Tails High, Inc

Tails High Adoption Application Form

In order to be considered as an adopter, you must:

* Be 18 years of age or older
* Have identification showing your present address
* Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord (if applicable)
* Be willing and able to spend the time and money to care for the pet, including veterinary care.

In order to find a "forever home" for cats and kittens in our care, we (as do most rescue organizations and shelters) feel it is necessary to learn as much as possible about you and your lifestyle before adopting. As with human children, we do not wish to see animals bounced in and out of homes before finding the perfect match.

This application is lengthy to help verify that a cat adopted from Tails High, Inc. (THI) is properly suited to your lifestyle. This will help reduce stress to you, your household, and the cat(s).

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. You will be asked to sign a legal contract when adopting your cat and pay a nonrefundable adoption fee. Collection of adoption fees are necessary to keep the rescue operation thriving and cover such veterinary services as feline leukemia/FIV test, distemper and rabies vaccinations, worm prevention, and spaying or neutering.
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Have you adopted from Tails High before?*
 No  Yes 

Previous cat's name and approximate date of adoption
 

Name of cat(s) you're applying to adopt (if you've narrowed it down already)
 

Are you prepared for the obligation of making every effort possible to keep your cat(s) for its entire life (12 to 18 years or more)?*
 Yes  No 

Is at least one member of your household currently employed? (Choose "N/A" if you are retired.)*
 Yes  No  N/A 

Is everyone in the house in favor of adopting a new pet at this time?*
 Yes  No 

Does anyone in your household have any allergies to domestic animals?*
 Yes  No 

If allergies develop, are you willing to take steps to keep the pet?*
 Yes  No 

If adopting a kitten: is your house kitten proofed?*
 Yes  No  N/A 

Are you looking to adopt an indoor cat? (THI has a policy of requiring all adopted cats to be housed indoors, unless an exception is made and noted on this application).*
 Yes  No 

If you wish to let the cat outside, will the cat be supervised and in a safe location?*
 Yes  No 

A cat costs an average of $400 per year in food, litter, and regular medical care (not including emergencies). Are you prepared for this financial obligation?*
 Yes  No 

Are you willing and able to provide annual vaccinations and medical care for the cat?*
 Yes  No 

If you must move homes, move out of the state, or out of the country, will you take the cat with you?*
 Yes  No 

Have you ever surrendered a pet to an animal shelter or animal rescue group?*
 Yes  No 

Have you ever been convicted of animal neglect or abuse?*
 Yes  No 

The cat or kitten's demeanor may be different upon going home. Many rescued kitties will relax, become playful, and/or let their personality blossom only after feeling safe. If the cat is not a good match for your home, will you agree to bring it back?*
 Yes  No 

Your new pet may take 2 months or more to adjust to its new home. Will you allow enough time for the pet to make the adjustment?*
 Yes  No 

Do you agree to update us if your contact information changes?*
 Yes  No 

Would you be open to a representative from Tails High, Inc. visiting your home (by appointment) before or after the adoption?*
 Yes  No 

What style of home do you reside in?*
 House  Townhouse  Apartment  Condo  Mobile Home 

Are pets permitted at your place of residence?*
 Yes  No 

Do you rent or own your home?*
 Rent  Own 

For approximately how long have you lived at your present address?*
 

Are you planning to move in the next 6 months?*
 Yes  No 

For each of your pets, please list the pet's name, age, species, whether it is spayed/neutered, and whether it is indoor/outdoor.
 

Name and phone of current vet (or specify that you are a new pet owner)*
 

Please list the qualities, personality traits, and age range you are looking for in your new cat.*
 

Please tell us a little about what owning pets has been like for you.*
 

What would you do if the cat does not get along with the other pets?*
 

What behaviors in the cat will you not tolerate or find difficult to manage?*
 

Have you ever had an experience with a cat who did not use the litter box? If so, what did you do?*
 

Do you have any concerns you'd like us to discuss with you?
 

Do you have any questions about any of the following items?
 Litter box training  Cats with Children  Vaccines/vets  Scratching furniture  ID tags/microchips  Declawing  Proper diet  Indoors vs outdoors  Escape artists 

By checking this box below, I certify that the above statements are true and I understand that Tails High, Inc. has the right to refuse any applicant.*
 I agree 

Please use the Submit Application button to submit your application.