IMPORTANT NOTICE PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED MONDAY-FRIDAY
EXCLUDING THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Washington's birthday
Memorial, Independence, Labor Day
Columbus & Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
*All communication will be handled electronically, you must have an updated/valid email address with your application or you may not be contacted.(
Keep an eye on your email during this time, including your spam folder, sometimes our emails get lost).
*We do not hold animals in care unless there is an age or medical related situation to inhibit the adoption process with that animal.
*Any applications that are found to be completed in a dishonest manner or incomplete will be denied. MSAR reserves the right to deny any application for any reason at any time.
*Please allow and expect at least 5-7 business days for processing before sending an email (longer processing times may apply, depending on landlord verification, incomplete information, or other items requiring a response/verification).
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be able to meet all of MSAR'S adoption requirements, processes and adoption criteria.
-Must have a proactive back up plan in place that ensures pet retention with all pets.
-Must consider age-compatible matches, lifestyle, energy level, size, breed traits, and personalities when choosing a pet.
-Must be prepared to enable pet retention & cope with personal lifestyle changes (i.e job change, relocation, health related issues, death, relationship or family member change, behavioral issues etc).
-Have an approved guardian, friend or family member available to care for your pet when needed if a lifestyle change should present.
-Must seek medical and behavioral support for situations as they arise with all pets and remain committed as a pet owner.
- Resident pets must be altered (exception: only if medical reason exists, as stated by treating veterinarian).
- Resident pets must be up to date on routine vaccines
as advised by the treating veterinarian
(exception: only if medical reason exists, as stated by treating veterinarian).
- Residence must allow pets and accept the pet you apply for (exception: must verify medical reason exists to allow pet, as stated by treating physician).
-ALL adults in the home must pass a background check. (DISQUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: INVOLVEMENT OR CHARGES WITH CRIMES, OFFENSES OR A CRIMINAL HISTORY AT ANY LEVEL INDICATIVE OF ANY VIOLENT OFFENSES, ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT, CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT, ABUSE/NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT, ANY SEXUAL OFFENSES, ASSULT, THEFT, ARSON, OFFENSES INVOLVING DRUGS, NARCOTICS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, ROBBERY, BURGLARY, KIDNAPPING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND OTHER CHARGES OR INVOLVEMENT WITH CRIMES THAT WE FIND CONCERNING. ALL DENIALS WILL REMAIN AT THE DIRECT DISCRETION OF MSAR STAFF.)
MENDING SPIRITS ANIMAL RESCUE ADOPTS ANIMALS NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. However, if you are unable to come to us to meet & pick up the animal, then we are unable to approve your adoption request. Applying or meeting one of our adoptable animals does not guarantee adoption. We often receive multiple applications for the same animal, & must decide which home is best for each dog, cat, or critter. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we must redirect great people to another available animal or have you patiently wait for another – please don’t take that personally!
1. Search adoptable animals and fill out the application when you find one you want to meet.
2. Adoption coordinator will review application and check vet/personal references & contact your landlord if you live in a rental property.
3. Foster provider schedules a “meet & greet" with potential adopter. This could take place at an adoption event, public place or foster's home. Resident dogs & children living or frequently visiting the adopter's home are REQUIRED to attend the meet & greet".
4. If foster provider and adopter agree it’s a good fit, then a home visit will be scheduled. Long distance adopters can request home visit prior to meet & greet to avoid multiple trips.
5. After home visit is approved, payment and adoption contract will be completed. You will receive your contract via e-mail from DocuSign and your invoice via e-mail from PayPal. PayPal can be paid by credit, debit or PayPal account (you do NOT need a PayPal account).
6. Once payment, adoption contract and age appropriate vetting are complete, the new owners can pick up their pet!
All dogs/cats are fully vetted through our partner clinics and will not be adopted out prior to being spayed/neutered, microchipped, given preventatives:
species, season and age specific,
vaccinated & tested.
Spayed/Neutered: All dogs/cats will be altered prior to adoption, NO EXCEPTIONS. Puppies must be no less than 8 weeks of age to be spayed/neutered. Kittens must be no less than 8 weeks of age & weigh no less than 2 lbs to be spayed or neutered. Birds, reptiles, female rabbits, exotic animals, & small rodents are not altered.
