Home Visit Report
Thank you for helping with the home visit screening for DIBS!
Please contact the applicant directly to arrange a time that works for you, as well as them.
We do ask that their entire family be present for the meeting, as we want to get to know everyone that will interact with the rescue dog.
If the applicants are comfortable with it, please feel free to take your own dog with you.
Reminder, this is intended as a meeting to find out more about the applicant. We ask that screeners not discuss specific dogs, make recommendations or over-share.
Describe the street:*
Describe the environment*
Do they have a yard?
Would you feel comfortable leaving your dog in their yard?
Is it fenced?
Describe the fence
Will the dog have access to the basement?
Describe the basement
Will the dog have access to the garage?
Describe the garage
Where will the dog be kept during the day?
Where will the dog be kept during the night?
Any other concerns inside the house?
Describe behavior of children in relation to adults, to other children and to any pets, if applicable:
Are they excited to have a dog?
Any special needs, unusual circumstances or concerns that we should consider?
Would you feel comfortable leaving your dog with the applicant? Explain:
Describe any other pets in the home, if applicable. Are they spayed/neutered? Where do they eat, sleep, etc. How is their behavior?
Describe the interaction of the applicant, the family and existing pets to your dog, if applicable. Be as detailed as possible.
Have the applicant describe “a day in the life” (normal routine, home a lot, exercise routine, working hours alone, etc.)
How many hours would the dog be on their own, and how would they break up the day, if it was more than 4 hours at a time?
Do they have any “expertise” they can call on (family, neighbor, friends, internet, DIBS Rescue)?
Comments or anything else we should know?