Things to Consider Before Adopting a Cat:

  • Responsibility/Schedule - Do you have time to provide adequate care, attention, and training? 
  •  Ages of Children - Kittens are easily injured. Children under 5 yrs in the home are best suited with a young cat. versus kitten
  •  Your age and age of cat - are you prepared and able to provide up to 18 years of commitment and care? If elderly, consider adopting a senior animal in need instead.
  • Finances - Adding a pet to a home requires a financial commitment for food, litterboxes, grooming, nail trims, and veterinary care.
  • Scratching - Cats require scratching posts and training to prevent furniture damage. Regular nail trims also assist in preventative maintenance.


We try to make adoption easy! No more downloading or compatibility issues. Instead, just scroll down for both applications (dog/cat) and copy and paste into the body of an e-mail or word document.  Then complete and e-mail to forbellessake@gmail.com in SC or forbellessakerescue@gmail.com in ND

FOR BELLE'S SAKE RESCUE Cat Adoption Application           

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE ADOPTION APPLICATION FOR DOGS! 


Thinking about adding a purring addition to your family?  To ensure a match for both the family and the cat/kitten as happiness is important for all, we do have a pre-approval process consisting of a few questions to help evaluate the cat's personality with the environment they would be living in.  If interested in adopting, please copy, paste, and complete the adoption application and e-mail to forbellessake@gmail.com in SC or  forbellessakerescue@gmail.com in ND.  


I certify that I am over 21 years old or living self sufficiently and over 18 years old.  ____________________________       ____________________________          ____________
                                                                                                                                    Applicant's Signature                              Co-Applicant's Signature                           Date
Contact Information:
Name of Applicant:___________________________Year of Birth:_____________________
Name of Co-Applicant:___________________________Year  of Birth:____________________
Employed?:________________________________________________________________
Home Address:____________________________________________________________________
How long at this address?___________Home Phone:____________________________________
Cell Phone:________________________________  E-mail:_______________________________
Best time to call:___________________________
Family and Housing:  Do you:   Rent___  Own___
Do you live in a:  House____  Townhouse_____  Apt/Condo____   Other______________________
If you rent, please give rules governing pets:____________________________________________
Property/Landowner Name:____________________________________Phone:________________
(by providing this information, you are allowing FOR BELLE'S SAKE to contact your landlord. Please inform them of this call so they will speak with us)
How many adults (over 18 yrs) live in your household?____________________________________
Number and ages of children:_____________________________________________________
About the cat you wish to adopt:

Who (name/s) are you interested in adopting?___________________________________________
What personalities are you looking for in a cat?____________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Where will this animal be kept at the following times? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC
During the day?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
At night?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
When no one is home?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your cat will be an: Indoor cat_____   Outdoor cat______   Indoor/Outdoor cat_______
Your current cats are:  Indoor cats______   Outdoor cats______  Indoor/Outdoor cats______
Your previous cat(s) were:  Indoor cats______   Outdoor cats______  Indoor/Outdoor cats______
Will you declaw your cat?  Yes___  No____   Why or why not?________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
If you have to suddenly move, what will you do with this animal?_______________________________________________________________________________
Does anyone living in your home have allergies to cats?_____________________________________________________________________________________
For what reason(s) would you get rid of a cat?_____________________________________________________________________________________________
How long do you expect to care for this animal? ________________________________________

