welcome pet adopters!

We heard you are searching or about to begin searching for your furry friend!

 

You have come to the right place because we have made the process of adopting a pet easier, simpler, and enjoyable. Shelters and rescues in your area may have adopted this new process. That makes it easier for you to find your perfect pet! 

Read more about who conducted research and created this new and improved process on our about page 

STEP 1

Check which shelters/rescues have adopted this process on the who’s involvedpage 

STEP 2

STEP 3

Fill out the Stress-Free Pet Application

 

This application will be the only application you will have to fill out for any animal you are interested in that is located at a certain rescue/shelter or animal organization. 

 

Make sure to read the shelter/rescues adoption contract regarding their adoption fee and policies at that specific location. You can edit it at any time and resubmit if any information has changed. 

To submit for the first time, send their application via their website, email, or social media for them to save for any future applications. 

PDF download (Stress-Free Pet Application)

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STEP 4

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Read our ‘P-E-T-S Assessment’ to determine if pet adoption is right for you based on your place/environment, exercise, time/schedule, and how much you are able to spend on a new dog or cat.

 

PDF download (P-E-T-S Assessment)

Search for your new furry friend on a shelter/rescues website or search through a pet search website like Petfinder or Adopt-a-Pet. 

 

Make sure you read everything. The information on each pet should include at least these main points and topics:

Name (if applicable)

Adoption status

Clear, high-quality photo 

Age 

Breed 

Spayed/Neutered

Shelter/Rescue located in 

City, State 

Medical/Health records (if known)

Weight 

Coat

Personality notes 

Pet history (if known)

Good with:

Kids

Cats 

Dogs 

Other notes from shelter/rescue

When you think you found the perfect match, message them with the name of the pet you are applying for and they will look over your application you had sent to them previously. 

STEP 5

STEP 6

Communicate with the shelter/rescue directly if any questions or concerns come up during the process. 

 

Check their website for information on the main place/platform they are using to contact people. This may be Facebook, Twitter, website, phone, email, etc.   

 

They will try to respond within 24 hours. 

Check your application status for the pet you applied for

Your status will either say pending, found a home, declined, or accepted depending on the stage of your application. 

 

If your status says accepted, someone from their location will contact you to set up a video chat appointment through Zoom or other video chat software.

 

If it goes well, you will pick up your new furry friend at their location. 

 

If you want to meet the dog or cat before adopting, request an in-person appointment with the shelter/rescue during the initial video call.  

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P-E-T-S Assessment for Adopters (PDF download)

This beginning step is very important. The P-E-T-S (Place, Exercise, Time, Spend) Assessment is essentially a self-reflection for you to determine if pet adoption is right for you based on your place/environment, exercise, time/schedule, and how much you are able to spend on a new dog or cat. This assessment makes sure pet adoption is the right fit for you and if a dog or cat would be a better fit. 

Stress-Free Pet Application (editable PDF download)

This application will be the only application you will have to fill out for any animal you are interested in that is located at a certain rescue/shelter or animal organization. You can edit it at any time and resubmit if any information has changed. To submit for the first time, send the application via their website, email, or social media for them to save for any future applications.