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Thank you for considering adopting an NLOL dog. Since it our desire that you adopt a pet who can enjoy a lifetime of love with you, we take special measures to ensure that your potential future pet is the best match for you and your family. To do this we:

 We ask everyone to fill out an adoption application so that we might better help you in finding the pet that best fits your lifestyle and needs. Once you submit your application, you will be contacted within the next few days by a volunteer adoption counselor.

To be considered for an NLOL dog, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Illinois and live within 60 miles of Chicago
  • Be able to show proof that you are allowed to have a pet in your home (yes, we'll check!)
  • Show that your current pets are spayed or neutered. NLOL will only place our animals in homes without intact animals.
  • Specify which pet you are interested in. If you are not interested in any particular pet, please give us an idea of what you are looking for in the notes section of the application.

After completing the adoption application:

  • You will be contacted by a New Leash On Life representative. This can include (but is not limited to) a telephone interview, email discussions, and/or a face-to-face meeting.
  • Have a home visit to insure that your home is safe for the potential new dog.
  • Sign a legally binding adoption contract.
  • Make a donation to help cover NLOL's costs. Although we spend upwards of $400 minimum per dog, we only ask for a $250 donation for dogs and puppies - which covers microchip registration.
Our pets are up to date on all vaccinations, parasite testing, and heart worm prevention. Pets will be spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption finalization. 
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VISUAL BREED IDENTIFICATION IN DOGS IS UNRELIABLE SO FOR MOST OF OUR DOGS WE ARE ONLY GUESSING AT PREDOMINANT BREED OR BREED MIX. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SELECT YOUR NEW COMPANION BY CONSIDERING EACH DOG’S INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY AND PET QUALITIES INSTEAD OF RELYING ON A BREED LABEL THAT IS ONLY A GUESS

Please note: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may not be contacted. Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of an NLOL Chicago dog. Do not use our application for Courtesy Listing Pets — please contact the rescuer listed for the pet directly.

 

Dog Adoption Application

We ONLY place our animals in-state within 60 miles of Chicago. If you do not live in one of these areas, please do not fill out an application. We DO NOT allow our animals to be shipped. We are not affiliated with any organizations on the East Coast using the name New Leash On Life. * indicates a required field, although we also ask that the application be filled out entirely.

Name *
Name
Address
Address
Phone *
Phone
Landlord's Phone Number
Landlord's Phone Number
What outside areas would be available to the dog?
What is your preferred level of exercise with dog? (choose all that apply)
How would you rate your dog experience?
How do you normally walk your dog?
Which of the following reasons might prompt you to give up your pet? *
Current or Past Pets
Please answer the following questions regarding any current or past pets.
Sex
Sex
Sex
Sex
Have you ever bred a dog? *
If you presently own a dog or cat, is it spayed or neutered?
If you have cats, are they indoor or outdoor?
Do you have a veterinarian? *
Veterinarian/Clinic Phone
Veterinarian/Clinic Phone
Do you authorize NLOL to contact your veterinarian regarding your current or past pets?
Would you agree to an inspection of your premises by New Leash on Life *
Why do you want this dog?
Reference Name *
Reference Name
Reference Phone *
Reference Phone
How did you hear about NLOL? (Please select all that apply.)