It's A Ruff Life Adoption Application
  • Thank you for considering adopting a dog from It’s a Ruff Life Rescue.

    Please be aware that our fees for adoption range from $300 to $475. These fees help to defray the cost of spay/neuter, vaccines, fecal testing, preventatives and other medical needs. You must be at least 21 years of age to submit an adoption application and must reside in the NJ/PA area. We strongly encourage you to read the entire application before you begin answering questions.

    The adoption process is a multi-step process that includes vet and personal reference checks, home visits, and a willingness to work together to find a dog that is a great fit for you and your family. Our goal is not to put any dog in any home, but rather to put the best dog for YOU in your home.

    Filling out this form is the first step, and we look forward to getting to know you. Please understand that It's a Ruff Life Rescue is run entirely by volunteers, and we receive multiple applications, so we thank you in advance for your patience. We ask that you be as accurate and truthful as possible in your responses. The more information you give us, the better. **Please understand, there are no wrong answers. However, we will give preference to the applicants who fill out this form in its entirety.** Now, let's get started.
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  • Personal Information

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  • Employer Information

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  • No Yes Not sure, possibly
    Baby (In the next 12 months)
    Move to a new home
    Going away to college
    Health issues (due to age)
  • It's A Ruff Life Rescue partners with Lead The Way Training (LTW) to provide foster pups with a basic training foundation. The pup you are adopting will have a basic understanding of commands, such as sit, touch, and watch me. All training is done through positive reinforcement techniques.

  • *** If you are selected to adopt a puppy, we require your pup be enrolled in an organized puppy training program. Our training partner, LTW, will contact you to discuss the training program they offer, which is offered at a discounted price for It's A Ruff Life Adopters. ***

  • Yes No
    Do you have a yard?
    Is it fully fenced in?
  • Type of Fence (wood, vinyl, chain link, etc.)
  • Barking
    Separation Anxiety
  • Please provide RLR with three references. No more than one family member.

    Please give your references a heads up so that they are aware a Ruff Life Representative will be contacting them.
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  • When you are finished with the application, please click 'Submit' below.