Please FILL OUT ALL FIELDS in this Adoption Application and submit it. The form will be carefully reviewed by an adoption counsellor. We try to get applications reviewed as quickly as possible. If we have problems contacting your references, this will delay the process. Most disapprovals result either from a negative veterinary reference, a "no pets" policy by landlords, or a difference in philosophy regarding the treatment of animals.

Once this application is approved, you can arrange to pick up your new pet. You will receive a copy of the pets health record and a packet of information put together especially for you and your new pet by one of our volunteers.

* St. Francis Society is a privately owned, all volunteer organization. It is our responsibility to find permanent loving homes for all the animals under our care. We will be happy to work with you to choose an animal that suits your wants and lifestyle; however we DO have adoption guidelines and may deny an adoption we feel is unsuitable. Our volunteers have the right to deny any adoption based on their own judgment.

You Are Applying to Adopt...

Date of Birth: 10/22/2016
Sex: Male
Color: Black
Breed: American Shorthair
Fur: Short
  • My story: Hi, my name is Joel. They say black cats aren't lucky but I don't believe that. I think I'm super lucky because I was saved by St. Francis from a scary shelter not once, but twice! First as a little kitten, and then again when my first adopter didn't want me any more. St. Francis went all the way to Marion County to rescue me! I got to go stay in a place with other cats, a dog, and a small human. I have a foster mom who tells me I'm a handsome boy. Best of all, I met my buddy, Pixie, who is a St. Francis rescue too. She's shy, like me, but we love wrestling and taking naps together. We like our foster home but we are both dreaming of a forever home, together. Because we are shy, we don't always do well when meeting new people but if you are patient with us, you'll find that we're both super sweet. If you have room in your heart and your home for us, contact my foster mom at [email protected]

    Must be adopted with: Pixie

    Good with Cats: Yes  |   Good with Dogs: Yes  |   Good with Children: Yes

    Check out my video on   YouTube !!!

Adoption Application form

General Questions

Are you over 21? Yes No
Please give your reason for wanting to adopt Joel
Is Joel for you or your family? Yes No
Where will Joel be kept? Inside Outside Both
Do you plan to declaw? Yes No
Are there other cats or dogs in the house? Yes No
Is anyone in the household allergic to cats? Yes No
Have you ever given up an animal? Yes No

Your Housing

Do you rent or own? Rent Own

Driver's License

Drivers license #
Drivers license state issued


Do you work outside the home or go to school? Yes No

If you are approved for adoption, please indicate whether you agree to the following terms:

I will take Joel to the vet when medical services are needed. Yes No
I will arrange for the care of Joel during my absences (vacation, etc.). Yes No
I understand St. Francis has the right to confiscate Joel if not being cared for properly (i.e. lack of food/water/shelter, roaming free, or any form of neglect). Yes No
A minimum donation (depending on age and breed) is required for adoption. Yes No
I agree to allow communication from St. Francis to ensure a mutually satisfactory owner/pet relationship is established. Yes No
I certify that the information provided is complete and correct. I understand if it is discovered I have given any untrue information, St. Francis Society has the right to confiscate Joel without a refund of my adoption fee.