Vision Hills Sanctuary Small Animal Adoption Application

Please understand that the small animals available for adoption are all housed in foster homes. We do not have a shelter facility. We rely on the kindness of volunteers to care for and socialize our foster animals. Sometimes, if an animal has been fostered for a long period of time, a strong bond forms between the foster parent and the animal. The foster parent has the final determination in whether or not the animal will be relinquished into your custody.

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Animal(s) you are applying for:
Your name:
Address (include city& zip):

Telephone (work and home), include area code:

Email  address:
Name and Phone Number of person who can always reach you who does not live at the above address:
Where do you live?
Do you (select all that apply) : Own  Rent, Live w/roommates 
Rent, live alone Living w/parentsStudent
How long have you lived at this address?
List all human members of household and ages of children:
Does any member of your household have any known allergies to animals?
If yes, please describe:
Do we have permission to visit your home?
If no, why not?
Pet History 
Do you currently have any other pets?
If yes, please describe (include all animals including roommates' animals), type, age, sex, spayed/neutered, kept indoors or outdoors, had how long?
Your veterinarian's name and telephone number:
Is your veterinarian experienced in treating exotic pets?
List pets owned in the past 10 years, other than those listed above. Include type, age, sex, spayed/neutered, kept indoors or outdoors, had how long, when you stopped owning the animals and reason:
Have you ever lost a pet?  What did you do to find him/her?
Have you ever brought an animal to the shelter?
If yes, what were the circumstances?
Do you anticipate moving soon?
If yes, when?
Small Animal-Specific Questions
Please state reason for wanting a small animal as a companion:
Where will you keep your small animal  when you're not home?
How much time per day will you be able to interact with your small animal?
If you suddenly relocated or had other drastic lifestyle changes that made it hard to keep your small animal, what would you do with him/her?
Who will care for your small animal when you go out of town, or in case of an emergency?
If your small animal becomes seriously ill or injured and your veterinarian says expensive medical treatment is needed, what will you do?
(Rabbits and Chinchillas Only) Do you plan to have your rabbit spayed or neutered?  Why or why not?
To provide food and medical care for this small animal, I anticipate spending yearly:
In terms of training and care, do you thing a small animal will require more, less, or about the same amount of time and effort as a cat? 
Since small animals tend to chew, how will you protect your home?

Will your small animal be caged?  Size of cage? Material cage constructed of? 

Will cage be kept indoors?  Which room?
If outdoors, where will cage be in relation to the house, and where in relation to shade and shelter from wind and rain?
How much time will the small animal be uncaged?  Indoors and/or outdoors?
How many hours per day will your small animal spend alone?
Where will the small animal sleep at night?
What kind of diet will you provide for your small animal?  What brand of pellets, what kind of hay, which vegetables, what kind of treats?
Are you committed to taking full responsibility for your small animal's health and welfare for the rest of its life, which could be 10 years or more?
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and that I live within driving distance of Austin, Texas.  Please click Submit when you are done.