Our Adoption Process...
I understand the responsibilities that I am assuming by adopting this animal. I know that there may be unforeseen circumstances and expenses with the introduction of a new pet in my household.
I hereby give Finding Shelter my permission to contact my landlord, veterinarian and personal references to verify any of the information supplied in this application. I also agree to a “progress check” in the future, where a Finding Shelter representative may visit my home to verify my new pet’s living conditions.
I understand that there is a non-refundable, adoption donation that goes toward the care of the animals at Finding Shelter. We are awaiting approval for 501(c)3 status, so donations are not tax-deductible at this time.
All medical expenses related to this animal will be my responsibility from the time of adoption. Finding Shelter will not reimburse veterinary medical expenses for the animal.
By signing the following agreement, I acknowledge that I understand everything I have read in this application and I have answered all of the questions truthfully. I further understand that Finding Shelter is considered the guardian of the animal in question and has the right, in its sole discretion, not to approve this application.
1.This animal is being adopted with the understanding and intention of a lifetime commitment to its well-being.
2.This animal will not be abandoned, given away, sold, exchanged or relinquished to any other society, or person, or disposed of in any way, but must be returned to Finding Shelter if no longer wanted.
3.This animal will be kept as a pet and proper care will be provided for it, to include: warm dry shelter, proper food and humane treatment at all times.
4.This animal will receive required yearly inoculations and medical care will be provided at once by the adoptee if the animal is sick or injured.
5.The animal adopted from Finding Shelter will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption, but all other animals in the home should be altered and not used for breeding purposes.
6.This animal (if a dog) shall be licensed and wear a collar with license, rabies and identification tags attached and if said animal is lost every effort will be made to recover him by notifying Finding Shelter, the police, the animal warden, the SPCA, and other local authorities.
7.This animal if a cat,
a.shall be exclusively an indoor cat.
b.shall not be declawed.
8.This animal if a dog,
a.shall be a house dog, not a yard dog.
b.shall not be surgically altered not to bark.
9.You will telephone Finding Shelter immediately if said animal is lost, stolen or dead and will notify Finding Shelter of any change of address.
10.This animal, its home and quarters, can be inspected at any reasonable time, before or after adoption, by a member of Finding Shelter and, if in the discretion of the member, the said animal is not properly treated or cared for, said member has the right to remove same and to void the adoption.
11.This animal may not be used for laboratory or breeding purposes.
12.No claim, action or suit, either in law or in equity, will be brought against Finding Shelter or its agents/officers by reason of this adoption.
13.The information given to Finding Shelter and endorsed hereon is accurate.