Please read the following prior to submitting this application :)
This is only an application, it does not guarantee you get a puppy/dog, does not mean I am holding a puppy/dog for you. It is a means for me to get to know you better, for me to ensure my dogs are going to great homes and will be well cared for and loved, and helps me feel better about placing them. They are my family and I do not stop caring for them just because they leave.
None of the information entered in this form ever goes anywhere other than my e-mail and my printed files for record keeping.
I do NOT ever give our anyone's personal information.
Please do not be afraid to answer honestly. I know not everyone has the perfect home or ideal lifestyle for a chihuahua :) I just ask to see if you have considered what goes into having one of these little guys and make sure you're on the right track and make me feel better about trusting you with the well being of one of my little ones! TRUST is the issue here. I want to feel I'm placing my puppies in the best possible home, which means I am trusting you to be their family and care for them as I would. HONESTY is the key to forming that trust. Please don't lie on your application, even if you think I won't like your answer.
The only automatic disqualifier in this application is dishonesty.
Speaking to me about a chihuahua, even for two hours on the phone, even if I like you as a person, and would LOVE to see you bring one of my dogs into your family, does NOT mean I am holding that dog for you. I speak to 5-20 people about every 1 puppy I sell, and half of those will end up promising repeatedly that the deposit is on its way! I cannot hold a dog for you unless I have a deposit. My pups end up waiting around endlessly for homes that never come and become too old to easily find a home. If you have told me you are sending a deposit, I say you are "Watching" that puppy. If someone else expresses the desire to send a deposit on that puppy, I will tell them I have someone else who has said they are sending a deposit, and you have 1 week from that date to get the deposit to me before the other interested party may send me a deposit. I know this puts a sense of urgency into buying a puppy, but it is very hard to weed out those who are serious and those who are not. I am truly sorry if your feelings are hurt in any way by my policy on holding puppies. I am a firm believer that things work out for the best, so if a puppy does not end up in your home, perhaps it wasn't meant to be, and the puppy you do find will be a better fit for your family.
Please, for the sake of your own integrity and the well being of those others interested in purchasing puppies, don't tell me you're sending a deposit unless you truly intend to. If something changes, have courage, be honest, and just tell me. I won't flip out, get angry, or give you a guilt trip. I appreciate your honesty too much to berate you for it. The quickest way to lose my respect is to tell me one thing, and do something completely contradictory, without ever offering any explanation. I will never do that to you, and I'd like to be shown that courtesy in return. If I ever do tell you I'm going to do something, and it slips my mind, gets lost in the shuffle, misplaced, etc., then I truly am sorry, for it is important to me to always do what I say I will. Please remind me, I will apologize and make things right the best I know how. Having my peers trust my word is highly important to me!
"True Courage is being honest even when it is difficult to be."
I, Andrea Carter, will read over this form and contact you with my decision as promptly as possible. I will respond to it regardless of my decision. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application, and for considering True Shot Chihuahuas for your new family member!
Please remember that at ANY time throughout your dog's life, should you no longer be able to care for them for any reason I will gladly welcome them back into my home, however the purchase price of the dog will not be refunded. Please don't even THINK the words "pound", "humane shelter", or "Rescue" for one of my dogs without first contacting me! I will take them back in any condition no questions asked, at any time, under any circumstances, and will never guilt you or berate you.