Tested: (dogs heartworm 12+months months of age & cats
FIV/FeLV tested at 6+ months of age).
accinated: Core vaccines will be administered &
age appropriate to the day the adoption contract is signed & payment is made in full.
Preventatives: All animals are given dewormer and heartworm preventative (species, season and age specific) while in foster care.
*Bio Descriptions: are written for each animal and completed by the foster provider. The information in their bio is established & based on information detailed from their medical records & observations generated by the foster provider, while in their care. We cannot guarantee the animals behavior outside the observed environment.
*Adoption Fees: are based on the animal's age and health & their fee will be listed in their bio description.
Adoption fees are non-negotiable or refunded.
Many Of Our Animals Are Mixed Breeds:
Our staff, the shelter staff where they come from, & a veterinarian, all might have a difference of opinion about breed. We make our best guess but CANNOT guarantee breed.
Vetting records are sent by email 5-7 business days post adoption, Again, (keep an eye on your email during this time, including your spam folder, sometimes our emails get lost).
Available Animals: (Please select which animal you are interested in)*
Choose an animal:
Blacky & Patches *Declawed
Gypsy and Mr. Mango *bonded pair*
List any other animals you would also like to be considered for:
Birthdate: (Must be 18+ Years of age)*
Best way to contact you?(Check All That Apply)
Any violent criminal history for anyone living in the household? *
How many children living in the residence?
Ages of Children in Residence (Check All That Apply):
FULL Name, include maiden name, or other names used, Birthdate and Occupation of All Adult Members Living in the Residence*
Are all adults in the home ready for a new pet?*
Still working on it
Any known or suspected allergies and or health concerns with household members that would inhibit contact and or the ability to provide care or for a pet?*
If Yes, Please Describe:
If Mobile Home/Trailer:
Is your mobile home within a community/park that you provide lot rent?
Does Not Apply
If Yes, please provide the Mobile Home Park's information in the rental section of this form.
How long have you lived at your current residence?
Are there any anticipated plans on relocating in the future?
Do You Have a Fenced Yard?
Fully Fenced Yard
Partially Fenced Yard
Fence Type and Height: (if applicable)
Is there a breed restriction with your home owners insurance policy?
RENT: Landlord's name and phone number. NA if not applicable.
Landlord's Email Address:
Are you aware of the Animal Policies in place by your Landlord? (Ex: Is there a deposit required or monthly fee?) Describe:
Are there any restrictions in place by your Landlord? (Ex: limit to number of animals, weight limit, restrictions on species or breed) Describe:
Where will the animal be while you're home?*
Where will the animal be while you're sleeping?
Where will the animal be while you're not home?*
On average, how many hours will the animal be left alone per week?
Any anticipated work, hour and our location changes in the future?
If Yes, please explain:
Do you currently have pets?*
List All Other Pets in the Home and Provide All Info Asked Below:
UTD on shots
Please provide your 5 year pet history include:
Name, type, age, they left your home and why they left your home (death, rehome etc…)
Describe your or your family's overall average activity level and include favorite hobbies? *
Do you have experience with the breed(s) you are applying for?*
What age of pet best suits your and your family's energy level, hobbies and lifestyle? (Check All That Apply)
Preference to Male vs. Female?
What size of dog best suits your current/upcoming living arrangements, overall environment, and comfort levels?
What traits are you looking for, best suited for your lifestyle and most appealing to you in a pet?
Behaviors you dislike and will NOT tolerate?
If your animal displayed one of the above traits, what would you do?
Reference #1: Full Name
(References can NOT be family members or related) *
Reference #1: Email
Reference #1: Phone Number*
Reference #2: Full Name (References can NOT be family members or related)*
Reference #2: Email
Reference #2: Phone Number*
Name of your current veterinary clinic that has up to date information about your pet? (If you do not have a vet please list one you intend to use):
Vet's Phone Number:
Have you ever adopted from MSAR?*
If you have adopted through MSAR, please provide the Name of animal(s), type of animal(s), and approximate date(s) of adoption:
(Enter N/A if this does not apply)*
How did you hear about us?
I Certify That the Above Information is True and Accurate and I Have Read the Disclosure Above: (enter name for signature)*