How long does the adoption process usually take?
The process should take approximately a week to ten days depending on whether or not the preferred cat or kitten is ready for adoption. It can actually be sooner if all the stars are aligned... It can take a bit longer if the preferred cat or kitten is an exotic breed such as Siamese or Main Coon, etc. because of the increased number of applications and inquiries we receive for these cats and kittens.
Please note that we are a non-profit organization and our "staff" are volunteers who work full-time jobs in addition to answering many inquiries, managing facebook, Petfinder and our email and website, along with processing numerous applications daily . All of this is very time consuming and, unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day... So we ask that you just be patient with us.
What do I do if I do not hear back after submitting an application?
If you do not hear back from us via email or phone within 48 hours of submitting an application, feel free to shoot us an email letting us know and one of our volunteers will look into it.
Always check your spam for our replies as well! Sometimes that's where they land...
What does the adoption fee include?
All cats and kittens are dewormed, treated for intestinal parasites, given one dose of Revolution, age-appropriately vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV, microchipped and spayed/neutered if they are four months of age and older.
What will I need to prepare my home for my new family member?
When you first bring a new cat or kitten into your home, no matter how social or friendly they may be, it is best to keep them in a small space such as a spare bedroom, office or bathroom to let them get acquainted with you. If you do not follow this protocol, the cat will likely be very fearful and hide. This will inhibit your ability to bond which is very important the first few days to help build trust. It will just be for a short period of time and it's to everyone's benefit. In this room you should have their litter box, separate food and water bowls, a comfy bed and, of course, some fun toys.
We recommend covered litter boxes as they help contain the mess. Some cats do not like the doors on the covered boxes, so that can be removed. A medium to large box is best. Remember, your kitten will not be little forever! Also, don't forget to purchase a scooper!
Speaking of medium to large... You will need to purchase a cat carrier if you do not already have one. Do not get one that is too small or it will only serve you for a short time while your new family member is a kitten. Remember, they grow fast!