2156 Pillsbury #155 ∙ Chico, Ca. 95926 ∙ (530) 895-8888
Thank you for considering adopting a pet from Wags and Whisker’s Pet Rescue. Please understand that adopting a pet is a responsibility. Please do not take it lightly. Please agree to the following terms
Which pet are you interested in adopting?*
Choose an animal:
Right to Decline
Wags and Whisker’s Pet Rescue has the right to decline any application for any reason.*
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age or have special consent from a Wags and Whisker’s representative and must provide a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification.*
Please tell us a little bit about yourself, your lifestyle and why you are interested in adopting this particular dog. *
What is your age and what do you do for a living?*
Please enter TWO alternate contacts. (Full name, age, relationship, and phone number) *
Life is unexpected, if something were to happen to you do you have a plan in place for your pets? Please provide the name and phone number. *
What type of home do you live in?*
Do you own or rent your home?*
Live with Parents
If you rent, do you have your landlord’s permission to have/own a pet?
Landlord's Phone Number
Do you have a yard?*
If yes, how big is the yard?
Large (over 1/2 acre)
Is your yard fully fenced and secure?*
How will you keep the pet on your property?
Please list all members of your household with their relationship to you and their age. *
Is everyone in the household willing to make a lifetime commitment to the new pet?
Are all decision-makers in the household on board with adopting a new family member?
This means if you move. You take your pet. If you get married or divorced you keep your pet. If you have a baby, you keep your pet. If your pet gets sick you take it to the vet. If your pet shows unwanted behaviors, you enroll in training sessions and get him/her the help s/he needs. Our rescue animals have suffered enough heartbreak and are ready to be committed companions please be sure you are ready to be a committed owner. *
Current Pets: Please list - Species/Breed/Age/Sex/ is this pet spayed or neutered and is this an indoor or an outdoor pet?
Veterinarian’s Phone Number
Does anyone in the home have allergies?*
Yes, to Dogs
Yes, to Cats
Yes, to Dogs & Cats
Returns and Refunds
The applicant agrees to notify Wags and Whisker’s immediately if the pet on this application needs to be rehomed. Training must be attempted before a dog is returned. Proof of training must be supplied. Returns are by appointment only and there is a $100 return fee. *
ALL adoption fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
We are a non-profit organization and our adoption fees are what keeps us afloat.*
While Wags and Whisker’s does its best to make breed, size, and age estimates, Wags and Whisker’s cannot make any guarantees about the dog(s) breed, age, or size.*
If you have children in the home, do you plan on leaving them alone with the pet?
Have you ever euthanized pet?*
If Yes, why?
Are there any other reasons you have not kept a pet in for its lifetime?
Have you experienced any behavioral problems with past companion animals?
If yes, how did you address them?
Have you ever adopted an animal from this rescue before?*
If so, do you still have it?
Do you own any Livestock?
Would you give up this pet for any of the following reasons?
(Check all that apply)
What traits are you looking for in a pet?
How many hours each day will the pet be left alone?*
Where will the pet be kept when alone?*
Where will the pet sleep at night?*
Where will the pet be when you are at home?*
How do you plan to provide exercise for this pet?
While Wags and Whisker’s does its best to provide behavioral assessments before permanent placement, Wags and Whisker’s cannot guarantee these behaviors once the dog is home. The applicant understands that dogs, like individuals, can react to each situation differently. *
Unless a licensed Veterinarian has advised Wags and Whiskers against spaying or
neutering, all puppies must be spayed or neutered before they go to their forever home.
Most adult dogs will also need to be spayed or neutered before going to their forever home.
In certain circumstances, adult dogs that are not spayed or neutered may qualify for participation in our Foster to Adopt Program. Ownership of the pet remains with Wags and Whiskers until the pet has been fixed and adoption fees have been paid in full.*
Wags and Whisker’s cannot make any guarantees about the behavior of the pet on this application around other dogs, cats, or children. Please be cautious when first introducing your new family member to your existing ones.
Should you chose to adopt, you will be responsible for any actions of the adopted pet, including those that result in injury and death. This includes, but is not limited to, any fees associated with veterinary care, legal fees, and animal control.
Wags and Whisker’s provides the first year of vaccinations for dogs on the application as part of the adoption fee.
This includes Bordetella vaccination (kennel cough), DA2PP vaccinations, and rabies vaccination. Wags and whiskers will also provide a heartworm test for dogs over 1-year-old and one month of heartworm preventative. We recommend keeping your dog on monthly heartworm preventatives, but any further heartworm prevention will come at an additional fee.
Any vaccinations not listed or vaccinations beyond the first year will come at a fee.*
Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Even with treatment, parvo survival rates are 50%-70%. Preventative care in the form of vaccinations is the best way to protect your new family member from catching this deadly disease. Your dog’s first year of parvo/distemper vaccinations are covered through your adoption fee. Please look at your puppy’s medical sheet to find the due date for his or her next vaccination.
