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Your Name (First and Last):
Phone number (please include area code):
Species of Pet:
Is your pet spayed/neutered?:
Weight (in pounds):
Does your animal have a microchip?:
How did you get your pet?:
Adopted thru the Asheville Humane Society
How long have you had your pet? *:
How long can you keep your pet before surrendering? *If less than one week, please call our Safety Net helpline at 828 761-2008:
Why do you need to rehome your pet?:
Owner Life Changes
Check all the following that describe your pet:
Likes to be touched
Always at your side
For dogs only - what is your dog's energy level?:
For dogs only - what level of exercise does your dog usually get daily (exercise may include playing, walking, running, etc):
What is something you love about your pet? What else should someone know about your pet?:
Val is extremely loving and affectionate. He has a close circle of human friends who he gets super excited and playful when he sees them. He's great going for a leashed run or hike, or unleashed walk in private woods. On leashed walks at public parks or areas he can still be reactive towards certain dogs or people, but thru training and positive reinforcement he has made great strides. He is a working-dog breed so he thrives on structure and routine. He can be very suspicious of new people and requires a process before he is comfortable with someone, but once he gets to know them he becomes a total sweetheart. He lives with 3 cats that he tolerates fairly well.
Has your pet lived with:
How many hours is your pet home alone each day?:
Pre-Covid 6-8, now 1-3.
What does your pet dislike or fear?:
New people are his biggest. He barks at deliverymen and such. When someone new comes into the house he requires a sequence of treats and commands before he is comfortable with them, and in the early stages of getting to know someone he has a tendency to react to quick movements and loud noises the person might make. This seems to be characteristics attributed to his breed - of herding.
Where is your pet kept during the day?:
He has run of the entire house.
Where does your pet sleep at night?:
Our bedroom, in his own bed
How does your pet ride in the car?:
Well for the most part, will react by huffing, growling or barking at other dogs occasionally.
Please list any past or present injuries, treatment or other medical histories.:
I agree that I will respond to all requests for more information about my pet in a timely manner (Checking No will stop Post):
I certify that I am the lawful owner of the pet identified here: