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Dog Adoption Application Form

Thank you for considering a HART pet as your next family member. Our organization is dedicated in making a difference in the lives of homeless animals. We ask that you complete the following application as honestly as possible.

Applications with N/A as an answer and without a complete veterinarian reference will not be processed. If you are over the age of 75 years old, please only apply for our senior pets 9 years old and up.


 Through this process we will try to assist you in finding your ideal family pet.

Statement Of Understanding

This section must be read and agreed to by Adopter applicants. An application cannot be submitted without agreeing to the Statement of Understanding. Thank you for understanding that submission of an application does not guarantee approval for adopting through Houston Animal Rescue Team–HART.  Approval is at the sole discretion of HART.


As a potential adopter, I do hereby certify that all of the information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that if any of the information is inaccurate or incomplete, my application will not be processed. I further understand and agree that, if chosen as an adoptive home, I will comply with the following conditions of adoption:

  1. I am at least twenty-one (21) years old;

  2. As a potential adopter, I represent that no member of my household has ever been charged with cruelty to animals.

  3. I understand that Houston Animal Rescue Team reserves the right to approve or deny applications as necessary and based upon the specific needs of a given animal in our care.

  4. I understand that is my responsibility to meet and evaluate the animal before adopting him/her.

  5. I agree to commit to this animal for its lifetime upon adoption.

  6. I agree to keep this animal in my home as an indoor pet.

  7. I agree to provide all necessary food, water, shelter, exercise and training as needed to keep my pet a healthy, beneficial part of society.

  8. I am willing to allow my new pet time to acclimate to their new home. I understand that on average a pet needs 30 days to decompress and become used to their new home, people, and environment with proper guidance

  9. I agreed that if for any reason I am unable to keep this pet, I will return him/her to Houston Animal Rescue Team.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let us know.


Our adoption fee is based on age of the pet which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, a microchip, and treatment of heartworms, or injuries. 


I submit that all of the information provided in this application is deemed reliable and accurate.


Once again, we appreciate your interest in our animals and your time in completing the application.  We understand that it’s lengthy, but we care very deeply about our animals and want to make sure that their adopter home is the best fit for the animal and the adopter. We are an all-volunteer organization but we endeavor to respond to your application within just 48 hours.

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