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Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our animals. Please be advised that all the information you provide must be accurate. If you are interested in adopting multiple animals, you only need to submit one application and put all the names of the animals on the application. In order to adopt a pet from A Call 4 Paws:
  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You must present a form of identification with your current address.
  • You must have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household.
  • You must be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for the pet.
Also, please note:
  • We do not transport out-of-state.
  • We prefer to adopt to New Jersey & New York residents.
  • Standard adoption fee is $300 for dogs.
  • Standard adoption fee is $125 for cats.
At A Call 4 Paws, the welfare and happiness of our animals are top priority. We have a variety of pets from which you can choose, and we will do our best to find applicants a pet with whom they are compatible. We are dedicated to finding the perfect match for each animal. Owning a pet is a significant and long-term responsibility. Following is a list of questions, which will better aid us in finding a pet best suited for you. Please answer all of the questions thoroughly and honestly. Please remember, these animals are in the care of A Call 4 Paws, and they are adopted out at our discretion. A Call 4 Paws reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant. If you qualify you will hear from us within 24 hours. NOTE: In filling out the adoption application, please make sure "Today's Date" entry is in the following format : mm/dd/yyyy.  Required email address should be in a correct format, example -  

Adoption Application

  • Please select an age range.
  • Please provide two personal references (not family) that are pet owners. (neighbors, friends, etc)
  • A Call 4 Paws does our best to place the right animal in the right home. Therefore, if we feel that the animal(s) and the applicant are not compatible, we retain the right to deny this application without giving a reason.

    Also note, that rescued animals come from shelters with environments that can harbor disease, parasites, and conditions which may impact the health of the animal but may go un-diagnosed or symptom-less prior to adoption. Shelter animals have no known histories, usually no birth dates, and come with no certainties. They often need weeks or months to fully recover from their shelter experience.

    Pet Adoption Agreement

    • I agree the adopted animal is for myself and my family and is not a gift or companion for anyone outside the home address. I agree to take good care of the pet and protect it from abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. I agree to keep the animal as a house pet and not allow it to run free or lived chained or penned, to provide proper medical care, proper mental stimulation, and love. I understand this adoption is a lifetime commitment and I will not give up on my newly adopted pet for any reason other than terminal illness or severe aggression, which has been confirmed by a licensed vet and/or professional trainer/behaviorist.
    • I understand that A Call 4 Paws has made no guarantees or claims concerning the age, health, condition, temperament or disposition of this animal and cannot be held financially liable if, after adoption, this animal becomes ill or is unsuitable for my home environment.
    • If the animal becomes ill or acts in an unusual manner, I agree to seek prompt veterinary care. During the first 30 days after adoption, should any illness be observed, I agree to notify A Call 4 Paws immediately.
    • If for any reason I cannot keep my pet, I agree to return it to A Call 4 Paws or to the foster parent who previously housed the animal.
    • I agree to notify A Call 4 Paws if my pet is lost, dies or owner has a change of address.
    • I acknowledge that the entire family is in agreement with this adoption, that I am 21 years of age or older, that I own my own home or have the landlord’s permission in writing and that there are no individuals residing in the home with pet allergies.
    • By clicking "Send" and submitting this application for adoption, you certify that you are 21 years of age or older, understand the contractual obligations set above, and the information you have provided is true and accurate. You give A Call 4 Paws permission to contact any and all references listed above. You understand and agree that falsification of any information given is grounds to disqualify you from the adoption application and nullify any adoptions and/or adoption agreements between the applicant/family and A Call 4 Paws. You understand that A Call 4 Paws has the right to refuse any adoption.

      A Call 4 Paws is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and the adoption fee is considered a non-refundable, tax-deductible contribution to the extent by the law.