The Adoption Application below is solely to apply for adoption of a Texas Care cat or kitten currently in our possession and on this Adoptable Cats list.  Please do not submit an application for any other purpose, like surrender or rescue requests. For those, go to the Contact Us page.

Please review the Texas Cares Adoption Policy (the proceeding link opens in a separate web browser tab) then complete the application below. One of our Adoption Coordinators will contact you to follow up on next steps.

You must be 21 or older to adopt an animal from Texas CARES. 

Adoption Application

Texas CARES adoption application ONLY for a cat or kitten on our Adoptable Cats list (on the web page top menu bar)

  • Name of the cat looking to adopt
  • Your first name
  • Your last name
  • Your street address
  • Street address continued (i.e. apartment or suite)
  • Your city
  • Your state
  • Your Zip Code
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your Driver’s License State
  • List your employer
  • Your home telephone number
  • Your work telephone number
  • Your mobile/cell telephone number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Full name of your spouse/significant other or roommate
  • Driver’s License Number of your spouse/significant other or roommate
  • Employer of your spouse/significant other or roommate
  • Telephnoe number of your spouse/significant other or roommate
  • E-Mail Address of your spouse/significant other or roommate
    Your residence dwelling type
  • How long have you lived at this address up to today continuously?
    Are you planning to move soon?
  • If renting, does your lease agreement allow pets?
    If renting and pets are allowed, is the pet deposit paid in full
  • If renting and pets are allowed, what is the pet deposit amount required by the lease agreement?
  • If the pet deposit is not fully paid, what date will it be fully paid?
  • If renting, provide the apartment complex name
  • Please provide the landlord’s name
  • Pleasde provide your landlord’s telephone number
  • How name adults live in your home or apartment?
    Have you personally discussed with every adult in your household your intent to adopt a pet and they are fully aware?
  • Have all the adults in your household consented to the pet adoption and bring into you home?
  • Are you aware of any adults in your household who do not like pets or would otherwise have some resertvations about this adoption?
  • Tell us about the children in your household
    Have you previously adopted a pet form Texas CARES
    If you have adopted from Texas CARES previously, do you still have the adopted pet?
  • If you lost the Texas CARES pet previously adopted, please briefly explain what happened.
  • Please briefly expliain what happened
  • List each living pet’s name and age to help us more quickly with processing your application.
  • Do you have a cat/dog door allowing pets outside access?
  • With respect to shots required by city, county or state ordinance / law, all my pets are current on their required shots.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 24.
    The number of hours no person is in contact with the pet (i.e. while you are away at work)
    When alone, the adopted pet will stay inside (i.e. while you are at work)
  • Please provide the name of the individual who will be the responsible Backup-Guardian for the animal(s) you wish to adopt from Texas CARES, who will commit to continuing care or ensure they are returned to Texas CARES, in the event you are no longer able for any reason.
  • Please provide the phone number for your chosen Backup-Guardian provided above. We will contact them to secure their commitment of guardianship.
  • If you already have a veterinarian, please provide their name
  • If you already have a veterinarian, please provide their number
    I understand and acknowledge that Texas CARES has a strict and zero exception no-declawing policy for any adopted animals. I warrant, represent, have read and fully understand the no-declawing policy section posted on the Texas CARES website at I have or will discuss any declawing questions or concerns with Texas CARES representatives and acknowledge the Texas CARES Adoption Agreement contains a no declawing covenant.
  • IMPORTANT:  Please add to your e-mail safe list so our adoption team’s mail to you does not go to your junkmail folder

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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