Important: We're a small (but mighty!) volunteer-run organization. Due the high volume of applications we receive, we can't guarantee we'll respond to each one. A volunteer will contact you within 72 hours if it's a possible match.
To be considered for adoption, you must be 18 years of age or older with a valid California driver’s license or other form of identification.*
To the best of your knowledge, has any member of your household ever been convicted of an animal welfare law violation such as neglect, cruelty, abandonment, etc?*
I don't know
Who interests you?*
Choose an animal:
If applying for a pair of kittens, who else are you interested in adopting:
Choose an animal:
He or she must get along with (select all that apply):
Partner or spouse's name*
Preferred contact method*
Name of employer
What's your occupation?*
In what type of home do you live?*
How long have you lived at your current residence?*
Do you rent or own?*
Do you plan to move in the coming year?*
If you rent, are there rules and restrictions around pet ownership?
Has your landlord given you permission to have a pet?
Please provide your landlord's full name and contact info:
Household activity is usually:*
Number of adults in household:*
Number of hours an adult is usually at home:*
Number and ages of children in household:
Do all members of the household consent to adopting a pet?*
Is anyone in the household allergic to cats?*
If yes, please explain:
Have you had pets in the past 5 years?*
If yes, do you still have the pet(s)?*
If no, tell us why:*
Please list your current pets.
Include name, species, gender, and age. I.E. - "Milo (dog), male, age five
Current pet #1
Current pet #2:
Current pet #3:
Current pet #4:
Current pet #5:
Who (in your household) is responsible for your pet's care?*
What do you see as typical cat or kitten behavioral problems?*
Are you willing to work with your pet on such problems? *
What behavioral issues are a deal breaker for you? What are you unable/unwilling to work with? *
What do you believe are acceptable reasons for giving up a pet? *
What kind of pet are you looking for?*
If you selected "indoor/outdoor", please explain your set up. (i.e. - catio, cat-proof fencing, cat door, supervised outdoor access, unsupervised outdoor access, etc.)
Are you planning to surgically declaw your cat?*
How much are you prepared to spend each month on food, supplies, and basic care?
If, by chance, the new pet and our resident pet don't get along I will (select all that apply):
Are you prepared to cover costs for veterinary expenses ranging from vaccinations to emergency care?*
What will you do if your pet is severely injured or seriously ill?*
Do you plan to get pet insurance? *
What will you do if the cost of your pet's care exceeds your budget?*
Will you take your pet to the vet for annual check ups?*
Name of current/past pet's veterinarian:*
Can we call for a reference?
If you're approved, when are you planning to bring a new pet home?*
Submitting an application is not a guarantee of adoption. Our goal is to find the right match based on what a family is looking for, and what's best for the animal.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Although St. Francis Animal Protection Society does its best to pick out the healthiest of animals rescued, we cannot guarantee the health of the animals offered for adoption. Any time you adopt an animal, you should take it to a licensed veterinarian as soon as possible, in order to start it immediately on a program of preventative vet care. Be aware that the animals available for adoption are rescues and may have been exposed to (or may have) an upper respiratory infection or other illness or diseases. These disorders can have an incubation period of up to several weeks. If the animal you adopt shows signs of illness at any point, you must take it promptly to your veterinarian for treatment at your expense.
I certify that the information entered on this application is true and I have read and understand this disclaimer. Enter your name and today's date.*
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