Dog Adoption Application
  • We request the following information so that we can assist you in the selection of a new Dog. This form and a consultation with a representative of The Animal Protectorates™ TAPS are designed to help you find the Dog most compatible with your lifestyle.

  • To be considered as an adopter, you must:

    * Be 21 years of age or older
    * Have identification showing your present address
    * Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord (if applicable)
    * Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care
    of the dog
  • The necessary steps in order to complete the adoption process are as follows:

    1. Fill out adoption application online or in person at Operation Adopt (We will verify ownership of your property if applicable. If you rent, we will only proceed with the adoption process after receiving confirmation from your landlord that you are allowed to have the type of animal you have applied to adopt.)
    2. Participate in a consultation/interview with a representative of TAPS
    3. Coordinate a time for a home visit by a representative of TAPS (read more about what to expect during that meeting at http://www.tapsusa.org/home-visit.html). The animal may or may not be brought to the home visit. If the animal accompanies the representative and the home visit is approved, the adoption is finalized at that point and your new family members begins his/her journey with you.
    4. Sign the adoption contract.
    5. Pay the adoption fee (read about our adoption fee http://www.tapsusa.org/adoption-fee.html).
    6. Animal officially becomes a member of your family.
  • COMPLETION OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADOPTION OF A DOG. *denotes required fields

  • Please type this name in UPPERCASE. Thank you!
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  • Please note: adoptions are not approved on a first-come, first-served basis, and completing this application does in no way guarantee adoption of any animal. This form is used for screening of potential adopters for our rescued pets, and as our first step in getting to know you, your home, family members, lifestyle, and your level of experience with pets. We place many hours into rehabilitating our rescued pets to make them suitable candidates for adoption. Each pet differs from one another in looks, personality, specific needs, health, and prior experiences. It is our job to ensure our rescued pets are properly matched up with homes where their chance at a ‘forever placement’ is greatest. Please understand the average dog can live over 10 years, cat into their late teens and early 20’s, and horses into their late 20's and early 30's. Many factors influence a pet’s lifespan. It is our policy to ensure that each person who adopts a pet is aware of the responsibilities of pet ownership. We have fostered these animals in our homes, and this is our opportunity to get to know you as a potential home and to assist you in selecting a pet that would best suit you and your home environment. You are making a major commitment when you adopt a pet. IF YOU ADOPT AN ANIMAL FROM US YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO CARE FOR THE ANIMAL THAT YOU WILL CONTACT THE ANIMAL PROTECTORATES PRIOR TO TAKING ANY ACTION AND FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DEEMED A BREACH OF THE ADOPTION CONTRACT.

    By typing my name in the box below, I certify that I have read and understand all of the questions on this form. I have answered all questions on this form as truthfully as possible. I understand that if I have purposefully answered any of the questions untruthfully, I may be committing a felony and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and additionally shall return my pet to The Animal Protectorates - TAPS if the adoption was finalized.
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