The Adoption Process and Adoption Application
The adoption process begins with filling out and submitting an Adoption Application for the kitten or cat you would like to adopt. Please submit the completed form by email or bring it with you if you stop by for a visit. We hope, however, that you understand and appreciate that even with a submitted application, it isn’t first come first served. We are trying to match every kitten and cat to the right situation. For example, we will most likely show preference to a home wanting to adopt two kittens, particularly so for a home currently without a cat. Two kittens, especially from the same litter, are already bonded, so the adopter doesn’t need to be concerned about compatibility. And if there is no one home during the day because of work or school, two cats will keep each other company. Best of all, they play together, which burns off a lot of energy.
We have had many kittens adopted into homes with cat-friendly dogs. The photos and videos of these relationships are often hysterically funny and charming. However, not all dogs are cat-friendly, and small children can also injure a kitten.
Ferals and semi-ferals have completely different needs than kittens, and it takes very special people to adopt and care for these cats. When a feral comes into our care, we spend countless hours getting it healthy and socialized. And we have witnessed on numerous occasions that given space, grace, and time, a former feral can become an amazingly loving companion. As a feral adopter ourselves, we know exactly how rewarding it feels to have a feral choose to live with us.
As you are deciding to adopt or after you have adopted and are waiting for your new family member to be old enough to leave, you are certainly welcome to visit. Just give us a call or text to arrange a time. Getting your kitten used to your touch and your voice will help them bond with you and will make the transition much easier for you and for them.
And after you have adopted, please stay in touch. Hundreds of people are following the journeys of these kittens and cats on Facebook, Instagram, and this web page. They appreciate updates to the happily ever after stories.