Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

This privacy statement provides general information about how we handle your personal data and what rights you have.

You provide us with personal data by using the contact form/adoption form on our website. By completing the contact/adoption form on our website we ask for specific information. We collect this data to get in contact with you, to answer your questions, and/or to vet you as a potential adopting family.

Your personal data will be retained for as long as required. We use the information provided to us via the contact/adoption form to answer/expedite your questions/requests.

We do not disclose or share your data with third parties, unless otherwise required by law.

You have the right to access you personal data. You can send your access request to Within one month after receipt you will receive a copy of the personal data we use. In case of inaccuracy or incompleteness of your data, you have the right to have your data rectified, erased or restricted of processing. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement please feel free to contact us via email:


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Your data is only used to vet you as a potential adopting family and/or to answer your questions. We do not share your data outside the Cause 4 Paws Locust Grove organization.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

See our Contact Us page for details.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from:


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


Adoption Application

Adoption Application

About You

Address *
Do you own/rent your home? *
Are you planning on moving in the next 6 months? *
Are you active duty military or hold another job which subjects you to relocation? *
Would your pet go with you if you moved? *
Would your pet's primary caretaker be a/an *
If your family changed (marriage/divorce/new child/etc), would you keep your pet? *
Is everyone in your household supportive of the decision to adopt a new pet? *
In the past, have you ever had one of your pets get lost? *
Were you successful in recovering your pet? *
Have you ever had a pet killed or injured by a motor vehicle? *
If an allergy developed, are you willing to take steps to keep your pet? *

Current Pets

Pet(s) Details

Is this pet neutered/spayed? *
Where is the pet kept? *

Caring for a new pet

Behavioral/Medical Questions

Newly adopted kittens and cats may be shy and fearful at first, and may run from strangers, loud noises, your other pets, and anything about which they do not feel confident. Are you willing to take the necessary steps and devote the time and patience to ensure this new cat is introduced to the family in a manner which will instill confidence and comfort? *
Are you willing to provide annual vaccinations and any medical care needed? *