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Adoption Process

Our volunteer foster homes get to know their fostered animals well and understand their personalities—allowing us to make great matches between people and pets! Let us know about your family situation, current pets, and the type of pet you are looking for and we can guide you to animals that would be a great match. As we are using an abundance of caution to keep our volunteers and adopters safe, we are doing adoptions by appointment or contactless adoptions for pre-approved adopters at this time. We continue to refine the process during these unprecedented times and will be updating this page further in the upcoming week with additional updates for the adoption appointment process.

Apply for adoption

Please note, completing an adoption application does not obligate you to adopt, but please only apply if you are serious about adopting now and committed to providing a forever home.

Adoption Process

  1. BROWSE. Browse our adoptable animals online.
  2. APPLY. Complete an online adoption application. If you are interested in a specific cat/kitten, include it on your application. Otherwise, you can choose to submit an application as “undecided.”
  3. APP REVIEW. Our volunteers will review your application within three to five business days. You will receive a call/email if we have any questions or to let you know you are approved. If you don’t hear from us, please check your spam folder. 
  4. MATCHMAKING. Our volunteer adoption coordinators will reach out to you. They will talk with you to learn more about your household and will recommend the right cat(s) for your home. This may not be the cat you applied for, but rest assured, our coordinators and fosters know our cats well and will help you pick the best match. If you agree, the adoption moves forward!
  5. COMPLETE PAYMENT AND CONTRACT ONLINE. You will receive an email with a link to payment and a contract to complete. You can either print out at home, scan and email back, or we can send you the document via Docusign if you don’t have access to a scanner.
  6. CONTACTLESS ADOPTION. Please closely follow the instructions given to you by the adoption coordinator to keep effective social distancing and sanitary surfaces. We’re friendly, you’re friendly, but please keep us all safe and keep each other accountable for proper social distancing. There a few different ways the adoption may occur. (A) The most likely scenario is you meeting a volunteer in our parking lot at our Verona Adoption Center. We will watch for you. Please do not touch the doorknob, knock on the window or enter the building. If we aren’t coming out after your appointment time, please briefly honk your horn. If you bring a carrier with you, please set it down in the parking lot and return to your car. Our volunteer will spray it with sanitizer. Once it has been on the surface for about a minute, they can then take it inside and load up your cat(s). Or, we may lend you a carrier. Either way, our volunteer will come out of the building, and then set down the cat in a carrier near your vehicle along with all of the cat’s medical paperwork in a plastic sleeve attached with a binder clip. Please pick up your new family member’s carrier and head home for a happy life together. (B) An alternative location may be chosen for the contactless adoption. (C) Some fosters may be able to deliver to adopter’s home, but this is, by far, the exception.

Cat and kitten adoption fees

Adopting a homeless pet is one of the best deals ever–even better than a “free kitten!” Why? Our adoption fees include: spay/neuter prior to adoption, testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchip for identification with lifetime registration, and flea/tick/earmite treatment as necessary. We recommend all adopted animals visit a vet within 14 days of adoption.


Kittens (up to six months): 
Single Kitten $125
Pair of Kittens $200

Juveniles (six months up to ten months):
Single Juvenile: $100
Pair of Juveniles: $175

Adults (ten months and over):
One Adult: $75
Two Adults: $100


Thank you to our partner vet clinics that help us get our animals ready for adoption!