Since Zoo REC has both domesticated and exotic animals in our adoption program, there are two separate applications listed below. Please select the correct application for the species you are interested in adopting. Individuals interested in adopting dogs, puppies, cats, or kittens should complete the Dog & Cat Adoption Application. Individuals interested in adopting any other species should select the Exotic Adoption Application, this includes reptiles, amphibians, birds, aquatic species, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. If you have any concerns regarding either of these applications, please send us a message through the contact us page. Individuals must live in the United States in order to adopt from us. We do not adopt to individuals outside of the US.
The application review process can take up to 7 days though usually will be completed sooner. It can take longer if your references don't answer. Please make sure they are aware we will be calling. If you currently have a vet, please also notify them that we will be reaching out to them and provide approval to speak with us. We ask that you please do not call us for updates on your application. If you haven't heard from us after 7 days, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in adopting from Zoological Rescue and Education Coalition!