VCA Adoption Policies      ~     Important information, please read before submitting your application!  

Thank you for contacting VCA about adding a new member to your family. We would love to match you with a great rescue pet. Please fill out this form so that we may find out more about you and your family. This will help ensure that you and your animal are the right fit for each other.

A tax-deductible donation (to be specified) is required. This helps cover the medical and boarding costs so that we may continue to rescue other animals.

Pet ownership is a serious commitment that the entire household needs to consider and agree to this before the animal is adopted. We want to ensure that each adoptive household is aware of--and willing/able to accept the physical and financial responsibilities of pet ownership. Not everyone that desires a pet is ready to properly care for one.

By submitting the below form, you are agreeing that:

I understand all of the questions and have completely read the application and understand that this VCA pet MUST be indoors and this animal will not be chained/penned outside or allowed to roam freely outdoors. I further understand that if for any reason I want to give up this pet, I will call VCA, and undergo a 14 day waiting period in which representatives of VCA will work with me to resolve any issues with the animal. I also understand that a representative from the organization may visit the animal to ensure that it is well taken care of; if we find that the pet has been neglected or abused in any way or for any reason, we reserve the right to remove the animal from the premises. Your form submission below authorizes us to do so as necessary, and automatically transfers ownership rights of said animal back to VCA at that time.

Important Notice: VCA makes no guarantee in reference to the health of the pet. The pet is adopted "AS IS" and the adopter assumes responsibility for the treatment of any and all existing conditions or any other conditions of physical or temperament changes that may occur. While the rescuer makes every effort to place only healthy animals, the rescuer cannot guarantee the health of any animal, due to factors beyond the rescuers control. The rescuer shall not be held responsible for any medical expenses which may be incurred, hereby expressly excluding any implied or express warranties, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, including without limitation and warranties regarding health, temperament or whether the animal is housebroken. Voice for Companion Animals is not liable if the animal bites anyone after transferred to your guardianship.  You are solely liable for the animal's behavior. I understand that I am hereafter solely responsible for the behavior of the pet. VCA does not refund donations if the animal is returned.  That donation is used for the next pet who comes into rescue.

VCA Adoption Application

Section 1 ~ About you

Does your job require you to travel for work?

Do you have reliable care set up for your pets while you are away overnight?

Section 2 ~ Housing

Please tell us what type of home you live in.

Do you own or rent your home?

Are there any city ordinances where you live (or plan to live) that limit the type of breed you can own, or the number of dogs you can have?

Section 2a, for renters

Renters, fill out the following section. Otherwise skip to Section 2b

Please check all that apply

Section 2b

If your home has a fenced in yard, please check all that apply:

Do you have an outdoor kennel run, tie out cable that you intend to use for your pet's exercise?

Please check all that apply to your current rental situation:

Section 3 ~ Your other pets

If you either currently own or have EVER owned any other pets, please complete the following section. Otherwise, skip to section 4.

If you or anyone in your household own any other pets, please check all that apply:

Please check all that apply:

Are all of your current pets up to date on their vaccinations?

Please check all that apply:

Are any of your pets considered 'Outdoor' pets?

Section 4

Are you willing to allow a VCA volunteer to meet with you in your home, meet your other pets and household members, and inspect your property?

Is this dog going to be a 'Surprise' for someone, or have a specific purpose besides being a companion pet?

Do you believe it is necessary for your pet to have an ID tag on at all times?

If you are adopting a dog, are you planning on enrolling her in obedience classes?

Have you ever owned a dog who was trained 'off leash' in public?

If you are adopting a cat: Are you willing to keep this cat indoors for his/her entire life?

Who will care for your pet if you need to be out of town?

Please check all that apply:

Falsification of any of the above information will be grounds for disallowing the adoption of a rescue animal and possible removal of said animal from the home.