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Step One of the Adoption Process:  Adoption Application - this application must be completed in order to be considered for eligibility of the adoption of a Rescued Bullmastiff.

There are two methods of submitting an Adoption Application - hardcopy:

OR you may fill out the following Application Online (scroll down).   Press the Submit button to submit your application to the National Coordinator when you are finished.

Bullmastiffs Available for Adoption
to Qualified Homes

Click here if you are looking for a Bullmastiff puppy.

If you cannot accommodate having a Bullmastiff live in the house with you 100% of the time - you do not qualify for a Rescued Bullmastiff.  Bullmastiffs are not yard dogs and should not be kept as such.

This adoption application format is acceptable for most Bullmastiff Rescue groups.  However, it will be up to the fostering parent as to whether they will accept this application's format.  This site does not guarantee that any other Bullmastiff Rescue organization will accept this application's format.

To help ensure the best possible placement of our Rescued Bullmastiffs, and in order to determine that the proposed adoption is in the best interest of both the Bullmastiff, and you and your family, please complete each of the following. Please be thorough as possible.   This will help us match a Bullmastiff best fit for your household.

Thank you for your interest in one of our WONDERFUL Bullems and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Bullmastiff Rescue Adoption Application


Full Street Address:
Street Line 1:
Street Line 2:

State:      Zip Code:

Home Phone:       
Fax Number:       
Work Phone:
Email Address:



How Long With Employer?   years  months

Spouse Information ---
Spouse's Name:

Spouse’s Occupation:

Work Phone:

Which Bullmastiff(s) are you specifically interested in?


Have you owned other pets before?    
IWhy do you want a Bullmastiff now?


Do you still have the pets listed above?   
If YES, list kinds and number of pets you have owned in the past:


If you do NOT still have the pets listed above and what happened to the pet(s)?


How many pets do you currently own?  
List species (dog, cat, bird, etc), gender (male, female), size in pounds, age, how many you own of  each, etc. below:


Are ALL of your pets spayed or neutered?    If NO, why not?

State specifically why you want a Bullmastiff:

Have you ever owned this breed before?

What specifically have you done to educate yourself about the Bullmastiff breed:

Please list your preference regarding:

  • Age of Bullmastiff (list minimum and maximum)
    minimum years to maximum years
    NOTE:  The average age of a Rescued Bullmastiff is 4 years old.  We rarely get in Bullmastiffs that are less than 2 years old.
  • Sex of Bullmastiff::    
  • Color of Bullmastiff:

Will you consider something other than your stated preference?

Should your application be approved and a Bullmastiff is available, how many miles are you willing to drive to pick up a dog?  miles

Should your application be approved and a Bullmastiff is available, are you willing to pay the costs of shipping a dog to your residence? 

List names and ages of all members within your household

Do you own or rent your home? 

If RENTING - do you have your landlord's permission to keep dogs?  

Can you provide us with such permission in writing? 

How long have you lived at your current address?  months  years

Where will you keep the dog:

  • during the day?

  • during the night?

  • during family absences overnight?

  •  while on vacation?

  •  while on business trips?

Do you have a fenced yard?      If YES, how large an area is fenced in:

What kind of fencing and how high is it?

If you do NOT have a fenced yard:

  • how will you exercise the dog?

  • confine the dog?

  • provide for his/her need to eliminate?

What is the maximum number of hours your dog will be left alone during a 24-hour period:

Where will he/she spend this time?

Do you object to the discriminate use of a crate?    
Do you have one?    Would you get one?

What will you do if your dog is destructive when left alone?

What kind of vehicle will you use to transport your dog?   Please state the make and model of your car or truck (i.e. Ford Ranger).  If using a truck, indicate if your truck has a camper or not.

Are you willing to attend obedience classes with your dog?   

Have you ever surrendered a pet of yours to an animal shelter?  
If yes, why?

Have you ever sold or given away one of your pets? 
If yes, why?

Have you ever trained a dog before? 
If YES, describe the training:

Can you afford to spend at least $1000 or more per year for food and routine medical care for your pet?

Has anyone in your immediate family/household ever been convicted of a charge related to cruelty to animals or child abuse?  

Is there any such charge pending?      Has any such charge ever been filed? 
If yes to any of the above, please explain and give disposition of charge.

List your regular veterinarian(s)' information:
Name of Clinic:
Name of Vet:
Street Address:
State     Zip Code
Phone Number (include area code)
Additional vet information:

Please provide the names and phone numbers (include area code) of two nonrelated individuals who can serve as references:

Reference #1:
Full Name:
Phone Number:
Reference #2:
Full Name:
Phone Number:

Please provide the following information on your nearest living relative:
Street Address:
State   Zip Code
Phone Number (include area code)

May we visit your home and check your references to verify the information you have provided?

After adopting a Bullmastiff, an injury/illness requires that your Bullmastiff have a $1500 surgery in order to repair the injury/illness. What would you do?

What are the requirements for dog ownership in your community?

How many pets may you legally have? 

Are dogs required to be vaccinated against rabies? 

Is there a leash law? 

What will you do with your dog if you move?

What will you do with your dog if you decide to have children (or more children if you already have children)?

What will you do with your dog if you decide to get married/divorced?

Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs? 

How much time per day will you spend with your dog?

What kind of dog food will you feed?  Name brand names that you will be using:

What hobbies do you have in which you could include your dog?

What circumstances, in your mind, justify getting rid of a dog?

What would you do with the dog if the above circumstances occurred?

What do you and your home environment have to offer a Bullmastiff that has been neglected/abandoned?

How did you find out about us?  

Thank you for taking your time to complete this application. By typing your name below you attest to the truthfulness of your answers. Falsification of any of the above information will be grounds to disallow your adoption of a rescued dog.

Applicant Signature

By entering your Date of Birth, you attest that you are at least 21 years of age: 
Date of Birth 

Applicant Signature 

By entering your Date of Birth, you attest that you are at least 21 years of age: 
Date of Birth 

(If there are two responsible adults in household, both must sign as an applicant.)

Please press the button where you would like to have your application sent to:



Information submitted from any application is kept confidential with the participating Rescue Volunteers.  Submission of information is sent directly to and only to the indicated Bullmastiff Rescue State Coordinators.



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