ADOPTION APPLICATION

Instructions: This application is quite detailed and may take several minutes to complete; Please understand that this is necessary in order to determine the most appropriate placement for our rescue kitties. Read this application carefully, fill in each blank and its entirety. In order to process your application promptly, you must answer ALL questions, otherwise your application will not be processed, nor approved. The information you provide in this application and during our interview will help us find a good kitty match for you. Please allow at least three days for a response. Thank you!

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPTER, YOU MUST MEET THE CRITERIA BELOW:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have identification showing your current address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord (if applicable)
  • Be willing to make a life long commitment to the care and humane treatment of the pet you are about to adopt from S.W.R.O.
  • Sign an Adoption Contract upon placement of an animal from S.W.R.O.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have other cats in your household, you must show us proof via your veterinarian hospital that the cat or cats in your household have been tested for both Feline Leukemia and FIV. If you do not have proof of testing, you must agree to have your cats/kittens tested and must provide us with proof of negative results.

The animals available for adoption from S.W.R.O. come from a variety of sources. All of our rescue animals are examined and treated by licensed veterinarians and their health is continually monitored while under our care. Our adoption fee includes all age-appropriate vaccinations, examinations, de-worming medications, flea & tick topical, Feline Leukemia/FIV testing and the AVID microchip. All cats will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption (unless under 2 months of age). We thank you for considering our organization for adoption and we will do our best to assist you in finding the right animal that is compatible with your lifestyle.

 

Full Name:
Full Name of your Spouse/Partner/Roommate:

E-mail Address:

Home Address:

Address (Line 1):
Address (Line 2):
City:
State:
Zip:

Your Phone Number:

An Alternate / Cell Number:
Occupation:
Your Scheduled Work Hours:
How long have you lived at your current address?
Do you currently live in a: House
Apartment
Condominium
Other
Housing Status - Do you: Own
Rent
If you rent, do you have written permission from your landlord to own a cat? Yes
No
Please list name, address, and phone number of your landlord:

Landlord's Full Name:
Landlord's Phone Number:

Address:
City:
State:
Zip:

Are there children at home? Yes
No
If yes, please list ages:
How many adults live in your household?
Are you over 21 yrs old? Yes
No
Will there be someone home all day? Yes
No
If no, where will the animal be kept when no one is home?
Will shedding be a problem for anyone in your household? Yes
No
Is anyone allergic to cats in your home? Yes
No
Have you ever owned a pet before? Yes
No
Please provide the following information about your dogs (if any):

How many dogs do you have?
Breed/Mix Ages

Do your dogs have any behavior problems?

Any dominance issues?

How do your dogs get along with cats?

If you don’t own any dogs presently, have you owned any dogs in the last 10 years?

Yes
No

If yes, What happened to them?

Please provide the following information about your cats (if any):

How many cats do you have?

Breed: Ages:

Any behavioral problems?

If yes, how are you dealing with those problems?

Any health problems?

Do your cats get along with other cats?
Yes
No

Are your present cats declawed?
Yes
No

If you don’t own any cats presently, have you owned any cats in the last 10 years?

Yes
No

If yes, What happened to them?

Please list any other pets that you have in addition to the ones that aren’t listed above
Are ALL of your present pets spayed or neutered? Yes
No
If no, why not?
Are ALL of your present pets vaccinations current? Yes
No
If no, why not?
If yes, date of last vaccines?
Breed/Age/Sex of cat you are interested in adopting?
Please list the cat’s name that you are interested in adopting
List your Reason for your preference?
Why do you want to adopt a cat?
Cats are as individual as people. Are you willing to spend the time and effort helping this cat adjust to your home and lifestyle?

Yes
No

How much time?

Under what circumstances would you not keep this cat?
If the cat became destructive, what would you do?
What veterinarian will you use for this animal?
Do you commit to keep the cat for its entire life?(Cats can live 15-20 yrs) Yes
No
Who will be primarily responsible for the cat you want to adopt?
Do you plan on declawing the cat/kitten you are interested in adopting? Yes
No
If for some unforeseen reason you cannot keep the cat that you adopted from S.W.R.O. what will you do?
Will this cat be a...

House Pet
Child's Pet
Mouser
Gift

Other

Where will your new cat spend its Days? Indoors
Outdoors
Crate
Basement
Garage
Porch
Locked in a room
Other
Where will your new cat spend its Nights?

Indoors
Outdoors
Crate
Basement
Garage
Porch
Locked in a room
Other

Will you allow your kitty to go outdoors? Yes
No
If yes, will you provide your cat with a Collar and Identification tag?
Yes
No
Have you ever been in violation of your county’s Animal Control Laws in the past? Yes
No
If yes, please explain:
Are there any restrictions in your community or township with regards to cat ownership? Yes
No
If yes, please explain:
Have you ever surrendered an animal to a local shelter or rescue group? Yes
No
If yes, please explain:
Are you financially prepared to meet the expenses required to maintain a pet? Veterinary exams, vaccinations, unexpected emergencies/surgeries are costly. Yes
No
When you go away on vacation, where will your pet go & who will care for it?
If you move, what will you do with your pet?
Future Plans:

Do you have plans to have a baby?
Move?
Marry?
Go to College?
Get a roommate?
Move in with your partner?
Get new furniture/rugs?
Divorce?
Change jobs?
Change work hours?
Adopt other pets?
Any other plans?

Would you object to a home visitation as part of the adoption process?

Yes
No
If yes, please explain:

Would you object to a post-placement follow-up to ensure that the transition is in the best interest of the animal and yourself?

Yes
No

If yes, please explain:

RELEASE FORM FOR VETERINARY RECORDS
(please fill in)

By filling in the information below, I agree to allow my veterinary hospital to release information on my animals veterinary records to S.W.R.O. and their representatives.

Who is/was your Veterinarian/Hospital: Full Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
   
Phone Number of Veterinarian/Hospital:
Are the records at the Vet Hospital in your name?

Yes
No

If no, whose name are they under?

Name of Pet(s) listed on the records?
Would you be interested and willing to volunteer for SWRO? Yes
No
If yes, how would you like to volunteer your time? (Some of the things SWRO needs help with on a regular basis is fundraising, fostering, and volunteering at the adoption center in the Petsmart in Berlin, New Jersey, but if you have any other ideas or ways you'd like to volunteer, please let us know below)
Please list a name & telephone number of three references (Only One Relative, Please):

1) Full Name:
1) Telephone Number:
2) Full Name:
2) Telephone Number:
3) Full Name:
3) Telephone Number:

How did you come across S.W.R.O.'s website?

By pressing the 'Submit' button below, I hereby attest that all of the information contained in this document is accurate. Further, I agree to allow a representative of S.W.R.O. to verify this information through telephone contact, including but not limited to, previous/current vet records and landlord approval.

Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization, Inc’ s Adoption Policy

By submiting this application, I am agreeing that in the event that my new Cat does not work out for me or my family, that I will contact S.W.R.O. immediately and return the Cat back to S.W.R.O. S.W.R.O. prefers that the Cat comes back to our organization rather than ending up in a shelter or being foisted off onto someone else. Please remember that S.W.R.O. reserves the right to approve or deny any application without an explanation. Filling out an application does not guarantee a Cat to anyone. No animal will be released to prospective adopters who mislead and/or fail to provide accurate information on this adoption application.

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