Avian (Chicken, Duck, Goose, Turkey) Adoption Application

Thanks for your interest in adopting an avian friend from Catskill Animal Sanctuary! Please understand that our application is designed to ensure the best possible placement for the animals and that all information will remain confidential.

Daytime Phone*
Evening Phone*
Employer’s Contact Information*
How Long There?*
Veterinarian’s Name/Address*
Vet’s Phone Number:*
May We Contact Him/Her?*

Property Information

What species are you looking to adopt and how many?*
Does your local zoning allow for this type of pet? YesNo
Do You: OwnRent
Owned/rented current home for how long?
If you rent, please provide your landlord’s contact information:
Do you have a fenced-in area for your bird(s)? YesNo
If yes, please describe (be specific, including approx. dimensions, plus type and height of fencing):
If adopting ducks or geese, do you have a pond/swimming area for them? YesNo
Please describe (be specific, including approx size, depth, whether it is year-round or seasonal, whether it is fenced in)
What type of shelter will you provide (please specify exact dimensions)?
How will you accommodate for winter?
Please describe your property and what living conditions you will provide:

Household Information

How many adults live in your home?*
Number and ages of children in your home*
Who will be responsible for caring for your bird(s)?*
Please list current pets in household, including species, gender, and age:
Are your current pets spayed/neutered? YesNo

If not, why?
Have you ever owned birds? YesNo
If so, how many and what species?
What happened to your bird(s)?

Avian Care

Why do you want to adopt this type of pet?
Does your vet care for avian pets? YesNo
If not, please list the name and number of the vet you will be using
What will you be doing with the bird’s eggs?
What will you do with your birds when you go on vacation?
What would you do if your bird(s) became ill and needed expensive veterinary care?
What would you do if you became ill and could no longer care for your bird(s)?
What are your views on euthanasia?
Are you committed to care for the bird for his/her life (they can live up to 20 years, depending on species and breed)?*
In what way have you educated yourself on the proper care of this species?
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?


Please supply the name, phone number, and e-mail of two references: 1)

Can someone from CAS do a home visit to be sure that you are prepared to own this type of animal?*

I hereby certify that the information I have provided above is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that I will be asked to provide an adoption fee.