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.

    *response required

    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)

    How did you hear about the Bakersfield SPCA?

    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

    People in household
    Including you, how many people are in your household
    Please describe the people in your household. (For example, number of adults/seniors/young children and ages)

    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.*
    Enter Your Initials

    I will be solely responsible for spay/neuter aftercare.
    Enter Your Initials*

    Certify information accuracy (required to click box)

    Application Date*

    Submitting this application does not automatically guarantee an adoption today.