Thank you for taking the time to fill out our questionnaire. The purpose of this application is to learn a little about your family and home so that our organization can make the best possible match for both you and our rescue animal. Our main concern is placing our animals in a compatible home with a family that will give them a LIFETIME commitment of love and proper care. This consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the best interest of both the animal and the adopter. Please be aware that while completing this application does not bind you to adopt one of our animals, neither does it guarantee that we will place one of our animals in your home at this time. If you are interested in learning more about one of our rescue animals, please answer the questions honestly and thoroughly. Some animals may need some extra time and patience to adjust to yet another new home. Some may need house training or other types of training, and some may just need a little extra love and patience. All animals, regardless of their background and history, go through an adjustment period when they go to a new environment. There will be a period of a few days, weeks or in some cases months during which your new pet’s personality is emerging and growing while you get to know one another. Please remember that this is a stressful time for an animal and hopefully we will be able to work together to make this a lifetime relationship for you and your rescue pet. You can call on us at any time to help you in any way. With this is mind, please answer the questions on the application to the best of your ability. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason. A representative of our group may conduct home visits prior to or following an adoption, and our group has the right to reclaim an animal following an adoption if unsuitable home conditions, evidence of neglect, abuse or other mistreatment of the animal are found on this visit.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPTER TODAY, YOU MUST: * Be 18 years of age or older. * Have identification showing your present address. * Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord. * You must spay or neuter the adopted animal. * Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet for the entire life of that animal.
Please read and understand the following conditions and initial accordingly.
*HSL does not guarantee that the adopted animals are housebroken, have no bad habits/behaviors, or are purebred *HSL will not be responsible for any and all health problems with which the animal may have or had come into contact with. *Adopter agrees to absolve the HSL and its employees, directors, and volunteers from any liability for present or future damage, injuries or any loss/cost caused by this animal. *Adopter assumes ALL financial responsibility for the animal once the contract is signed by the Adopter. *Adopter assumes FULL responsibility for the health, condition, and care (to include behaviors of any kind) of the animal once the contract is signed by the Adopter. *HSL does not allow adoptions of any animals with known aggressive tendencies. *All HSL animals have had a Temperament & Obedience Assessment prior to adoption.