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Adoption Application

Please note the use of the Enter key will submit the form - use the mouse or Tab key to navigate the form fields to avoid accidentally submitting an incomplete form.

If you submitted an application between 2/23/2023 and 3/10/2023, please complete the application again. We had a problem with our forms due to new website hosting, and finally got the problem corrected.


Home phone:

Work phone:

Cell phone:

Best contact number:     Home     Work     Cell

Email address:


Home address:




Mailing address (if different):

How long have you been at this address?

years and months

Do you  own or  rent?

Do you have the permission of your landlord to have a dog?
Yes     No

If Yes, up to what size?

If you answered yes, please provide the contact information for the landlord, since permission to have a dog in your home will be required in order to be approved to adopt:

Landlord name:
Landlord address:
Landlord contact number:
Please provide the best time to call:

Are you interested in a particular dog?
(Please click here to review SCMR's policy of adopting to applicants that are 70 or older.)

If Yes, which one?
(please list names, SCMR does not use pet ID numbers)

In the event that dog is not available, please list your 2nd choice:

Please list your 3rd choice:
If No, what breed/size are your interested in?

Gender preferred

Age desired:    
Specific age:

Will you accept a Mix? Yes     No

SCMR will adopt a rescue that is out of state to the applicant, but does not ship or transport them, we ask the approved adopters to make those arrangements. If the rescue being asked about is out of state, are you willing to make the drive to pick them up, no matter how far they are?

Yes     No

Would you consider a Special-Needs Rescue Animal such as one who requires medication for a permanent but controlled condition?

Yes     No

Please tell us why you want a Dog:

Please tell us a little about your lifestyle, your family, including
any special activities in which your dog would be included. (If you
have any special requirements or requests for a dog, please let us
know so that we can more carefully match a dog to your lifestyle.):

Do you have any children, currently expecting a child or planning for a child?
(Please note: SCMR policy is that we do not adopt to households with children 10 or under.)

Have child(ren)   Age(s):
Currently expecting a child
Planning for a child
No children
Not currently expecting a child
Not planning for a child

Please provide the information below as to who lives in the home, giving names, ages and relationship, including applicant:

 Applicant name:  Age: 

Resident NameAgeRelationship

Please let us know who else lives in your home, their age,
and do they share your interest in adopting a dog?

Who is the dog primarily for?

Who will care for, train and exercise the dog?

Does anyone in your household have allergies to dogs?

Yes     No

May we visit your home prior to application approval?
(Please note, a homevisit is a part of the adoption application screening process. You will be called by a volunteer to arrange a mutually convenient time to schedule the appointment. When scheduling the appointment, please be sure to include all the members of the home to be present during the visit)

Yes   When?

Please list all the pets you have owned, what kind, sex, spay/neutered, and what happened to the pet.

Do you currently have other animals? Yes     No

If yes, please list type of animal, age, and sex, and if spayed/neutered:

Have they ever been around other animals?
Yes     No
Do they get along with other animals?
Yes     No
Do your pets have any characteristics that we should be aware of that would affect an animal coming into the home (i.e., is your pet aggressive toward other animals, etc.)?
Please describe the characteristic(s):


Where will the dog be during the day?

Will someone be home during the day?    Yes     No

How many hours will this pet be alone during the day?

Where will the dog be at night?

Is your yard fenced in?
(SCMR does not adopt to homes with Electric Fences*)

If Yes, what type and height?
If No, please describe how you plan to confine your dog to your property when outside:

Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue policy regarding adopting to homes that have a swimming pool:

SCMR will make exceptions for homes that have swimming pools provided the applicant can assure the rescue will be safe from any danger of getting into the pool. Please provide the following information:

Do you have a swimming pool?

No (please go to next question)
** Tell us about your pool ** Is the pool above ground or in ground?
In ground     Above ground
Is there a fence, secured around the entire pool (not just the yard) that would prevent pets from getting too close and falling in?

If yes, please describe the type of fence and height:


If no, please provide the information if willing to provide an alert system (for example: a K9 Safety Turtle device) that would signal an alarm in case a pet fell in the pool:

Are you willing to obtain a crate and crate-train your dog if necessary?

Yes     No

Where will the dog stay when you are on vacation or out-of-town?

If you move, what will you do with your dog?

What behaviors would cause you to give up your dog?

Do you have a current or previous vet? Yes    No

Please provide the name of your current (or previous, if no current) veterinarian and the full name, address, and phone number of his/her
vet clinic:

  Vet name: 

  Clinic name: 

  Street address: 


  State:    Zipcode: 


May we contact your vet for a reference? Yes     No

We also request you contact your veterinarian's office to let them know SCMR will be calling, giving them permission to talk to us at that time.

Please provide the full names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 personal references that are NOT relatives:

Reference #1:



Contact Number(s):

How do you know them?
Reference #2:



Contact Number(s):

How do you know them?
Reference #3:



Contact Number(s):

How do you know them?

If you do adopt a rescue dog and decide to give it up, do you agree
to contact us and make arrangements to get the dog back to SCMR?

Yes     No

Have you or any members of your family/household been cited for
leash law violations or cruelty to animals in the past?

If Yes, please specify:

Have you applied to any other Rescue groups?

Yes     No

If yes, please identify the group so that we do not duplicate their efforts:

I/We attest that the Terms and Conditions of Adoption as stated below have
been read in full by me/us and I/we understand that is part of the adoption
process and will be enforced.

  I/We attest that the information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my/our knowledge.

  I/We attest that we have retained a copy of the Terms and Conditions of Adoption and also understand that completion and submission of this application does not guarantee adoption of a Rescue Animal.

  I/We understand that any misrepresentation of fact may result in the removal of the adopted dog from my/our home.

  I/We understand that if this application was submitted via email, formal signature(s) will be obtained when and if adoption takes place.
Yes     No

If submitting this application online, please click on the button below. A signature is not required.

Applicant's signature: __________________________

    Date: _______________

Co-applicant's signature: __________________________

    Date: _______________

This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original copy of this Agreement and all of which, when taken together, will be deemed to constitute one and the same Agreement. The exchange of copies of this Agreement and of signature pages by facsimile or other electronic transmission shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Agreement and may be used in lieu of the original Agreement for all purposes. Signatures of the parties transmitted by facsimile or other electronic transmission shall be deemed to be their original signatures for all purposes.

If you prefer to submit via snail mail, please sign and send to:

P.O. Box 2005
Chattanooga, TN 37409

(updated: 03/10/2023)