Dog Adoption Application

CARE Adoption Policies

Most of the birds, dogs, and animals (adoptees) that come to us have been in multiple homes. Many of them come to us with physical, nutritional, behavioral and sometimes even mental problems. In these cases, we are looking for experienced owners who are equipped to handle these issues. Our adoption policies are:

We reserve the right to refuse ANY adoption.

All adoptions are final – NO REFUNDS. Payment is due in full at time of adoption – NO EXCEPTIONS. We accept cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

If the adoptee you apply for is not appropriate for your environment, we may re-direct you to a more suitable choice at our discretion.

Adopting a new family member is a lifetime commitment!

Procedures for adopting dogs:

Adoption Application must be completed online.

All dog adopters must live within a 200 mile radius of CARE (Waukesha, Wisconsin).

We recommend your resident pets be vet checked annually. Potential adopters who have their pets vet checked annually will be given preference.

CARE has the option to do an in-home inspection prior to or post-adoption to confirm that the environment, cage/crate, food, toys, exercise areas, etc. are appropriate.

For special needs dogs: applicants must have appropriate experience, to be determined at our discretion.

There will likely be a 24-hour waiting period before taking adoptee(s) home.

Statement of understanding:

I am fully aware that I will be adopting a living creature and as such CARE is unable to guarantee the health of the adoptee. If the adoptee becomes ill or gets injured, I certify that I am financially and emotionally prepared to treat my new pet at my own expense.

    By signing below, I acknowledge I have read and understand CARE's Adoption Policies.

    Date signed

    Center for Animal Rehabilitation & Education

    501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Tax-Exempt

    It is our goal to place each adoptee in the most suitable environment. If the adoptee you apply for is not appropriate for your home environment and/or level of expertise, you will be directed to a more appropriate option. All dog adopters must live within 200 miles of CARE.

    (*) indicates a required field

    First Name(*)

    Middle Initial(*)

    Last Name(*)

    Date of Birth(*)

    Contact Information

    E-mail Address(*)

    Primary Phone(*)

    Other Phone

    Current Address(*)


    How many years have you lived at the above address?

    Your current address is a:

    Single FamilyCondoApartmentDuplexMobile Home

    I rent the above addressI own the above address

    If applicable, please provide landlord or condo assn. name & phone #

    If you've lived at the above address less than 5 years, please enter your previous address

    Previous Address

    City, State, Zip

    List your current occupation, Employers name and phone number and your daily work hours(*)

    How did you hear about CARE?

    I want to adopt:

    (please be as specific as possible: breed, age, name from PetFinder)

    Why do you want the adoptee or type of adoptee specified above?
    If this is a special needs adoptee please describe your experience with a special needs pet.

    There will be a period of adjustment when your new pet comes to live with you. e.g. Dogs may have accidents. How will you handle this and how will you prepare your home?

    Where will your new pet stay/be cared for while you are out of town?

    Pets you currently own.

    Include name, species, breed, age, gender, if sterilized and date of last vet visit (current vaccinations, if applicable). If none, enter "none."

    Pets you previously owned.

    Include breed, gender, how long you had each one, why you no longer have each one.

    Please contact your veterinarian(s) and give them permission to discuss your pets with us (CARE). We will attempt to contact your veterinarian(s) two times over the next three business days. If they are unable to discuss your pets with us on the second call, this application will be discarded.

    Veterinarian's Name, Specialty & Phone Number

    Vet 1:
    Vet 2:

    What do you feed each of your current Pets?

    I have a fenced in yardI do not have a fenced in yard

    If no fenced in yard, how will your dog be exercised?

    Where will your dog sleep?

    Groomer's name & phone number

    Please list the full names (including middle initial), dates of birth, and relationships to you of all others living in your home.(*)

    Does anyone in the home smoke?


    (If yes, where?)

    Does anyone in the home have dust or dander allergies?


    Hours you are away from home each day for work, school, etc.

    Who will take care of the adoptee if something happens to you?

    I certify that I am over the age of 18 and the information I have given is true and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation made on this application may result in my loss of privilege to adopt from CARE. I further acknowledge that CARE makes no warranty as to age, health, breed, habits and/or disposition of birds and animals, and I completely and fully release CARE from any liability for any injury or damage any bird or animal may inflict upon any person (including children) while handling a bird or animal at our facility, or in your home.

    If, after you submit your application, you do not hear from us within 24 hours, please contact us at