Adoption Application

Please fill out the application in its entirety. An incomplete application will take longer to process.

Please note we do require all potential adopters current dogs to be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, AND on heartworm prevention.  We make very few exceptions to this rule.  If your current dog is not altered, current on vaccines, or on heartworm prevention please talk to your vet so they can explain the importance of all three.

Please note: There are a lot of required fields. Please review the questions before starting the form. You may need to gather items like current vet contact information, landlord contact information, reference contact information, etc.

Contact Information-Photo ID is Required

What type of pet are you interested in?(Required)
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Max. file size: 256 MB.
Have You Ever been Arrested?(Required)


Do You Live in a:(Required)
Does you home have any size or breed restrictions?(Required)
Does Your Landlord Allow Pets?
Do you have a fenced yard?(Required)
Where Will You Pet Stay When You Are Not at Home?(Required)
Required Disclosures(Required)

IMPORTANT THINGS TO READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION The Edgewater Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse any adoption in which it determines it is not in the best interest of the pet. By submitting this form you are indicating that you have read and understood the information on this application, all of the information submitted is true, and understand that any false information could result in forfeiture of the animal. The Edgewater Animal Shelter reserves the right to perform home checks and follow up visits on the adopted pet(s) at any time, with or without warning to you, the owner. The Edgewater Animal Shelter reserves the right to repossess the pet if there is any evidence it is not well cared for or is living in dangerous circumstances. The Edgewater Animal Shelter reserves the right to conduct a background check on all adopters and people living in the home. All information is kept confidential and is used only to determine the eligibility to adopt. An adopter may not adopt an animal to give as a “gift” or otherwise give away. All adopters must fill out an adoption application and sign an adoption contract. Please understand if you adopt a pet from the Edgewater Animal Shelter you accept the pet “as is” and you assume all risks of ownership, including all financial obligations. Should you no longer be able to care for your adopted pet, Edgewater Animal Shelter requires you to return the pet to us.