Adoption Application

If you have any problems submitting this form, please leave us a message at 818-600-1967. 

Before filling out this application, please read our adoption policies first. There will be a link to return you to this page after you have read the policies. Privacy Policy

Your answers to these questions will help us to place the right pet with the right family. Pets are not sold to the first person with the money. They are placed in the home that best suits their needs.

Applications that are not fully filled out will not be processed so please answer all the questions. If you don't want to answer a question, please explain why in the comments section.

You must be at least 18 years old to fill out this application. Applications filled out by those under 18 will be deleted and not answered.

Thank you for helping to ensure that you adopt the pet who is right for you!

Full Legal Name

City, State         

Daytime Phone Number               Please enter only numbers, no dashes or spaces. For example, 8186001967

Evening Phone Number Most phone calls are returned evenings due to volunteer work schedules

When are the best days or times for us to contact you via phone?

E-mail address

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

We are located in the San Fernando Valley, but sometimes pets are fostered in other cities. We will make arrangements for the pets to come to the San Fernando Valley or you may meet them in the town they are being fostered in if this is local to you.  Are you willing to travel here to meet the pet you are interested in? Yes No- We do not ship animals, so if you do not travel to them, you will not be able to adopt.

Do you own, rent or lease your house?

Do you rent with roommates or live with your parents or grandparents?

What type of housing do you live in?

How long have you lived at your current address?

May we speak to your landlord or see a letter from them to verify that you are allowed to keep a pet?

If you rent and we may not speak to your landlord or see a letter/copy of the lease, please explain why not. If you answered yes above, type NA in this box.

May a volunteer come by your house to double check the area where the pet will live? This will be by appointment only!

Which rabbit(s) or small pet are you interested in? 

Why are you looking for a rabbit or this type of small animal as a pet? Please be specific.

Is this rabbit going to be a companion for another rabbit? (Or small pet for a companion for another small pet?)

If the answer is Yes, is this rabbit or small pet spayed or neutered?

What sex is the pet that this one is going to be a companion for?

Where will the pet be kept?

Who will this pet be for? Is there a certain member of the family who wants this pet?

Who will be responsible for taking care of the pet?

What type of housing will you provide for this pet? Please describe fully, including size..

How much time do you have to spend with your new pet?

What will happen with the pet if you suddenly have to start working more hours, start a new hobby, have to travel more often? 

Do you currently own pets?

If yes, please list all pets you currently own. If yes, are any still living with you? Please list breeds, and ages of each one. Include the sex and if the pet is spayed or neutered...for example " Sammy, Golden retriever, 3 years old, male, neutered." If you don't own pets, type N/A in this box.

Please list all pets you have owned in the past 5 years. If you no longer have a pet, explain why you no longer own that one. (Died, Given Away, Ran Away, etc) Please explain where you placed the pet if you did not keep him or her. If the animal died, please list why if you know what happened and what age the pet was when they died. If you have never owned pets, type N/A in this box. 

If you have dogs or cats, please explain the measures you will take to ensure that they do not harm your new pet.

If you have pets or have had pets in the past, what is the name of the vet you have most recently used for routine care and vaccines? May we contact this vet as a reference? Please tell us the city/state this vet is located in. You can type in "never needed" if this applies. 

A vet visit for a rabbit, rat, chinchilla, guinea pig or even a hamster could cost $65 just for an exam. Many clinics consider them to be "exotics". That price does not include medication or treatment. A visit averages around $180 for a health problem. When a small pet becomes ill, there is not time to "wait and see", treatment is needed right away.

A competent vet able to care for these pets often requires you to drive to another city, sometimes up to an hour away. Your regular vet might not be skilled in treating pets other than dogs and cats. Incorrect treatment can kill a rabbit or pocket pet. In an emergency, after normal veterinary hours, you will be charged more, and could have to drive up to 2 hours to find a competent vet at an emergency clinic. Are you prepared for this cost and the possible driving required?  Yes No

Are you aware that rabbits can do any of the following: shed, chew or dig carpet/baseboards, use the bathroom outside the litter box, bite and scratch? Are you aware that pocket pets such as hamsters, rats, mice or chinchillas can become ill, bite or scratch or otherwise cause harm to people or other pets?

Even if a pet has never shed, chewed carpet, bitten or clawed, used the bathroom outside the litter box at a foster home, etc..., this can happen at your house, do you understand this and agree to take these risks when you adopt your new pet? All known behavior problems are disclosed before adoption, but pets can act differently at your house.
yes no

How many people, including yourself live in your house?

Please list the name and relationship to yourself of each person currently living in your house. Include yourself, please. Include the ages of any people in the household under 21. For example: Sally, spouse, over 21. Paul, son, 12. Jon, roommate, 18

Do all of the people listed above know you considering a new pet? Yes No

Do they all agree to this new pet coming into their household? Yes No

Rabbits, guinea pigs, & chinchillas require unlimited amounts of loose grass hay. This hay can be messy and people in your house could have allergies. Because hay is important to the digestive health and also helps keep the molars trimmed, you must be willing to deal with the mess of the hay and the potential allergies.

Different types of bedding such as aspen shaving or kiln dried pine, even Carefresh can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you are worried that someone in the house could have allergies to hay or bedding, we can send you home with free samples of hay and bedding before you adopt from us or an animal shelter.

Does anyone living in your household have allergies? If yes, please state to what. 

Please tell us why you would consider asking us to take back the pet. You can make more than one selection. You must make at least one choice.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us to help us determine which one of our foster pets is right for your family?

How did you hear about our website?

Thank you for your time and your interest, we will be contacting you within 24-48 hours to discuss your application. Filling out this application does not guarantee adoption of any pets at this rescue. Pets are not adopted on a "first come, first served" basis, but to the best home for the pet. We reserve the right to refuse to adopt to any applicant, for any reason, without explanation! 

By hitting the submit button, you are stating that you are over 18 years of age, and that you answered the above questions truthfully to the best of your knowledge. You are also stating that you have fully read and understand our adoption policies if you are interested in adopting a pet.