Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting!

We strive to make the best possible match between our rescued pets and their new families. The Adoption Application form is the first step to see if the pet you are interested in would be a good match for your family. Once submitted, one of our volunteers will review your information and will be contacting you by email to discuss the information you provided. Please be sure to check your Spam folder in case our email reply goes there.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT A PET:

  • Be able to provide us with a photo ID or other paperwork verifying your current address
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have confirmation from your landlord that pets are allowed, or own your own home
  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for your pet.

Please fill out the form completely – we will discard any application that is not completely filled out. If a question doesn’t apply to you please enter N/A or explain otherwise. Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt nor does it guarantee the pet will be adopted to you. We collect applications on the pet in question and make our best determination on where we think the animal will do best.

Dog Adoption Application

Dog Adoption Application and Questionnaire Form
  • Enter N/A if this question doesn't apply
  • MA and RI applicants - Sorry, we are unable to adopt to residents in MA or RI unless you come to TN to pick up.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old
  • Pet Info

  • Please note, if a pet has ADOPTION IN PROGRESS or ADOPTION PENDING next to their name they are already in the process of being adopted.
  • Please describe any "must-have" characteristics, energy level, etc.
  • Please consider any vacations, work obligations, etc. We are unable to hold pets for adoption in most cases, so please wait to apply until you are ready to adopt within the next two weeks. Most dogs are ready for adoption now unless otherwise stated in their profile.
  • Household Info

  • Full NameAgeRelationship 
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  • Some dogs and cats may not get along well with children - please consult a volunteer for more information about the animal in which you are considering. A.A.R.F. cannot guarantee temperament of any animal but can share the experience had with the animal(s) in their care.
  • We will call to confirm dogs are allowed
  • Current and Past Pets

  • NameDog or Cat?BreedAgeLives Inside or Outside? 
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  • If NO, please explain:
  • NameDog or Cat?BreedAgeLived Inside or Outside?What happened? 
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  • If NO, please explain:
  • If YES, what brand? If NO, please explain:
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  • Veterinarian Info

  • VetPhoneName on Account 
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  • Making A Commitment

  • A.A.R.F. makes every attempt possible to find forever homes for these animals. Relocating animals from home to home has a negative affect on animals, therefore, we strive to do it right the first time. Rescue animals in general come with some type of emotional baggage. Since we were not there to see what they have experienced and witnessed, we cannot guarantee you the perfect animal immediately. All animals take patience, time, work and commitment - some rescue animals may exceed the normal amount that one would expect.

    By selecting the "I agree" option, you are stating that you understand the mission of this organization; you understand what is expected of you in regard to caring for this animal; and you are ready, willing, and able to make this lifelong commitment to this animal.

  • By electronically signing and submitting this application to A.A.R.F., I hereby affirm that I have answered the above questions truthfully and to the best of my knowledge. I give my permission for AARF to contact the landlord, veterinary, and/or personal references as needed. I understand that providing any false information can be cause for denial of my application. Leaving any questions blank or not filling out this form completely can be cause for the application to be discarded or denied.