For a smooth adoption, we recommend that adopters have ensured the following prior to applying:
All members of the household are in agreement about adopting a dog.
You have budgeted for pet food and supplies, emergency medical issues, and adoption fees.
You have set aside extended time during the transition period to bond with your new dog (long walks, various activities to build trust, etc.).
You have the appropriate amount of time to spend time with the dog (minimum two structured walks per day, regular socialization with other dogs and people, etc).
Alternate homes/pet sitters/dog walkers should the dog require additional socialization or if you are away on vacation.
Relevant knowledge of dogs with special needs.
Basic knowledge of dog training and care.