Dog Adoption Application - SOFA STATUS ONLY
Primary Sofa Status member (if military the AD member) or main adopter if not Sofa Status.
Name of spouse/dependant (if applicable)
Physical address (street address, not PSC address)
Which dog or puppy (s) are you interested in?
Is everyone in the family in agreement with adopting a dog? (not applicable with single applicants)
Are you looking for a low, medium or high energy dog?
Are you looking for a non-shedding or low-shedding dog or does shedding matter?
Are all family members in Japan and available to meet with our adoption coordinator? (please note, we cannot proceed with any application if a family member is deployed, TDY or otherwise away from home)
Status in Japan (please check one):
Retired non-Sofa (please fill out non Sofa Application)
Japanese citizen or permanent resident (please fill out non Sofa Application)
student on visa (please fill out non Sofa application)
on work visa (Please fill out non Sofa application)
If other please list here
Please answer the following questions if you are Active Duty Military:
Branch of service:
Base assigned to:
Date arrived in Japan:
DEROS (projected date you will leave Japan month/year)
If Married, are you both active duty military?
If married and both active duty, what is the likelihood that either or both of you would be deployed in the next 12 months (explain)? If you would both deploy at the same time, who would look after any pets you have?
If Married and both parties are employed full time, what is your plan for a mid-day break for a dog?
If Married (not dual military) is the dependent spouse employed and if yes, how many hours per week?
If Married (not dual military) are your dependents in Japan and command sponsored (and have Sofa Status)? If no, please explain:
If Married (not dual AD), if the dependents had to leave Japan early (family splits up resulting in an early return of dependents) and will not be coming back, would the dog/puppy travel back to the states (or home of record) with the dependents or would the dog/puppy stay with the Sofa Status member in Japan? Does the Active Duty member have enough rank to live on frtheir own off base? Explain.
If you are a SINGLE Military Member, what is the likelihood that you will be deployed in the next 12 months and who would be responsible for caring for a pet in the event that you do deploy or go on a long TDY while stationed in Japan (please be specific)?
If you are a SINGLE Military member, what is your ability to get away during a shift to check on a dog (every shift), and/or get the dog to the vet or take care of registrations, etc? (explain)
If you are a SINGLE Military Member, do you have family that you can send a dog/puppy to if in the event that your next duty station is a remote or where you will have to live in the barracks/dorms and you will not be allowed to have pets? Explain:
If you live on base, which base do you live on?
If you do not live on base, which town/city do you live in?
Do you live in a house, multi-plex (multiple unit family housing), or an apartment building?
Do you have a fenced in yard? If yes, how tall is the fence and has it been dog-proofed?
If an apartment, which floor and does your building have an elevator for pet use?
Does your unit/house/ have fully functional air conditioning?
If you live off base and you rent, does your lease show that you are allowed to have pets? If yes, are there any restrictions (size, number, etc)?
Would this dog be an inside only dog (besides walks, supervised time in a yard, etc.) inside/outside (living both inside and outside) or outside dog?
If you live off base, do you have to pay a pet deposit and if yes, has that already been paid? (please note, you will be required to show a copy of the lease and a copy of the paid pet deposit if applicable).
Number of children in the home:
Ages (please note. We are unable to consider any home with children under the age of 3 years old and will adjust that upwards depending on the dog. This policy is to protect children as well as protect the dogs that we rescue seeing we do not have any prior history for any dog before it was rescued).
Is your family currently expecting a child (pregnant)? (please note - we are unable to consider any family that is expecting a child because we cannot guarantee the temperament of any dog we rescue. This policy is to protect children and to protect dogs from needing to be re-homed should they not be good with a baby).
Is your family hoping to start or add to your family (have a child) in the future?
If you start a family or you add to your family, what steps will you take to help a dog adjust to a new baby and what would you do if the dog has difficulty adjusting?
If you start a family or you add to your family, what would you do if the new child show signs of having allergies to the dog?
List any current pets in Japan (species, gender, age, if fixed, up to date on shots, and registered at the base clinic ) :
Please list any previously owned companion pets (dogs, cats) that you no longer have/own including type of pet, gender, dates owned, and what happened to the pet (re-homed, left with family member, deceased, etc). If a previous pet is deceased, please indicate if the pet died of illness, accident, or age.
Do you own pets that are not in Japan yet but will be arriving in the future? If yes, please give the estimated date that the pet(s) will be arriving.
If you have previously owned pets or still own pets that are not with you in Japan, please provide the name of the vet and contact information for that pet where your pets were seen when they were in your home. We need this information regardless if the pet is with family/friends, was re-homed, or was surrendered to a shelter or rescue. * you will need to contact this vet and give permission to release information to a representative of Doggie Orphans Great and Small
If you own a pet that is still stateside (or at another location) and do NOT plan on getting that pet over to Japan, what is the reason that you did not bring or will not be getting the pet(s) over to Japan? Please give details:
Have you ever surrendered a pet to a shelter, animal control facility or a rescue? If yes, please provide details (when, why, where).
What is your plan for daily exercise for this dog and who would be the person primarily responsible? (be specific - number of walks/day, distance, etc.)
Who in the home would be responsible for getting the dog to the vet and to take care of registrations?
How much $$ would you budget for monthly care for your dog/puppy?
How much $$ would you be willing/able to pay to deal with an emergency veterinary issue with your dog like if it needed surgery or hospitalization?
How much $$ would you budget to take your pet with you when you leave Japan.
Is there any reason(s) that would prevent you from taking any of your pets with you when you leave Japan? If yes, explain.
Are there any reasons that would prevent you/your family from providing a lifetime home for a pet? If yes, explain the circumstances.
Do you already have an emergency pet fund set up and have funds saved? If no, how would you pay for any unexpected veterinary expenses if your dog had an illness or an accident?
Are there any known allergies to animals in the home? If yes, explain?
How many consecutive hours (in a row without a break) would a dog be left alone for on a daily basis:
How would you correct a dog that is chewing on inappropriate things in the house?
How would you correct a dog that is having accidents in the house?
Is there any additional information that you would like to share?