Pocket Pet Adoption Application

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.

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. Our phone number is 818-600-1967

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 or weekends 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?

Does your landlord agree that you are allowed to keep a pet such as a hamster, mouse or rat or will you keep the pet hidden from the landlord?

Which pet are you interested in? 

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

Is this pet going to be a companion for another pet?

What sex is the pet that this one is going to be a companion for? Do you want to breed these pets?

Where will the pet be kept?

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

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?

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? Please tell us the city/state this vet is located in. Please type in "never needed" if this applies. 

A vet visit for a small pet, even a hamster, rat, or mouse, could cost $65 just for an exam because many clinics consider them to be "exotics". That price does not include medication or treatment. A visit can cost $100-180! When a small pet becomes ill, there is not time to "wait and see", treatment is needed right away within the first 12 hours.

A competent vet able to care for these pets can require 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.

What are your thoughts about the costs involved and the possible distances you will have to drive if this pet becomes ill?

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 bitten or clawed at a foster home, this can happen at your house. All known behavior problems are disclosed before adoption, but pets can act differently at your house. Do you understand this and agree to take these risks when you adopt your new pet?
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

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 bedding, we can send you home with free samples of bedding before you adopt from us or an animal shelter. Hay can also cause allergic reactions in many people.

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 may make more than one selection. You must make at least one choice.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us that will help us determine which one of our foster pets is right for your family? We really want to make sure that the pet you adopt is your idea of the perfect pet.

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.