Cat Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting an AWF pet. The information on this page is presented so that you have a clear understanding of our adoption process and our philosophy behind it. It is also intended to help you come face-to-face with the reality of owning a cat. We all understand the emotional appeal of a sweet furry face. However, having handled over 1500 pet adoptions since March 2003, we have learned firsthand that while many people like the idea of owning a pet, not everyone likes—and is willing to accommodate—the reality of having a pet in their life and home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you agree to follow the process to the best of your ability and in a cooperative manner, please sign this page and return it with your completed application.

Soul searching… Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you prepared for the financial reality of owning a cat? The average cost of having a cat the first year is $122-330. These figures include cat litter, food, veterinary care and medication. Are you willing and able to assume this responsibility?
  • Do you realize that even though kids make big promises and are very compelling salespeople, they are not going to be responsible for the daily care of the pet? Are you willing to feed, play with and provide attention for your cat on a daily basis when your children fail to do so?
  • Do you realize that pets have the mental ability of a four-year-old? Are you prepared to care for this furry toddler for the rest of his/her life, which could be 10 years, 15 years, or even longer?

If you are interested in one of our cats, completing the adoption application below is the first step. Once your application is received, an AWF volunteer will contact you to review your application. If all adoption requirements are met, an appointment will be set so you can meet the cat in which you are interested.

If, upon meeting the pet you are interested in adopting him/her, we will complete the processing of your application. On the adoption application, we ask for three references so that we may cross-check information. A home visit is also required as part of the adoption procedure. All members of the family must meet the pet prior to adoption.


If you leave any questions blank, we have the right to disqualify your application. It usually takes one week to process an adoption application. We are interested in finding the RIGHT home for a cat. This may not necessarily be the first person who applies to adopt a cat.

Our procedure enables us to gather complete and well-rounded information. We want to make an informed and wise decision that will lead to a lifetime relationship between a family and pet. We do follow-up calls to help insure the placement is working, to hone our dog and cat evaluation skills, and to help with any questions that may arise. Our procedure is about righting a wrong. If an animal is in our care, something has already gone wrong in their life. We want to find them a home where they’ll be cherished and loved.

Please realize that it may take up to two weeks for your pet to be comfortable in your home. It is possible that he/she may have some accidents during this adjustment period.

I understand the AWF adoption procedure and agree to complete all questions on the application and provide any additional information requested by an AWF representative. I also understand that any false statements given on this application will disqualify me from adopting an AWF pet.

I understand that typing my name below carries the same weight as a written signature.


Applicant Information

Please fill out application entirely. If the question does not apply, then put "N/A".


Interested Pet Information


Employment Information


Family/Household Information


Pet Information


Veterinarian Information


Personal References

List 3 references. One must be a relative, and two must not be relatives.

Reference #1:

Reference #2:

Reference #3:


By hitting submit, I certify that the information I have given is true. I further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application, including but not limited to the release of information from my vet to Animal Welfare Friends. I understand that Animal Welfare Friends reserves the right to deny my application for any reason.