Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
Well the add is out today, so that means I will be fielding many calls (hopefully) so that I can be picky about who gets the kittens. I've already turned down 2 people because they are not willing to be good pet owners.
I'm not asking a whole lot, just that in lou of a fee, I ask that you spay or neuter the kitten and that it be indoors only and that you join tcs. I also ask about where the person lives, with who, if they've had other pets before and if they took them to the vets, if they are renting, I ask for a written letter from the landlord stating that pets are acceptable.
Also I include my phone number and a variety of other sources for items the kittens have enjoyed while in my care, as well as health related sources and tips.
How's that sound????
Anything I'm missing?
You may want to use the adoption form that is at the back of the "How to find homes for homeless pets" PDF. You can find it here:http://www.natewood.net/Rehome.html
Name of person adopting out the animal (referred to as “Guardian”)____________________________________
Adopted Animal’s name_______________________ Sex_____ Age_____ Spayed/neutered? ________________
Color and description_____________________________________________________________________ ____
Name of person adopting the animal (referred to as “Adopter”)_ _______________________________________
AS THE ADOPTER, I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
1. If the Adopted Animal is not already altered, I agree to have the Adopted Animal altered by this date:
__________________. I will provide proof of altering by ________________ and, if not delivered, I understand
that _________________________ reserves the right to reclaim the animal.
2. I agree to keep an identification tag attached to a properly fitted collar that will remain on the Adopted Animal
at all times, whether inside or outside of the house, and to obtain all city licenses required by local authorities.
3. I agree to provide the Adopted Animal with necessary inoculations at the intervals advised by my veterinarian.
4. I agree to have the Adopted Animal under my control when he/she is not within the confines of my property. A
secure fenced area will be provided for dogs, including shelter from the elements. If the Adopted Animal is a cat, I
agree to keep the cat as an indoor-only pet. The Adopted Animal will not be tied or chained.
5. If for any reason I cannot keep the Adopted Animal, I agree to notify the Guardian of the availability of the pet
and to return the Adopted Animal upon request.
6. I agree not to abuse or neglect the Adopted Animal and I authorize the Guardian, at his/her sole discretion, to
determine whether or not the pet has been abused or neglected.
7. I understand that any failure to perform the foregoing agreement will constitute a breach of contract. In the
event of any such breach of contract, I authorize the Guardian to reclaim both possession and ownership of the
8. I understand that the pet covered by this adoption contract is, as far as can be determined by the Guardian, in
good health and that the Guardian is not responsible for any medical fees incurred after the adoption date. However,
if a health problem develops during the first 10 days, I should notify the Guardian so we may discuss the matter.
9. I agree to give the Guardian occasional visitation rights to ensure that the terms of this adoption agreement are
Signature of Guardian______________________________ Date______________________________________
Signature of Adopter_______________________________ Date______________________________________
They also have a "screeners" sheet:
Adoption Screener’s Worksheet
Date call received________________________ Date of interview_______________________________
Name and address_____________________________________________________________________
Phone numbers: Day___________________________ Evening________________________________
Record the prospective adopter’s answers to these questions:
How did you hear about the pet?_ ________________________________________________________
What type of animal are you looking for?_ _________________________________________________
Who is the animal for?_________________________________________________________________
Who will be the primary caregiver?_______________________________________________________
Do you have other pets at home? ___ Yes ___ No
If yes: Please tell me about them._________________________________________________________
If no, ask: Have you had pets before? _____ If yes: What happened to them?_ _____________________
Do you have children? _____ If yes: How old are they?______________________________________
Do all members of the household know about and want a new animal? ___ Yes ___ No
If no, please explain:___________________________________________________________________
Do you live in a house, a mobile home, or an apartment?______________________________________
Do you own your home or are you renting?_________________________________________________
If renting, does your lease allow pets? ___ Yes ___ No
May I call your landlord? ___ Yes ___ No Landlord’s phone_ ____________________________
Can I come to your home, to see where the animal will be living? ___ Yes ___ No
How many hours would the animal be alone during the day?_ __________________________________
If you’re trying to find a home for a cat:
Will the cat be an indoor or outdoor cat?__________________________________________________
Would you consider declawing a cat? ___ Yes ___ No
After the interview, record your impressions:
Does the prospective adopter seem responsible?_______________________________
Also, unless you are comfortable with the idea of declawing..you may want to require no declawing.