Lala’s Rescue Hedgehog Adoption Application
Our Adoption Policy:
Pets are for life. Our goal is to find their FOREVER home. We will base our decision on what home would be best for them. As a reminder, we do not hold animals. We adopt on a first approved applicant basis. We ask that you respond to us in a timely manner. If we do not hear back from you after five days, we will discard your application. We reserve the right to deny any application should we believe the applicant is not a good fit for the animal.
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Hedgehog Care
ADOPTION FEES: $80
Travel fee of $5 for traveling more than 20 miles from 98354 (maximum of 200 miles)
Minimum cage size requirement: 6 square feet (8+ is recommended)
Additional cage requirements: Heat source, Wheel, Food/Water, Toys/Enrichment
Hedgehogs need room to roam
Hedgehog require a certain temperature
Hedgehogs need a wheel for exercise
Some toys!
Do Your Own Research
With any animal ownership, the owner must be educated on their care. We understand that everyone was once a “first time owner” and we all have to start somewhere. But please be sure you are prepared and committed to caring to the life of another being. If you are unsure of an answer or what your plans are yet, and are just starting this process, let us know. We will automatically decline any application that is submitted incomplete.
Full Name *
What are your preferred pronouns? *
Phone Number *
Email Address *
All applications are handled via email only.
Full Home Address *
PO Boxes and/or commercial addresses will not be approved.
Are you 18+ years old with a valid state issued ID? *
Valid ID is required to sign adoption agreement. If you are under 18, please have the adult of the home complete the application as we must be in contact with the one who will be taking full responsibility of the animal’s life through our adoption agreement.
Do you own or rent? *
Is there a specific hedgie you are applying for? *
Is this animal part of our Home-To-Home Program? *
Why are you looking to add a hedgehog to your home at this time? *
What type of personality are you looking for in a pet? *
For example: Calm, energetic, cuddly, protective, couch potato, able to be handled, can go outside, etc.
Are you willing to work through your new pet's issues, if any? *
Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals. How and when do you plan to engage with them? How many hours can you dedicate daily to engaging with them? *
Do you plan to breed your hedgehog? *
What is your experience level with the species you are applying for? *
What enclosure will you be using? *
Please include the dimensions (L x W x H) and the brand name or if it is a DIY. All cages must have adequate ventilation as well as a secure lid.
Where do you plan to keep the cage? *
We approve of bedrooms on a case-by-case basis.
How do you plan to ensure your hedgehog’s cage keeps temperature? *
What material of bedding will you use? *
What brand of commercial food will you feed? *
Does feeding live bugs make you squirmish? *
Where do you plan to purchase your live bugs from? *
Please list all the types of bugs you plan to feed on a daily/weekly basis? *
Cage Photo Submission *
Once we review your application, we will follow up via email for photos of your cage/enclosure. Please keep in mind that photo submissions of your cage/enclosure must be submitted and approved via email.
Please write the name and location of the exotic vet you plan to use. *
Please list all animals currently in your home. *
Please include the animals species, age, and if they are sterilized. If none, please write N/A.
Please list the age and your relationship to everyone living within the home. *
For example: Self 65, Son 12
Who will be the primary caregiver of this pet? *
What would a typical day look like for the hedgehog in your home? *
How many hours on average will they be left alone? *
Have you ever given up/surrendered a pet before? *
This does not affect your approval to adopt. We understand that not every pet is a fit for a home. But if you have, please explain the situation to us.
Do you need time to gather items/materials together? *
How did you hear about us? *
E-Signature *
By signing below, I am certifying that all information in this application is correct and true. I understand that if I provide any false or misleading information, that this may result in an automatic denial of my application.
Next Steps...
Please allow 1-3 business days for us to respond to your email. Due to the varying busyness of this work, some days are busier than others. If you do not hear back from us after 3 days, please email us. After we respond to your application, we have a time frame of 5 days to receive photo submissions and follow up before we move on from your application. Please be sure to communicate with us if you are not fully set up yet for a new pet. Thank you.
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