Adoption fees may vary please ask :)
Application is NOT a guarantee of adoption, we must review it and do reference checks, home checks, etc. then, once approved, you are able to adopt. We must insure proper homes for each rescue we take in and appreciate your honesty. We want happy 'FUREVER' homes!! PLEASE ask for adoption fee for each pet, as they will vary from approx $50 - $300+ depending on the pet.
Normally we only ask $200 for dogs/puppies or $150 for cats/kittens, but sometimes we must ask more for some. Some we have hundreds of dollars in & we are in this to find great homes, we loose money on most adoptions but are extremely grateful to our donors that allow us to do all we can. Any money over our requested adoption fee is appreciated :)!
We did have to increase our adoption fee slightly due to rising cost everywhere, but still if you call & ask a vet for all that we include you will be amazed :)!
Regular adoption fee for pups/dogs is $200 and for cats/kittens $150 which includes, age appropriate, up to date vaccines, spay/neuter & microchip with our vet. (plus so much more see below :)!) Pets not old enough for s/n must return to our vet for s/n & microchip when old enough. Our vet is in Matthews, NC. FAILURE TO SPAY/NEUTER ALLOWS HSLSC TO REPOSSESS THE PET(S) with NO reimbursement for adopter. Spay/neuter is required by State LAW when adopting from any rescue or shelter. Adoption fees may vary depending on the pets history or circumstances. Some older pups/dogs may be less if we do not have to do much to get them adoptable. We are not in this to make money, any funds over what we may have in one dog/cat go towards other that we have more than the adoption fee in their care. We try to keep fees as low as possible, insure good homes that are able to care for the pets, as well as continue to provide for more pets. Please inquire about adopt fee if not stated.
Please copy & paste application below into an email to us for fastest approval, or click here to print the form and mail it to us.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Humane Society of Lancaster, SC
PO box 1825 Lancaster, SC 29721
Pet Adoption Application/Contract
Please complete this form to help us help you find your next family member!
Please initial to acknowledge each statement below:
____1) Must be 18 years or older
____2) Must spay/neuter pet, by age 6 months, unless otherwise stated for medical reasons: pets adopted over 6 months of age must be s/n within a month of adoption.
____3) No cats may EVER be declawed (ask for training info please - Vick's vapor rub is great!)
____4) Cats adopted out for indoor only homes unless otherwise stated.
____5) Dogs must be leash walked or contained on your property legally.
____6) If EVER you cannot keep your adopted pet you must first contact HSLSC for placement, if possible, fostering while we find a new home.
____7) Must agree to provide adequate food, water in a bowl of sufficient size or depth to prevent over heating or freezing, shelter from the elements, flea & heartworm preventative, lots of love, & medical attention as needed.
____8) I agree to obey leash laws and keep my pet up todate on vaccines.
____9) If found in violation of this agreement you agree to pay all costs involved to remedy the situation as well as court costs and surrendering of the pet to HSLSC.
____10) I agree to the $_____ adoption fee for a dog or $____ adoption fee for a cat which includes: spay/neuter (age appropriate) & microchipping **if done with HSLSC clinics**, only up to date shots & wormings **If done at my vet**. If I choose to use my own vet for spay/neuter, I will receive $40 back after submitting required proof of completion to HSLSC.
Drivers license state & number:____________________________________
Current Vet & contact information(or personal, not related, reference if no vet at this time):_______________________________________________________________
______initial for permission to do vet &/or personal reference check please.
Do you own or rent (circle one please)? If you rent, are pets allowed? Yes or No
Landlord name, address, & contact number ____________________________
______initial to allow HSLSC permission to check with landlord please.
How long at this residence?________Previous address if less than 5 years: _________________________________________________________________
Please list other household members & ages:
Is your yard fenced in? _____________________________________________
How will pet be walked? ____________________________________________
Where will pet be when you are not home?_____________________________
Please list other pets you have had in the past 5 years. If no longer with you, please state why, if deceased please indicate cause of death.
Pet's name Type of animal sex s/n? age? how long w/you? why no longer w/you?
Is there a specific pet you are interested in at this time? If so , who?__________________
Have you met with this/these pet(s) yet? Y or N If so, what did you think?_____________________________________________________________________________
What type of traits are you looking for in your new family member? (for example: small, big, adult, baby, color, sex, shy, outgoing, energitic, calm)
____(initial) Would you agree to allow HSLSC to use your name & any photos to promote the HSLSC & update us with photos whenever possible? YES or NO
For what reason would you give up a pet? (Ex. moving, baby, loss of job, marriage, divorce, behavior issues, financial stress, job change.)______________________________________
***Spay/Neuter to be completed by ___________________
This contract is valid proof for refund of $40 after submitting proof of spay/neuter by agreed time, IF pet is not already s/n and we approve you going to your own vet. Please email, fax, or mail your s/n proof to us for your refund.
***Pre-adoption clause, ONLY if applicable, pet adoption fee paid in advance: (for special events)
____ I will receive the pet upon positive reference check within three days of this contract, if for any reason reference cannot be verified as positive my adoption donation will be returned to me and pet will remain with HSLSC.
$____Pd _________Date ___________________HSLSC rep signature
Thank you very much for wanting to save a life & considering one of HSLSC's rescued pets!
Signature of applicant_________________________________date_______________
HSLSC Rep_______________________(check date for s/n) date_____________