Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Additionally, as resources are available, we take in stray/abandon animals, have them spayed/neutered, vaccinated, provide needed medical care and adopt them out or transfer the animals to other like minded agencies outside Scott County. We also assist others in the community who are fostering stray or abandon animals to spay/neuter & re-home. For the Love of Paws does not facilitate the adoption or re-homing of any unfixed or intact animal.
Our five year plan is to spay/neuter 500 dogs and cats annually and expand our educational outreach program to elementary, middle schools, high schools and throughout the community. The 500 animals we “fix” annually will conservatively prevent 2000 unwanted puppies and kittens that year. Since the cat/dog reproduction life is about 5-8 years, we believe if we are successful, we will have made a significant positive impact in the community.
Relationship Phone #
Do you own or rent your home?
If a rental, are pets allowed?
Manager/Landlord name and phone number?
Where will the dog/cat live? (inside/outside please describe)
Where will the pet spend nights?
Do you have a securely fenced yard? If so, what kind. Please be detailed.
Will you allow the pet to run loose? If yes, where?
Where will the pet stay when left alone?
If for some reason you are not able to care for this pet in the upcoming future, what will you do with this adopted pet?
Are you willing and able to pay veterinary costs of caring for your new pet?
Are you willing and able to take the time to work with the dog/cat on various issues such as
house training, chewing or other issues if they arise?
Please list current pets names, species and breed, age, sex, spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and if they are indoor or outdoor.
If you currently have dogs, are they on heartworm preventative year round? If no, please explain
Have you lost, given away, or had a pet die in the last 3 years? If yes, how/why?
Please list name and phone number of current vet.
What name are pets records listed under at vet’s office?
Are you aware that a dog/cat is a large and lifelong commitment?
Are you willing and able to take care of this pet for its natural lifetime?
Is there anything else you would for like us to know about you that may help in approving your application?
In consideration of receiving the above-described (“Dog”) from For the Love of Paws, Inc (PAWS). I hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:
I agree to care for the Dog in a humane and responsible manner as a member of
my family, and to assume full responsibility for the Dog’s well being for the rest
of its life. I agree to provide sufficient shelter for the Dog, and to allow the Dog
to sleep inside my home at night.
I agree to provide the Dog with a well-balanced diet, sufficient water and all
necessary veterinary care including vaccinations and annual physical
examinations. I understand that the cost of any veterinary care following
adoption is entirely my responsibility. I also agree not to debark, crop, dock or
otherwise surgically alter the Dog for any non-medically necessary purpose.
I also agree not to transport this dog in an open truck cargo area.
I understand and agree that the Dog is a rescue dog and that dogs respond to situations differently and unpredictably. I understand and agree that makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the Dog’s health, behavior or temperament. I understand that my donation fee is not refundable after two weeks from the adoption date.
I agree that the Dog will wear an identification tag, which includes my name,
current address and phone number at all times. I also agree to immediately notify
PAWS in the event the Dog is lost or stolen.
If at a later date I am unable or unwilling to keep the Dog, I agree to first contact PAWS and allow
PAWS to reclaim the Dog at no charge to PAWS. Should PAWS agree to take the dog back, I agree to
keep this dog until a foster home can be found. I agree that I will not relinquish the Dog without
first obtaining PAWS permission to re-home the Dog. I agree to provide PAWS the right to
interview any prospective new owner(s) to ensure that the Dog’s safety and welfare will be
I agree to fully and completely release PAWS, its officers, volunteers, agents,
employees, contractors and representatives, from any liability of any kind
whatsoever arising from any health or temperament issues the Dog may have
or may develop, and/or from any and all claims relating to my adoption,
ownership or possession of the Dog.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless PAWS, its officers, volunteers, agents,
employees, contractors and representatives from any and all losses, fines,
claims or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or
relating to my adoption, ownership or possession of the Dog, including any
claims for injury or damage to persons or property caused by the Dog.
I certify that all of the information provided by me herein is true and correct. I agree to
immediately relinquish the Dog to PAWS, and surrender ownership of the Dog to PAWS, upon
demand, in the event that: 1) any statements made by me are found to be false; 2) my check for
the adoption fee is returned for insufficient funds and I do not immediately pay PAWS the adoption
fee and any banking fees incurred by PAWS and/or 3) I fail to comply with the terms of this
I certify that I am at least 21 years of age and fully understand the contractual
obligations set forth above.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.