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Australian Cattle Dog Rescue
Michigan and Ohio

Adoption Application

How does the adoption process work?

The completion of the adoption application is the first step. The processing of your application can take 24-48 hours, if we are able to contact your vet reference and personal references. Please make sure your vet knows that we are going to call, and give your authorization for them to answer our basic vaccination and heartworm questions. It is easier for us to have email addresses from the personal references or we would welcome a phone call from them at their convenience.

Before or after submitting the application, please give us a call, so we know that you are still interested in adopting. We may have some questions, and we would like to hear what questions or concerns you may have.

If we are unable to do a home visit, we would like to see pictures of home and yard in a separate email.

After the adoption application has been approved and phone contact has been made, we can schedule a meeting with our rescues.

Please answer each question. If the question does not apply to you, write in N/A to indicate that it does not apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Use the TAB key to go from answering questions and field to field. The ENTER key will take you to the end of the form, and the form will be sent out incomplete. Before submitting the application, we suggest copying your final copy before submitting it. Just in case the application does not reach our email, then the copy can be attached to an email.

If there is a problem with the application, send us an email ( or give us a phone call (989-330-5147) to let us know you are trying to complete the application. Thank you for applying to adopt one of our precious Cattle Dogs.

If you do not hear from us in 24 hours, please follow-up, in case we did not receive your application. A phone call is required before an approval of your application can be made. To speed up the process, please give us a call.

Please Note: This is just the first step in the application process. We would appreciate a phone interview either prior to the application or after sending it. If you live out of the area, pictures of the home and yard are required. References that have email addresses are easier for us to contact. We receive many applications daily and any help on your part is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Our adoption fee is $200, which is used for spaying / neutering, age appropriate shots (DHLPP & Rabies), micro-chip, de-worming started, heart worm testing in adults, heart worm preventative (all ages & year round) and high quality food. Some dogs may need extra medical care, for instance, heart worm treatment, yet our adoption fee remains the same.

Please remember, if a dog has a deposit on it and shows a status of "pending" that we honor that application first. Also, the pending status shows for two weeks after adoption to allow the rescued ACD to settle in to their new home.

Australian Cattle Dog or herding breed experience is required to Apply / Adopt our pups or specific adults as written in their bio. Our adoption fee covers the Spay / Neuter, Vaccinations (age appropriate), Microchipping, Heart Worm testing (6 months and up), HW preventative (year round) and Deworming. Please consider adopting a rescue with the basic medical already done.

Online Adoption Application
How did you hear about AuCaDo Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) Rescue Michigan & Ohio?

Have you read and understood the "About The ACD Breed" page on our website?

Do you have Australian Cattle Dog experience? If not, why are you interested in adopting this breed? Explain why you would be a good ACD rescue parent.


Spouse/Partner's Name:

Spouse/Partner's Age:

E-mail address:



Home Phone:
Cell or Alternate Phone:
Employer Address:
Work Phone:
Work Hours:
Do you work from home? Would you take your ACD to work?
Spouse/Partner's Employer:
Spouse/Partner's Employer Address:
Spouse/Partner's Work Phone:
Spouse/Partner's Work Hours:
Does your spouse/partner work from home or take an ACD to work?:
Number of children living at home:
Do you have young children visit on a regular basis? (i.e. grandchildren, babysitting)? If yes, ages of children:
Are you expecting a child, or planning a family in the future? If yes, will the Australian Cattle Dog remain in the home?
How long have you lived at this address:
Previous Address if less than 2 years:
Number of years there:
List all members living in your home and their ages:
Is everyone in your home agreeable to adopting a rescued dog and training a rescued dog? If not, who and why?
For whom are you adopting the pet? If someone else, please explain for whom. Do they know?
Does anyone in your home have any known allergies? If so, please explain.
In the event of your sudden demise, who would immediately care for your adopted rescue?
Have you made a written provision for your existing pets in a will or other legal document?
Which of the following terms best describes your current living situation? Own House, Rent House, Own Condo, Rent Condo, Rent Apartment, Own Modular Home, Rent Modular Home, Living with Parents, Living with Others:
If renting, landlord's name and phone number:
Social environment (city, suburban, country)? Briefly explain:
If so, what is the limit of pets allowed per household?:
Does your city or county have a limit of pets per household? If so, what is the limit of pets allowed per household?:
Do you have a doggie door?
Does your home have a backyard?
Is your yard fenced? If so, what is height of fence?
Do you have an invisible style fence?
If other kind of fence, please describe:
Is fence permanent?
Is edge of fence buried to prevent tunneling?
Is there a pool? If so, how will you keep the dog safe?:

