Adoption Form

340 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor, CT  06095

ACO Brian Davis 860-688-5273


Windsor Animal Control
Pet Adoption Application

Pound #: ________ Description: ____________________________ Animal’s Name: _______________

In order to determine that the proposed adoption is in the best interest of both the pet and you, we ask that you fill out this questionnaire. (Please Print)

Name: ________________________________________________ Birthdate: ___________________
Address: _______________________________________________ City: ______________________
State: ________ Zip: ______________ Telephone: ________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________ Drivers License#:_________________ State: ____

  1. Do you own a dog? Yes____ No____ How many?______ Breeds:_____________________
  2. Do you own a cat? Yes____ No____ How many?______
  3. What other types of pets do you have?__________________________________________________
  4. Are your current pets spayed/neutered? Yes_____ No______
  5. Where will this pet be kept?___________________________________________________________
  6. If you will be keeping this pet outside, how many hours will it be outside?______________________
  7. How will the dog be kept under control when outside? Fenced in yard _______ Cable run _____ Walked ______ Other ________________________________________
  8. Who is home during the day to care for the pet? __________________________________________
  9. Have you discussed getting a pet with your spouse and other family members? __________________
  10. Who is your Veterinarian and their address? ______________________________________________

  1. Are you willing to participate in obedience classes with your dog if it is deemed necessary or beneficial?
    Yes ______ No ______
  2. Where do you live? Single family ___ Duplex ___ Condo ___ Apartment ___ Project ___
    Rooming house ___ Other ____
  3. If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to own a pet? Yes ____ No ____
    Landlord’s Name: ___________________________ Phone number: _______________________
    A written statement of approval signed by your landlord will be required.
  4. How many children living in household? _______ Ages: ____________________________________
  5. What is your estimate of cost in owning a pet for the first year? (consider food, veterinary expenses,
    unexpected veterinary costs, toys, bedding, litter, etc.) _______________________________________
  6. Have you ever adopted a pet from Windsor Animal Control before? If yes, When __________________
  7. Have you ever been investigated by any Animal Control Agency or Humane Society for a problem with
    your animals? If yes, explain ____________________________________________________________

Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________________________

Our Adoption Process
And Why We Do It This Way
PLEASE take a few moments to read the following explanation of our adoption
policies and the steps that make up the process. You may be surprised to find
that adopting an animal is a more involved process than you expected, or that
it means you can’t have immediate access to an animal you are interested in.
Therefore, it’s important to understand two things: 1) the process is the same for everyone,
and 2) it’s not our intent to frustrate you. Rather, everything we do is for the best
interests of the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance
of finding a permanent home.


_ Before you can see (that is, pet, cuddle, walk, and get to know) any animal you’ve seen
in our kennel, we’ll ask you to complete some paperwork. This paperwork must be completed
first in order to minimize stress for you and the animals. Our process includes
asking questions, asking to see proof of identity and, frequently, asking for veterinary
references, particularly when you have other animals at home. This is simply to protect
the health of adoption candidates and the pets you already have.
_ Once all the paperwork has been satisfactorily completed, you may handle and visit
the animal you’re interested in. You can ask your Animal Control Officer any questions about
spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care,
how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.
_ You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. This fee covers
spaying or neutering if not already done, and the veterinary care, deworming, and vaccines your pet has
received at the shelter.
PLEASE NOTE: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. Unfortunately,
because of the tremendous demands on our kennel space, all adoptions must be done
on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first good, properly-qualified prospective
home will get the pet.
LET US REPEAT: We don’t ever mean to be frustrating to or evasive with you. We want
you to understand that it’s stressful and upsetting—in fact, downright devastating—for
the animals, for our staff, and most importantly, for you when adoptions don’t work out
and pets have to come back to us. And a bad adoption experience can sour some people
on dogs or cats—or on shelter animals—for life.
So try to bear with us and be patient. And understand that going through the process
the way we do really is the best policy—for all of us.