Can I adopt an animal to give as a gift to someone else?
Adoption is forever. We do not believe one person can (or should) try to make a lifelong decision for another adult, so "gifting" of animals is not allowed.
The exception is when the adult receiving the animal as a gift accompanies you, is properly screened for the adoption, and completes the adoption contract. In other words, you can pay the adoption fee, but the animal's new owner/caretaker will fulfill all other adoption requirements so to best ensure the animal is going into a loving, forever home.