How did you hear about us?
Does everyone in your home know you are planning to get a pet?
Why do you want to adopt a cat?
What is your past experience with cats?
Is anyone in your home allergic to pets?
Have you owned any cats or dogs in the last five years?
List all current and former pets within the last five years.
Where will your new pet spend the majority of their time?
Do you plan to declaw this cat?
Would you declaw the cat if they became destructive?
How much do you plan to spend on a pet per year? Consider all aspects of care.
What traits are you most looking for in a cat?
What traits would annoy or bother you?
Do you understand that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment of 10-15 years or more, that includes providing medical care, grooming, proper diet, shelter, exercise, training, companionship, and love?
Are you prepared for veterinary expenses, including emergency expenses, that will be incurred by adopting this cat for its entire life?
What issues would make you consider giving up this cat? Be realistic; consider worst case scenarios.
What would you do if you had to give this cat up?
Would you consider moving to a home that does not allow pets?
Do all household members understand that it takes time for a pet to adjust to a new environment? Your new cat will need time to get used to their new surroundings. They will need to be introduced to the house slowly, especially if there are other pets or children present. It may take weeks before your cat's true personality shows. Be patient!
Would you object to us verifying the information you have provided on this application?
Would you object to a home visit prior to adoption or as a follow-up?
Please check any areas you would like to discuss with an adoptions counselor: