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Our Featured Elyria, OH Partner:

Midwest Small Dog Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Elyria, OH 44035

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana

Come Meet our Pets:

Our dogs are located in Foster homes through out Ohio. We will make every effort to get a dog closer to you if you a re an approved applicant.

Our Adoption Process:

Must have an approved application before visiting dogs. Copy and paste application to an email and send to: midwestdogrescue@gmail.com

Adoption Application
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog.

Please make sure you completely fill out the application before submitting it to us.

The application and adoption processes are designed to match appropriate homes with appropriate dogs. While many dogs may be attractive to the eye, we are very careful to understand the lifestyle of each adopter since we clearly understand the individual needs of dogs in our care.

We do not ship dogs; we require that the applicant come to meet the dog and us before an adoption will be made.

Our goal is to place dogs in happy, forever homes where the adopting party and dogs are both winners.

*Name of dog interested in:

*Your Name:

*Address:

*City:

*State:

*Zip:

*Home Phone:

*Cell Phone:

*Work Phone:

*Email Address:

*Best Time to Call:

*How did you hear about us?

*Age range and gender of adults in household:

*Occupations:

*Age and gender of children in the household (anyone under 18 years old):

*Do you plan on having children in the next 5 years?

*Are any members of your household allergic to animals?

*Are there other visitors to your home, human or animal, with which a new dog will have to interact?

*Do you live in a House, Apartment, Trailer, Other (Describe)?

*Describe your property (busy street, acreage, etc.):

*Do you own or rent your home?

*If you rent, do you have landlord's permission to keep a dog?

*Name of Landlord:

*Phone No:

*How long have you lived at this address?

*Do you plan on moving in the next few years?

*Do you have a completely fenced yard suitable for a dog?

*Do you have a kennel run or tie out for a dog?

*Describe fence, kennel run type or tie out (height, size, intended use):


*If no fence, how will you handle exercise and toilet needs?


*Do you have a suitable dog crate?

*How many hours a day must the dog be alone?

*Where will the dog be if left alone?

*Are you planning to enroll the dog in obedience/training class?

*Who will be the primary care give for the dog?

*Describe a typical day in the dog's life with you and in your home:


*What activities do you plan with this dog?

*Do you intend to keep this dog primarily inside or outside?

*Where will the dog sleep?

*Why have you decided to adopt a dog?

*Why did you choose this dog?

*Have you had a rescue dog before? If yes, describe your experience:

*Please list the dogs and other animals currently in your home (age, sex, breed, temperament, socialization with dogs). This question must be answered in full.

*Are the animals currently in your home neutered or spayed?


*How many dogs have you owned in the past five years that are currently not in your home?

*Why do you no longer have them?

*Have you ever adopted a dog from another rescue agency and were unable to keep it? Please tell us what happened in detail.

*Please tell us what the 5 most important traits in a dog that are important to you:


*Do you realize that a dog can cost in the upwards of $600 a year between regular vet visits and food. This amount does not include emergency trips to the vet office for those un expected situations. Are you able and willing to take on that financial responsibility?

*Do you realize that owning a dog is a 15 - 20 year commitment?

*Do you have a regular veterinarian?

*Name:

*Address:

*Phone Number:


*Would you be willing to consider a suitable dog of a different sex, age or breed (be specific)?


*Personal Reference

*Name:

*Relationship:

*Phone:

I agree that all of the information I have given in this adoption form is true and complete. I agree that this dog will reside in my home. I will provide the dog with adequate food, water, shelter, training, affection and medical care and the dog will not be tied out or on a run. I understand that the rescue is not responsible for the accuracy of information received about the temperament, habits or physical condition of the dogs available for adoption. However, all information provided is given in an effort to do the best in knowing a dog prior to adoption. Please initial ______________


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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.