Thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue animal. This application is meant to ensure you are being matched with the best animal for your home. For a successful adoption, all questions must be answered honestly to the best of your ability. We understand that your answers may be different depending on the animal that you are inquiring about, and ask that you do your best to answer the questions regardless. Thank you for taking the time to ensure you and your animal will be compatible, lifelong companions.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please realize that at times we can have 10-20 applications for an animal. Decisions are not made on a first come first serve basis, but on what the best match will be for the animal and adoptive home.
CTARE is operated solely by volunteers. Although we try to respond to everyone in a timely manner, with the volume of applications we receive this is sometimes just not possible. If you feel you were overlooked, please feel free to touch base with us.
PART ONE - YOU
Your Year of Birth
Spouse's Name (if applicable)
Spouse's Occupation (if applicable)
Home Address (house number, street, city, province, postal code)
Contact Info (email address, phone numbers, and best times to call)
References (Please give us two references we can contact. We would prefer animal related references - veterinarian, groomer, trainer, daycare, walker, pet-sitter, etc.). INCLUDE NAME PHONE NUMBER AND RELATIONSHIP TO YOU.
Your Home and Yard:
Do you Rent or Own?
If you own, we may ask for proof of ownership. If you rent, please provide your landlords name and phone number. BE SURE TO HAVE LANDLORD'S CONSENT BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT AN ANIMAL. Please also be aware of any strata rules that may affect your animal.
What is your home?
Please list the names and ages of children, if any, and their experience with animals:
Please also consider children who may visit your house on a regular basis – we want to be sure you adopt an animal that is 100% compatible with the children in your home.
Are there any other occupants in the home, and are they supportive of the adoption?
Does anyone who will be in contact with the animal have allergies?
What outside areas are available to the animal?
If you have a fenced area, what type of fence is it (materials)? What is the height of the fence, and the size of the area? Are there gates (how many, do they lock)? Are the gaps from the fence to the ground that a dog can squeeze out of?
Have you recently inspected your fence to ensure it is in good condition? Are you willing to repair any holes, damage, etc. that will affect your animal? If you do not have a fence, are you willing to put one up?
Are you aware of the other animals in your neighbourhood that can cause conflict? (There are many predatory animals around our neighbourhoods now. Please get to know your neighbourhood and any possible dangers posed by coyotes, hawks, raccoons, etc.)
For safety purposes, also please consider people who have accress to your yard - neighbours, utility persons, pool maintenance, landscapers, etc.
PART TWO - A PERFECT MATCH (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How)
These questions are not only meant for us to help assess you as a potential home, they are also meant to help you think about the work and changes an animal will bring into your life and how you will handle them.
Who are the other animals you share your home with? Please state the species of animal, breed, age, sex, if they are altered (spayed or neutered), and any other information you think is relevant. Please also list the animals you have previously owned as an adult, the length of ownership, and if they are no longer with you please explain why.
Who is home during the day, and how many hours will the animal be left alone?
Who will feed the animal, and what will it be fed (wet, raw, dry) and how often?
Who will bathe and groom the animal (nail trims, dental upkeep, brushing, etc)?
Who will pay the majority of the expenses for the animal?
What is your level of animal experience...
and why do you consider yourself this level?
What is your home's activity level (busy, active, quiet)?
What is your preferred level of exercise?
What would you consider using to work with your animal?
Where do you want to be able to walk your animal?
Where will your animal stay when you are away short term?
Where will your animal stay when you are away long term?
Where will the animal sleep at night?
When would you consider giving up your animal?
BE HONEST. Adoption fees are payable in cash in FULL upon starting a foster to adopt period with the animal. Foster periods last an average of 2 weeks. If you return an animal to us, for reasons that you did NOT check off above, you may not recieve a refund (full or partial) of the adoption fee.
Please check the box below to show that you have read and understood the corresponding statement.
Why do you want an animal?
How are you willing to train your animal?
How will you praise/ reward your animal?
How will you discipline/ correct your animal?
How would you react if your animal had an accident in the house? Changing an animals environment is stressful, no matter how great your home may be, and can cause accidents, diarrhea, etc.
How would you react if your animal chewed your shoes?
How would you like to play with your animal for stimulation?
PART THREE - MORE QUESTIONS
How did you hear about our adoption program?
Why are you interested in adopting a rescue animal?
What do you feel are the most important responsibilities of owning a companion animal?
Do you have a specific animal in mind to adopt, or are you looking to be pre-approved?
Please state any preferences (age, sex, breed, temperment, activity level, etc) you have in an adoptive animal:
If you are filling out this form with interest in a particular animal, please tell us more about why you are interested in this animal?
What has your family done to prepare for the arrival of this animal?
Are you willing to live with hair on the furniture, stains on your rugs, a warm body on your bed, and an animal that might be destructive at times?
Are you able to make a long-term commitment to care for your companion for its entire life span, which could be as much as 10 to 20 years?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us or ask us?
PART FOUR - FINE PRINT
Before sending your application, please check the boxes below to show that you have read, understood, and agree to the following: