Cat Adoption Application

New Hope Animal Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization established to provide for the the rescue, care, and placement of animals that have been abandoned, neglected, abused, or cannot be kept by their previous owner(s). This application will be reviewed by a member of NHAR and we reserve the right to request additional information; to require certain conditions be met before approving an application; and  to conduct a pre- or post-adoption home visit. NHAR also reserves the right to reject any application if it is not in the best interest of the animal.


    Date of Application:


    Date of Birth:




    Employment Information

    Are you employed?

    Place of Employment

    Work Phone

    If you are not employed full time, what is your main source of income?

    Cat Adoption Information

    What cat(s) are you interested in adopting?






    What is the primary reason for wanting to adopt this cat/kitten?

    Personal Pet Information

    Have you adopted from NHAR before?

    If yes, when?

    If yes, where is this animal?

    Please describe the pet(s) you have currently or have had in the past 10 years and tell us what has happened to these pets.

    Who is your veterinarian?

    Veterinarian Phone Number

    Are your current pets spayed/neutered?

    Are they current on their vaccinations?

    Household Information

    How many adults live in your home?

    How many children?

    Have you trained your children in the proper handling of pets?

    What are the ages of the children in your household?

    Do all of the adults in your household know you plan to adopt this animal?

    Is anyone in your household allergic to cats?

    If yes, how do you plan to handle this situation?

    Living Arrangements

    How long have you lived at your current address?

    Do you rent or own your home?

    What type of home do you live in?

    If you rent, who is your landlord?

    Landlord's phone number:

    Do you have your landlord's permission to have a pet?

    If you move, what will you do with your cat?

    New Pet Arrangements

    Who will be primarily responsible for caring for this cat?

    How many hours will this pet be alone per day?

    Where will this pet be kept during the day?

    Where will this pet be kept at night?

    If you go away on vacation or in case of emergency, who will care for this pet?

    New Pet Specifics

    How much do you estimate caring for this cat will cost per MONTH?

    How many years do you expect to take responsibility for this pet?

    How much time will you allow your new pet to adjust to your family and/or current pets?

    How will you go about introducing this new animal to your other pets?

    If you already own a cat, is it declawed?

    Will your adopted cat be declawed?

    If the cat claws your curtains or furniture, how will you handle this?

    If the new cat cannot get along with your other pet(s), how will you handle this?

    Have you ever been convicted of a violent crime or have you ever had a "Protection from Abuse" order entered against you?

    If yes, please explain.


    Please provide Two personal references with phone numbers - not family members or people living with you.

    What is the best time to contact you for a telephone interview?

    May we make a pre-adoption/post adoption visit to your home?