4874 S Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Office: (404)815-6680


IMPORTANT REMINDERS before arriving at the shelter
  1. All household members, including current dog(s), are required to attend the adoption interview.
  2. If you currently have pets in the household, you must bring along a copy of their most current medical records with proof of vaccinations, heartworm prevention (for dogs), and proof of spay/neuter.
  3. All applicants must be at least 23 years of age.

If you are interested in adopting a cat from Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption, please complete the following form and click on the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of the page. We also recommend printing a copy for your records. Atlanta Pet Rescue matches pets with families in or around the Atlanta, Georgia area. All applicants complete an application and are interviewed in person. An adoption fee is required.

All cats and kittens are tested for feline leukemia/aids, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

  Applicant: Co-applicant:
(spouse/partner/significant other)

First name:
Last name:
How long at this job:
Primary phone #:
Office phone #:
Email: (required)

Street address:

Which cat(s) are you interested in adopting?
Please indicate where you live: apartment
trailer/mobile home
Do you... rent home
own home
Does your home owners association allow pets? Yes
Not applicable
If you rent, do you have the landlord's permission to adopt a cat? Yes
Are there restrictions on the number or type of pets allowed? Yes
If there is a pet deposit or fee required, have you paid it? Yes
How long have you lived at your current address?
How many times have you moved within the last five years?   times
If you move to a new home will you take your pets? Yes
If you move where pets are not permitted, what would you do with your pets?
Do you travel? Yes
If yes, how many times per year?   times
Who cares for your pets when you travel?
Why do you wish to adopt a cat? Please check all answers that apply. family pet
child's pet
companion for yourself
companion for other pet
surprise gift - if yes, for whom:
other - please specify:
Number of adults in household?
Relationship(s) to you: spouse/partner
other - please specify:
Will this cat be a surprise for any family members? Yes
Do any children live in the house? Yes
If you answered “yes”, please tell us if they are girls and/or boys and their ages.
If you do not have children, are there any children (such as grandchildren or neighbors) who visit you? Yes
If you answered “yes”, please tell us about the children.
Do the children who live or visit in your home have experience with pets? Yes
If you answered “yes”, please explain.
How will you handle the interaction between children and a new cat?
If you have a pet or pets now, please tell us about them.
Did you have other pets in the last five years? Yes
If you answered “yes”, please list them and tell us if they are still living with you.
Who will be the primary caregiver(s) for the cat?
Can you provide a permanent home (average 15 years) for a cat? Yes
Does anyone in the household smoke? Yes
Do you have any health issues that could affect your ability to care for a cat? Yes
Are your current pets spayed/neutered? Yes
If you answered “no”, please tell us why.
Are your current pets up-to-date on their vaccinations? Yes
If you answered “no”, please tell us why.
Are your current pets on heartworm prevention? Yes
Please tell us the name and phone number of your veterinarian.
How much do you expect to pay annually for a cat’s care including veterinary care, food, litter, etc.?
Do any of your current pets spend time outdoors? Yes
If you answered “yes” to the above question, please tell us more about the pets who spend time outdoors.
Do you plan to allow a cat outdoors? Yes
Do you have a pet door? Yes
Where will the cat spend its days?
Where will the cat sleep at night?
Where do you plan to keep your cat's litter box?
Do you know what can cause a cat to stop using its litter box?
What would you do if your cat stopped using its litter box?
How will you handle a cat's need to sharpen its claws?
Do you plan to declaw the cat? Yes
How do you plan to prevent fleas and ticks?
Have you ever had a pet with behavioral problems? Yes
If you answered “yes”, how did you handle it?
Under what circumstances would you give up your cat? Please check all answers that might apply. moving
new baby
not getting along with other pets
behavioral problems
children lost interest
too time consuming
not using litterbox
medical problems
want to travel
other - please explain:
What major lifestyle changes do you anticipate in the next 15 years (the life expectancy of a cat)?
Have you ever given up a pet? Yes
If you answered “yes”, please tell us why and what you did with the pet.
If you did give up your cat, what would you do with it?
Has a cat died on your premises of panleukopenia (feline distemper), leukemia, FIV, FIP or some unknown cause within the last three months? Yes
If your cat is injured, develops a chronic illness or has a serious medical problem, what will you do?
Have you ever adopted a pet from Atlanta Pet Rescue? Yes
If you answered “yes”, where is that pet now?
Are you willing to allow a representative from Atlanta Pet Rescue to visit your home by appointment? Yes

Thank you for completing your application with Atlanta Pet Rescue. Before you Print the application, if you have specified that you want a kitten, please reconsider adopting a teenage or adult cat. The kitten stage lasts only six months, and the ones that really need homes are the teenage and adult cats. We all love kittens, but they become teenagers and adults very quickly. The older cats are terrific, too, and just waiting to be adopted. If you truly want to rescue a pet, rescue a teenage or adult cat. They are the last ones anyone wants and the numbers waiting to come into rescue programs like ours are very high.

By signing below, I attest to the truthfulness of my answers. Falsification of any of the above information will be grounds for rejection of this application and removal of the adopted cat from my home. I consent to an Atlanta Pet Rescue representative discussing information with any persons named on this application. I am at least 23 years old. Atlanta Pet Rescue reserves the right to refuse any applicant for any reason. All completed applications are the property of Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, Inc.

Atlanta Pet Rescue reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

Signature (must be 18 years of age or older)