How to Adopt

Due to the statewide shelter-in-place order, ICRA has made some changes to our adoption program to protect the health of our volunteers and adopters. In-person adoption events and cat introductions are on hold until further notice. We are still arranging video introductions and we have developed a process for completing adoptions while social distancing. Please check out our available cats and fill out our adoption questionnaire below if there is a cat you are interested in.
Adoption Process

The goal of our adoption process is to place the right cat(s) with the right person. These are the steps:

  1. Pick out a cat or think about the qualities you want in a cat.

  2. Complete our online questionnaire (below) or an in-person interview at our adoption site.

  3. Meet the cat in the foster home or at our adoption site and talk to the foster parent to see if the cat is a good fit for your household.

  4. We will bring the cat to your home to complete the adoption and go over a safety checklist.

Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens (under 8 years): $100
  • Cats (over 8 years): $75
  • Two cats adopted together: full amount of the higher fee, half the amount of the lower or same fee; e.g. a kitten and a cat (under 8) would be $100.00 + 50.00 = $150.00

Prior to adoption all cats and kittens are:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • FeLV and FIV tested
  • FVRCP (distemper) vaccinated
  • Rabies vaccinated (if old enough)
  • Dewormed
  • Treated for fleas

Adoption Questionnaire

Please read before you start: Are you within a 1-hour drive of Alameda or Oakland? Since we complete our adoptions in the adoptive home, we generally adopt to families within 1 hour of the Alameda/Oakland area.

If the page appears blank after you click “Next,” you may need to scroll up to see the next page of the questionnaire.