Husky House, Inc. Non-Binding Adoption Application

Our goal is to place our homeless rescues in permanent loving homes as they have already been abandoned once before by their former owners. We strive to place the appropriate dog in the appropriate home. This application helps us to learn more about you, your home and your level of experience (if any) with this breed.

We ARE NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointment only.

Once an application has been submitted, we ask that you please be patient. Husky House is run by hard working volunteers that will try our best to get back to you in a timely manner. Please allow us several days to get back to you. We greatly appreciate your patience. Also please note, completion of this application does not guarantee an adoption.

All dogs adopted from Husky House will receive a lifetime discount at the Snowdog Lodge.

Adoption Policy

  1. Minimum age for adopter is 23 years old.
  2. You must reside within a one hour drive from either NYC or Matawan, NJ. We DO NOT do long distance adoptions because we do home visits prior to the pup going to its new home.
  3. We do not adopt out Siberian puppies (under 1 year of age) unless you have prior Siberian experience.
  4. We DO NOT place in homes that rely on invisible/electric fence as the sole means of containment.
  5. We must meet all household members either during the home visit or the meeting/adoption.

Adoption Process

  1. Fill out the below non-binding application
  2. Check vet and/or personal references
  3. Phone Interview
  4. Home Visit
  5. Upon completion and approval of application, come meet the dog(s) and you can adopt on the spot!

Please fill out ALL questions. If the question does not apply please write N/A.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please provide the name and phone number of two personal references we may call. Family members may not be used a personal references.

Please list place of employment for yourself and your spouse. We do NOT call employers, this is simply for our records.

If you rent or own a condo, please provide your landlord / management companies contact information. If you do not provide the contact information for your landlord or management company of your complex your application will not be processed.

Please be sure to contact your veterinarian(s) and let them know we will be calling. Provide the contact information of all veterinarians you have used, past and present. If you plan/are using a new veterinarian, please list as well. If you currently or previously have owned pets and do not provide your vet information, your application will not be processed.

Please enter the following for all your current pets
My Current Pet
Please enter the following for all pets you'ved owned in the past:
My Past Pet

If yes, please answer the following:

Please fill out the following if you are applying to adopt a Siberian Husky or a Husky Mix:

  • they are escape artists (through open doors, over and under fences, thru windows)
  • they should NEVER be allowed to run loose in unfenced areas because they are EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE OFF LEASH
  • the overwhelming majority of Siberian Huskies coming into shelters and rescue groups are strays
  • blow/shed their coats heavily twice a year
  • have a very high energy lever and need a lot of exercise
  • are very intelligent, can be stubborn and are not terribly obedient
  • can have a high prey drive with small animals (e.g. cats, birds, squirrels, hamsters, etc.)
  • make sure the dog is ALWAYS wearing indentification tags on his/her collar
  • never take the dog out without a lead/leash
  • make sure all gates and doors are securely closed
ADOPTION DONATION: Adoption donations will be discussed with your screener. All adoption fees must be in cash or certified check. We do not make money on our rescue dogs. The donation helps us to offset our expenses. All our rescues are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped and dewormed. We also pay for the following expenses: Shelter fees to have the dog released into our rescue group; Kennel fees to board the dog till he/she finds their own home unless a foster home is available. The donation enables us to continue our rescue efforts. THIS DONATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE - ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Is this acceptable?
The adoption procedure includes filling out this application, a phone interview, meet the dog/in-person interview, contract signing (which stipulates the animal MUST be returned to us if you can no longer keep it), home visit prior to adopting and one or more follow-up visits. This is all to ensure the safety of the dog since we don't know you. Is this acceptable?
Just like humans, dogs need care throughout their lives. This can include, but is not limited too, yearly checkups, boosters or vaccination titer tests, heart worm. Flea/tick preventative, etc. Are you able/prepared to provide your pet with vet care?
All dogs must be given each month a heartworm preventative as well as flea/tick preventative. Are you able/prepared to provide your pet with monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives?
In the unfortunate event that your pet will get ill or injured, would you be prepared/able to cover the possibly high cost of extensive vet care?
All dogs need some time to adjust to their new environment, new family and new routine. This includes, but is not limited to, crate-training, counter-surfing, house-breaking, walk schedules, sleep schedules, etc. Please remember adjusting your dog to their new schedule may take some time. Are you prepared to give the dog time to settle in?
Adopting companion animal is a long term commitment of at least 12-15 years (depending on age of animal), please consider this before adopting. Is this acceptable?
I understand and acknowledge that I am adopting a shelter dog and NOT buying from a breeder, petstore or pet dealer. Due to this, I understand that Husky House has very limited health history of the dog(s).