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Perfect Match Form

    Welcome to the RSPCA Little Valley Perfect Match Form. Please fill out this form and answer all required questions so that we can try and match you with your new fluffy, furry or feathered friend! If some answers do not apply to you, or your circumstances - please just write 'N/A' or choose 'Not Applicable'.

    Note: * means that an answer must be given before you can submit your form to us

    Your Details

    We need to find out a bit more about you, where you live and how we can keep in touch with you.

    Who are you?

    How can we contact you?

    Where do you live?

    How old are you?*

    Why do we ask this?: We understand that asking for your age may offend some people. However, there are a number of good reasons why we do this, which include: matching the needs of the animal with the right owner; ensuring that you are old enough to adopt a pet; and also to allow us to ask some follow up questions if you are invited to come and meet the animal you wish to adopt. Please note that we do not discriminate or discount against anyone based on their age alone. We rehome to people of all ages if the animal is a perfect match for their individual circumstances and lifestyle.

    What type of animal are you looking for?

    Choose from the options below for more specific questions about the animal you are looking to adopt.

    Dog

    Are you interested in:

    Which dog on the website are you interested in? (*)

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    What type of property do you live in?*

    Do you own or rent your home?*

    If Renting - Do you haver permission from your landlord to keep dogs in your property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Your Garden

    Do you have a secure garden?*

    Is it a communal garden?*

    How is the garden secured?*

    Is there any work to be done to make your garden secure?*

    Do you have any neighbouring dogs?*

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    How many adults in the home*

    How many children in the home*

    Age of children (if none put N/A)

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a dog from us?

    Do you have any visiting children?*

    If Yes, what are their ages? (if none, put N/A*

    How often do children visit?* (if none put N/A)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other dogs in the home?

    If yes, please state their age: (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their sex: (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their breed(s): (if none put N/A)

    Are they neutered? * (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Have they been vaccinated in the last 12 months? * We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application

    Has the dog lived with another dog before? *

    Please tell us a little bit about your dog(s)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Are there any visiting animals to your home?

    If yes, please state of often they visit:

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle, work commitments and exercise routines

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this dog?

    How many hours of exercise do you expect to give the dog on weekdays? (*)

    How many hours of exercise do you expect to give the dog on weekends? (*)

    Please describe what sort of areas you would walk the dog (streets, parks, woods, beach etc.) (*)

    How many hours do you expect to leave the dog alone on a regular basis: (*)

    How often would that be: (*)

    Where in the house will the dog be while you are away? (*)

    Are there any areas of the house you won't allow the dog (e.g. upstairs, bedroom, dining room, kitchen etc.)?

    Where will your dog spend at night?

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, what do you intend to do with the dog while you are away? (dog sitter, boarding, with family etc.)?

    Your Ideal Dog

    Give us an idea of what your ideal dog would look like

    Preferred size of dog: (*)

    Preferred age of dog: (*)

    Preferred sex of dog: (*)

    Desired breed (if any): (*)

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    Would you be happy to attend training classes if required?(*)

    Dog Experience

    Tell us about your experience of dogs

    Have you owned dogs before?(*)

    Please tell us a bit about your experience with dogs (breed, behaviour, how many, how long ago, where did they come from etc.?)(*)

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this dog:

    Cat

    How many cats are you looking to adopt?

    Which cat/kitten are you interested in on our website?

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    What type of property do you live in?*

    Do you own or rent your home?

    If Renting - Do you have permission from your landlord to keep cats at the property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Do you have a cat flap?

    If you answered 'No', would you be willing to fit one?

    Your Garden

    Do you have a garden?

    Is it a communal garden?*

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    How many adults in the home*

    How many children in the home*

    Age of children (if none put N/A)

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a cat from us?

    Do you have any visiting children?*

    If Yes, what are their ages? (if none, put N/A*

    How often do children visit?* (if none put N/A)

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with cats before? (*)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other cats in the home?

    If yes, please state their age(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their sex(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their breed(s): (if none put N/A)

    Are they neutered? * (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Have they been vaccinated in the last 12 months? * We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application

    Has the cat lived with another cat before? *

    Please tell us a little bit about your other cat(s)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Are there any visiting animals to your home?

    If yes, please state of often they visit:

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle and work commitments

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this cat?

    How many hours do you expect to leave the cat alone on a regular basis: (*)

    How often would that be: (*)

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, what do you intend to do with the cat while you are away? (Neighbour, family, cat sitter, cattery etc.)?

    Your Ideal Cat

    Give us an idea of what your ideal cat would look like

    Preferred breed/type of cat(if any): (*)

    Preferred age of cat: (*)

    Preferred sex of cat: (*)

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this cat:

    Rabbit

    Are you interested in adopting ...

    Which rabbit(s) are you interested in on our website?

