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

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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.
*Applicants must be at least 21 years old to apply.*

Potential adopters are strongly encouraged to visit the refuge and spend time with the cats. The refuge is open weekends from 11am-3pm and Fridays by appointment. After we receive your application, a staff member or volunteer will contact you for a virtual 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 $125. 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.

    Basic Information

    Adopter's Full Name

    Adopter's Age

    **We welcome all applicants aged 21 and over. Applicants age 65 and over will be asked to have a valid co-signer for their eventual adoption contract.**

    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 OnlyIndoors 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 HomeRentCondo / TownhouseApartmentMobile HomeOther

    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 employedFull timePart timeWork at homeRetiredUndergrad studentGraduate studentMilitary

    Are you prepared to make a 20 year financial and emotional commitment to this cat?
    **All approved applicants age 65 and over will be asked to have a valid co-signer for their eventual adoption contract.**

    Cosigner Name

    Cosigner Contact Information

    What kind of lifestyle do you want your new cat to have?
    Indoor onlyOutdoor onlyIndoor/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?


    I am at least 21 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.


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