We are glad you've come to adopt a new pet from our organization. The following information is requested so that our adoption counselor can assist you in the selection of a new pet. The consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the animal's best interest, and to assist you in finding an animal most compatible with your lifestyle. Completion of this form does not guarantee adoption of an ARPO pet. ARPO limits adoptions to within 50 miles of Indianapolis.
In order to be considered an adopter, you must:
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Have identification showing your present address.
• Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord, if renting.
• Be able and willing to spend time and money necessary to provide appropriate training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet.
Have you adopted from ARPO in the Past?*
If you have adopted from ARPO in the Past, what was their name?
What type of animal are you looking for?
Choose all that apply:
If you are you interested in a particular pet please tell us who:
Choose an animal:
Junie B. Jones
Lila - Loves laps
Lizzie No Tail
Tildy - Polydactyl (Extra toes)
Zoar - Big Cuddle Bug
Why are you looking to adopt a pet now?*
Describe in detail the type of pet you are looking for:*
Do you currently have any pets?*
If so, please provide the types of pets, age, and sex:
How many dog or cats have you owned in the last five years?*
What happened to those pets? Be specific. Please include species, breed, age, if they were sterilized, if they were inside or outside pets, etc.*
Have you ever given up a pet?*
If yes, why and what did you do with the pet (e.g. turned it into a shelter, gave to someone?
Describe any experience you have with pet training or obedience.*
What would be unacceptable pet behavior, to cause you to give up a pet?*
Does anyone in your family have allergies or has anyone had them in the past?*
What is your veterinarian's name and phone number?*
May we contact your veterinarian for a reference?*
In what type of home do you live in?*
Is your yard fenced*
Yard Partially Fenced
Yard Completely Fenced
If yes, what type and height is the fence?*
Do you own or rent your home*
Years at present address.*
If you rent, does your lease allow pets?*
If you rent, is there a weight limit and/or breed restriction?
If you rent, please enter your landlord's name and phone number
Number of adults in the household?*
Do the adults know of your intention to adopt a pet?*
Is this pet for yourself or a gift?*
Number of children living in the home and/or who frequently visit.
Ages of Children living in home and/or frequently visiting*
Who will have primary responsibility for the care of the new pet?*
Are you prepared to make a long-term (10-15 years) commitment to care for this pet? (This may include birth of children, moving, death in the family, divorce, etc.)*
What will you do with your pet if you move?*
What provisions will you make for the pet should you be unable to continue to care for it?*
Are you prepared financially to deal with the cost of both routine (vaccinations, annual exams, dental cleanings, heartworm prevention, parasite control, etc.) and emergency vet care of this pet?*
Are you prepared for the damage that a dog/puppy/cat/kitten can do (e.g. soiling, nipping, muddy paws, scratching, chewing, shedding, etc.)?*
How will you handle typical behaviors such as chewing, crying, digging, housebreaking, etc.?*
Approximately how many hours per day will your new pet be alone?*
Less than 3
More than 8
Where will the pet spend the day while you are home?*
Where will the pet spend the day when you are away (at work, running errands)?*
Where will your new pet sleep?*
Describe how you intend to provide exercise for your new pet.*
How did you find out about ARPO?