Cat and Kitten Adoption Application Form

The first step in the process of adopting a pet from Animal Rescue Project is to complete this application. The application provides important information. Working with you, we will be able to determine if the adoption is in the pet's best interest, and the process ensures that you will find a pet well suited to your lifestyle.

Please provide detailed information for all questions.

Our adoption fee includes the cost for vaccinations and other medical care,the spaying or neutering of the animal, and an adoption service charge. If the pet you have chosen has not yet been spayed or neutered, you may be able to take it home with you. This will require you to sign an Early Release agreement with Animal Rescue Project, a binding legal document that commits you to sterilize the pet at an appropriate age. The State of Michigan requires that we collect a $25 deposit for unsterilized pets. We will hold this in escrow and return it to you when you submit proof of sterilization.

To qualify for adoption, you must

Please note: We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. We will not adopt to persons who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on this application.

Pet information

Name of the pet(s) you are interested in:

Applicant information

Email address
Street address
Apartment/unit #
Home phone
Cell phone
Work phone
Your age  
ID/drivers license #
Spouse/partner name

Employment information

Are you currently (check all that apply):   Employed full-time         Employed part-time         Unemployed
Student         Retired         Other (please explain):
If employed, name of employer
Job title / line of work
Length of time with present employer
If a student, where?
Spouse/partner occupation  
Spouse/partner employer
How long there?

Family information

How many adults live in your home other than you? Please list names and ages.
How many children live in your home? Please list names and ages.
Are ALL members of your household aware of and in agreement with this adoption? If not, please list who is not in favor of the adoption and the nature of their concern or objection:

Home information

Do you   own your home or   rent your home?

What type of home do you have?   House     Condo     Mobile home     Apartment
Length of time at your current address
If less than two years, what was your previous address?
If you rent:
  • Does your lease allow pets?   Yes     No     Don't know     If yes, how many pets?
  • Landlord name and phone (required)
Do you plan on moving in the foreseeable future? If so, where will you move, and why?

Adoption information

Why do you want to adopt this pet?

Love animals, want to help a pet in need
My children will learn to be responsible for and to care for another creature
Want to breed
Looking for mouse/rodent control for home or property
Feel sorry for the animal
The animal is so cute I can't leave it behind
Gift for someone     If so, for whom?
Companion for another pet

Vet care

Are you willing to provide regular vet care for your new pet?   Yes     No
What is your estimate of the cost for annual routine vet care for the pet you wish to adopt?
Please provide a description of what you consider to be routine vet care.
Who is your current or past veterinarian?
Would you allow us to speak with your vet to obtain information on the health care of your pets?   Yes     No

Current and past pets

What pets do you currently have? List all. Exclude fish.

Pet name Type of animal Where obtained? How old? Spayed/neutered?
If your current pets are not spayed or neutered why not?
Do your current pets wear identification tags?   Yes     No     If no, why not?
Are your pets' vaccinations current?   Yes     No     If no, why not?
Have your cats been tested for feline leukemia?   Yes     No     If no, why not?
Please tell us about the animals you have owned in the past, who are no longer with you.
Pet name Type of animal How old? Deceased? If alive, where and why?
When inside, how do you plan to keep your pet? Check all that apply
Free inside the house     Confined to a crate     Inside a closed room
When outside, how do you plan to keep your pet? Check all that apply.
N/A; indoors only
Tie-out chain
Patio area
Invisible fence
Fenced yard
Outside dog run
Leash and regular walks
Loose in yard unattended
Other (please explain)

Training and behavior

How will you introduce your new pet to any existing pets?
How do you plan to handle undesirable behavior, such as chewing, accidents in the house, spraying, scratching furniture, excessive crying, or getting onto countertops?
Do you intend to declaw immediately, wait to determine if declawing seems necessary, train to use a scratching post, discourage scratching through behavior modification such as a squirt bottle, or other? Please explain.


Who will be primarily responsible for the care of the pet?   Age
If your pet(s) were to survive you, what would happen to them? Who would take responsibility for them?
Have you ever taken a pet to a pound?   Yes     No
If yes, why?
How long will you keep the pet you're planning to adopt?
If you move in the future, what will you do with the pet you plan to adopt?
If you are no longer able to keep the animal you adopt, do you agree that you must either return the animal to Animal Rescue Project or find a suitable new home for it and notify us of the change in ownership? Yes     No
Furthermore, do you agree that if you cannot keep the animal you adopt, you must house this animal until a suitable new home is available or until foster home space opens up? Yes     No
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The above statements are true to the best of my knowledge.

(Type your name)     Date
Thank you for your interest in adopting an Animal Rescue Project cat. Please check that the information in all fields is accurate and then click the button below.