Please be sure to read all of the information on this page
as well as on our Adoption Procedure Download.
If there are any differences in information between this site and any PDFs below the current, & therefore correct, information is what is on this website
(sometimes the PDFs are not updated as quickly as is this website).
If you are not sure of something please feel free to ask us.
What To Do:
1. Download our Adoption Procedure (below) for the pet you are interested in. 2. Download the appropriate Application (below) and the Cover Agreement. 3. Please READ the Adoption Procedure in full. 4. Fill out the Application. 5. Be sure to sign & date the Application and the Cover Sheet Agreement. 6. Either FAX or Email the completed Application and Cover Agreement to us at:
Note: You will be downloading 3 documents (Procedure, App & Cover Sheet).
Then you will FAX or EMAIL to us a total of three pages (a 2 page App & 1 Cover Sheet).
None of the Forms Above are Online Forms.
They are PDF forms you download, print out, fill in and then fax or email back to us.
None of Your Information is stored online nor shared.
As a general rule, we do not place kittens or cats as ONLY pets.
prefer the adopter to already have a cat or that they adopt two.
is our general rule but there are several cats or kittens that would do better
as only pets.
If you only want ONE cat / kitten please be sure to ask
us about those which would be best as only pets.
Courtesy: *2003-Cats International*.......
we may pride ourselves on how we pamper our pets with the best of
everything, we may be denying them what they need most -- the
companionship of one of their own species. Most feline behaviorists
agree that cats generally lead healthier, happier lives if there is
another feline in the household. Even if the cats never become bosom
buddies, just sharing the house with another living creature while you
are away helps to break the monotony and loneliness. Of course, if they
become playmates, there is the added benefit of exercise and
entertainment that is especially needed by kittens and young adult cats.
Many cases of playful aggression directed toward the owner as well as
various forms of household destruction, can be prevented if the cat's
energies are focused on a playmate. Young males have an especially
strong need for a "buddy". While owners of rambunctious young cats
(male or female) often hesitate to take on another cat, those who take
that "leap of faith" and get another cat are generally delighted to see
how much they enjoy each other.
WHY DO WE HAVE A LENGTHY
PAWS does not offer instant gratification. While most everyone feels
the urge to take home that “cute little kitty / puppy”, we want you to
consider the serious responsibility of pet ownership: Do you have the
time to give a kitten or puppy the consistent and gentle discipline it
needs? Would unexpected vet bills put a financial hardship on you or
your family? Have you thought about how future changes in you life
will affect your pet’s life? The average life expectancy for a pet is
15 years. Are you ready to make these kinds of commitments?
We do not release any animal from a pet store, or our homes. Nor do we accept a pet adoption donation while at a pet store. We do home delivery and at that time we go over the Adoption Contract with you and check your home for any possible safety hazards that you may have overlooked.
WHY DO WE DELIVER THE ANIMAL TO YOUR HOME
HAVE A TRIAL PERIOD?
PAWS’ primary purpose is to ensure that the animal and its adoptive
family are well-matched and that the pet’s welfare and happiness will
continue in its new environment. We have found that delivering the pet
directly from its foster home to its new permanent home helps make the
adjustment less stressful for everyone.
The TWO WEEK TRIAL PERIOD:
If we do not make a match, we will gladly take back the pet. Your
adoption donation will be refunded at that time, PROVIDED the pet is
healthy upon its return. With this more personal approach, we hope to
open a line of communication which will be ongoing throughout the life
of your adopted pet. We want to encourage you to contact PRECIOUS PAWS
if there are ever any questions or problems regarding your adopted pet.
The new owner is told that PRECIOUS PAWS
stands ready to take back the
animal at any time during the pet's lifetime
if the owner finds that
he/she/they can no longer keep it.
the Application is ONLY the FIRST STEP in gathering information that
will help us understand how a pet will fit into your lifestyle.
Please do not be surprised or offended if we call or email you for more
Our Primary Consideration in ALL
Pet Placement Decisions is the PET !
of our pets have had a hard life and some have special needs (such as
food, attention, time, training, security, etc.). We appreciate your
understanding how much effort goes into the placement decision. In
most cases, considerable work, love and money are expended to
rehabilitate or raise these pets After this considerable investment,
it is understandable that we really try hard for a good “fit”.
Please keep in mind that not everyone who applies will get a pet.
This has more to do with the pet than with the applicant.
However, every application will be considered,
and is deeply appreciated!