Pet Lifestyle Do you currently own pets? * Please list the name, type, sex, age, and neutered/spayed status of each pet. * Are your pets friendly with other pets? If no, please explain. * Have you owned a pet in the last 5 years? * Please list the name, type, sex, age, and neutered/spayed status of each pet. * What is your veterinarian office's name? * Please list any other veterinarians that have seen your pet in the last 5 years. *
If your pet has not seen any other veterinarians, please put "n/a"
If a medical emergency arises, can you afford the veterinary care for your pet? * Have any of your prior pets been re-homed or surrendered to a rescue or shelter, gone missing, or been euthanized? * If yes, please explain. * While home and while away, in what area of your home will the new pet be kept? * Where will the new pet sleep at night? * Training and Behavioral Considerations If the cat has litter box issues how will you handle them? * If the cat is scratching the furniture, how will you handle it? * Will the dog be crate trained? * Do you have a fully fenced-in yard? * What is the approximate height of the fence at its lowest point? * How will you housebreak and/or prevent the dog from causing mischief and/or household damage such as chewing, jumping on furniture, etc.? * What experience have you had training dogs? * In detail, how do you plan to exercise the dog you adopt? * In detail, how will you discipline the dog you adopt? * If A.R.F. requires the dog receive additional training, are you willing to invest the time, money, and effort required to provide that training? * Do you have any additional comments about this application or questions about A.R.F. or the application process? Agree and Submit
Only check this box if the volunteer helping you with your application during an in-person adoption event directs you to do so.
Rules and Disclosures
Please read the below information before submitting your application.
Generally, A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation requires all members of your family, including resident dogs (if adopting another dog), to be present at the time of adoption or meet the animal prior to finalizing the adoption.
A.R.F. requires all adopted dogs and puppies to leave with an appropriate collar/harness and leash and all cats and kittens to leave in an appropriate carrier.
Any monies paid to A.R.F. are considered a donation to provide care for this and other homeless pets and are NOT REFUNDABLE, but may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser. A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
A.R.F. makes every effort to assure that the animal you adopt is healthy. We do this by having each pet examined by a veterinarian prior to adoption. The exam typically includes the de-worming and vaccination of the animal against communicable diseases including: parvovirus, distemper and bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs and puppies and distemper for cats and kittens. All dogs over the age of six months are tested for heartworms and treated if necessary. All cats are tested for FIV and feline leukemia. All pets are vaccinatd for rabies at the appropriate age. Occasionally, a pet may not show symptoms of an illness until after adoption, as many illnesses have an incubation period of 17-21 days. This is completely unavoidable and occurs not only in shelter/rescue type settings, but also with pet stores, breeders, and any environment where there are a number of animals present at any given time. We require that your new pet be re-examined by a vet within 7 days after the adoption. This is in the animal's best interest and the interest of any existing animals you may have. A voucher for a free exam with one of our participating veterinarians is enclosed in your adoption packet. If you choose to visit a non-participating veterinarian, you will be responsible for all medical expenses incurred.
A.R.F. strives for the appropriate match of animals and adoptive families based on the known temperament of the animal, as well as, the evaluation of potential adopters and the living environment they will be able to offer the animal. If for any reason the adoption of the animal is unsuccessful, A.R.F. requires that we are notified immediately and the animal is to be returned to A.R.F. In addition, A.R.F. may claim the adopted animal at any time if it is determined that the adopters have not complied with the requirements of the adoption contract or mislead A.R.F. at anytime during the adoption process.
A.R.F. has the right to approve or deny the adoption application. This application is used as part of the adoption approval process in order to determine the best home for the animal. Under no circumstances will any animal be used in any type of animal fighting activity or as an attack dog, nor shall it be kept with the intention of promoting aggressiveness or for breeding.
By submitting this application, I certify the information provided is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and I give my permission to A.R.F. for all information to be verified. I give permission for my name, address, phone number, and email information to be collected and for A.R.F. to communicate with me via email and phone. We only use this information to communicate with you regarding our organization and do not share or sell your data. I agree that if any information in this application is deemed to be false or misleading after the time of adoption, A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation has the right to, and may, reclaim the animal. I understand A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation has the right to deny any application and that my application has not been approved until I receive written verification from A.R.F. that my application has been approved to move forward to the next step. Final adoption approval will be determined after meeting the pet in person.
Please note that your application
if animals in your household are NOT: will be denied
Current with vaccinations (distemper/parvo combo, rabies, bordatella and heartworm test for dogs; and distemper combo, rabies, and FIV/FELV testing for cats);
On a heartworm preventative and flea preventative; and
Spayed or neutered.
You must click the Submit button below to send your application. Clicking submit does not mean your application has been approved - you will be contacted with next steps. Please allow 5 business days for processing.