The requirements for pet adoption vary according to the shelter or rescue group. Some organizations will require an application, and nearly all will ask certain questions about your lifestyle and experience with pets.
Be prepared to answer questions like these: Do you own or rent? How many children live in the household, and what are their ages? Do you have other pets? If so, what kind and how many? You may also be asked about your general activity level and expectations for your new pet. Also, every member of your household should interact with the prospective pet. The goal is to match the right animal with the right family so that everyone has a happy, long-lasting relationship.