give up your dog or any other animal?
Doesn't get along with current pets Size (too big/small) New baby in family
Children no longer living at home Moving Unreliable with children
Shy in public or timid around strangers Divorce Digs in yard
Aggressive towards strangers Destructive in home or yard Barks too much
House training problems Dominant over current pet Jumps on furniture
Escapes from yard Not enough time for pet Runs out the front door
Injures or kills another pet Medical expenses Other

We are committed to our dogs and require that you notify us if they cannot remain in your home.

Do you agree to notify DREAM if you can no longer keep or care for your adopted dog? Yes No

How many hours per day will your dog be left alone?

Please describe the area where your dog will be kept during the day when you are not at home?

Please describe a typical day's activities for your new dog. What will be their daily routine?

Where do you expect your new dog to sleep?

Where will your dog be kept while you are on vacation?

How much do you expect to spend each year on dog food, preventive care, grooming, boarding, bedding, toys?

What is your plan for emergency vet care in case of injury, severe illness, accidental poisoning, back problems?

If you adopt a dog, explain how you will handle unforeseen expenses such as x-rays, major dental work, back surgery?

Are you willing to care for a disabled or chronically ill dog? Please explain why or why not.

You must notify DREAM before transferring your adopted dog to someone else.

Please describe the provisions you have in place for your pets (i.e. a will, living trust, family member or friend) in the event you become unable to care for them. Our adoption contract requires OUR approval prior to the transfer of any dog adopted from DREAM.

How do you feel about walking a dog WITHOUT a leash?

How often do you expect a healthy dog to have accidents in the house?
Once a week Once a month Once a year
When they are sick When it is cold outside When it rains
When they are mad at you When they feel like it Never

How do you plan to handle housetraining accidents in your home?

Will you return this dog if you have difficulty housetraining him/her? Yes No

If you live outside the greater Houston area, how do you plan to get here and take an adopted dog back with you?

If you live outside the greater Houston area, how will you return your adopted dog if you cannot keep him/her?


Do you currently have any pets? Yes No

Pet Name Pet Type & Breed Age Gender Spayed or
Current on
Current on
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No
M F Yes No Yes No Yes No

Have you had pets other than the ones listed above? Yes No

How long ago did you have your previous pets and what happened to them?

Please list the names and phone numbers of your pets' veterinarians (for current and previous pets).

You may need to give your veterinarian(s) permission to release information to DREAM.

Vet or Clinic Name Number Pets seen by this Vet


Considering your lifestyle, what traits or characteristics are you looking for in your new dog?

Preferred Traits
Gender Size Age Color Coat
Female Mini (under 12 lbs) Puppy Red Smooth
Male Tweenie (12 to 17 lbs) Young Black & Tan Wire
Either Standard (over 17 lbs) Adult Chocolate Long
Undecided Any Senior Dapple Any
Any Piebald

Would you consider fostering or adopting a ...
Dog with special needs? Yes No
Dog who submissively pees? Yes No
Fear biter? Yes No
Dog who wants to sleep in bed with you? Yes No
Senior (10 or older)? Yes No
Dog who is unreliable with small children? Yes No
Dog who isn't housetrained? Yes No
Dog who needs daily medications? Yes No
Dachshund mix? Yes No
Bonded pair? Yes No

Which of our dog(s) are you most interested in?

Please add any other information you think might be helpful in evaluating your application.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our application. We know it is lengthy,
but we care very deeply about our dogs and want to make sure they go to wonderful homes.
We appreciate your interest in our dogs, and we will respond to your application as quickly as possible.

** Submission of an application DOES NOT guarantee approval for fostering or adopting **

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