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    What type of property do you live in?*

    Do you own or rent your home?*

    If Renting - Do you haver permission from your landlord to keep rabbits in your property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Will the rabbit(s) be living indoors or outdoors?

    Your Garden

    Do you have a secure garden?*

    Is it a communal garden?*

    How is the garden secured?*

    Is there any work to be done to make your garden secure?*

    Rabbit Accommodation

    Tell us about where your rabbit(s) will live

    Do you already have the rabbit accommodation ready?*

    If Yes, what type of accommodation is this?*

    If Other, please state

    If 'Yes', please enter the size below (Width, Height, Depth) - In No, put N/A

    Our minimum requirements for a pair of bonded rabbits* new accommodation must be at least 3m x 2m x 1m (L x W x H). This can include the sheltered/sleeping area. The sleeping area must be 2m x 1m (L x W) and at least 1m high. The rabbits must have permanent access to all areas of the accommodation. Rabbits need an overall space of 3m to allow them to run and exercise freely 24/7.
    (*Groups of three or more rabbits and large/giant breeds will need larger accommodation)

    Is the living area (Run) permanently attached to the sheltered area at all times?

    Please state how much 'Free Roam' time you intend to give your rabbits:

    Are you able to supply photos of the accommodation today? (*)

    Please use the area below for any additional comments you wish to make with regards to accommodation.

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    How many adults in the home*

    How many children in the home*

    Age of children (if none put N/A)

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a rabbit(s) from us?

    Do you have any visiting children?*

    If Yes, what are their ages? (if none, put N/A*

    How often do children visit?* (if none put N/A)

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with rabbits before? (*)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other rabbits in the home?

    If yes, please state their age(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their sex(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their breed(s): (if none put N/A)

    Are they neutered? * (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Have they been vaccinated in the last 12 months? * We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application

    Have they lived with another rabbit(s) before? *

    Please tell us a little bit about your other rabbit(s)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Are there any visiting animals to your home?

    If yes, please state of often they visit:

    Will any visiting animals come into contact with your rabbit(s)

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle and work commitments

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this Rabbit?

    How many hours do you expect to leave the rabbit alone on a regular basis: (*)

    How often would that be: (*)

    What provision do you have for cleaning and feeding, and how often(*)

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, who will look after your rabbit(s) while you are away? (Neighbour, family, pet sitter, boarding etc.)?

    Your Ideal Rabbit

    Give us an idea of what your ideal rabbit(s) would look like

    Preferred breed/type of rabbit (if any): (*)

    If other, please state

    Preferred age of rabbit(s): (*)

    Which sex of rabbit(s) would you like to adopt?

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    If other, please state

    Rabbit Experience

    Tell us about your experience of rabbits

    Have you owned rabbits before?(*)

    Please tell us a bit about your experience with owning rabbits (breed, behaviour, how many, how long ago, where did they come from etc.?)(*)

    Have you bonded rabbits before (*)?

    We currently do not have the facilities on site to be able to bond rabbits. We are are however very happy to help where possible, and offer support and guidance for you to bond at home, if your setup supports this.

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this rabbit(s):

    Guinea pig

    Are you interested in adopting ...

    Which Guinea pig(s) are you interested in on our website?

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    Do you own or rent your home?

    If Renting - Do you have permission from your landlord to keep Guinea Pigs at the property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Will the Guinea Pig(s) be living indoors or outdoors?

    Guinea Pigs should ideally live inside during the winter and, if you wish, they can live or spend time outside in the summer.

    Your Garden

    Do you have a secure garden?*

    Is it a communal garden?*

    How is the garden secured?*

    Is there any work to be done to make your garden secure?*

    Guinea Pig Accommodation

    Tell us about where your Guinea Pigs will live

    Do you already have the Guinea Pig accommodation ready?*

    If Yes, what type of accommodation is this?*

    If Other, please state

    If 'Yes', please enter the size below (Width, Height, Depth) - In No, put N/A

    Our minimum requirements for a bonded pair or trio of guinea pigs is 1.5m x 1m. This can include the sheltered/sleeping area. We recommend that you provide your guinea pigs with as much space as possible, so they have room to exercise and play!

    Is the living area (Run) permanently attached to the sheltered area at all times?

    Please state how much 'Free Roam' time you intend to give your guinea pigs:

    Are you able to supply photos of the accommodation today? (*)



    Please use the area below for any additional comments you wish to make with regards to accommodation.

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a guinea pig(s) from us?

    Do you have any visiting children?*

    If Yes, what are their ages? (if none, put N/A*

    How often do children visit?*

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with guinea pigs before? (*)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other guinea pigs in the home?

    If yes, please state their age(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their sex(s): (if none put N/A)

    Are they neutered? * (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Have they lived with another guinea pig(s) before? *

    Please tell us a little bit about your other guinea pig(s)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Are there any visiting animals to your home?

