CAT ADOPTION APPLICATION


Thank you for considering adopting a pet from our shelter! We will be happy to conduct an animal interaction if/when your application has been approved. Remember, you are potentially making a 10 - 20 year commintment. All cats have been vaccinated for FVRCP. Your veterinarian may recommend  additional vaccinations at the adopter's expense. Kittens often require a series of vaccinations. Cats over three months of age have been vaccinated ofr rabies. If you kitten is not already vaccinated for Rabies, you will be provided with a date and time to return for his/her vaccination. All cats have a microchip as a permanent form of identification, have been spayed or neutered, and tested for FIV/Feline Leukemia. Adoption fees are non-refundable. Your adopted pet must be taken to a veterinanrian within 7 - 10 days of adoption for an exam and any necessary vaccinations and/or medications. You will be provided with a medical records containing vaccination history at the time of adoption that should be shared with your veterinarian. 

Applicant Information

Date
Name*
Address*
How did you hear about us? *
If there isn't a specific cat, you can list what you are looking for in a cat

PLEASE LIST ANY PETS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN YOUR HOME:

Animal 1:

SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
CURRENT ON VACCINES?

Animal 2:

SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
CURRENT ON VACCINES?

Animal 3:

SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
CURRENT ON VACCINES?

Animal 4:

SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
CURRENT ON VACCINES?

Animal 5:

SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
CURRENT ON VACCINES?

PLEASE LIST THE PETS YOU HAVE OWNED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS:

Animal 1:

Animal 2:

Animal 3:

Animal 4:

Animal 5:

How many people are currently living in your home? *
Do you live in a single-family home, townhouse, condo, or apartment? *
Do you rent or own?*
If you own your home but the property tax bill appears in someone else's name, please list that here.

Personal Background Information

Is anyone in the household allergic to cats?*
If someone is allergic, then are you prepared to take the necessary medical steps to keep the animal in the home?*
Describe the activity level in your household*
Have you ever given a pet away or relinquished a pet to a shelter?*

Matching the Right Pet

Why are you looking to adopt from our shelter?*
What traits are you looking for in a cat and/or kitten?*
Why do you want to adopt this cat? (check all that apply)*
Do you plan to let the cat outside?*

In DuPage County it is against the law for animals to venture off of their property without being on a leash. At DuPage County Animal Services it is required to keep all of our adoptable cats indoors unless safely supervised while on a leash and cat harness. We will not be able to complete an adoption for an individual planning on letting the cat(s) outside unsupervised.

Cats that are allowed to roam outside face many dangers such as: Disease, Parasites, Cars, Loose Dogs and/or Wild Animals, and Poisons.

Where will you keep your animal when you are not home?*

Understanding Cat Behavior

Please answer these questions to the best of your ability. Any questions you have can be discussed with an adoption counselor. 

Caring for Your Cat

Do you already have a veterinarian?*
Owning a cat means paying for food, litter, toys, treats, vet care, immunizations and more. Cats can live for 20+ years. Are you willing to budget for these expenses for the cat's entire life? *
It is recommended that you have the same number of litter boxes plus one as there are cats in the home. Are you prepared for the daily maintenance of multiple litter boxes? *
Would you return a cat for any of the following reasons?*
Are there any topics you would like to talk about with an adoption counselor?*

By signing below, I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, the information that I have provided is true and that I recognize that any misrepresentation of facts may result in losing the privilege of adopting a pet. I authorize DuPage County Animal Services to investigate all statements made in this application. I also understand that adoption may be refused at the discretion of the DuPage County Animal Services staff. 

Use your mouse or finger to draw your signature above
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