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: 10/03/2019
Sex: Female
Color: Black
Breed: American Shorthair
Fur: Short
  • My story: Merlin and his beautiful sister Jadis were living in a trailer park in Gibsonton. One of the residents was doing her best to look after these young kittens. Because she was unable to bring them inside and keep them herself, and she knew they deserved a chance at a safe, inside loving home she contacted St. Francis. This gorgeous pair of house panthers are as sweet and affectionate as they are beautiful. Merlin and Jadis have silky, shiny fur and big bright green eyes. They depend on each other so much. The pair kept each other safe and warm while they did their best to survive the scary outside world. They love each other so much and are always side by side. Like all young kittens, Merlin and Jadis are full of energy and love to run and play. Please email me for more information on Merlin and Jadis. They are dreaming of a forever loving home where they can always be together!

    Must be adopted with: Jadis

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

Adoption Application form

General Questions

Are you over 21? Yes No
Please give your reason for wanting to adopt Merlin
Is Merlin for you or your family? Yes No
Where will Merlin 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 Merlin to the vet when medical services are needed. Yes No
I will arrange for the care of Merlin during my absences (vacation, etc.). Yes No
I understand St. Francis has the right to confiscate Merlin 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 Merlin without a refund of my adoption fee.