Animal Rescue Associates, Inc.

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Adoption Application
We apologize, but our volunteers are unable to respond to every application and inquiry. However we will contact you within approximately 72 hours of receiving your application if the pet you are interested in is still available. If you have a question about your application, please email
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Adoption Application

Please fill out the form below if your are interested in adopting one of the animals that are available for adoption through Animal Rescue Associates. Please hit submit once when complete. If you are having trouble, please contact us at Please add this address to your email contact list so our emails do not go to your junk email folder. You must be 21 years old to adopt and all family members and resident dogs (some exceptions are made) must meet the prospective new member of your family prior to adoption!

The questions addressed in the below application are designed to enable us to make the best match possible for you and your new pet. Please see our Adoption Process Page as well as our Bringing Your New Dog (or cat) Home page on our website prior to meeting or adopting any pet.

Animal Rescue of Illinois concentrates on rescuing the animals that are awaiting their horrific fate of euthanasia in high-kill facilities throughout Illinois and the surrounding states. Therefore we generally to not have any backround on these wonderful pets nor can we guarantee their lineage

Adoptions include, based on health and age requirements, spay/neuter at our participating vet, heart-worm checked (adult dogs), given 1 month minimum of heartworm prevention, dewormer given (prepare to follow up deworm them), vaccinated (prepare to follow up booster the pet’s vaccines), rabies vaccine if age appropriate (prepare to register your new pet with your own county for a rabies tag), microchip (prepare to register your new pet’s microchip), have been given a minimum of 1 month flea/tick prevention.
Also note, we are unable to guarantee any living animal. So please be prepared to take on the responsibility of the health of your new pet once you take them home. Your new pet must be seen by a veterinarian with 48hours of adoption, with proof of signed veterinary form. Most breeds and ages are approximate. 

The adoption cost of your new pet may vary and it assists us in the rescue of another. This cost vastly outweighs, for the services received, retail veterinary costs for you.  

Adoptions are done on a first come, first served basis and will be processed in order of receipt. An adoption coordinator will contact you once your application is processed. Our rescued pets are generally located in foster homes. In order to meet one of these wonderful pets, or for more information on a pet, please fill out an adoption application on line. 

Animal Rescue Associates  DOES NOT have a shelter, and most animals are awaiting their forever homes in loving foster care; in order for us to get a jump start on training, learn their unique personalities and to ensure they are a perfect match for you!

As we are a volunteer based rescue, please expect 48hrs for a response. Thanks!

Animal Interested in Adopting::
First and Last Name:
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
Confirm Email:
Street address, city, state, zip:
please enter all this info
Name of veterinary clinic for current and/or past pets (where your pet received their most recent vaccines)::
Phone number of veterinary clinic for current and/or past pets::
Person's Name on Veterinary Account::
Please list all current pets (names, breeds, sex and ages)::
Please list all pets (excluding your present pets) you have had in the past 5 years, and where they are now::
If deceased, what were the causes::
Are your past/present pets spay/neutered?:
Are all your past and present pets current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative (dogs)?:
What vaccinations or treatments will you keep your new pet current on?:
What brand of food do you plan to feed your new pet?:
What is your estimated annual cost of care for the pet you are thinking of adopting?:
What would you do if emergency or general medical care exceed $1,000 dollars?:
Type of residence::
How long have you lived at the current address?:
Do you rent or own?:
If renting, lanlord's name, phone #:
My yard is::
Please check all that apply. How do you plan to give your pet daily exercise? Fenced in yardLeash walkJogging/runningDog ParkDay careToysDog doorOther petsFetchHikingOff leash walks
Type of pet you were thinking of adopting::
Reason for wanting to adopt a new pet::
How long have you been considering adopting a new pet?:
Are you seeking a:
What breed of pet are you seeking to adopt?:
What size of a pet are you seeking to adopt?:
What age of a new pet are you seeking?:
Will the pet be kept outside or inside the majority of the time?:
Will the pet have unattended access to outside?:
What is the maximum length of time the pet will be outside unattended?:
When outside, where will your pet be kept?:
Please check how/where your pet will relieve themselves: Fenced yardUn-fenced yardLeash walkOutside kennelYard pully runDoggie doorLitter boxIndoor puppy/wee-wee padsFree roam
Briefly describe how your pet would spend their day::
How many hours a day do you have to devote to your pet's care?
Number of hours pet will be home without human companionship?:
Where will your pet be kept while you are away?
Please check the applicable daily activities, if any, that your pet will have while you are away: Day CarePetsitter
Where will the pet be kept at night?:
Please check the applicable daily or other activities, if any, you and your pet will partake in: Dog ParkJoggingPlayWalks
  FlyballDisc DogCoursing/RacingPulling
  Obedience TrainingAgility TrainingPuppy Training
  Therapy dogCanine Good CitizenSearch/Rescue
What is the preferred activity level of the new pet you are seeking?:
Please describe the type of personality/activity level of a new pet that would best fit your lifestyle (example: running comapanion, etc.):
What behavior would cause you to return your pet to the adopting organization?:
Concerns you or your family may have about adopting a new pet::
Have you adopted a pet from another organization before?:
Have you ever brought an animal into a shelter before, if so, when where and why:
If yes, where and when, and pets name::
Do any family members have known allergies to pets?:
If yes, please explain::
What coat preference do you have for your new pet?:
What is your preferred amount of necessary grooming care?:
What is the activity level of your household?:
Number of adults in household::
Household relationship status:
Number and ages of children in household::
Do children visit your home?:
Ages of children that visit your home:
Who will be the responsible caregiver of your new pet? If another, what is their relationship to you?
Employer name, address and phone number::
secondary (if applicable) caregiver's employment position and title:
Your work schedule:
Your secondary' caregiver's (if applicable) work schedule:
Please provide the name and telephone #s of three personal references (non-family) that can be contacted as part of our routine screening process. Examples of acceptable references would be neighbors, co-workers, employers, fellow club or church members, etc.::
Type of Application::
By completing, and submitting the adoption application, you are agreeing that you are 21 years of age or older; you agree to the liability waiver (below); and ARA has the right to verify any information on the application.: *
First and Last Name:: *
By checking this box you agree to the terms of the liability waiver