General Precautions until Fully Vaccinated
Do not let your puppy on dirt and grass, that’s where parvo lives.
Use indoor potty training with potty pads.
Carry your puppy if bringing it outside.
Do not bring your puppy to the dog park until it is fully vaccinated.
Do not bring your puppy around dogs that are not fully vaccinated.
Make sure all your personal dogs at home are fully vaccinated.
Puppies under 16 weeks of age need vaccinations every 3 weeks. After they reach 4 months of age, they need one more vaccination and another 5 days before they are considered fully vaccinated.
Signs of Parvo
Vomiting ∙ Diarrhea ∙ Lethargy ∙ No appetite or major decrease in appetite
If you notice any of these signs, call us immediately at (530) 895-8888.
Don’t wait, time is of the essence.
If symptoms occur within 14 days of adoptions and the applicant has followed the recommended vaccination schedule and puppy care steps as listed above, the applicant may use Wags and Whisker’s veterinary staff services free of charge for treatment of parvovirus, but agrees to let the dog be seen as a rescue animal by a Wags and Whisker’s Registered Veterinary Technician with protocols established by our Chief Medical Officer. Any symptoms shown after 14 days of adoption will be at the applicant’s own expense.
If symptoms appear after 14 days of adoption or you have not followed the proper vaccination schedule and care instructions, you will be charged $1,500 upfront for our services. The longer you wait for your puppy to receive treatment, the less likely your puppy will survive.*
Kennel cough known medically as infectious trachea bronchitis, is a disease in dogs characterized by the presence of a dry or harsh cough. It results from an infection of the dog’s respiratory system, resulting in inflammation. Kennel cough is named as such because the disease can spread rapidly from one dog to another, especially when they live in the same quarters, such as in a kennel. Commonly, kennel cough presents as coughing, which may be associated with gagging or retching. On certain occasions, the cough can also be accompanied by fever. Severe cases of kennel cough can be present as lethargy and lack of appetite.
Both viruses and bacteria can cause kennel cough. Most of the time, kennel cough is caused by more than one kind of organism. These organisms can be spread through the air and via direct and indirect contact with contaminated material. Occasionally, the kennel can progress to more severe consequences, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. These consequences can occasionally be fatal.
If your dog has kennel cough at the time of adoption, Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue will provide medication. You must take the medication home and administer it as directed for the duration of treatment.
Wags and Whiskers will provide treatment free of charge if symptoms appear during the first 14 days of adoption and should you choose to see our veterinary staff for treatment.
By clicking I Agree, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the above.*
All animals are microchipped before adoption. To register your pets' microchip you will create a free account at found.org and register the pets' unique microchip number with your current contact information. upon adoption, you will be responsible for transferring the microchip into your name. *
The applicant agrees to notify Wags and Whiskers immediately if the pet on this application becomes lost.*
The applicant understands and agrees that if the applicant does not comply with, or follow the terms of in this agreement, ownership of the pet on the application shall revert to Wags and Whisker’s Pet Rescue. The applicant agrees to give permission for a Wags and Whisker’s representative to remove the pet from the applicant’s premises. The applicant agrees that this entry shall not constitute a trespass.*
Your newly rescued dog could display some unwanted behaviors at some point down the road. This means you might have to sign up for training courses and spend a considerable amount of money in order to get your dog the help it needs.
Are you willing to spend over $1,000 in training? *
Your pet has 14 days of FREE veterinary care only with the contracted Wags and Whiskers Veterinarian starting on the day you take your pet home. If you have any health concerns at all please do not hesitate to call and we will let you know our clinic hours for your pet to come in and be seen. Should you choose to go to another vet you will NOT be reimbursed. *
Should My adoption application be approved and an appointment to meet a dog/cat is scheduled. I understand that participation in the above activities could result in actions that might be dangerous or hazardous to me. I realize that I could be bit or scratched by an animal. When/If participating with children in said activity or event I agree to keep them with me at all times and under my supervision.
By submitting this application, I agree to the fact that participation can cause any harm or injury to me. I release Wags and Whiskers and it’s staff from all liability, costs, and damages which could arise from participation in this event or activity. I agree to accept financial responsibility for the costs related to any and all medical treatment and give my confirmation of the same by signing this document.
I confirm that all information given in this contract is correct and accurate. I also understand that once the contract is electronically signed AND I have taken possession of the animal, I agree to be solely responsible for any and all harm, damage, or injury inflicted or caused by this dog, to any person, animal, or property, including myself, my animals, and my property. I agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify and its representatives from and against any claims, demands, liabilities, injuries, or losses caused by or that arise from any act or omission of this animal or myself. *
I understand that this becomes a legal and binding contract once I pay the adoption fee and by my electronic signature agree to all of the terms herein.
By typing my name below, I acknowledge that everything I have answered above is true.*