    If yes, please state of often they visit:

    Will any visiting animals come into contact with your guinea pig(s)

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle and work commitments

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this guinea pig(s)?

    How many hours do you expect to leave the guinea pig(s) alone on a regular basis: (*)

    How often would that be: (*)

    What provision do you have for cleaning and feeding, and how often(*)

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, who will look after your guinea pig(s) while you are away? (Neighbour, family, pet sitter, boarding etc.)?

    Your Ideal Rabbit

    Give us an idea of what your ideal rabbit(s) would look like

    Preferred type of Guinea Pig (if any): (*)

    Preferred age of Guinea Pig(s): (*)

    Which sex of Guinea Pig(s) would you like to adopt?

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    Guinea Pig Experience

    Tell us about your experience of Guinea Pig

    Have you owned Guinea Pig(s) before?(*)

    Please tell us a bit about your experience with owning Guinea Pigs (breed, behaviour, how many, how long ago, where did they come from etc.?)

    Have you bonded Guinea Pigs before (*)?

    We currently do not have the facilities on site to be able to bond guinea pigs. We are are however very happy to help where possible, and offer support and guidance for you to bond at home, if your setup supports this.

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this Guinea Pigs(s):

    FERRET

    How many ferrets are you looking to adopt?

    Which ferret(s) are you interested in on our website?

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    Do you own or rent your home?

    If Renting - Do you have permission from your landlord to keep ferrets at the property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Do you have a secure garden?*

    How is the garden secured? (*)

    Is it a communal garden?*

    Ferret Accommodation

    Tell us about where your ferret(s) will live

    Will the ferret(s) live indoors or outdoors?*

    Do you already have the ferret accommodation ready?*

    If Yes, what type of accommodation is this?*

    If Other, please state

    If 'Yes', please enter the size below (Width, Height, Depth) - In No, put N/A

    Our minimum requirements for a pair of ferrets new accommodation must be at least 3m x 2m x 2m (L x W x H). The ferrets must have permanent access to all areas of the accommodation and need space to run and exercise freely.

    Are you able to supply photos of the accommodation today? (*)



    Please use the area below for any additional comments you wish to make with regards to accommodation.

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a ferret(s) from us?

    Do you have any visiting children?*

    If Yes, what are their ages? (if none, put N/A*

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with ferrets before? (*)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other ferrets in the home?

    If yes, please state their age(s): (if none put N/A)

    If yes, please state their sex(s): (if none put N/A)

    Are they neutered? * (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Do they have the 'Deslorelin' implant? (*) (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Most of our ferrets have the implant along with being neutered due to the health benefits the implant provides.

    Are you happy to replace the implant when needed (18-24 months) (*)

    Have they been vaccinated in the last 12 months? (*) (We will need to see proof of this before moving forward with your application)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Are there any visiting animals to your home?

    If yes, please give details below including frequency of visits:

    Will any other animals (your own or visiting) have contact with the ferret(s)?

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle and work commitments

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this ferret?

    How many hours do you expect to leave the ferret alone on a regular basis: (*)

    How often would that be: (*)

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, what do you intend to do with the ferret while you are away? (Neighbour, family, pet sitter, boarding etc.)?

    Your Ideal Ferret

    Give us an idea of what your ideal ferret would look like

    Preferred age of ferret(s): (*)

    Preferred sex of ferret(s): (*)

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this ferret(s):

    Rodents

    Which type of rodent are you looking to adopt?

    Which sex of rodent are you looking to adopt?

    Which rodent are you interested in on our website?"

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your living situation

    Your Home

    Do you own or rent your home?

    If Renting - Do you have permission from your landlord to keep rodents at the property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Rodent Accommodation

    Tell us about where your rodents will live

    Do you already have the rodent accommodation ready?*

    If Yes, what type of accommodation is this? (glass tank, cage, vivarium etc) - If No, put N/A

    If 'Yes', please enter the size below (Width, Height, Depth) - If No, put N/A

    Please read our minimum requirements for rodent accommodation:

    Rats: Minimum 90cm (L) x 60cm (D) x 120cm (H) for 1-5 rats. This needs to be larger for bigger groups.

    Hamster: Minimum 100cm x 50cm x 50cm.

    Mice: 100cm x 50cm x 50cm for 1-5 mice. This needs to be larger for bigger groups.

    Degu: 90cm x 60cm x 150cm for 1-4 degus.

    Gerbil: Glass tank with minimum sizing of 100cm x 50cm x 50cm for 1-2 gerbils.

    Chinchilla: 1m (W) x 1.5m (L) x 1.3m (H) with access to an exercise area for 1-3 chinchillas.

