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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 only. Please read through the adoption process below carefully. Because of COVID, only a handful of volunteers are currently processing adoptions during a time of far higher demand than usual. We thank you for your patience.

Adoption Process-last updated 9/21/21

  1. BROWSE. Browse our adoptable animals online. You can also visit our adoption events, but applicants with approved applications will get priority to visit animals in rooms at our Verona Adoption Center. If we are very busy or experiencing volunteer staffing issues, we may not be able to allow people without applications to visit cats.
  2. APPLY. Complete an online adoption application below. 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 generally be able to 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. ADOPTION. Once approved, visit with our cats at our adoption events at our Verona Adoption Center or Petsmart East Madison. Approved applicants can adopt same-day if the animal is ready to go home. Please visit our adoption locations page for current COVID policies. 

Apply for adoption

Please read about our adoption process above before applying! If this process doesn’t meet your needs, please do not apply.

Complete online cat adoption application here (strongly preferred)

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

Problems complete the online form? Cat adoption application (downloadable form-Word document) | Cat adoption application (downloadable form-PDF document) | Mini Schnauzer application (downloadable form)

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.

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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