Here at LGAR it is our mission to ensure that our pets are 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 adoption process. Should you feel that you are ready to be rewarded with the companionship of a rescued pet, please complete 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 25 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.
Please note that the tax-deductible adoption donation must be paid BEFORE we can reserve a pet for you.
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 1 - 8 years
Dogs 9+ years (under 35 lbs)
Dogs 9+ years (over 35 lbs)
Kittens (cats under 1 year)
Spay/Neuter: Puppies and kittens under 24 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 $100 per dog and $50 per cat, and allow the animal to go with the adopter provided that the new adopter submits 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: As a virtual rescue, we require our adopters to travel to pick up their new furry family member. If the travel distance exceeds 2 hours, we will provide transport to an agreed upon midway location. If that is not possible, we ask for a $50 tax-deductible donation toward gas and tolls to help offset the expense of transportation to the rescue. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Type of Pet*
Name of Animal*
Choose an animal:
Any Large Breed Dog
Any small/medium Dog
Nya & Rosie
Name of Animal:
Animal ID # (if known):
(If applicable) Shelter:
Date you are ready / willing to adopt by*
If the animal requested is already placed and you would like to be considered for a different animal, please tell us your preferences as to breed, age or gender.*
How did you hear about Looking Glass Animal Rescue?*
Are you 25 or older? (Note: You must be 25 years of age or older to adopt)*
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 can be a 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:
Altered? (i.e., spayed / neutered)
Altered? (i.e., spayed / neutered)
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 have 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?*
Most of the animals that we have for adoption have been rescued from difficult situations, sometimes horrible circumstances, how do you feel about this?*
Often they require several days (10 - 14 days) to acclimate themselves to their new surroundings and routine. Can you allow the animal time to “fit in” to your lifestyle?*
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?*
If a behavioral problem arises, what steps will you take to work on it?*
If your new pet exhibits behavioral issues, we highly recommend that you seek professional obedience training instead of abandoning the animal. Are you open to getting obedience training?*
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.*