First and Last Name (required)
Street Address (required)
Are you applying to adopt a:
If cat/kitten, are you planning to declaw? Why or why not?
Is this your first experience with a pet?
How many dogs/cats have you owned in the past?
If you have a specific animal in mind, what is the animal’s name?
Have you ever adopted an animal from DAWS?
If so, when?
Have you previously submitted an adoption application to DAWS?
If so, when?
Why do you want to adopt a pet? Check all that apply. (required)
CompanionWatchdogBarn Cat/MouserBreedingHuntingFamily PetChild’s PetCompanion for Another PetGuard Dog for BusinessOther
Do you currently or have you had any pets in the last 5 years? Please select below (required)
-- Please Choose --YesNo
Please enter information for any pets you have owned in the past 5 years, including current pets:
Where do you currently live?
Do you own or rent? (required)
-- Please Choose --OwnRent
Landlord Name (required)
Landlord Number (required)
If you rent, does your lease/landlord allow pets? YesNo
How many hours a day will the pet be alone? (required)
Our pet will live (required):
Indoors OnlyIndoors/OutdoorsPrimarily Outdoors
Do you have a fenced in yard?
Number of Adults (required): onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten
Do you have children (required)
-- Please Choose --YesNo
Number of Children: (required)
-- Please Choose --noneonetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten
Ages of Children:
under 1 year1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years6 years7 years8 years9 years10 years11 years12 years13 years14 years15 years16 years17 years18 years
Do all the adults in the household know that you plan to adopt a pet? (required) YesNo
Please check any topics that you would like to discuss with us:
House TrainingIndoors vs. OutdoorsSeparation AnxietyChewingFeedingCrate TrainingExercise RequirementsPets and ChildrenObedience TrainingEscapingDisaster PreparationHeartwormsVaccinationsIntro. to Other AnimalsLeash/Licensing lawsMicrochipping
I would consider my household to be likeA libraryMiddle of the roadA carnival
I am comfortable with a cat that likes to play “chase my ankles” and similar gamesNoSomewhatYes
I want my cat to interact with guests that come to my houseLittle of the timeSome of the timeAll of the time
How do you feel about a boisterous cat that gets into everything?Love them but rather not to live with themDepends on the situationFine by me
My cat needs to be able to adjust to new situations quicklyNot importantSomewhatYes
I want my cat to love being with children in my homeIt’s not important whether my cat loves being with childrenSome of the timeMost of the timeChildren do not often come to my house
My cat needs to be able to be aloneMore than 9 hours per day4 to 8 hours per dayLess than 4 hours per day
When I am at home, I want my cat to be by my side or in my lapLittle of the timeSome of the timeAll of the time
I want my cat to enjoy being held Little of the timeSome of the timeMost of the time
I need my cat to get along withdogscatsBirdsOther
My cat will beInsideInside and OutsideOutside
I have lived with cats beforeYesNo
I prefer my cat to be talkativeYesNoIt’s not important if my cat is talkative
I want my cat to play with toysLittle of the timeSometimesOften
I want my cat to be activeNot very active at allSomewhatYes, very
It's most important to me that my cat ...
My dog needs to be able to be alone (per day)2 hours or less2-4 hours4-8 hours8-10 hours12 hours
When I'm at home, I want my dog to be by my sideall of the timesome of the timelittle of the time
When I'm not at home, my dog will spend her timein the garagein a crate in the housein the yardloose in the houseconfined to one room in the house
I want a guard dogyesno
I want my dog to hunt or herd with meyesno
I want my dog to be the type that is very enthusiastic in the way she shows she loves peoplenot at allsomewhatvery
I want my dog to be playfulnot at allsomewhatvery
I want my dog to be laid backnot at allsomewhatvery
I am comfortable doing some training with my dog to improve manners such as jumping, stealing food, and pulling on the leash no trainingsome traininga lot of training
I (or my children) want to participate in agility, flyball or obedience with our dog.yesno
I am interested in a dog with "special needs" (medical or behavioral)yesno
It's most important to me that my dog ...
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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.
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