Adoption Application

Please complete all fields. If not applicable, mark field with N/A. Do not leave any field blank.

Adopting a cat is a 15-20+ year commitment. To ensure our cats are placed in great forever homes, please allow us ample time to process your application.


Contact Information

First Name Last Name
Street Address City State Zip

Application For

Name of cat(s) you are interested in
For whom are you adopting the cat?
Who will be responsible for the cat’s care?

Applicant Details

* Employer (required)
* Occupation (required)
Are you 18 years of age or older?  Yes No
* Why do you want to adopt a cat? (required)
Have you ever adopted an animal from a rescue/animal control agency? If Yes, explain
Have you ever had an application rejected for adoption of an animal from a rescue/animal control facility? If Yes, explain.

* Are you willing to sign legal pet adoption papers? (required)  Yes No
Do you agree to permit a visit to your home/farm by appointment?  Yes No

Family Information

How many people (including yourself) currently reside in your household?
Do you live at home with parents or older relatives?  Yes No
Any children in the household (under the age of 18)?  Yes No
If Yes, please list ages of children
Does any member of the family have any allergies to animals?  Yes No
If Yes, please explain


What type of housing do you live in? (Ex House, Apartment, Condo, Trailer, Farm)
Do you own or rent your residence?  Own Rent
If you rent, what is name of landlord and phone number?
Are pets allowed?  Yes No
Where will the cat be kept?  Indoors only Outdoors Only Both In & Out
How many hours will the cat be left unattended?
When no one is home, where will the cat be kept?
If you move, what will you do with the cat?
What precautions would you take to properly introduce a new cat into your home if you have other animals (a dog, bird, rabbit, another cat, etc.)?

Pet Care & Ownership

Have you ever had a pet before?  Yes No
Tell us a little bit about the animals that you currently care for (name, type, age, spay/neutered?, time in your care, etc...)

Tell us a little bit about the animals that are no longer in your care (name, type, age, spay/neutered?, reason no longer in your care, etc..)

Tell us a favorite pet memory

If a disciplinary or behavior problem arises, what steps will you take to work on it?
What is your preference? Front Paws Declawed 4 Paws Declawed No Paws Declawed
Please Explain

Medical Care

Are your pets current on their vaccinations?  Yes No
If you currently have pets, how often are they seen by a veterinarian?
If applicable, when was the last time your pet was seen by the veterinarian? Why?
Please provide name and contact info of your veterinarian/clinic for current or past pets in your care
How often do you plan to take your adopted cat to a veterinarian?
Are you financially able and willing to provide annual checkups, vaccinations, and ANY medical care necessary?  Yes No


Please list three references we can contact
* Reference 1 Name (required) * Phone (required)
* Reference 2 Name (required) * Phone (required)
* Reference 3 Name (required) * Phone (required)

How did you hear about Carol’s Ferals?

How did you hear about us?  Petco Media Referral from Another Rescue Word of Mouth Other
If Word of Mouth, Referral, or Other, who referred you? (They will not be solicited in any way)

* Adoption Agreement (required)

I acknowledge that all information on this form is true and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation of fact may result in Carol’s Ferals refusing adoption privileges to me. If my request for adoption is approved and later Carol’s Ferals discovers the above information is not true or correct, Carol’s Ferals reserves the right to remove the adopted cat from my home/farm.

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