Adopt

The Goathouse Refuge has many incredible cats in need of loving homes.

Volunteer

A strong, reliable volunteer force plays a crucial role in our rescue organization.

Donate

Tax deductible donations and gifts of goods to help run the refuge are always welcome.

Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in a Goathouse Refuge cat. Before you submit an adoption application, please make sure you are familiar with our Adoption Process. To expedite the process, please complete all fields on the application.

Potential adopters are strongly encouraged to visit the refuge and spend time with the cats. The refuge is open daily to visitors from 12 – 3:00 p.m. After we receive your application, a staff member or volunteer will contact you for a home visit. If you haven’t heard from us after 48 hours, please contact the Goathouse office to make sure we received your application. Our adoption fee is $100. Thank you!

Please note, kittens must be at least four months old before they are adopted. Kittens must be at least nine months old before they are adopted into homes with children under the age of six years. We also require kittens to be adopted in pairs until they are five months old, as they are very bonded to their siblings and kitten friends and can become quite depressed and stressed due to the separation. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

Basic Information

Adopter's Full Name

Adopter's Age

Physical address

Home phone

Cell phone

Work phone

Email address

Best way to contact you

Name of cat(s) you are interested in

Have you visited the refuge or met the cat(s)?

When did you decide to get a new cat?

What qualities are you looking for in a cat?

How did you hear about the Goathouse Refuge?

Household Members and Current Pets

Please list all members of your household, including family, roommates and frequent visitors, along with their names and ages

Does everyone listed above agree to getting a new cat?

Does anyone listed above have pet allergies?

Is anyone listed above a smoker?

Given the evidence about the effects of smoking on pets, we will need to know more about the extent of the smoking. If you answered yes above, please check one:  Outdoors Only Indoors and Outdoors

Have you owned cats as an adult?

Please list all pets that you currently own, names, ages and breeds

Please list all former pets, names, ages and breeds, and what happened to the pet

Are all of your pets current on their vaccinations?

Are all of your current cats FIV/Feline Leukemia negative?

Are all of your current cats spayed or neutered?

Are any of your cats declawed and was that your decision?

Would you ever consider declawing a cat?

May we contact your veterinarian?

Veterinarian's name

Veterinarian's location

Veterinarian's phone number

Other:  Don't have a veterinarian. Don't have veterinarian information available. Do not call my veterinarian.

About Your Home

What kind of home do you live in?
 Own Home Rent Condo / Townhouse Apartment Mobile Home Other

How long have you lived at your current address?

Do you have your landlord's permission for a new pet?

Your landlord's name and phone number

May we contact your landlord?

Do you have a screened porch or enclosed patio?

Who will be the primary caregiver of your cat?

How long are you gone each day?

Caring for Your New Pet

Are you employed? Check all that apply:
 Not employed Full time Part time Work at home Retired Undergrad student Graduate student Military

Are you prepared to make a 20 year financial and emotional commitment to this cat?

What kind of lifestyle do you want your new cat to have?
 Indoor only Outdoor only Indoor/Outdoor
What is your reason for this choice?

Where will the cat sleep at night?

How often do you travel?

When you travel, who will care for your cat?

How much responsibility will children be given in caring for your cat?

What will happen to the cat if you move?

What will happen to the cat if you have children?

How will you teach your cat?

What would you do if your cat developed a behavioral problem?

Are you willing to take your cat to a Vet for an annual wellness check and their scheduled vaccinations?

Are you willing to provide regular tick and flea control?

A Day in the Life of Your New Cat

Please describe what a typical day will be like for this cat if he/she is adopted by you?

Name of a personal reference (other than a family member) and phone number

How do you know this person?

Do you have any objections to letting a rescue group volunteer visit your home for a pre-adoption home visit or follow-up visit after the adoption?

Are you a US citizen?

Are you planning to move out of the country at any time?

Signature

I am at least 18 years old. All the of the information I have given is true and complete. I understand that the Goathouse Refuge has the right to refuse my application. By typing my name in the space below I am applying a legal, digital signature.

If you feel the form didn’t submit or have any issues, please download the word doc Adoption Application here and email the Goathouse at siglinda@goathouserefuge.org, thank you for your interest in our cats!

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