Name(s) of cat(s) you are interested in adopting (if you know):*
Choose an animal:
Gender of animal desired:*
Either is fine
What age cat are you interested in adopting (check all that apply):
How serious are you about adoption?
How did you hear about BFPA?*
Adoption or Fundraising Event
I am a BFPA Volunteer/Foster
I am a former BFPA Adopter
Radio or TV
Are you a US Citizen?*
How long have you lived at your current address?*
Do you plan to move in the next 12 months?*
Are you employed?*
Work at home
What is your occupation?*
Is your spouse/partner employed?*
Number of children in household or who regularly visit, and their age(s):
If no children now, do you plan them in the future?
How many people reside in your household*
Does anyone in your home suffer from pet allergies? *
Are you or anyone in your household a smoker?*
If so, do you smoke in the house?*
In what type of home do you live*
Do you own or rent your home*
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to get a cat?*
Are you fully aware of the pet deposit and monthly fees, if any, you must pay to have a cat on the rental property?*
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to get a pet?
We must get permission from your landlord since they are the legal owner of the property. Withholding landlord contact information may delay the processing of your application.
If so, what is your landlord's name?
What is your landlord's phone number?
Which best describes your family's lifestyle? (check all that apply):
When did you decide to get a cat?*
What is the intended purpose of this cat? (check all that apply):
What qualities/personality traits are you looking for in a cat?*
Who will be the primary caregiver for the cat?
Where will your cat stay while you are away from home?
Where will your cat stay when you are at home?*
Where will the cat sleep?*
When you travel for business or pleasure, who will care for your cat?*
Do you plan to declaw your cat?*
Why or why not?*
Check any of the following reasons you would give your cat away? (check all that apply):
How much responsibility will your children be given in the care of the cat?*
If there are young children (5 years old or younger) in your household, what steps will you take to protect both the child and the cat?*
If you have no children now, but have children in the future, how would the addition of children affect your view of the cat?*
Not at all - the cat will always be a member of the family
If we don't have time for the cat, we will return it to BPFA
If the cat is unfriendly around the cat, it would have to live outside
The children will always come first before any considerations for the cat
Estimate the annual cost to own a cat. Account for food, supplies, toys, annual wellness exam (which may include required/recommended tests and vaccinations), flea control and funds for possible emergencies:*
Name of Pet#1 (current or past) Please only supply pets that were under your direct care (not family pets you had as a child).
Species (dog, cat, etc)
gender (male, female)
breed (ie. chihuahua, labrador)
Age of Pet
Is pet current on heart worm prevention (if dog)?
Is Pet #1 current on vaccinations?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
If pet is cat, is cat declawed?
Where is current pet kept?
Inside and Outside
Is pet still living with you?
If pet no longer with you, what happened?
Name of Pet #2 (current or past)
What is the age of your current pet?
Is your current pet up to date on vaccinations?
Is current pet spayed or neutered?
Name of Pet#3 (current or past)
If you have pets now, or have had pets in the past, may we contact your veterinarian?
NOTE: Many vets now require owner's permission to disclose vet history. Please contact your vet to tell them a representative from BFPA will be calling for this history so that the processing of your application will not be delayed. All current pets in your household must be sterilized, current on all shots/heartworm preventative and primarily indoor companions. If you currently own a dog, you MUST be able to provide proof of purchase for monthly heartworm medicine if you do not purchase directly from your veterinarian.
Vet's name (required if pet owner):
Veterinarian's Name and Phone Number*
Check any of the following reasons you would give your dog away? (check all that apply):
If yes, what were the circumstances?
List 3 personal references we may contact. We prefer to contact references by email, so please only list those with email addresses. Only one relative, please:*
I am prepared make a 15 to 20-year commitment to this cat:*
I will take my cat annually to a veterinarian for a wellness exam and recommended tests/vaccinations:*
I will provide regular flea control:*
I agree that any cat I adopt will be treated like a member of the family. Therefore, any BFPA cat I adopt will live exclusively inside my home:*
I agree to allow a BFPA volunteer to visit my home for a pre-adoption visit and a follow-up visit after the adoption:*
If I adopt a BFPA cat and it does not work out in the future, I agree to return the cat only to Best Friend Pet Adoption and not give the cat away, take the cat to a shelter or sell the cat to a third party:*
I am at least 21 years of age. All of the information I have given is true and complete.
Any misrepresentation of the truth in this application will invalidate any subsequent adoption agreement and will give BFPA the right to reclaim the adopted animal without refund of the adoption fee. Submission of this online application constitutes agreement and acknowledgement by the adopter of BFPA's policies and terms of adoption. Because BFPA is trying to find the best match for our animals, we reserve the right to turn down any potential adopter -- without explanation -- based on this application, phone interviews and/or homechecks.*