Save A Mutt Kennel
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Save A Mutt Kennel-VA
Po Box 178
Ararat, VA 24053
Fax: (866)927-9756]
Office (276)698-2956
Web Site:

Pre-Purchase Application Questions

We require a purchase agreement/contract if your application is approved.

What dog are you interested in purchasing?______________________________

1-What is your full name?

2-What is your physical address?

3-What is your mailing address?

4-What is your home phone number?

5-What is your cell phone number?

6-What is your fax number?

7-What is your main email address and your alt email address?

8- What animals have you owned or do you own now? Please tell me a little bit about them and how long have or had they been with you?

9-Do you have children in the home? If so what are their ages?

10-Do you or any family member or room-mates have allergies?

11-If you or someone who lives with you develop allergies what do you plan to do to remedy the situation?

12-If you or married or living with someone do you have their permission to adopt a pet?

13-If at a later date your room mate or significant other decides they no longer want the pet there what would you do?

14-If you rent your home; do you have permission from your land lord to bring a pet into your home? Please be aware we do not give refunds for situations like this. It is your responsibility to get permission before hand.

15-Do you live in a house, condo, trailer, apartment, other? Briefly describe your home.

16-Is your yard fenced? If so, what type of fencing? A fenced Yard is NOT a requirement!

17-How many hours a day is someone home?

18-Where will the pet stay during the day?

19-Where will the pet stay at night?

20-Please explain where your current pet(s) spend the day.

21-Please explain where your current pet(s) sleep.

22-If you have a "dog lot" or outdoor kennel; please explain when it is used for your pet(s).

23-Are you aware that once you take possession of the adopted animal that you are responsible for any and all vet expenses & damages that might occur once it leaves our hands?

Spay Neuter Requirements
Animals over 6 months old will be spayed/neutered before they leave our care normally. If at any point we do let an unaltered pet over 6 months leave it is the responsibility of the purchaser to have the animal spayed/neutered within 30 days of receiving the animal. We request verifiable proof from your vet that the procedure has been done. If you fail to provide proof the ownership of the said animal will be revoked and we have the right to reclaim the animal.

Any dog/cat under 6 months old that leaves our care, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to have spayed or neutered. We request verifiable proof from your vet that the procedure has been done. If you fail to provide proof the ownership of the said animal will be revoked and we have the right to reclaim the animal.

We can give you applications for low cost Spay/Neuter vouchers that are accepted in most areas! It is your responsibility to verify what vets accepts the vouchers. We are not liable if you are unable to locate a vet that will accept the vouchers. You as an adopter will still be responsible for having the adopted pet spayed or neutered at your expense.


Holding Deposit
A holding deposit of ______ is required on all animals that are adopted from us. Once your application is approved you will be required to send the deposit. We can take payments online or over the phone. We cannot promise to hold an animal without the deposit.

Once we receive your deposit we will remove the pet from our web site and we will stop taking applications on the pet.

The deposit is deducted from the adoption fee(the average adoption fee is $275.00), so you will get full credit for what you paid.

The deposit is deducted from the adoption fee, so you will get full credit for what you paid.

If you back out of adopting after you have committed, the deposit is not refundable.

If at any point something happens to the animal beyond our control while it is in our care, we will refund the deposit to you in full.         Initial____________

We provide NO guarantee of breed or mix of any of our rescue animals!

Do you understand that we cannot and will not guarantee the breed or the mix of any of our rescue animals? All we can do most of the time is provide an educated guess as to what the animal is breed wise. Many of our pets come from unknown backgrounds. If at any point in time that you return the animal due to the fact you think it is not the breed we estimated it to be, we will not refund your adoption fee.   Initial____________

Personal Reference
Please provide 1 personal reference. It can not be a relative.

Vet Reference
Vet’s Name:
Clinic Website:

Are the pet’s records in your name? If not whose name are they under?
Location Of All Our Rescue Animals And Return Policy
All our rescue animals are Fostered in NC and VA(as stated on all our web sites). They can be delivered to you once they are adopted. We can provide access to low cost transport to all adopters. Please make sure you read the FAQ page of this website.
We understand that long distance adoptions can be hard. We try to make that as easy as possible. We do have a return policy in place in case the animal does not work out. If you decide you do not want the animal you would be required to house the animal until the following transport (they come down every other week). You would then need to meet the transporter at the location you picked the animal up at and send it back down to us. Once we receive the animal you will be issued a complete refund of the adoption fee. The deposit is not refundable it is used to pay some of the initial transport fee to haul the pet to you. You would be responsible for any fees to get the pet back to us. The 10 day return policy goes in effect the minute the pet is handed over to you originally. If arrangements are not made prior to the end of the 10 day return period you will forfeit the refund of the adoption fee.
Initial __________ 

Transport Information/ Remainder Of Purchase Fee
The adopter is responsible for setting up and paying for their transport of their adopted pet. Please go to our transporters web site at . Throw Away Pups is our main transporter.
We have 2 transporters that we use. Our main transporter Throw Away Pups makes Bi-weekly trips to the North East as far up VT and as far down as SC. They deliver on Fri and Sat. You must select one of their regular stops in the state of your choice and meet them there.
Our other transporter Safe Dog Express has stops in every state on the East Coast as far up as ME and as far down as FL. The only state they do not deliver to is Mass. They make monthly trips.
The transporters will not deliver to your house. You must meet them at their planned stops. You can select the closest one to you.
Important Note: Sometimes the transporter has to re schedule the transport date, route or time due to situations out of their hands such as bad weather and other things. If this happens please do not give us grief. It is easier for you to be flexible than it is for the transporter to be flexible. Please try to understand that the transporter is not making a 1200 mile round trip just to haul YOUR pet to you. They have a full load of rescue pets going to different homes and rescue shelters. The transporter sometimes has as many as 20 different clients she has to deal with at one given time. We would like for you to extend some patience and understanding if that is required of you. In the event that you back out of an adoption due to the fact you don't want to work with the transporter's schedule we will NOT refund your adoption deposit. Please also keep in mind that we at Save A Mutt do not have control over what the transporter does. They are a totally different business whom we simply hire to get our rescue dogs to their new homes. 

The remainder of the purchase fee can be paid online before the transport via Pay Pal. We also accept CERTIFIED BANK CHECKS, USPS MONEY ORDERS. We DO NOT accept personal checks. If you have to snail mail a payment in it needs to be in our hands BEFORE we ship your pet. Please make all money orders and checks out to Save A Mutt Kennel!

Notice: We reserve the right to back out of an adoption AT ANY POINT that we feel we have just cause to take such action. In the event that WE DECIDE that we don't want to follow through with the adoption we will refund the fees in full to the person in question.

By signing you are stating that you have answered all the questions in total honesty and that you fully understand.

Signature ________________________________Date______________________________