PUPPY ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE
If you are considering a Labncroft Labrador puppy, we are flattered. We know that you have done your research, and have learned that we work very hard to breed and raise pups that are genetically sound, athletic, intelligent, and tractable. We feel that we may have the best puppy rearing program in the country: our pups and handled and played with every day they are with us. By the time you get a Labncroft Labrador puppy, he or she has been exposed to all types of surfaces, noises, and sights. Your new pup has been on solid food for at least 2 weeks, and been wormed and vaccinated appropriate for his or her age.
Labncroft Labrador pups are always a member of our family. By filling out this questionnaire, you are accepting the responsibility of lifelong care for your dog. We feel our puppies are special, and want their new homes to be special. Our pups will need love and attention and training. Pups do not "settle down" as they get older, they must be taught correct behaviors and learn to be good citizens and members of the family. You must be willing to devote a substantial number of hours to caring for and training your new pup, or arrange to have the dog trained.
If you are considering purchasing a puppy with the intention of breeding, now would be a good time to disclose this with us. You will be able to review the litter application ( this is the document you will send into the AKC to register your puppy) but you will not receive the litter application at the time of purchase. This document will be held until you have the puppy spayed or neutered and we receive a letter from your veterinarian ( on the clinic’s letterhead).
The following questionnaire will give you an idea of some things we consider important. There are no right or wrong answers. Many of the questions are intended to provoke you into thinking about how you will handle certain issues related to your pup. Once we have received and reviewed your questionnaire, we will be in touch with you to discuss a puppy.
You may print out our Puppy Adoption Questionnaire and mail it to us or you may cut and past it into your word processing application, fill it out, and then cut and past the document in your word processor into an email and email it to us. Please do not send as an attachment.
Mail (2009 S. 100 W., Veedersburg, IN 47987) the filled-in questionnaire to Labncroft Labradors.
City, State, Zip ___________________________________________________
Phones: Home ________________ Work __________________
Mobile _________________ Pager ______________________
Number of family members: _________
Ages of children ____________
How many family members are home during the day? _____
If no one, who wiII care for the young pup? ______________________
Where will the dog sleep? ___________________________________________
Do you own or rent? __________
How long at current address? __________
Is your yard fenced? _________
What kind of fence? ____________________
If you are planning an invisible fence, how will you contain the pup until it is old enough to use the invisible fence? ____________________________________________
Explain why you want a dog ___________________________________________
Who will be responsible for training the dog? ________________________
Do you plan to have the dog trained professionally? ___________
Do you plan to have your dog spayed or neutered?
What happened to your last dog? ____________________________
How many other pets do you have now? ____ What kind are they, and how old? ____________________________________
Estimate the cost to feed and care for your puppy for one year?______________________
If your puppy swallowed a sock and the veterinarian told you it needed an operation that would cost $1200, what would you do? _____________________________
Who is your current veterinarian, include phone number + area code _____________
Have you used a crate to house train puppies before? ______
Have you trained any dogs to achieve titles? If so, which titles? _________ _______________
What hobbies do you have? _____________________________________
How many hours a week do you plan to spend with your dog? ________
Are you planning to move in the next 5 years? ______
What will you do with your dog when you go on vacation? __________________
Are you prepared to make this commitment for the next 14 years? _________
Do you plan to use the dog for hunting? _______
What kind of hunting do you do? ________________________
How often did you hunt this past season? __________________
Will you run your dog in any Field Trials, Hunt of Field Tests? _______
Who will train your dog for these events? _____________________
Will you want your pup shipped to you? ____
What is the nearest LARGE airport to you? __________________
Are you interested in a male _______or female_______ pup?
Are you planning on breeding your Labrador?_______
Do you presently breed Labradors?___________
After receiving your Questionnaire, we will contact you. A deposit of $250 is required to hold a pup. If you have more you would like to tell us about your family, and what you are looking for, do not hesitate to include it with this questionnaire. Your puppy will be available on or after his 7 to 8 week birthday. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this questionnaire. We hope answering these questions has helped you understand some of the responsibilities of owning a dog. Our lives are richer, and fuller, for our association with our Labrador friends. Yours will be, too.