Welcome to the Daws Online Adoption Application!

Please fill out the form below carefully.

    Is this your first experience with a pet?

    Have you ever adopted an animal from DAWS?

    Have you previously submitted an adoption application to DAWS?

    Why do you want to adopt a pet? Check all that apply. (required)

    Do you currently or have you had any pets in the last 5 years? Please select below (required)

    Please enter information for any pets you have owned in the past 5 years, including current pets:

    Pet 1:




    Pet 2:




    Pet 3:




    Pet 4:




    Pet 5:




    Where do you currently live?

    Do you own or rent? (required)

    Landlord Name (required)

    Landlord Number (required)

    If you rent, does your lease/landlord allow pets?

    How many hours a day will the pet be alone? (required)

    Our pet will live (required):

    Do you have a fenced in yard?

    Household Information:

    Number of Adults (required):

    Do you have children (required)

    Number of Children: (required)

    Ages of Children:

    Do all the adults in the household know that you plan to adopt a pet? (required)

    Please check any topics that you would like to discuss with us:

    Meet Your Match dog survey

    When I'm at home, I want my dog to be by my side 

    When I'm not at home, my dog will spend her time

    I want a guard dog 

    I want my dog to hunt or herd with me 

    I want my dog to be the type that is very enthusiastic in the way she shows she loves people 

    I want my dog to be playful 


    I want my dog to be laid back 

    I am comfortable doing some training with my dog to improve manners such as jumping, stealing food, and pulling on the leash 

    I (or my children) want to participate in agility, flyball or obedience with our dog. 

    I am interested in a dog with "special needs" (medical or behavioral) 

    It's most important to me that my dog ...


    Meet Your Match cat survey

    I would consider my household to be like 


    I am comfortable with a cat that likes to play “chase my ankles” and similar games 

    I want my cat to interact with guests that come to my house 

    How do you feel about a boisterous cat that gets into everything? 

    My cat needs to be able to adjust to new situations quickly 

    I want my cat to love being with children in my home 

    My cat needs to be able to be alone 

    When I am at home, I want my cat to be by my side or in my lap 

    I want my cat to enjoy being held 

    I need my cat to get along with 


    My cat will be 


    I have lived with cats before 

    I prefer my cat to be talkative 

    I want my cat to play with toys 

    I want my cat to be active 

    It's most important to me that my cat ... 



    Please Enter 3 references below

    Reference 1:

    Reference 2:

    Reference 3:

    I understand that DAWS reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption application, and the completion of this application does not guarantee an adoption of a DAWS animal. I affirm that I have answered all questions truthfully and to the best of my knowledge. I also represent that I am willing and able to accept full and immediate responsibility for the ownership and care of the animal(s) I am applying to adopt.

    (*Required for application submission)