Pet Adoption Application

Thank you for considering the adoption of a pet from the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (DAWS). Adopting is the most compassionate and responsible way of bringing an animal into your home. The following information is requested so that your 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 life style.

To be considered as an adopter, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have identification showing your current address
  • Have the consent of your landlord, if applicable
  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet

Adoption fees paid to DAWS help defer the cost of food, shelter, and medical care, including spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate routine vaccinations, de-worming medication, heartworm testing and preventative treatment, and flea and tick preventative treatment administered while the animal is in our care. Current adoption fees for 2020 are as follows:









*Puppies and kittens are 24 weeks of age or younger (6 months/younger)

    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:


    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)