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.


Your Information:

Your Home and Yard:

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 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.

Does anyone who will be in contact with the animal have allergies?

What outside areas are available to the animal?

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.



What is your level of animal experience...

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 would you like to play with your animal for stimulation?


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?


Before sending your application, please check the boxes below to show that you have read, understood, and agree to the following: