Adoption Applications & Agreement

At HVARS, we aim to provide our rescued friends with good homes who will care properly for them for life.  Therefore, those who wish to adopt from us must go through a careful application and screening process.

Those interested in adopting an animal from HVARS, must first fill out and submit an application. To fill out an adoption application, please select the appropriate application on this page and fill out completely. Then follow the steps provided below to get us your completed application.

After your application has been processed and approved an appointment will be made for you to meet the animals that are potentially a great match for your family.

Please note that ALL adoptions from HVARS must go through the process of the Adoption Application being approved before an animal can be taken home. If you think you may be interested in attending an HVARS adoption event, please fill out and submit your application today for approval and you could take home a great new pet at the next HVARS adoption event.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Our facility is open to the public from 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. You do not have to have an approved application to come meet the animals but it is suggestest you fill out the application prior to visiting. 

Submit your application using the forms below, or alternately print it and:

Email your completed application to

or fax it to us at - 845-454-6144

Or you can mail the application to:

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, 

9 Barnes Drive, Poughkeepsie NY 12603

Someone will contact you shortly to let you know we have received your application, and to begin the process.

HVARS reserves the right to deny applicants whom we feel will not provide the right home for the animal in question.


Dog Adoption Application



Cat Adoption Application



Rabbit Adoption Application