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German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas
Adoption Info.


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Thank you for your interest in our dogs.

To adopt a dog, a person must:

-Be an adult with the responsibility for maintaining a household.
-Have ID verifying address, such as a driver's license.
-Be able to provide for the training and veterinary care of the dog, and to pay an adoption fee to help cover the costs of rescue care.
-Have a fenced yard, or ability to build a fence prior to placing the dog in your home.
-Live in the Central Texas area, near Austin, or within 4 hours driving distance, if the adopter is willing to come to Austin to meet the dog. Sorry, due to our policies, we cannot do out-of-state adoptions.
German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, or national origin.

The form below is simply a way for us to gather some basic information for an initial screening. If you complete all fields, this will constitute your application. To complete the adoption, you will be required to sign an adoption contract. Click below to read the contract.

The fee for adopting a mixed breed or Shepherd mix is $100. The fee for adopting a purebred Shepherd is $150. These charges are assessed in order to offset the cost of vet work for the dogs. All our dogs are spayed/neutered before adoption, and are current on all shots.

Once you fill out the form, you should receive a follow-up call from one of our volunteers within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within that time, please call 512-264-2478 to confirm that we received your form.

*Required fields

Click below to review Adoption Contract:

Rescue Adoption Contract

Copy and paste the following questionaire into an email, answer ALL the questions as thoroughly as possible, and send to This will constitute the interview part of your application. Personal and veterinary references are also required.

Adopter Information
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Daytime Phone Number (include area code)
Evening Phone Number
E-mail Address
Primary Employer
How long have your worked for this employer?
Your Doggy Preferences
If you are interested in one of the dogs on our site, which one?
If you don't see a dog here for you, please give us some information on what you might be looking for.
Do you have any special needs or preferences with regard to the dog?
Your Home and Family
How many adults in the home?
How many children in the home?
Ages of children
Please list any step-children, grandchildren, or other children who visit your home on a regular basis, along with their ages.
Do all the family members want a dog? 
What type of home do you live in? 
Do you own or rent your home?
Do you have a fenced yard?
Height and type of fence
List any current pets, including their species, age, and gender.
List any former pets you've had in the last 10 years, and what became of them.
Have you ever been investigated for animal cruelty? 
If yes, please list the city, county and state in which the investigation took place, as well as the details of the event, and the disposition of the investigation (no finding, prosecution, guilty plea, etc.).
Veterinary Reference
Veterinarian or Vet Clinic Name
Vet's Phone Number (include area code)
When did you use this vet, and with which pets?
Personal References (only one family member reference allowed)
Reference #1
Name Reference #1
Phone Number
Relationship to Reference #1 
Reference #2
Name Reference #2
Phone Number
Relationship to Reference #2 
Interest In Adopting A Dog
Why do you want a dog? 
Please explain in detail your idea of the dog that would best fit into your home and lifestyle.
Is there anyone in your home who might be adversely affected by a dog (allergies, phobias, etc.)?
Care and Training
Who will be primarily responsible for the care of the dog?
Where will the dog be kept during the day?
Where will the dog be kept at night?
Are you familiar with the use of a crate to train and/or confine the dog in your absence? 
Will the dog have the run of the house? 
Will the dog be tied outside and/or confined to the yard?
Do you own a crate (kennel, dog carrier)? 
Describe any previous dog training experience.
Will you take your dog to obedience training? 
How will you discipline your dog?
How will you exercise your dog, and what activities will you share?
What will you do with your dog when you go on vacation?
If you must move, what will you do with your dog?
Are you prepared to be responsible for this dog for 10 years or more? 
Are you aware that costs for caring for a large dog will exceed $600 per year? (vet, licensing, food, toys, training, etc.) 
What heartworm preventative will you use? (required for adoption)
What steps will you take to control fleas? (fleas are dangerous to your dog's health)
We require that all dogs be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, or that a spay-neuter deposit be payed, and proof of operation submitted by you. Do you have any questions about this policy?
If you become unable to care for your dog for any reason, who will accept responsibility for its care?
In what type of vehicle will you transport your dog(s)?
If using a truck, where will the dog(s) ride?
We like to follow up on the welfare of our adopted dogs. May we call you or make a pre-arranged visit? 

How did you hear about German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas? 
If you remember the name of the group, website, or person who referred you, please let us know who it was.