    Are you able to supply photos of the accommodation today? (*)



    Please use the area below for any additional comments you wish to make with regards to accommodation.

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    Are these animals for yourself or your child/children?(*)

    If this rodent is for your child/children, do they have any previous experience with this species?(*)

    How hands on will the child/children be with this species?(*)

    *As the adult, you will take full responsibility of this animals welfare and be full care giver, with or without the help of your child.(*)

    How handleable does this species need to be?(*)

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a rodent(s) from us?

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with rodents before? (*)

    Other Pets

    Do you have any other pets in the home?

    If Yes, please please give details below

    If Yes, have they lived with rodents before?

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, who will look after your rodent(s) while you are away? (Neighbour, family, pet sitter, boarding etc.)?

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this rodent(s):

    BIRDS

    Are you interested in adopting ...

    Which bird(s) are you interested in on our website?

    Your Property

    Let's find out a bit more about your house and garden

    Your Home

    Do you own or rent your home?

    If Renting - Do you have permission from your landlord to keep birds at the property?*

    Please note: If renting, we will need to see written proof from your landlord or housing association to confirm this before we can process your adoption.

    Will the bird(s) be living indoors or outdoors?

    Do you live in a smoke-free or vape-free home?*

    *Birds are seriously affected by secondhand smoke/vaping. Birds have respiratory systems that are extremely sensitive to airborne pollutants, making them very likely to develop respiratory problems (pneumonia) and lung cancer when exposed to secondhand smoke. If you are a smoker or vaper, we can discuss this with you and provide more detailed advice.

    Bird Accommodation

    Tell us about where your bird(s) will live

    Do you already have the birds accommodation ready?*

    If Yes, what type of accommodation is this?*

    If Other, please state

    If 'Yes', please enter the size below (Width, Height, Depth) - In No, put N/A

    We will always prefer an Aviary rather than a cage to keep birds. Size requirements will vary for different bird species. For poultry birds we will be looking for a free range home or a large run.

    For poultry birds, is the living area (Run) permanently attached to the sheltered area at all times?

    Are you able to supply photos of the accommodation today? (*)



    Please use the area below for any additional comments you wish to make with regards to accommodation.

    Your Family

    Tell us about your family and any children in the home

    Does everyone in your home agree with the decision to adopt a bird(s) from us?

    How would you best describe your home environment?*

    To rule out any allergies, have all members of your family been in contact with birds before? (*)

    Other Animals

    We would like to find out about any other animals in your home

    Are there any other birds in the home?

    If Yes, Please tell us a little bit about your other bird(s)

    Are there any other animals in your home?

    If yes, please state how many and what they are:

    Your Lifestyle

    We would like to find out more about your lifestyle and work commitments

    Please state your work commitments*

    Who will be the primary carer(s) for this bird(s)?

    What provision do you have for cleaning and feeding, and how often(*)

    What type of food do you intend to feed your bird(s)(*)

    What are your exercise and enrichment plans for the bird(s) you adopt?(*)

    Future Plans

    Tell us about any future plans

    Are you planning to move home in the next 6 months? (*)

    Do you have any holidays planned in the next 3 months? (*)

    If yes, please include dates you will be away

    If yes, who will look after your bird(s) while you are away? (Neighbour, family, pet sitter etc.)?

    Your Ideal Bird(s)

    Give us an idea of what your ideal bird(s) would look like

    Preferred species of bird?: (*)


    Which sex of bird(s) would you like to adopt?

    Please tick any of the following that are important to you:

    Bird Experience

    Tell us about your experience of birds

    Have you owned birds before?(*)

    If Yes, please tell us a bit about your experience with owning birds (breed, behaviour, how many, how long ago, where did they come from etc.?)(*)

    Have you bonded birds before (*)?

    We currently do not have the facilities on site to be able to bond birds. We are are however very happy to help where possible, and offer support and guidance for you to bond at home, if your setup supports this.

    Are you aware that adopting a bird is a long term commitment, and that some birds can live up to 70 years or more?

    Are you aware that birds can carry diseases that can infect humans?

    ... and finally

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this bird(s):

    Other Animals

    From time to time, we may have animals for adoption which don't fit into the usual categories. These could be aquatics, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates or other exotic animals. Generally, we move these on to specialist rehoming partners who can provide the best care, but sometimes they will go up on our website if alternatives can't be found. If you see something different available for adoption, please give us much information as possible about your experience of keeping them as a pet, and why you could give them a forever home.

    Which animal on the website are you interested in? (*)

    In your own words, please tell us why you think you would be a perfect match for this animal:

    How did you hear about us?

    By submitting this form, you verify that all the above information is true and accurate. If your application is a perfect match, you agree to be contacted by a member of our animal care team to discuss the adoption/fostering process with you, over the phone.*

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