Please Note: We are committed to finding permanent, responsible, and loving homes for our animals. We make adoption decisions based on (1) the pet’s temperament and needs as well as (2) the applicant’s experience, family, lifestyle, personal references, yard, housing situation, employment, veterinary history and additional factors.
The Hanover Humane Society reserves the right to deny adoption to anyone who, in its opinion, will not provide a suitable, safe and responsible home for the pet.
The application process takes up to 5 business days. You will not be able to take an animal home today. References will be checked, a home visit may be requested and follow-up communication may be required. To expedite the screening process, communication by email is preferred. Please complete all data fields and respond to all questions on the application. Missing information is deemed an incomplete submission and may result in a declined adoption application.
To facilitate faster communications, we prefer email. If you provide your email address, this will be our primary means of contacting you.
Who will be responsible for this pet?
If other, please explain:
Who will care for your pet when you are away (overnight):
Where will your pet be kept?
Outside Only (never comes inside)
Oustide Mostly (comes inside when family is home or at night)
Inside Mostly (allowed outside some of the time)
Inside Only (never goes outside)
Does anyone in your residence have asthma or pet allergies?
If someone in your family is allergic, what steps will be taken to try and keep the animal in your home?
What type of personality are you looking for in a pet?
What interests you most about this particular animal?
What behavior problems would be unacceptable and how would you deal with them should this pet exhibit these behaviors?
Have all cats listed above been tested for feline AIDS/ feline leukemia?
Are there other pets living in your home that are not yours?
(If yes, add them to the form above)
Have you had a pet or pets in the past?
What happend to the pet(s)?
Do you have a regular veterinarian?
Name of Veterinarian or Vet Hospital:
Do any of the animals listed on the chart above have records at a different veterinary facility?
Have you ever adopted from any rescue organization, shelter or humane society?
If yes, please list which one:
Where is the pet now?
Have you ever turned in any animals to an animal shelter, humane society or rescue organization?
If so, what was the reason?
Have you or anyone in your family or household ever been charged with animal cruelty, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, or animal neglect?
If yes, please explain:
List two personal references below with their phone number. Select friends, colleagues, neighbors, clergy, etc. (not family)
How did you hear about the Hanover Humane Society and/or this animal?
How much money are you expecting and willing to spend annually on pet expenses and veterinary care?
By checking this box I attest that I have read this application in its entirety and fully agree to the terms of the Hanover Humane Society application process.
Name of Prospective Adopter: