Prior to the adoption of an animal, we ask that you complete this application. This information will help the Bakersfield SPCA (SPCA) achieve its goal of finding permanent, responsible, loving homes for the animals in our care and allow the Bakersfield SPCA better assist you in finding a pet suited to your needs.

To be considered for adoption today, you need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household
  • Have a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Understand that the SPCA reserves the right to refuse the adoption of any animal.

I would like to adopt (Animal ID)

Why would you like to adopt this animal? (i.e. Gift, Child, Family Pet, Companion of another pet, Other)

Applicant Information

Your Name
Street Address
Zip Code
Home Phone (Use this format 000-000-0000)
Alternate Phone (Use this format 000-000-0000)

Emergency Contact for Microchip
Someone other than yourself
Emergency Contact Person Name
Emergency Contact Phone (Use this format 000-000-0000)

Have you ever adopted from the SPCA?

If yes, what?

Have you ever surrendered an animal to the SPCA or any other shelter?

If yes, why?

Do you have a veterinarian that you use?
If no, we will provide you with a list of local vets.

Veterinarian Clinic Name

Living Situation

How many pets do you currently have in your household?
Number of Cats
Ages of Cats

Number of Dogs
Ages of Dogs

What is your housing situation?

Choose home type:

Landlord or Complex Name (Your landlord will be contacted)

Landlord or Complex Daytime Phone (Use this format 000-000-0000)

Will this pet be kept indoors or outdoors?

How will you keep your pet confined to your property?

If other, please explain

Pet Behavior/Training

All pets making the transition from shelter to a new home need time to adjust to a new family and may require housetraining and behavior training. Are you willing to provide any needed training?

Information regarding the history, health and behavior of adopted animals may not be available or accurate.
What behavior would you be unwilling to work with? (required)

What reasons might cause you to return this pet? (required)

Additional Information

Initial each statement below after reading:

All cats and dogs will be spayed or neutered before leaving the facility. Current scheduling for spay/neuter procedure is approximately 3-10 business days. We will contact you when your adopted pet is ready to go home. Animals must be picked up within 72 hours.
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I will be solely responsible for spay/neuter aftercare.
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Certify information accuracy (required to click box)

Application Date

Submitting this application does not automatically guarantee an adoption today.