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Create Adoption Application

Applicant Information
Your primary email address. We will use this to reach out to you regarding this application. Please be sure to check your spam so you don't miss any important emails.
Applicants must be 21 years of age to adopt.
Lucky Dog is a foster based rescue located in the Washington, DC area. Adopters must be able to pick up their new pet locally.
Lifestyle & Housing
Housing Type
Rent or Own
Please list any breed, weight or other pet restrictions for your home. If you are aware of any deposits needed or monthly fees, or if you need to submit a photo for approval prior to adopting please let us know here. If you are a renter, you must include your landlord's contact information to move forward in the process.
Please let us know how long you are away from your home on any given day, and how long your pet will be left alone or crated.
Please provide the ages and relationship of all people living in your home.
About your home
Select any of the following that apply to your home.
Please list any expected major life changes you and/or your family are expecting in the next 5-10 years. Some examples include moving, having children, changing careers etc.
Current & Past Pet Information
Please provide the name and age of all current pets living in your home. This includes reptiles, birds, rodents or other types of animals. Also include any pets living in your home belonging to a roommate or family member. You must include your vet's contact information to move forward in the process.
If in the past 5 years you have owned other pets, please provide their names and what happened to them. If you have rehomed/returned a pet to another rescue or shelter, please provide both the pet name and the organization name. Please also note if you have ever declawed a cat or adopted a declawed cat.
Animal Preferences
Type the name of an animal you're interested in adopting. The system will search for all available animals matching the text entered and display a list. Click the desired name to add it. If you want to add more than one animal, after the first animal has been populated Name (X) enter a comma and then start typing the next name. e.g. Sam (3), Donna (10), etc.

You may leave this blank if you are not looking at a specific animal.
Animal Type
Select any breed preferences you have. To select more than one, you can hold down the CTRL key on a PC, or the Command key on a Mac.
Select any breed preferences you have. To select more than one, you can hold down the CTRL key on a PC, or the Command key on a Mac.
Animal Age
  • Baby: 6 months and under
  • Young: 7 months to 2 years
  • Adult: 2 years to 8 years
  • Senior: Over 9 years
Animal Size
  • Small: Under 30lbs
  • Medium: 30-50lbs
  • Large: 50-80lbs
  • Extra Large: Over 80lbs
  • Small: Under 7lbs
  • Medium: 7-15lbs
  • Large: Over 15lbs
Animal Sex
What exercise plans do you have for your dog? How many walks per day and will you do anything in addition to walking your dog? If you are applying to adopt a cat you may skip this section.
Training Plans
If your pet will need to be trained as either a service dog or emotional support animal, please select type of training here and plan to discuss during the screening. Please note that Lucky Dog cannot guarantee any particular pet will be appropriate as an ESA or therapy pet.
What characteristics are you looking for in a pet? What common pet behaviors are you prepared to deal with?
What potential behaviors concern you the most? Would these cause you to return your pet to Lucky Dog?

Terms and Conditions

Lucky Dog's rescued animals must be indoor animals only and must be spayed or neutered. Lucky Dog does not permit the use of electric fences. Lucky Dog must be contacted if the adoption does not work out for any reason. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. By checking this box you acknowledge and accept these terms of adoption.
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