Current Pets:  What other pets do you have (specify type/ number/name)? _______________________________________________________________________  
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Previous Pets: What PREVIOUS pets have you/your family had (specify type/number/name)?________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What happened to past pets?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are/were current and past pets kept up to date on vaccines? _________________________________________
Are/were current and past pets spayed/neutered?  If not..why?________________________________________
Have you every surrendered a pet? If so, why? ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever had a pet euthanized? If so, why? _________________________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever lost a pet to an accident? If so, what happened?_______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
How do you train/discipline your pets and why? ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Veterinarian: Do you have a regular veterinarian (include veterinarian for past pets)      __ Yes    __ No
*application will not be processed if vet reference not provided and not a first time pet owner*
Veterinarian’s name:  _______________________________________________________
Clinic Name:              ________________________________________________________
Clinic Address:          ________________________________________________________
Clinic Phone:             ________________________________________________________
(Providing FOR BELLES SAKE with this information you are allowing FOR BELLES SAKE to call your vet.   Please call your vet and ask them to authorize the release of information to FOR BELLES SAKE.)
Do you agree to contact FOR BELLE'S SAKE if you can no longer keep this cat? Yes_____  No____
Are you willing to let FOR BELLE'S SAKE visit your home by appointment?  Yes______  No______
How did you hear about FOR BELLE'S SAKE?_________________________________________
Why do you wish to adopt this pet?  Check all that apply:  __  Feel sorry for the animal   __ Companionship  __ The animal is so cute I just can't leave it behind  
__  Want to breed  __  My children will learn to be responsible for/care for another creature __  Companion for another pet 
Would you be interested in fostering?  Yes____  No____  Would like to know more_____
Are you financially prepared to take this animal for a complete veterinary exam within fourteen (14) days of adoption _______________________________________
Personal References: application will not be processed without references.
Please list TWO references who are familiar with both you, your pets, and your home environment.
Name:
Phone:
Relationship (relative, neighbor, friend, etc.):
Name:
Phone:
Relationship (relative, neighbor, friend, etc.):
All of the information I have given is true and complete.  This cat will reside in my home as a pet.  I will provide it with quality cat food, plenty of fresh water, indoor shelter, affection, annual physical examination and vaccinations under the supervision of a licensed Veterinarian.
________________________________________________                                                                
Signature                                                                       Date
*All information is ONLY used by For Belle's Sake to for adoption pre-approval purposes and is disclosed to no other entity* 



FOR BELLE'S SAKE RESCUE Dog Adoption Application
Thinking about adding an addition to your family?  To ensure a match for both the family and the dog as happiness is important for all, we do have a pre-approval process consisting of a few questions to help evaluate the dog's personality with the environment they would be living in.  If interested in adopting, please copy, paste, and complete the adoption application and e-mail to forbellessake@gmail.com in SC or  forbellessakerescue@gmail.com in ND. 

I certify that I am over 21 years old or living self sufficiently and over 18 years old.  ____________________________       ____________________________          ____________
                                                                                                                                    Applicant's Signature                              Co-Applicant's Signature                           Date
Contact Information:
Name of Applicant:___________________________Year of Birth:_____________________
Name of Co-Applicant________________________ Year of Birth:_____________________

Employed?   ___________

Home Address:____________________________________________________________________
How long at this address?___________Home Phone:____________________________________
Cell Phone:________________________________  E-mail:_______________________________
Best time to call:___________________________
Family and Housing:  Do you:   Rent___  Own___
Do you live in a:  House____  Townhouse_____  Apt/Condo____   Other______________________
If you rent, please give rules governing pets:____________________________________________
Property/Landowner Name:____________________________________Phone:________________
(by providing this information, you are allowing FOR BELLE'S SAKE to contact your landlord. Please inform them of this call so they will speak with us)

Do you live within city limits? ____ Yes       ____ No

If yes to above, what are your city breed ownership laws?______________________________________________________________________________________________
How many adults (over 18 yrs) live in your household?____________________________________
Number and ages of children:_____________________________________________________
Please describe your household:  __ Active    __ Noisy    __ Quiet   __ Average
Does anyone in the family have a known allergy to dogs?     _________________________
Is everyone in agreement with the decision to adopt a dog?   ________________________
Do you have time to provide adequate love and attention?   _________________________
For what reason(s) would you/your family surrender a dog or other pet to another home or shelter? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What will you do with the dog if you suddenly have to move or PCS?____________________________________________________________________________
Current Pets:  What other pets do you have (specify type/ number/name)? _______________________________________________________________________  
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Previous Pets: What PREVIOUS pets have you/your family had (specify type/number/name)?__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What happened to past pets?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are/were current and past pets kept up to date on vaccines? _________________________________________
Are/were current and past pets spayed/neutered?  If not..why?________________________________________

