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Dog Adoption Application

Thank you for choosing HSKL!  Help us find you the right pet.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application carefully and thoughtfully.

Every animal and every home is unique.  We are very proud of our success rate in matching animals with wonderful FOREVER homes.

We use this application as a starting point to match your lifestyle, needs, and experience with the animals we know so well.  We’re committed to finding each HSKL animal the right match.


  • HSKL Animals are accepted from owned, stray, homeless or abandoned sources
  • We cannot guarantee temperament of our animals. Most animals come to us without any background history.
  • We cannot guarantee the health of our animals. We disclose observations that are revealed during a veterinary exam or provided at the time of surrender.  Please understand that some illnesses may have up to a ten day incubation period. This means that a pet can leave in good health but get sick a few days post adoption.
  • We recommend that every adopter take their new pet to a veterinarian for a medical exam within 7-10 days of adoption.


  •  All adopters are responsible for veterinary care and medical bills incurred post adoption.
  • If, for whatever reason, you must re-home your new pet, you must first contact the HSKL
  • HSKL reserves the right to approve or deny your application
  • HSKL reserves the right to verify all information provided on the adoption application


Applicant Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Have you adopted from us in the past?
What type of dog are you looking for? (Select all that apply)
Describe your residence and family
Type of home you live in:
Are you planning to move in the near future?
Do you rent or own?
Is your landlord okay with you having a dog?
Any visiting children?
How would you describe your household?
Does anyone in your household suffer from allergies?
What do you want this dog for (select all that apply):
Do you have someone who could look after your dog in the event of serious illness or death?
Do you have a yard?
Do you understand that this dog may need future grooming, brushing, nail trims?
Your past and current pets
Pet care & your lifestyle
How many hours do you plan on spending each day exercising your dog?
How will you exercise your dog?
Where will the dog stay when it's home alone?
What are your plans for training this dog? (Check all that apply)
If you run into behavioural problems with your dog, would you be willing to consult with a dog trainer?
Which of the following would force you to give up your dog?
It may take at least one month for your new dog to adjust to a new family and home. Are you willing to allow this much time and possibly more?
Are you willing to have a member of HSKL visit your home prior to adoption approval?
City of Kawartha Lakes Dog Tag

If you live within the City of Kawartha Lakes you are required to register your dog. An annual license for a spayed/neutered dog is $27.00, and a lifetime license is $60.00. This fee is collected by The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes on behalf of the City, and is in addition to the adoption fee

Please choose one:

  • I certify that the information I have given is true and that I recognize that any misrepresentation of facts may result in my losing the privilege of adopting a pet from HSKL
  • I understand that HSKL has the right to deny my request to adopt an animal
  • I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application
  • I understand that this application is the property of HSKL
  • I understand that HSKL will call and check in on my new pet after adoption
Please check one: