Dog Adoption Application

Please note that we provide adoption services to those within a 100 mile radius of our office in West Chester, PA. We are a small group with a limited volunteer base. Each home requires a home visit in addition to the actual adoption. We do not have a kennel facility and all of our dogs are fostered in private homes in the PA, NJ, DE, and MD regions. If you are outside of this area please contact a group closer to you. We appreciate your understanding.

Interested in adopting a dog from Arctic Spirit Rescue? Please fill out the application below and we will follow up soon:

    Basic Information

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Street Address (House Number, Street) (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    ZIP Code (required)

    County (required)

    Phone Number (required)

    Your Email (required)

    How did you hear about us?

    When is the best time to call?


    Adoption Interests

    What dog(s) are you interested in adopting? Put "any suitable" if you don't know yet or would just like to get through the approval process in the meantime. (required)

    Age Group Preference - Select all that apply:

    Puppy 3-18 monthsYoung 19 months - 3 yearsAdult 3-8 yearsSenior 9+ years

    Gender preference?

    MaleFemaleDoesn't matter

    Home Information

    Own or rent? How long? (required)

    Type of home?

    SingleTownhouseRow HomeApartmentCondominiumTwin

    Landlord name and contact information (required)

    Does your lease or Homeowner's Association have pet breed or weight restrictions? If so, please provide details. (required)

    If you have a Homeowner's Association, do they have limits on fencing options?

    Do you have a fenced yard? If so, how high? Put "I don't have a fence" if you don't have one. (required)

    Do you plan on using an invisible fence? (required)


    How many adults live in your home? (required)

    How many children live in your home? Please list their ages. (required)

    Are there any residents or frequent visitors that have special needs that we should consider? (required)

    Is everyone in the household in agreement with adopting a dog? (required)

    Is your home smoke-free? (required)

    Current Pets

    Please list any pets that currently live in your home. Species, Breed, Gender, Age, Weight, Personality, Special needs, etc. (required)

    Are there any other animals that will frequently visit? (required)

    Have your current pets ever lived with another dog? Put "I don't have any pets" if you don't currently have any. (required)

    Are your current pets spayed or neutered? If no, why not? Put "not applicable" If you don't have any other pets. (required)

    Are your current pets up to date on vaccinations? If not, please explain: (required)

    If you currently have pets, please provide the name, address, and phone number of your Vet. Please also contact them to give permission for them to speak with us. If this is a new vet (a year or less) please provide contact information for your previous vet where your pet's records can be verified. (required)

    Have you ever had to re-home a dog that you previously owned? Please explain the circumstances. (required)

    Are there farm animals or livestock on your property? Please list. (required)

    Getting to Know You

    Tell us about the plans you have for your new dog: pet, guard dog, obedience, agility, livestock guardian, other? (required)

    Have you ever owned a Northern Breed dog?

    YesNoNot Sure

    Please describe the characteristics and personality of Northern Breed dogs as you understand them: (required)

    Since we are committed to finding the most appropriate home for each dog it’s helpful to know how long the dog will be left alone each day. Some dogs do better than others with being left alone. (required)

    Where will your dog be kept when you're not home? (required)

    Where will your dog sleep every night? (required)

    Are you willing to crate train your dog? (required)


    Are you planning on taking your dog to a dog park? (required)


    Have you considered the financial responsibilities that comes with adopting a dog? (Quality food, routine and emergency vet expenses, possible additional rental expenses, boarding fees, etc) (required)


    Do you understand that as part of the adoption agreement, you may not rehome your dog or relinquish it to a shelter? If you can no longer provide a home for your adopted dog, he/she must be returned to Arctic Spirit Rescue. (required)



    In order to expedite your application, please let your references know we'll be contacting them. One can be a relative that does not live in your home.

    Reference 1:

    Name (required)


    Phone (required)

    Relationship (required)

    Reference 2:

    Name (required)


    Phone (required)

    Relationship (required)

    Reference 3:

    Name (required)


    Phone (required)

    Relationship (required)

    By submitting this information I confirm that the responses provided are true to the best of my ability and certify that I am over 18 years of age. I am granting permission to the representatives of Arctic Spirit Rescue, Inc to verify the information and communicate with any references provided during the application process and I confirm that as applicant, I will be the primary caregiver responsible for a dog adopted from Arctic Spirit Rescue.

    NOTE: Please ensure all required fields are filled out prior to submitting. Also please be patient, as the form may take some time to fully submit. If you experience repeated issues, please email [email protected]. Thanks!