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Thank you for your interest in adoption. We look forward to helping match you with the right pet. Please fill out this form in detail. A staff member will discuss it with you after submission.
While we carefully monitor all of our animals, we often have limited knowledge of their backgrounds. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the health, behavior, temperament, age, or breed of any animal adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter.
You will assume full responsibility, financial and otherwise, for the animal. This responsibility includes any health care or training.
Applications are often approved pending current pet vaccinations, fence repairs, and landlord deposits. In fairness to the animal, the selected pet may be held overnight to allow the necessary time to make these preparations. However, an animal will not be held for longer than 24 hours after it has been spayed or neutered.
Already chosen an animal you'd like to adopt? Please provide its name here.
This can be specific (ex. dachshund) or general (ex. hound).
Please check all that apply.
All pets available for adoption are spayed or neutered.
Provide any other details regarding the kind of pet you're interested in adopting.
Are you, the primary adopter, 18 years of age or older?
If you did turn an animal in to a shelter, when did this occur, what was the reason, and what was the outcome.
Provide the name of your veterinary hospital/office.
Provide the address of your veterinary hospital/office.
Provide the phone number of your veterinary hospital/office.
Does the place you live have any restrictions on pets, such as weight, type, or number?
If yes, what are the restrictions?
If you are required to pay a pet deposit to a landlord or property manager, what is the amount?
What is the name of your housing complex?
What is the name of your landlord or community manager?
Do you agree to allow OCAS to contact your landlord?
The Orange County Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny any application if applicant does not grant permission to contact their landlord, community manager, apartment complex, condo association, etc.
Please input the number of adults only.
Please input the number of children only.
Please provide the ages of your children.
Does anyone in the household have any pet allergies?
All adoptable pets from the shelter are spayed or neutered. There are many other expenses related to having a pet. Please indicate that you are ready to accept those expenses.
Think about the future. Do you plan on making arrangements for your pets should you pass away or become unable to care for them? Where will they live? Who will take care of them? Will their vet care continue?
You do not need to answer these questions right now, but you should thoughtfully consider them before adoption.
It is very stressful for an animal to move from home to home. With that in mind, we aim to place each pet in a home for the rest of its life. This could up to 25 years, or even more. Are you prepared to make that commitment?
Do you understand that the animal must be returned to OCAS if you can no longer keep it?
Are all members of your family/household aware that you are applying to adopt a pet?
For dog adoptions, do you plan to tie or chain this dog outside at any time?
If you answered yes, please explain your plans regarding tying or chaining the animal.
What are your thoughts on spaying or neutering animals?
For the purposes of this question, consider household animals like dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles. Do not consider livestock or fish.
How long did you have the animal, in years?
Was the animal spayed or neutered?
Was/Is the animal licensed?
Provide any additional details about this pet which will help inform us regarding your adoption application.
By signing below, I certify that all information on this application is true, and I understand that false information may void this application. In accordance with Virginia State Code § 3.2-6500, I certify that I have not adopted more than two animals from a shelter in a 30-day period, including this animal.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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