Adoption

Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas thanks you for considering adoption. Please fill out the adoption application below to start the adoption process. Please note that we get a lot of interest in our Shiba Inu, but we do operate in a "best fit" basis rather than "first come first served." If we feel your home is suitable for one of the dogs we currently have, or we later take in a dog we feel might match your needs, we will contact you for the next step of the process.

We don't always have the chance to post every dog that comes through our rescue, as some are adopted as early as the same day as their intake, so the best strategy is to submit an application even if there isn't a dog you want currently available. This will allow us to keep your application on hand and react quickly when the right Shiba Inu comes along. Please also keep in mind that we generally do not get puppies in rescue; most of our intakes average between 3 and 5 years old. But with the average lifespan of the Shiba Inu being 15 years old, that's still plenty of time of love, bonding, and Shiba antics with your new family friend.

The Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas Adoption Process:

  1. Submit an application. Feel free to indicate in the application which currently available Shiba Inu you are most interested in.
  2. We take in all applications and select homes we believe to be suitable for a Shiba Inu.
  3. If we feel the applicant would be a great adoptive home, we check references and set up a home check with one of our volunteers to visit the applicant's home. A home check is a way to get to know the applicant on a more personal level, get a feel for their home and living conditions, and address any concerns between both parties. Generally, these visits don't take longer than an hour. Please keep in mind that both apartment renters and home owners are welcome!
  4. After approval of the home, a meeting is set up with the Shiba Inu that fits the adopters' needs best. This step is especially crucial for applicants with existing pets or children.
  5. A week long trial adoption period follows, where the applicant signs the adoption application and pays the adoption fee, which Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas will not deposit for the duration of the trial period.
  6. Once the trial period is over, the applicant has the choice of keeping their new Shiba buddy and making the adoption final, or deciding the situation will not work out. In the event that the adoption isn't going to work, the applicant can return the dog to Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas at no penalty, and the adoption fee will be returned to the applicant.

SIRTx Adoption Application

Personal Information

Name *

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Last
Email *
Address *

Street Address

Address Line 2

City

State / Province / Region

Postal / Zip Code

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Phone Number *

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Names and ages of those living with you: *
Do you rent or own? *
 Rent 
 Own 
What type of home do you live in? *
 House 
 Apartment 
 Condo 
 Other (please explain below) 
Do you have a fenced yard? *
 Yes (if yes, please describe type and height below) 
 No  
Please briefly explain your living situation: *
Does everyone in the household want a new dog? *
 Yes 
 No (If no, please explain below) 

I'm Interested in Adopting...

Dog(s) interested in:
Interested in adopting (check all that apply) *
 Young (<1-2 years) 
 Adult (2-8 years) 
 Senior (9+ years) 
 Male 
 Female 
 Black and Tan 
 Red 
 Sesame 
 Cream 
 Purebred Shiba 
 Shiba Mix 
 Purebred Jindo 
 Jindo Mix 
 Other 
The energy level I think would most fit my lifestyle is: *
 Non-stop Energy 
 On the Energetic Side 
 On the Calm Side 
 Couch Potato 
Please list all pets currently residing in your household and their breeds/ages: *
Are your pets up to date on shots and spayed/neutered? *
 Up to Date 
 Spayed/Neutered 
 None (please explain) 
Do you have a recent veterinarian reference (last 5 years)? *
 Yes (if yes, please fill out below) 
 No 
Veterinarian's Information

Street Address

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Alternate Reference *

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Have you ever had to give up a pet for any circumstances? *
 Yes (please explain) 
 No 
Who will be primarily responsible for the dog? *
How long will the dog be left alone on a normal working day? *
When no one is home, where will the dog be kept? *
Is it important to allow your dog off leash? *
 Yes 
 No 
What behaviors are you absolutely unwilling to accept? Check all that apply: *
 Yard escapee 
 Door bolting 
 Destructive chewing 
 Digging in yard  
 Marking in house  
 Excessive Barking  
What would you do if a pet you adopted started to display any of the unacceptable behaviors above? *
Would you be willing to attend obedience classes with your new pet? *
 Yes 
 No 
 Only if needed 
There are times when unexpected and often expensive medical treatment may become necessary for your pet. What will you do if faced with this situation? *
Are you willing to let a representative of our group visit your home prior to adoption? *
 Yes 
 No 

I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not adopting to me and I allow the volunteers of SIRTx to contact my references to further the adoption process. I understand that SIRTx operates on a best fit policy rather than first come first serve. They will help find me the best suited dog to fit my and my family's needs and qualifications.
Do you agree with the terms and conditions? *
 Yes, I agree. 
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