How to Adopt

Adopting For Life

To help ensure that we place our cats in loving, responsible and committed homes, we have a screening process involved before adopting a cat or kitten to you. Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment, so potential adoptive homes are screened carefully by our volunteers. We try to fit the right human companion to the right cat and ensure a secure and enduring home. Since our volunteers foster and interact with the cats on a daily basis, they can also discuss the personalities of the cats or kittens with you.

Our adoption process begins with an Adoption Application that tells us about you and your family, and any other pets you have at home. After you have completed the Adoption Application, a volunteer will review it and may ask you some questions to make sure that you and the cat or kitten you have chosen are a good match. This is also a good time for you to ask us any questions you might have. Please keep in mind that not everyone who applies will get a pet. This has more to do with the pet than with the applicant. Most of our cats have experienced hardship before they came to us. We appreciate your understanding and are grateful for every application. But our primary consideration in all placement decisions is the welfare of the pet.

Adoption Application

If your Adoption Application is approved, you will sign the single page contract and may be able to take your cat or kitten home right away in most instances. Occasionally, a home delivery or visit may be made as a required part of the adoption procedure. There is a minimum adoption donation of $100-$125. Please note that in certain cases of cats that are pure-bred or rare-breeds, the adoption donation may be higher.

The Adoption Fee and What It Includes

Our minimum adoption fee is $100 for cats and $125 for kittens and it includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Vaccinations (kitten series or adult booster)
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Testing
  • De-worming
  • Flea Treatment
  • Health Exam by a Veterinarian

These services would ordinarily run up a bill over $350. Of course an adoption donation above the required amount is always welcome, since many times we must provide additional medical care such as blood panels, fecal tests, treatments for eye and upper respiratory infection, and sometimes surgeries.

If you feel you are ready for a lifetime commitment and to make a great forever home for one of our kitties,
Click here to start your Adoption Application!

10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat

  1. Older cats are calmer
  2. Their personalities are well developed and a good match is easier to make
  3. There’s no question as to how big they will get
  4. They are less likely to get into mischief or be destructive
  5. They will make stronger bonds with people
  6. They don’t mind being left alone while you are away
  7. Cats often live for 15 – 20 years, so an 8 year old cat is only middle-aged, with many years of affection left to give
  8. They’ll need less attention than young kittens, but can still be very playful and personable
  9. These wonderful and loving kitties deserve a home
  10. And the number 1 reason to adopt an older cat… KITTENS ARE ONLY KITTENS FOR A MOMENT!

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