Telephone Questions

POINTS

 

Use for notes

 

 

    YES

  NO

 

 

1. Do you have a dog or cat now?

+ 1

   0

 

 

2.  If yes, how long have you had it?

 

 

 

 

                                             0-3 years

 0

 

 

 

                                             3-6 years

 + 2

 

 

 

                                             6+ years

 + 3

 

 

 

3.  What kind of animal?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours is large - theirs is

 Small:

  - 10

 

 

 

 

 

Yours is large theirs is

Large:

 

 + 2

 

 

 

4.   If no to #1 have you had a pet recently?

            + 1

  - 2

 

 

5.  If so, what happened to it?

 

 

 

 

Gave to friends

  -  2

 

 

 

 

Gave to pound

   - 4

 

 

 

 

Died of disease (under 3 years)

   -  3

 

 

 

 

Died of disease (3-9 years)

   -  2

 

 

 

 

Died of disease (over 9 years)

      0

 

 

 

 

Died of functional problem (under 11 years)

      0

 

 

 

 

Died of functional problem (over 12 years)

   + 5

 

 

 

 

Ran Away PASS IMMEDIATELY

  - 10

 

 

 

 

 

Killed in Traffic PASS IMMEDIATELY

- 10

 

 

 

 

Poisoned PASS IMMEDIATELY

  - 10

 

 

 

 

6.   Do you have a fenced yard?

  + 1

    - 2

 

 

7.  If yes, how high?

 

 

 

 

                                  2-4 feet

  + 1

 

 

 

                                  4-6 feet

  + 2

 

 

 

Even if they claim to have a 6 foot fence all around, it may drop to 4 feet or less at the gate. Be sure to ask about any gate or opening in the fence and what type of lock is on the gate.

 

8.   Does it drop to 4 feet or less at the gate?

 - 20

 

 

 

9.   Are there holes in the fence?

 -  2

 + 1

 

 

10.  Can a dog dig under the fence?

  - 2

 + 1

 

 

11.  What kind of fence?

 

 

 

 

                                       Block wall

  + 4

 

 

 

                                       Wrought Iron

  + 3

 

 

 

                                       Chain link

  + 3

 

 

 

                                       Wood

  + 2

 

 

 

12.  Where will the dog sleep

 

 

 

 

                                        In the house

  + 2

 

 

 

                                        Outside

  - 6

 

 

 

13.  Do you want an indoor or outdoor dog?

 

 

 

 

                                        Indoor

  + 3

 

 

 

                                        Outdoor

  - 3

 

 

 

                                        In and out

  + 3

 

 

14.  Who is your veterinarian?

 

 

 

 

                                   None

  - 2

 

 

 

                                   Name given to you.

  + 2

 

 

 

15.  Will you spay or neuter within 30 days?

  + 4

 - 10

 

 

(You should do this before placement but this question

 

 

 

 

is included here for those who do not.*)

 

 

 

 

                                    Hesitant

  - 4

 

 

 

16.   Is your other dog spayed or neutered?

  + 4

- 3

 

 

DO NOT PLACE AN UNALTERED MALE WITH AN UNALTERED FEMALE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS!

 

 

 

 

                                   RATING THE RESPONSES

 

 

               To get the total points, add the pluses and subtract the minuses.

 

 

                                         TOTAL POINTS

 

 

20-48

Probably a very good home. Invite them over to see your dog.

 

 

16-19

Borderline. Think it over for a few days.

 

 

0-15

 

Be very careful. Tell them you have someone coming over to see the dog and
you'll get back to them if it's still available. Try to hold out.

 

 

 

0

Do not consider these people. PASS ON THESE PEOPLE.