Adoption and Care Information:

Will dog be left alone during the day? If so, where will dog be kept?
If so, for how long?
Specifically, what will be the dog's living situation? (ex.: run of the house, outside kennel, garage, basement):
If outside, describe fencing, kennel, house, etc.:
Is this heated and / or cooled?
Where will the adopted dog sleep?
Will you attend obedience training with your adopted dog?
If not attending obedience training with your adopted dog, how much time will be devoted to daily training?
If you have a preference of a male or female, please specify:
Age range:
Why do you want this rescued dog? What are your expectations?
What activities are you going to engage in with your adopted dog?
What activity level are you looking for in your new dog, on a scale from 1 to 10? (10 being the highest)
How long will you keep this dog? What if there is a major lifestyle change, will the dog be given up?
Are you willing to adopt a dog with special medical needs, such as daily eye drops, special diet or daily medication?
What do you consider behavioral problems?
Are you willing to adopt and train a rescue dog with behavioral issues, such as house training, jumping on people, barking, etc.?
What is your method of disciplining a dog?
Do you own a crate, and what are your thoughts about crating?
Will you be able to continue the crate training (good for housebreaking, boarding, hospital stay)as the rescue is used to?
Under what circumstances would you give up this dog? (Divorce, Marriage, Children, Relocation, New Job, Losing Job, Dog develops behavior issues, Dog becomes ill, etc.)
Other Pets:
Are there other pets living in your home? (if not, skip this section):
What brand food do you feed (or will you feed)?
If you have an animal now, have you ever introduced it to a new animal? If yes, how did your pet react?:
List breed(s), age(s), and sex(es)of current/past 3 pets:
Are all other pets current on all vaccinations?
Are other pets spayed and/or neutered?
If no to either above, please explain:
If necessary, will you spay or neuter your current dog?:
Are other pets on heartworm preventative?
If yes, brand:
If no, explain:
Veterinarian's Name (that you plan to use for your new pet):
Vet's Phone:
File name of each of your pet(s)and owner (if different)in case we call the vet office:
Have you attended obedience training with your current or previous pets? If so, trainer's name:
Do any of your current pets have behavioral issues? Or, have you had a pet with issues? If so, what issues and how do you handle it?
General Information:
Please list any rescued dogs posted on our AuCaDo Australian Cattle Dog Rescue available pages that you are currently interested in:
Are you willing to travel to pick up your adopted rescue dog? If yes, how far are willing to travel?
Have you applied to adopt from another rescue group? If yes, which group?
Please list any breed, Humane Societies, Training Clubs, and similar organizations you support or in which you are affiliated:

Do you understand that often times the complete history of a rescued dog may not be known? Is this acceptable?
Please provide the name, email address and phone number of three (3) references.
Relative Reference:
Non-Relative Reference:

I declare that the information I have provided in this application is complete and correct. I further declare that I am financially and physically able to care for a rescued dog. I understand that proper food and veterinarian care may be costly, and I am able and willing to meet the needs of my adoptive dog. I understand the requirements and grant permission for Home Checks, if the rescue deems it necessary, both prior to and following adoption. I submit that if the Adoption Application or the Home Check reveals falsification or misrepresentation of any facts on my part, AuCaDo Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Michigan or Ohio reserves the right to either refuse adoption or to nullify the adoption and reclaim said rescued dog from my premises, without reimbursement of the adoption donation. I release AuCaDo Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Michigan and Ohio from any liabilities I may incur from the adoption process.

By submitting this application online, you are agreeing to the above declaration.

Please print your name again, to be used as a signature on this form.


AuCaDo Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Michigan
3861 Twelve Mile Rd.
Remus, MI 49340
Phone: 989-330-5147

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