Once you have decided you are ready for a pet, you can start the adoption application process! Even if you aren’t sure which pet is right for you yet, you can begin and get pre-approval so once you do decide things can move quickly!
You must be at least 21 years of age to apply.
See below for details about the application and screening process
When adopting from Paws For Life, we have a process in place to make sure our animals are placed in the best forever homes possible. Because of this, we require you supply us with the following:
Current and past veterinarians (going back 12 years)
If applicable, landlord name and phone number
Two references that are not related to you in any way or reside with you.
We will contact all of theses folks and ask them some questions to help us make the best adoption placement decision for the animal under consideration.
What We Check
All applicants are at least 21 years of age
All of your current and past pets must be up to date on age and species appropriate vaccines, spayed or neutered, and have regular veterinary visits.
For the welfare of our animals, we will also check to ensure to animals owned by cohabitators are current on rabies and distemper vaccines at a minimum.
Landlord approval of species, breed, size or number of animals.
If living at home with parents, we will need to speak with them as the homeowner to verify they approve of an animal in the home.
If there are dogs in the home, we will verify they are annually tested for heartworm infection and on prevention. We also check to ensure they are current on rabies and parvo/distemper vaccines.
***AS A RESCUE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ANY APPLICATION FOR ANY REASON***
Paws For Life strives to find the best placement for our pets…this means sometimes we decide a home may not be the best fit for a particular animal, or any of our animals. Since our pets live in our foster homes, our fosters know their personalities very well, so they provide significant input on whether a home and family is the right fit for them. If the screening indicates the pet you applied for is not a good fit, when possible, we will suggest other pets that may work better with your home and lifestyle.
In some situations, where there is a conflict of interest between the applicant(s) and foster home, we reserve the right to have an impartial third party make the final decision.