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Cat Adoption Consultation Form
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Desert Paws Rescue uses this form to help us understand your needs and expectations. This information will help us in selecting the animals we believe will be a good match for you and your family. Adopting an animal is a big decision and a lifetime commitment, so please help us in making this a successful adoption.

If you prefer to download a blank copy of the adoption form to fill out and fax or mail to us, please click here.



Please provide some information about yourself:



Full Name
Email Address
Home Address
City
State
Zip
Phone
Cross Streets
Current Employer
Number of Years with Current Employer


What physical characteristics are you looking for in your new pet?

Cat's Name (if known)


Would you be interested in adopting a:
Male Cat
Female Cat
No Preference


What type of coat would you prefer your cat to have?
Long Hair
Medium Length Hair
Short Hair


What size cat would you prefer?
Small
Medium
Large


My new cat would stay:
Outdoors
Indoors
Outdoors Mostly
Indoors Mostly


The following are questions about your current and previous pets.

Will this be your first pet?
Yes
No


Have you adopted from Desert Paws Rescue Before?
Yes
No
If yes, did you adopt a cat?
If yes, did you adopt a dog?
Their Name(s)


What kinds of pets have you previously had but no longer have (Check all that apply)?
Cat(s)
Dog(s)
Other Pet(s)
What Happened To Them?



How do you plan to keep your new cat / kitten from scratching your furniture?
Declaw the cat
Train it to use the scratching post
Use Soft Paws
Other


In the section below, please describe your current pets. (if applicable)

My first pet is a:
Cat
Dog
Other (please explain)
Breed
Age

What is this pet's gender?
Male
Female

Is this pet spayed or neutered?
Yes
No

Is this pet declawed?
Yes
No

Has this pet been vaccinated?
Yes
No
When are the pet's vaccinations due?


My second pet is a:
Cat
Dog
Other (please explain)
Breed
Age

What is this pet's gender?
Male
Female

Is this pet spayed or neutered?
Yes
No

Is this pet declawed?
Yes
No

Has this pet been vaccinated?
Yes
No
When are the pet's vaccinations due?


My third pet is a:
Cat
Dog
Other (please explain)
Breed
Age

What is this pet's gender?
Male
Female

Is this pet spayed or neutered?
Yes
No

Is this pet declawed?
Yes
No

Has this pet been vaccinated?
Yes
No
When are the pet's vaccinations due?


My fourth pet is a:
Cat
Dog
Other (please explain)
Breed
Age

What is this pet's gender?
Male
Female

Is this pet spayed or neutered?
Yes
No

Is this pet declawed?
Yes
No

Has this pet been vaccinated?
Yes
No
When are the pet's vaccinations due?

Additional Comments:

In this section, please describe your home and family.

Own Home
Rent Home
Rent Apartment
Other Housing
Explain Other Housing:


If renting, does your landlord allow pets?
Yes
No
I Don't Know


Does your landlord require a security deposit for pets?
Yes
No
I Don't Know


Does your home have a pet or dog door?
Yes
No


Does your home have a pool?
Yes
No


If yes, is your pool fenced?
Yes
No


How many children live in your home?
What are their ages?


How often do children visit your home?
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Only on holidays
Never


Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs or cats?
Yes
No


Is this cat/kitten a gift?
Yes
No


Approximately how many hours a day will your new cat/kitten be unattended while your family is at work or school?
0 Hours
Unattended 1 - 3 Hours
Unattended 3 - 6 Hours
Unattended 6 - 9 Hours
Unattended Over 9 Hours
Where will your cat/kitten be kept during the day while you are away?
Kept Inside
Kept Outside
Other
If other, explain:
Where will your cat/kitten be kept during the night?
Inside
Outside
Other
If other, explain:


Our family's activity level is:
Very Active
Moderately Active
Not Very Active
Someone is Always at Home


When I'm out of town I plan to:
Take my cat with me
Leave my cat with family or friends
Leave my cat at home alone
Board my cat


If I move out of town I plan to:
Take my cat with me
Find another home for my cat
Return my cat


How much are you willing to spend on medical expenses per year for your cat?
$0 - $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
$500 - $800
No Limit


Would you consider adopting an animal with special needs?
Yes
No
Possibly


How did you find out about Desert Paws Rescue(check all that apply)?
Newspaper
Special Event
Friend or Relative
Television
www.petfinders.com
Veterinarian
Radio
www.pets911.com
Previous Adoption
Other



*Please Only Press the Create and Email PDF Button Once in order to avoid multiple submissions.  Thank you!

After clicking the Create and Email PDF button, choose Save. Save the file to an area of your hard drive that's easy to find (like the desktop). An email will automatically be sent to the Desert Paws Rescue Adoption Coordinator and they will contact you as soon as possible. It's a good idea to print your own copy of the completed Consultation Form and bring it with you when you're ready to pick up your newly adopted cat.

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