Adoption / Foster Parent Application Adopting a family pet is a big decision. It is an obligation to care and provide for that animal for the rest of its natural life. The Companion Animal Protection Society endeavors to ensure that our adoptable animals will go to loving homes that are suited to them. If you are interested in giving a homeless animal a chance for a better life we would invite you to complete and submit the application form provided below. There will be a waiting period of about 5 days while your application is reviewed and your references are checked. Subsequently, a society member will contact you to discuss an animal which might be best suited to your household and arrange an appointment to meet our adoptable animals in their foster home. The Society requests that adoptive parents make a minimum donation of $200 for kittens 6 months of age and younger / $150 for each cat seven months of age and older / $250 for each dog adopted. These monies will assist with covering the costs of veterinary care during the time that the animal has been in foster care with the Society. CAPS requires that all animals presently owned (or living in your household) be up to date on their annual vaccinations, spay/neutered, have tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV-feline AIDS (a Combo Test) AND have been to their Veterinarian for a health exam in the past 12 months. CAPS seeks an excellent vet history on all household pets PAST and PRESENT. Please remember that all CAPS cats are intended as INDOOR CATS only. In approving applications, preference will be given to applicants from INDOOR CAT homes. The lifelong safety of our cats and kittens is of paramount importance. Need help deciding if now is the right time for you to adopt a pet? Please read "The Importance of Responsible Pet Ownership." Prospective Pet Information I would like to ---AdoptFoster I am interested in a ---CatKittenDogPuppy Are you interested in a specific animal? If so, please indicate name here: Applicant Contact Information Name Email Phone Address Community Province Nova ScotiaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Postal Code Employer Home Information Type of Dwelling ---HouseApartment / CondoDuplex How long have you lived at your current address? ---Less than 1 year1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years6 years7 years8 years9 years10 or more years Do you own or rent your home? ---OwnRent If you rent, have you paid a pet deposit? ---YesNo Landlord's Name & Phone Number (if applicable) Number of adults in the home: Number of children in the home: Children's ages: Does anyone in your household / immediate family have allergies or asthma? ---YesNoDon't Know If yes, please explain. Adoption Information Do you have transportation to take your pet to vet appointments? ---YesNo Do all your household members agree to adopting a pet? ---YesNo All of the cats and kittens taken into care by CAPS have been found outside, lost, strayed, abandoned, often injured and in very poor health. It is CAPS’ sincere hope that our beautiful and cherished foster cats being adopted to forever homes will never again find themselves in this situation. “Outside” cats have an average life span of 2 years. “In house” cats have a life span of 18 years. In many Nova Scotia municipalities, allowing family cats to roam at large contravenes local bylaws and may result in fines or impounding of your companion animal, or far worse. Adopters are strongly urged to always keep cats safely inside. Screened in verandahs and safe enclosed play areas, monitored playtime on lead, outings in a kitty stroller are ways to allow your friend to enjoy fresh air without the many dangers of being on their own in a very inhospitable world. We would be pleased to discuss more safe options for your new pet. CAPS requires that all adopters agree that cats adopted from our care be kept safely indoors for a period of at least one full year from their adoption date. We fervently hope that as their parents / caregivers, you will agree to always keep them safely indoors. Your new little friend will thank you for many years to come! To ensure the safety of a new pet, would you be willing to have your adopted cat as INDOOR ONLY? ---YesNo If you wish to adopt a dog, how do you plan on ensuring the dog's safety outdoors? Do you currently have pets in your home? ---YesNo If yes, list all animals in your household including types and ages. List other pets you have had in the past 5 years: Are your pets spayed / neutered? ---YesNo Are your pets treated regularly for fleas? ---YesNo If you have a cat, is it declawed? ---YesNo Are your pets current on all annual vaccines / inoculations? ---YesNo Have your cats been COMBO tested and found NEGATIVE for feline leukemia and HIV/AIDS? ---YesNo If you presently own cats, are they live indoors only, outdoors only, or both indoors and outdoors? ---Indoors onlyOutdoors onlyIndoors & Outdoors Your veterinarians's name: Vet hospital: Vet phone number: Do we have your permission to contact your vet as a reference? ---YesNo Before submitting this application, please advise your veterinarian that permission is given to release information about your pets to CAPS as reference for your application to adopt. I have contacted my vet and have granted permission for them provide information to CAPS. ---YesNo Why do you want to adopt a pet? What type / ages of pet are you interested in adopting? Please provide the names and phone numbers of three people who can provide a personal reference for you. By submitting this application, the applicant agrees to allow us to check ALL references. If information on this application is found to be untrue, or deliberately misleading, the application will be immediately declined. We appreciate your taking the time to complete this application. CAPS reserves the right to refuse any application and will only contact those applicants that are approved.