A 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

Other Reptile Adoption Application

All prospective adopters must fill out an adoption form completely. Please specify the animal(s) you are interested in.

Potential adopters under 18 must have a parent / guardian fill out an application form as well. For legal reasons, the parent / guardian must be the primary adopter in these cases and be willing to take on the full care of the animal if needed.

This application is not a guarantee that a reptile will be placed with you. Scales and Tails, Inc. is a small NJ based rescue organization that no longer takes in reptile surrenders but helps place those directly from owners homes. Scales and Tails, Inc. also lists other reptiles outside the organization. Applications for these reptiles will be forwarded to the other organizations or people who are in possession of that reptile.

Please read our adoption process and procedures information before completing an application.

Please note: It is the responsibility of adopters to provide proper husbandry and care for any animal they adopt. Scales & Tails is not responsible for any injury to humans, other pets, nor any vet bills incurred.

 

Basic Information:

 

1.
Date:

2.
Name:

3.
Full Address (No P.O. Box allowed):


4.
Phone:

day

night

5.
E-mail (all available):

6.
Date of Birth:

7.
If you have a website related to animals, please give us the URL:

8.
If you saw an animal on the website you are interested in adopting,
please specify. If you want a certain animal (ex: female, small), and
we do not have it, please specify here. We will email you as soon as
one is available.


9.
Why do you want to adopt this animal?


10.
Is there anyone in your household who is not fond of animals? If so,
which types?


11.
Larger reptiles and mammals cannot be shipped–unless you are willing
to pay an enormous cost. How far are you willing to drive?


Care
Information: (please answer so we can find out your knowledge base)

12.
How large will this animal be?

13.
How long does it take to get to adult/full grown size?

14.
How big of cage will be necessary when full grown?

15.
What will their diet consist of? Please be SPECIFIC.
Give an example of what a daily feeding would consist of. ‘Fruits and
veggies’ is not an acceptable answer.


16.
What temperatures are necessary for this animal? (lows and highs)


17.
How will heat (cool for mammals, also) be provided?


18.
What types of lighting will be provided?


19.
What types of bedding will be used? What types should not be used?


Background
Info:

20.
What types of animals do you now own?


21.
How long have you had them? Where did you acquire them?


22.
What types of animals have you owned in the past?


23.
Why do you not still have them?


24.
Ages and cause of death of past pets:


25.
Are you capable of handling an animal that is aggressive? What do you
do if it bites?


26.
Will this animal be used to breed?

27.
Where did you hear about this site?


Veterinary
Reference: (Must be included)

28.
Name:

29.
Address:


30.
Phone:

31.
What is the average life span of the animal you wish to adopt?

32.
How much are you willing to spend on an unexpected emergency should
your adopted pet get sick or injured? Please give a specific dollar
amount. ‘As much as is needed’ and similar answers are not acceptable.

Comments
or suggestions:


I have read the adoption process and procedures information:

Yes

No