Online Application Instructions: Please fill out the application below. Only those applications that are completely filled out are able to be processed.

Why your application may not be accepted: You might have a great application and still not get the pet because another person proved to be a better fit for the needs of the pet. For example we sometimes find that a dog does not like other male dogs and a good applicant has a male dog. We wish we had the time to inform everyone about the specific needs of each pet but we don’t have the staff to support that process. We hope you understand and if you don’t get the pet you applied for please come back to our site and check again. There are so many animals that deserve a good home.

Application Intent
Why are you filling out this application?
I'm ready to COMMIT to a pet

Your Contact Information



Note: Please double check your email address for accuracy. We will use this address to reply to you. If you mistype the address, you will not receive our reply. Please, only one email per line.


Housing Accommodations

List all people living in household, include names, ages and relationship to applicant.

Do you own your home?:
Type of home currently living in:

Note: Living in an apartment, mobile home or condo WILL NOT disqualify you from adopting a pet as long as you are available to meet that pet's individual needs.



Employment Information
Are you currently employed?:
Employer Name:

Years employed there:

Pet Accommodations

Where will pet sleep at night?

Where will pet stay when you are away?

If You're Applying for Dog or Puppy

How will the dog be let out to relieve itself (Select all that apply)?





Are familiar with crate training?
Do you intend to use a crate?
Do you currently have a crate?

If You're Applying for Cat

Will cat be allowed outside?

Current & Previous Pets

Please list all pets currently living in your home. Include name, breed, age, and how long you have had them:

Please list all pets you have previously owned. Include name, breed, and why you no longer have them:

Are your current pets fixed?
Are your pets current on vaccinations?
If you have dogs are they on heartworm prevention?

If any of the 3 question above were "No", please explain in the space below.


Veterinarian Information
Do you have a veterinarian?

If you have a veterinarian then check the drop-down list below to see if your vet is one of our partners.

If your vet is not listed in the drop-down list above then please provide the following information about your vet:



Final Comment

If you have any final comments that you would like to make about this application please do so in the space below:



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Lake Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area.  Lake Haven is a recognized 510(c)3 organization that is 100% volunteer operated.