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Adopting from Rude Ranch

Although the animals we rescue will have the best of care at the shelter, it is always our goal to find a special home for each pet. Therefore, if we deny an adoption application for a particular animal, please understand it is because we want the absolute best match of personality, temperament, and home environment for both the adoptive family and the pet.

Please read through the following information, or click on an item to jump to a particular topic.

bulletHow Do I Adopt a Pet from Rude Ranch Animal Rescue?
bulletAdoption Requirements
bulletAdoption Fees and Donations
bulletAdoption Application
bulletDownload our Adoption Application (PDF Format)
bulletLegal Disclaimers

bulletHow Do I Adopt a Pet from Rude Ranch Animal Rescue?
After you have made the decision to adopt a new pet, there are a few more steps to complete:

Important: All members of the household, especially children, must come in prior to adoption.

  1. Fill out an Adoption Application, noting which cat you are interested in.

  2. A short interview will be conducted by one of our Adoption Counselors. During this time, we will discuss your application, the cat you are interested in adopting, and cat care in general.

  3. Adoption donations/fees are $125. These fees cover a portion of the medical care that has been given while the cat is in our care.

  4. When you take your new pet home, you must bring a sturdy carrier. (Or borrow one from us, with a $20.00 deposit.) We can not let any cat or kitten leave the building unless it is in a carrier. This is for your protection and the cat's well being.

Please allow at least 30 - 40 minutes for the adoption process. Shelter hours are from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (except holidays). Adoptions are also held at various venues on the weekend.

bulletAdoption Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old with proof of age.

If you are living with your parents, one of them must be present and sign the adoption contract.

You must be willing to spend the time and money needed to feed, train and provide medical care for your cat.

If you are renting your home, you must provide proof that pets are allowed.

You must carefully read the terms of our Adoption Contract and be willing to agree to the terms, including returning the cat to Rude Ranch Animal Rescue if you can no longer keep it.

bulletAdoption Fees and Donations (What It Covers)
In addition to a completed adoption application, Rude Ranch requires adopters to complete and sign an adoption contract, and a donation which covers a portion of the following:

* Spay or Neuter
* Feline Leukemia Negative
* Feline Immunovirus Negative
* Rabies Vaccination
* Combined vaccination for feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calici virus and chlamydia
* Treatment for fleas, ticks, round worm and tape worm

bulletLegal Disclaimers, Etc.
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc. does not allow adoption of animals as gifts to other people. The shelter also forbids its animals to be used for food, fiber or research purposes. Each adopter must state that he/she has not been convicted of a charge of or related to cruelty to animals and that no such charge against him/her is currently pending.

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc. adopts animals to citizens regardless of the individual's race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation or sexual orientations. The staff at the shelter reserves the right to refuse the adoption of any animal and to repossess any adopted animal in the event of misrepresentation of any facts given by the applicant/adopter to the shelter, if the animal's home is determined to be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the animal; if the adopter fails to comply with any of the provisions of the adoption contract or for safety reasons.