APAWS Small Animal Adoption Application

Animal Protection and Welfare Society (APAWS) is a rescue organization for homeless cats/kittens and dogs/puppies. Each of our animals are like a member of our family and we want to make sure they will be placed in permanent, loving homes that are committed to their lifelong care. If you are willing to take on such a responsibility and you meet the requirements listed below, please answer the questions that follow. Once you have completed the application, an adoption counselor will review the application with you to help make sure you are ready for a lifetime commitment to a deserving animal.

Adoption Requirements

  • If you are under 21, your legal guardian must complete the Adoption Application and Contract. You must still be in residence with your legal guardian.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license showing your current address.
  • You must be able and willing to spend the time and money to feed, house, train and provide medical care for the adopted animal(s).
  • You must be willing to allow an APAWS representative to make a follow-up visit in person.
  • You must carefully read our Adoption Contract and agree to its terms.
  • You must pay a non-refundable adoption fee*. (See Adoption Contract)
  • You must complete this application in its entirety.
Please note submission of the application does not guarantee the application will be approved.
About You

If you rent, are pets allowed?
Is a pet deposit required?

About the small animal you wish to adopt

Who lives in your household?

Your pet history

Have you owned pets in the past five years that are no longer with you? Please list
Name Dog/Cat/Other How long kept? What Happened?

Do you have pets at home now?
Name Breed Age Spayed/Neutered Current on Vaccinations Inside or Outside?
If you currently have pets, how do you plan to introduce your new small animal to existing pets?

How will you resolve behavior problems such as breaking out of the cage, chewing inappropriate materials?

Are you willing to care for the small animal until his/her natural death?
What things or activities will you provide to amuse the animal?
Have you ever applied to a rescue group or shelter before?
If yes, which group/shelter?
Was your application accepted?
If no, why?

References (One must be a relative not living with you.)

By clicking the Submit button you are signing the application.

I certify that the information provided is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that false information may void this application and result in forfeiting the adopted animal.  I give my permission and authorization for APAWS to contact my veterinarian and/or other references listed for further information as desired.  I also understand that APAWS adoption policy required that I be called and/or visited for follow-up at any time after the date of adoption.  I understand that APAWS reserves the right to deny any application for any reason.


Updated August 26, 2011