Are/were dogs kept on heartworm preventative?  If not, why?_________________________________________
Have you every surrendered a pet? If so, why? ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever had a pet euthanized? If so, why? _________________________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever lost a pet to an accident? If so, what happened?_______________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
How do you train/discipline your pets and why? ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Veterinarian: Do you have a regular veterinarian (include veterinarian for past pets)      __ Yes    __ No
*application will not be processed if vet reference not provided and not a first time pet owner*
Veterinarian’s name:  _______________________________________________________
Clinic Name:              ________________________________________________________
Clinic Address:          ________________________________________________________
Clinic Phone:             ________________________________________________________
(Providing FOR BELLES SAKE with this information you are allowing FOR BELLES SAKE to call your vet.   Please call your vet and ask them to authorize the release of information to FOR BELLES SAKE.)
About the Dog You Wish to Adopt:  Is there a particular dog(s) you are interested in meeting/adopting (name):___________________
What is your idea of an ideal dog and why? ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Desired age:  __________            Desired Size: _______________  Desired breed: _______________________________________________________________
Breed you would not adopt:_____________________________________________________
Desired sex: _ Spayed Female _ Neutered Male _ No preference
Willing to adopt:    
 __ outgoing/hyper dog       __ shy dog     __ dog that needs regular medication     __ dog that needs training       __ dog that needs grooming         __ None of these
Where will the dog spend the day? (describe)  ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Where will the dog spend the night? (describe) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Number of hours (average) dog will spend alone?  _________________________________ 
Who will have primary responsibility for this dog's daily care?  _______________________
Who will have financial responsibility for this dog?  ________________________________
Do you agree to provide regular health care by a Licensed Veterinarian?    __ Yes   __ No
Do you plan to keep the dog as an indoor dog?   __Yes    __No
When inside, how do you plan to keep your pet? Check all that apply:   ____Free inside house ____ Confined to crate ____ Inside a closed room  

                   Other:___________________________________________________________   
When outside, how do you plan to keep your pet? 
Check all that apply:  ____Tie out chain _____Garage _____Patio area _____Invisible fence _____  fenced yard _____dog run ____loose in yard  ___leash only

                   Other:___________________________________________________________                                 
Do you have a yard?  __Yes  _No    Is it fenced?  __Yes ___No  If yes, how tall?  ______ feet
Do you agree to contact FOR BELLES SAKE immediately if you can no longer keep this dog for any reason?   __Yes    __No
Are you be willing to let FOR BELLES SAKE visit your home by appointment?  __Yes    __No
How did you hear about FOR BELLES SAKE?  _____________________________________________________
Why do you wish to adopt this pet? Check all that apply:  _____Feel sorry for the animal _____ Companionship _____The animal is so cute I just can't leave it behind
_____ My children will learn to be responsible for/care for another creature ____ Companion for another pet _____Want to breed _____ Looking for guard dog for home/property
Would you be interested in fostering?   __Yes     __No    __Would like to know more
Personal References:
Please list TWO references who are familiar with both you, your pets, and your home environment.
Name:
Phone:
Relationship (relative, neighbor, friend, etc.):
Name:
Phone:
Relationship (relative, neighbor, friend, etc.):
All of the information I have given is true and complete. This dog will reside in my home as a pet. I will provide it with quality dog food, plenty of fresh water, indoor shelter, affection, annual physical examination and vaccinations under the supervision of a licensed Veterinarian.
___________________________                                                                                                            _________

(Signature)                                                                                                                                                                 (Date)

*All information is ONLY used by For Belle's Sake to for adoption pre-approval purposes and is disclosed to no other entity*

READY TO ADOPT ?

Process and Requirements

ADOPTION PROCESS: EASY 3 STEPS! 
STEP ONE: Read the Requirements for Adoption

STEP TWO: Decide who you would like to meet!

All of our dogs available for adoption are current on vaccinations, treated for any medical needs, heartworm tested and treated if positive in South Carolina, microchipped, as well as spayed/neutered unless not old enough or not recommended by our veterinarian.  They are also current on preventatives.  For Belle's Sake's canine adoption fee is a standard $175 regardless of age, gender, or breed. All of our cats available for adoption are current on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed/neutered unless not old enough or not recommended by our veterinarian. For Belle's Sake feline adoption fee is $150 for kittens too young to spay/neuter with a partial refund upon proof of altering and $150 for fixed kittens/cats.  Mandatory spay/neuter contract for those not altered prior to adoption.  These fees are necessary to cover costs of vetting prior to adoption and are quite low considering many of our adoptables have incurred very high medical costs prior to being ready for adoption. The average expenses For Belle's Sake incurs for each dog are $300-$800 and $150-$300 for cats. Donations above the standard fees to fully cover vetting are always welcomed and help us to continue to save lives and make it possible for our residents to find loving, forever  homes of their own.

STEP THREE: Please complete an adoption application found below and return to forbellessake@gmail.com in SC or forbellessakerescue@gmail.com in ND.
Please complete all questions. Our adopters are carefully screened with the hopes that the adopters will provide care and love for the remaining life span of the animal as one of the family.  Adoption contracts will be completed at the meet and greet if an adoption is approved and you are in love with your selected new family member.  If a match, your furry family member can go home with you at the time of the meet and greet!                  
Canine or feline or both?  Applications can be found below and cut and pasted into an email and sent to forbellessake@gmail.com in SC or forbellessakerescue@gmail.com in ND.


