Thank You for contacting Cenla Alliance for Animals to help rescue a dog in need! We are very excited to help you find a new family friend!!!

Below, please find the application to be completed if you are interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs. We receive many inquires each day so I recommend that you complete your application as soon as possible. Applicants are not chosen on a first come first serve basis, rather, our goal is to find the home that best fits for the dog.

Our goal at the Cenla Alliance for Animals is to take great care of our rescue dogs as they wait to find their “Furever Home”. All of our dogs have been vaccinated for rabies, parvo/distemper and Bordetella. They are heartworm negative and are on heart worm prevention. All of our rescues have been neutered/spayed and have been micro chipped. Plus, they all receive a final examination from our local vet prior to adoption.

A few things to consider before applying to adopt:

Instructions for completing the application:

Cenla Alliance for Animals Adoption Application

Applicant Name: Co-Applicant Name:
Relationship to Co-Applicant: If the co-applicant listed is your significant other, how long together?
Street address: City: State: Zip:
Home phone: Cell phone: Work phone: Email address:
Is there a specific dog(s) you are applying for? Dog’s name: What interests you about this particular dog (or type of dog)?
What characteristics are you looking for in a dog?
Breed: Have you researched the breed/breed mix you are interested in? Size: Age: Sex: Current energy level desired: Would you consider a "special needs" dog or one who requires medication?
Please tell us a little about your lifestyle and what role your new dog will play?
What changes in your life are you anticipating in the next one to five years? (Examples would be new baby, grandchildren, new job, moving, remodeling)
No. of adults in household? Ages? No. of children in household? Ages? Are there frequent visitors that should be noted?
Children Elderly Special Needs Other
If Other, please explain:
Does anyone listed have pet allergies?
What kind of home do you live in? Do you own or rent? Please give a brief description of your home:
Where is your home located? How many years have you lived at your current address? Are you willing to have a home check prior to approval of this application? Do you have a yard? What size? Is your yard fenced? If so, describe your fence? (Type, material, height)
If you rent, please provide:
Landlord's Name: Landlord's Phone #: Do you have the permission of your landlord to have a dog? Do we have your permission to call your landlord to check on his or her approval? Does your landlord have any breed or size restrictions? If yes, what are they?
Is a pet deposit required? If yes, has it been paid? I authorize CAFA to contact my landlord to receive their approval and requirements. (Please initial otherwise your application cannot be finalized.)
Please list ALL of your current pets:

Pet 1:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic:

Pet 2:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic:

Pet 3:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic:
If you have more than 3 pets, please list them out below (using the same criteria as above).
Please list ALL past pets owned:

Pet 1:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Kept Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic: What happened to this pet ?
If deceased, what was the:
Date: Age: Cause of death:
If not deceased, where is this pet now?

Pet 2:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Kept Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic: What happened to this pet ?
If deceased, what was the:
Date: Age: Cause of death:
If not deceased, where is this pet now?

Pet 3:

Species: Name: Age Gender: Breed: Indoor or Outdoor? On heartworm preventative? Brand of heartworm prevention used? If heartworm not being used, reason?
Spayed/ Neutered? Kept Up-to-date on vaccinations? Where did you get this pet?
How long have you owned this pet? Veterinarian/Clinic Name: Veterinarian/Clinic Phone #: Veterinarian/Clinic Address: Owner name pet is listed under at Veterinarian/Clinic: What happened to this pet ?
If deceased, what was the:
Date: Age: Cause of death:
If not deceased, where is this pet now?
If you've had more than 3 pets, please list them out below (using the same criteria as above).
Please list 1 RELATED and 2 NON-RELATED personal references we may contact: List name /contact number / relationship:

Reference 1:

Name: Phone #: Relationship:

Reference 2:

Name: Phone #: Relationship:

Reference 3:

Name: Phone #: Relationship:
Why are you interested in adopting a dog in general? Please choose as many as apply:
Companion for self Companion for child Companion for other pet Companion for another household memember
Gift Watch dog Other
Will the dog be allowed in the house? How long will the dog be left alone (without humans) on a typical weekday? hrs per day How long will the dog be left alone (without humans) on a typical weekend? hrs per day Please describe where the dog will stay when you are not home:
Please describe where the dog will sleep:
Are you familiar with crate-training a dog? Are you willing to find out more about crate-training and possibly implementing it with a new dog?
Will the dog receive formal obedience training? If no, why not?
What training methods have you used in the past with your dogs?
What food do you plan on feeding the dog? Are you willing to find out more about Dog Food Ingredients & Nutrition?
Who will be primarily responsible for exercising, training and caring for the dog?
Please describe your plan to exercise your new dog?
When/if you should have to move what will you do with your dog?
In case of emergency, who will care for your dog?
What are your state and local ordinances concerning licensing, leashing and is there any breed specific legislation?
How will your dog be cared for when you are out of town or on vacation?
What provisions will you make for the dog should you become unable to care for it?
Have you ever sold, given away, or surrendered a pet to a shelter or otherwise? If yes, please specify why the pet is no longer with you and where or to whom he/she went:
Please note that it will take time for your new dog to adjust to its new home, especially if you have other pets.(Usually 2-4 weeks, and sometimes longer.) They may require extra exercise or fewer visitors to your home at first. Are you willing to make adjustments to your daily routine during the adjustment period?
Please keep in mind that we are here to serve as a resource to help you and your new companion live a long and happy life together. If we don’t have answers in regard to your questions or concerns, we will assist you in finding the help you need.
  • I/We attest that the information provided in the application is true and accurate to the best of I/our knowledge and any misrepresentation of fact will be cause for denial of adoption.
  • I/We understand that submission of this application does not guarantee adoption of a dog.
  • I/we understand that the rescue organization has done its best to identify the correct breed or mix of breeds but do not guarantee accuracy.
Applicant’s signature:
Date:
(E-signing is accepted as a signature)

Reminder: Please give your veterinarian consent to release medical records and information to Cenla Alliance for Animals so as not to delay the processing of your application.