Jane I don't advertise through my vet anymore cause crazy drunk woman has people riinging up for her asking about the little black and white dog advertisied (we don't have mandie advertised at work!) I didn't want to cause any more conflict between clients and us and so I just decided to re-home her outside of work to make life easier there!!! I like your idea though! I will be speaking to most people over the phone and so I will have a survey that I will fill in over the phone.
Aus works really different here in re-homing animals and if I told them I was taking applications and would decide in a week or so then they would think I was nuts!!! It's just not done (although it should be). Vet references is a great idea, one I hadn't thought of and one I will definently be doing!!!
Here's what I'm thinking of asking them...tell me if you think I should add anymore cause this is my first time with a foster dog!!!
Do you have any other animals? If so what kind and sex are they? (I figure if they tell me they have a male dog this question first stops me from wasting any more time)
What vet do you use?
Do you mind me ringing your vet to ask for a reference? (if they do then they aren't getting her!)
Are you willing to pay to have her speyed? (If not they aren't getting her)
Are you planning on taking her to professional dog training classes?
If so, who are you planning on taking her to? (we still have plenty of choker chain training schools in the area and I will not allow her to go someone who isn't going to clicker train her)
How are you planning on housing her?
How much time are you able to spend with her each day?
I'll be asking about their family lifestyle also.
I do figure though that anyone willing to pay for their dog to swim, go to doggy day care etc. should be pretty ok! We don't have many places for dogs around here so only really spoiled dogs go to places like the dog pool, everyone else thinks we're nuts!!!