For dog owners, if you know your dog needs a big backyard for playtime between walks, or your dog barks when left alone, an apartment-dweller may not be the best adopter. That said, committed dog owners who live in an apartment or condo often bring their dogs to dog daycare while they’re at work. Others are allowed to bring their dogs to work. These are some great things to ask about.

If the adopter lives in a home, ask about the backyard. Confirm the security of the backyard fence, and ask for photos or a video tour so you can make sure it looks safe and secure.

We ask potential adopters to make sure they are allowed to have pets in their homes. If the applicant rents their home or owns a condo with an HOA, they may need permission to have a specific breed like yours in their home. Feel free to clarify this with the potential adopter.