Application-Siamese Oriental & Snowshoe Cat Rescue & Rehoming Adoption Application

Often times, something happens to an adopter and our cats or kittens are left with no home. We like to know upfront so that when someone reaches out to our rescue, we are able to provide that information.
Please list their address, phone number and email address.
Please list their name, address, phone number and email address.
Please use the following format 248-555-1212
Please enter correctly as this is the main way we will contact you
A utility bill is best but you can find anything like a statement of sorts that shows your physical address on it.
If you have never owned a pet please tell us where you would go.
Again if you have never owned a pet please list where you would go
A comfort kitty are kittens who have been raised at a very early age to bond with humans. These kittens tend to be cuddly kittens all of their lives only if the adopter continues to bond with them. If you do not know what a comfort kitty is, please visit our FAQ before answering:
Please label your first, second and third choice in cats. Names are best. We don't have their RescueMe or Adopt-a-Pet numbers so please don't include those.
(For example, the breed traits include being vocal and liking to climb. They will often jump on tables and counters and some will sing “cat opera” at 4am. They have been given plenty of enrichments with cat trees and cat shelves in their foster homes. There is no guarantee that you will be able to prevent them going on counters or tabletops in their new home, but cat trees and other climbing facilities will help. Jackson Galaxy has a number of excellent resources on his website on how to “catify” your home. This is vitally important for happy content cats.)
(Like all cats, your new family member may try to scratch furniture and rarely, some may pee or even poop in appropriate places at first.)
(Unless you have been advised of a cat’s specific litter habits, you can assume there were no toileting issues in their foster home and any issues are newly arising and therefore being triggered by anxiety in their new home.You will need to provide plenty of scratching posts. It’s advisable for upholstered furniture that you care about to be suitably covered until they learn to ignore it, or for made to measure fitted loose covers to be made in a tougher fabric.)
If a cat is a kitten or has otherwise only been with us a short time (and did not come from a prior owner), any current name will be temporary and in those circumstances the cat can easily handle a name change, none of this will apply, and we will let you know. Otherwise, the below applies. When we name cats and kittens, we try to select names that we hope has a chance of being retained in the cat’s new home, but of course we know that tastes and associations differ. We do our best, but we name so many and we don’t expect you to love every name we pick! Most of our cats were raised by us as kittens (many were orphans and had to be bottle fed) and many of our adults were with us for a number of weeks or months and they know and respond to their names. We are not asking you to keep the name for ever, we simply ask that if the current name is not to your taste, you follow the procedures below to minimise the shock that too many changes at once can cause. Ideally, we ask that you please let us know your new choice of name ahead of time, preferably as soon as possible after the adoption is confirmed. This is so we can start using it while the cat is still with us, initially alternating with the cat’s existing name that it has grown used to. By getting the cat familiar with the new name while still in familiar surroundings, this will help minimise the sudden changes that your cat would have to go through after adoption. If we do this, you should feel free to start using the new name on Day 1, when your cat comes home to you. If you decide to rename your new cat after adoption and we did not have an opportunity to start using the new name ahead of time, we kindly request that you PLEASE do not inflict a name change on your new pet straight away. Unless they are being rehomed with a kitty friend, their name is the only thing they have that is familiar that they take with them to their new home that connects them to their old life in foster care. Using their old name can help them adjust much faster; conversely, not using it can slow down the settling in period. We ask that the cat at least gets to take his or her name to his or her new home until the initial shock has worn off, and that any name change is introduced gradually (for example, by keeping the old name for the first couple of weeks and then mixing the old and new name and using both interchangeably for a while). We know this is more work for the adoptive home, but it is much, much harder on your new pet to change the name along with the home. This applies especially to any adult cat that has been rehabilitated from cruelty or abuse or was socialised by us from a feral or semi feral situation. Using a familiar name will help to prevent them regressing, acting out and being much slower to adapt to their new home. We have had some cats that came from abusive or neglectful situations and were rehabilitated, and they became stressed or sick when a name change was introduced in their new home on Day 1, along with everything else they were trying to process.
Asking if an approved adopter would be willing to foster if needed.
Please note: we do not ask this question in order to pass judgment. Siamese cats can be prone to asthma, and if we have observed a cat or kitten wheezing, we would hesitate to place them in a home with a smoker for fear that this could trigger asthmatic attacks, which would be traumatic for you as well as your pet.
Select all that apply.
None of them should be: * related to you by blood, marriage or share a household with you * your significant other * your current veterinarian (a former retired veterinarian is fine) * someone you supervise or who reports to you at work Your “in case of emergency” person can give you a character reference if they are not one of the above. Only one reference may be from a co-worker. At least one reference must be from someone who knows you other than socially (e.g. a current or former teacher, professor, peer or supervisor at work, volunteer at a non profit, neighbor, etc.). Please be sure to provide both a contact phone number and an e-mail address. We prefer to do the initial reference checks by Text but if we do check by phone, it will usually start with a text stating their name and a link to an online form. If they prefer to do it by phone, we can do that as well.
(Note: In other words, you will need to have realistic expectations given that some cats may take days, weeks or even months in some cases to settle into your home. )
(NOTE: This will typically involve putting your new family member with food, water, litter and a comfortable place to sleep in a closed off room until he or she is comfortable being out with you and is not hiding, generally at least TWO weeks. If you are adopting a former feral, there may be additional instructions on how to make the environment less stressful for your new pet. We may also recommend that you buy certain products and have them ready, such as pheromone plug-ins and dietary supplements that can have positive effects on behavior.)
If you wish to cancel an adoption within two weeks after it has been confirmed and transport requested, the adoption fee and any amounts spent on caring for the cat can only be refunded at our discretion. Adoption fees are not refundable under any circumstances for cancellations made more than two weeks after the date the adoption was confirmed and the adoption fee paid. Any amounts paid for a health certificate (if you cancel at the last minute) will not be reimbursable because it is payable to the vet, not us and is valid only for a very short period of time. If you wish to cancel the adoption after a cat or kitten is on its way to you, nothing you have paid will be reimbursable and you will also be responsible for any costs we need to incur in getting the cat boarded and returned to foster care. The only exception to the above is if new, material information emerges about the cat’s health which is communicated to you, and you change your mind above the adoption promptly after being informed of it.
Your pet IS NOT MERCHANDISE. You are not buying a “perfect” made to order item. You are adopting an animal who needs a home. Your responsibility is to provide further veterinary care, if needed, as needed and make this sweet kitty whole and a loved part of your family for its natural life span. Just as with children, whether biological or adopted, there are no tests to guarantee what may or may not be needed for your new pet.

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