Please note that HeRD of WY is staffed entirely by volunteers and application approval may take approximately 2 weeks.

Our adoption procedure is as follows:

1) Submission of application 
2) Review of application and contacting of references 
3) In depth discussion with foster home and/or rescue director about the dog(s) applied for to be sure that the dog will be a good match for the home and vice versa. 
4) Home check (if out-of-area we will arrange to have a rescue or individual in that area complete the home visit). 
5) Potential adopters meet with dog(s) and decide if they wish to adopt that dog. 
6) Adoption: signing of contract, adoption donation, and a trip home with your new family member. 
7) Follow-up support as needed.

Herding Rescue Dogs (HeRD) of Wyoming


Return by email to Joan Adsit:


1.  Name (guardian)__________________________________ 

     Address______________________    City ____________    State______       zip______

     Home phone___________________, Work phone_________________, 

     Cell phone____________________, email________________________

2.  Dog(s) interested in (if specific) _________________________ 

3. Breed preference (Check all that apply)

 Other  (Corgi, Kelpie, Sheltie, German Shepherd, Collie, etc) _________________

4.  Do you prefer 

5.  What age range do you prefer? _______________________ 

6.  Occupation/employer_________________________________________ 

7.  References:  Please provide the name and number for your current or past veterinarian as well as three personal references. 
Personal references may include close friends, dog trainers, neighbors or someone who knows how you are with dogs.  Please 
use no more than 1 relative and no household members.
     Veterinarian reference:  _______________________phone______________ 

     Personal reference #1:  _______________________ phone_____________ 

     Personal reference #2:  _______________________ phone_____________ 

     Personal reference #3: _______________________  phone_____________

8.                                                                   Landlord___________________      phone__________ 

9.                                                type, size, height____________________________ 

                                                    size___________, when used?__________________ 

10.  Number of children in household (full and part time.) ______ 

       ages and genders___________________________ 

11.  Number of adults in the household (full and part time.)_____ 

       names, age, and genders__________________________________________ 

12.  Number of other dogs______, cats______ , other small animals_________

       Names, breed, age, gender (spayed/neutered?) of all pets___________________ 

13.  Primary caregiver of this dog___________________________________ 

14.  How will this dog be exercised?_________________________________ 

15.  Where will the dog stay at night?________________________________ 

16.  Where will the dog stay during the day?___________________________ 

17.  Will you use a tie-out, cable, or chain to restrain your dog outside?_____ 

18.  Is there an adult home during the day?______________ 

19.  Do you plan to take this dog to obedience training? ____ 

20.  Do you own a pickup truck?______ If so, where will the dog ride? ______________________ 

21.  Who will care for your dog in case of emergency? Vacation? 

22.  How many hours a day will your dog be alone?__________________ 

23.  Activities you participate in that will include your dog: 

24.  Please indicate (check all that apply) the training methods you use/will use:

25.  Level of experience with dogs?_________Have you had previous experience with rescue dogs? _____ 

       If so, please explain:__________________________________________________________________ 

26.  Do you intend to provide your dog with a loving home for the rest of his/her life? ____________ 

27.  What characteristics do you expect of this dog? ____________________________ 

28.  Under what circumstances would you consider surrendering your dog? _____________

29.    Please list names, types, and ages of all pets you have had in the last 5 years that you no longer have and what happened to them:

30.  Preferred activity level: 

31.  What brand of dog food do/will you feed? _____

32.  Are you prepared to adopt:                                              (date)________ 

33.  Do you agree to a home check?__________ 

34.  Would you be interested in serving as a foster home for a dog? 

35.  Any additional comments you would like to share with the individuals or committee 
reviewing your application:   

A rescue dog MAY have experienced an unfortunate history of one or more of the following: neglect, abuse, abandonment, loneliness, 
insecurity, distrust. A period of adjustment (days for some, weeks for some) should be expected in some instances.  In either case, a rescue 
dog is almost always grateful, loyal, very affectionate, eager to please and very companionable. 

HeRD of Wyoming asks for a rescue donation /adoption fee between $125 and $250 to help cover the costs of spay/neuter, 
vaccinations, microchip ID, and other office, foster and transport costs we incur. 

Submission of your application does not guarantee placement of a dog. Applicants must agree to a home visit if asked for one. The rescue donation 
is due at the time of placement.

I understand that any misrepresentation of fact may result in the removal of the placed dog from my home. I understand that HeRD 
of Wyoming is not responsible for the accuracy of information received about the temperament habits or physical condition of 
dogs available for adoption. HeRD is neither liable nor responsible for any damage, injury or accident resulting from the placement 
of this dog.  I will accept the responsibilities for the health, housing, feeding, training and companionship of this dog.  

My typed signature below indicates I have read and agree to the terms stated above and authorizes the rescue to contact the references I have provided.

Guardian's signature____________________________  Date____________ 

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If you have difficulties submitting this application, please email and request a word document copy instead.
Fenced Yard?
Outdoor Kennel?
Food Rewards
Positive Reinforcement
Verbal Correction
No-pull harness
Verbal Praise
Choke chain
Halti/gentle leader
Toy rewards
Shock collar
Obedience classes
Prong/Pinch collar
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie
Australian Cattle Dog/Heeler
Trail rides
Couch potato
Moderate energy
Energizer Bunny/High Drive