Cat/Dog Foster/Adoption Application

Please fill in all of the fields below, then click the Submit button at the bottom of this form.

About you:

Your name:


Your email address:

Please re-enter your email address:

 
Phone - please provide one or more phone numbers where we may contact you:
Phone 1: Cell Home Work
Phone 2: Cell Home Work

Street address:
   Apt no.?

City, state, zip:


How long have you lived at this address?

Any plans to move within the next year? Yes No Unknown

Do you own or rent your home? Own Rent I live with my parent(s)/guardian

If you rent, please provide us with:
Your landlord/leasing company's name:
Their phone no.:

Please check all that apply:
(If you are under 21) I've gotten permission from my parents/guardian to adopt a(nother) pet
I've checked with my landlord/leasing company to verify that I am permitted to adopt a(nother) pet
My roommate(s) are comfortable with my adopting a(nother) pet
My spouse/significant other is comfortable with adopting a(nother) pet

How many adults live in your home, including yourself?

How many children?   Ages of children?

Please list all household members by name and their relationships to you:


Is anyone in your home allergic to pets (cats, dogs, other)? Yes No Unknown

Places of employment of all adults in household and number of years:


How long will the pet be alone during the day? 0 - 4 hours 5 - 8 hours 9 hours or more

How much do you travel in a given year?


Who watches (or will watch) your pet(s) when you are away on travel?


About your ideal pet companion:
I am applying to foster/adopt: Cat Dog

Name of the Pets Bring Joy animal(s) of interest (or "TBD" if you'd like our help in finding a perfect match):



Why did you choose this cat or dog? Or, if "TBD", what sort of cat/dog are you looking for?


What do you consider to be typical challenges/frustrations of having a cat or dog?

Have you had to deal with significant medical issues with a former or current pet?
If so, please describe:



Have you had to deal with significant behavioral issues with a former or current pet?
If so, please describe the issue and how you dealt with it:



How much do you anticipate needing to spend annually to care for a pet in terms of:
Medical expenses?  $     
Supplies (food, litter, toys, leashes, beds, misc.)?  $ 
Grooming? $     
Pet-sitting/boarding? $ 

A cat or small dog may live up to 20 years or longer; under which circumstances would you give up a pet? Please check all that apply:
If someone in my home becomes allergic
If I lose my job
If a new roommate/spouse/significant other doesn't like the pet
If a cat has litter box accidents or a dog isn't housebroken
If the pet scratches/bites people
If the pet scratches/damages my furniture
If I become ill and cannot care for the pet
If the pet becomes seriously ill
If I have children in the future and don't have sufficient time to care for the pet
If I move to a home that doesn't allow pets
If I relocate out of state/out of the country
If my pet seems unhappy in our home
I wouldn't return a pet for any reason
Comments:


(cat applicants only) Some people feel that cat must be kept strictly indoors to be safe and healthy, while others believe that a cat must enjoy some outdoor time to live a full and happy life. What is your opinion?


(cat applicants only) With regard to your thoughts on declawing a cat, please check all that apply:
I currently live with (or have in the past lived with) cats *with* claws
I currently live with (or have in the past lived with) *declawed* cats
I would consider declawing a cat if he/she were a destructive scratcher
I would consider declawing a cat if he/she scratched people
I would consider a lesser form of declaw surgery called a tendonectomy
I would consider a lesser form of declaw surgery known as laser surgery
I would not declaw a cat under any circumstances
Optional comments on the above:


(dog applicants only) Describe your approach/experience with training a dog (housebreaking, walking on leash, etc.). Have you ever taken a dog to obedience classes?


(dog applicants only) How do you plan on exercising your dog? Please check all that apply:
Taking my dog for regular walks
Taking my dog to a dog park
Taking my dog to doggie day care
Arranging play dates with friends' dogs
I have a fenced yard that my dog can run in
Optional comments on the above:


Your pet history:

Do you now, or have you ever in the past, had pets? Yes No

If your answer to the above question is "No," please proceed to the next section entitled "Some final questions:" ... otherwise, please provide your pet history below.

Pet #1: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Pet #2: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Pet #3: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Pet #4: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Pet #5: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Pet #6: Dog Cat       Pet's name:       Sex: Male Female
Spayed/neutered? Yes No       Year in which he/she joined your family:
(If a cat)   Declawed? Yes No    
(If a cat)   Does/did he/she: Stay inside-only? Go outdoors?
(If a dog)   Does he/she use a doggie door to go in and out as needed? Yes No
Is this pet still with you? Yes No      
If no, please explain below what happened to the pet ... in what year did this occur?  


Are there more pets that you'd like to tell us about? :o) Please describe briefly below ...


Some final questions:

Do we have your permission to conduct a veterinarian reference check?
Yes No I don't have a vet
If yes, please provide names and phone numbers of all vets who have seen your pets within the past five years, even if out of state, and please tell us which pet(s) were seen by each vet:
Vet/Clinic Name:


Phone:


Pets seen:



Do we have your permission to visit your home as part of evaluating your application?
Yes No

How did you hear about us?
On Petfinder.com
On Adoptapet.com
Internet search
Through PetSmart
Referred by:
Other:

Important information about submitting your application to Pets Bring Joy

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Cheers!


Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director
Pets Bring Joy
jacquie@petsbringjoy.org