***All Meet and greets are by appointment only after application approval***


Thank you for contacting us!


We try to save as many adoptable pets as possible, but have limited resources.  We work hard to care for the pets in our rescue and carefully screen the adopters who want our precious saved souls. Unlike so many no kill and high kill animal shelters, we try hard to give all animals in our care ALL the medical attention they may need.  Our adoption fees are very low compared to the medical expenses we incur for those in our care on their journey to find their forever families. Please consider a monetary donation whenever possible. It's easy to use our PayPal link at the top of this page, and your donation is tax deductible! I hope you are writing to us to ask about one of our adoptable cats or dogs. If so, please complete an application below and email it to us. All of our adoptables  have all been waiting so long to be loved by a family of their own. Which one should be your new family member?


If wanting to adopt, check out the information below under  "Ready to Adopt"  for the adoption REQUIREMENTS, process, and application.   **meet and greets are only scheduled after aPPLICATION APPROVAL** Have a Question? Contact us below:

For Belle's Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation

E-mail: forbellessake@gmail.com  - Sumter, SC

E-mail:forbellessakerescue@gmail.com  - Sawyer, ND

- We do require most of our canine adopters to have securely fenced yards. However, some of our dogs may be considered for homes with smaller enclosures (i.e. secure patios) and we do occasionally adopt to apartment-style homes or homes without fenced yards. These applicants are considered on a case by case basis and selection of dogs appropriate for these homes is often limited. Feel free to inquire about a particular resident's requirements.
- Puppies will not be adopted to homes where they will be left alone and crated for many consecutive hours on a regular basis.
- All FBS dogs will be primarily inside dogs living as members of their family – no dogs will live strictly outside or in garages.

- All FBS cats will be solely indoors cats. Outdoors is strictly prohibited unless on a secure leashed walk or in a secure catio.
- No FBS dog will be kept on a chain at any time, for any reason.

- No FBS cat will be declawed.  It is a barbaric amputation of the last digit of each paw that creates lifelong pain and behavior issues.
- All FBS dogs and cats will be provided with adequate fresh food and water, clean, dry shelter when outside (dogs), and daily exercise.

- Young kittens and toy dogs will not be adopted to families with children under 4 years old due to their fragile bodies. Consider an older animal or medium size dog for a family member.
- All FBS dogs will be required to wear a safe collar with ID tags to be worn at all times.
- All adoptive families will obey all applicable laws governing control and custody of animals.
- All adoptive families will provide medical care as prescribed by their veterinarian including but not limited to; yearly exams, vaccinations and unscheduled treatment for any illness/injury.
- All FBS dogs and cats will be adopted only as a personal companion and not as a gift, working animal or guard animal.
- All FBS dogs and cats will be returned to For Belle's Sake Rescue should it be necessary to find another home for the dog or cat. No dog or cat will be given away for any reason at any point in their lives.
- FBS assumes no responsibility nor shall they be held liable for any damages caused by the adopted animal to property, person or other pets. If any medical problems occur after adoption, FBS is not liable for medical bills.
- If you have other pets, they must be spayed or neutered if you adopt from FBS unless due to veterinary guidance. As well, your other pets must be up to date on all vaccines.
- FBS's primary goal is to place our dogs and cats in permanent, loving homes. Please consider the many years of care and commitment when adopting a dog or cat.
- To help ensure that we place our dogs and cats in loving, responsible, and committed homes, we have an application  (below) and screening process. 

- For Belle's Sake Rescue reserves the right to refuse any adoption.

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS AND THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog:

  • Responsibility/Schedule -Are you and your family ready for the financial and physical responsibility of owning/adopting a dog? A dog can be an 18 year commitment.
  • Veterinary Care -contact local vets to see who you believe will fit your needs and the needs of a dog
  • Ages of children - Small dogs and puppies are easily injured. If children under the age of 5 are in the family, consider an adult dog medium or large breed. Dogs under 15 lbs are not recommended.
  • Time -do you have the time for a dog? Dogs require adequate exercise, attention, and training.
  • Home -is your home suitable for a dog? Are pets allowed where you live? Is it a dog friendly neighborhood? Are you prepared to deal with the challenges that can come with pet ownership? Fleas, chewing, accidents, etc
  • Yard -is your yard securely fenced? If not, are you prepared to leash walk whenever outdoors for their safety? Do you have a dog park nearby for unleashed exercise and socializing?
  • Your Age -A pet can be an 18 year commitment. If older, consider adopting a senior dog. They deserve homes too!