Here at LGAR it is our mission to ensure that our pets are being placed into homes that are prepared to take on all aspects and responsibilities of pet ownership; you must be willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment, proper nourishment and care, and training for a pet. This application is the beginning of our process. Should you feel that you are ready to be rewarded with the companionship of a rescued pet please fill out this questionnaire and return it to LGAR.
Please provide detailed information for ALL questions. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Please note: You must be 23 years of age to adopt. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. Please be advised that we will not approve adoptions to persons who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on this application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Please note that the tax-deductible adoption donation must be paid BEFORE you pick-up your new pet.
The tax-deductible adoption donation covers micro-chipping, medical expenses, boarding fees, training fees, and costs involved in taking care of a dog or a cat until his/her fur-ever home is found. We rescue lots of animals with severe medical conditions and/or ones who take a long time to get adopted. We will cover all the associated expenses while a pet is in our care, whether it is weeks, months, or sometimes years.
Puppies (dogs under 1 year)
Dogs over 1 year and under 25 lbs
Dogs over 8 years and under 25 lbs
Dogs over 1 year and over 25 lbs
Dogs over 8 year and over 25 lbs
Spay/Neuter: Puppies under 20 weeks old will not be altered prior to transport to their new adoptive home. Dogs/Cats pulled directly from the shelter for adoption may or may not be altered prior to transport (depending on their health). It will be the responsibility of the adopter to spay/neuter their pet. The rescue will provide a spay/neuter certificate to be used toward the cost of the procedure. It is up to the applicant to find a vet in their local area that will take this certificate. Any additional fees will be paid by the adopter.
Spay/Neuter Certificates: Please use this link to find a veterinary practice near you that will accept this certificate: https://www.friendsofanimals.org. We are happy to help our adopters find a veterinary center that is willing to provide a rescue rate for the procedure.
In those situations, the rescue will require a spay/neuter deposit of $150, and allow the dog/cat to go with the adopter provided that the new adopter submit proof of the surgery to the rescue in return for their deposit. This is at the discretion of the rescue. Spay/neuter is expected to be performed within a months time or as soon as medically possible (whichever is sooner) to ensure the health of your new pet.
Transportation: We provide transport for approved adopters throughout the Northeast however, we do request that adopters make all reasonable accommodations to meet our transporter in an agreed upon location if travel time exceeds 2 hours. If that is not possible, we ask for a $50 tax-deductible donation toward gas and tolls to help offset the expense to the rescue. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Type of Pet*
Name of Animal
Choose an animal:
Apple and Banana
Banana and Apple
Sheila n/k/a Lucy
Name of Animal:
Animal ID # (if known):
(If applicable) Shelter:
Are you over 18?*
Are you currently
If other, please explain:
If employed, name of employer:
Job title / line of work:
City, State, Zip:
Please list three personal references (only one family member) and one veterinarian reference:
Please list the Names, Ages and Relationship to you of any other people that reside with you:
Name / Age:
Name / Age:
Please list any pets currently living in your home:
Please list any Previous Pets you may have had:
Do you own or rent your home?*
Is your home a*
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord/manager to own a pet?
Required: Name and phone of landlord:
Do you have a yard?*
Do you have a fence?*
If yes, what type and how high?
Why do you wish to adopt this pet? Check all that apply:
Who will be primarily responsible for the care of the pet?*
When inside, how do you plan to keep your pet? Check all that apply
When outside, how do you plan to keep your pet? Check all that apply:
Where will your pet be kept during the day?*
If the pet becomes Injured or ill are you prepared for the financial responsibilities treatment may incur?*
Are you financially prepared to provide proper grooming and food for your pet?*
What would cause you to return the pet to us at some time in the future? (Check all that apply):
If you are no longer able to keep the animal you adopt, do you agree that you must either return the animal to LGAR or find a suitable new home for it and notify us of the change in ownership?*
Furthermore, do you agree that if you cannot keep the animal you adopt, you must house this animal until a suitable new home is available or until foster home space opens up?*
I certify that all of this information is true and correct.*