Adoption Requirments

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DART is very concerned for the safety of any animal we adopt so yes we are picky! We hope you understand, so before you fill out our adoption application, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

We require that you:

  • Take your pet to a veterinarian annually

  • That your pet continues to receive vaccinations and other medical care as recommended by your veterinarian and required by law

  • Maintain your cat inside the house

In order to apply you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.

  • Have paid any additional security fees and you must be willing to pay any additional rent if you are living in an apartment. 

  • Cat and kittens must be taken home in a transportation approved carrier that is secure and not defective.

  • Have the proper set up in your home to maintain and contain your pet before you get your pet. We will do house visits before and after your adoption. 

  • Understand that you cannot adopt an animal to give to someone else. You can however let us know of your intention and we can work with you on this but the same requirements will apply to the person who will receive the pet as a gift including house visits prior and after adoption. 

  • Take your new pet to your own veterinarian for a check within 2 weeks of adoption. 

  • Provide a veterinary reference if we require it. This means proof that you have a current veterinarian that is aware of your new pet.

  • Return the pet to us in case the adoption does not work out. You must return any veterinary records and tags or we will charge a replacement fee of $15.

It's a lot, we know but remember getting a pet is a lifetime commitment and we are here to help you every step of the way. If you are ready, please fill out our application and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you!