Ruminant (Cow, Goat, Sheep) Adoption Application

Thanks for your interest in adopting a farm animal 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 animal?
Do you: OwnRent
Owned / rented current home for how long?
If you rent, please provide your landlord’s information:
Do you have a fenced-in pasture? YesNo
What is the size of the pasture?
What type of fence do you have (include height)?
Please describe the quality of graze available
Please describe pasture features such as shade, sun, wooded areas, etc
Do you have a well-insulated shelter for the animal(s)? YesNo
Please describe your shelter, including exact dimensions
Will your animals be closed in a barn or other shelter at night? YesNo
If no, what measures have you taken to protect them from predators?
If yes, how much time will they spend in the shelter without access to pasture?
What type of bedding will you provide?
How frequently will the bedding be cleaned?

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 ruminant(s)?*
Please list current pets in household, including species, gender, and age
Are your current pets spayed/neutered?

If not, why?

Have you ever owned ruminants? YesNo
If so, what species and how many?
What happened to your ruminant(s)?

Ruminant Care

Why do you want to adopt this species?
Does your vet care for ruminants? YesNo
If not, please list the name and number of the vet you will be using
What will you do with your pet(s) when you go on vacation?
What would you do if your pet(s) became ill and needed expensive veterinary care?
What would you do if you became ill and could no longer care for your animal(s)?
What are your views on euthanasia?
Are you committed to care for the animal for his/her life (they can live up to 25 years)?*
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.