How to Adopt

Finding the Right Cat

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.

Finding the Right Cat

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 adoption questionnaire (below).
  3. Meet the cat over a video call with the foster parent to see if the cat is a good fit for your household.
  4. Meet with an adoption counselor over a video call for a virtual home visit to go over a safety checklist.
  5. We will bring the cat to your home to complete the adoption while remaining outside and physically distant.

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: We are currently limiting kitten adoptions to homes within a 20-minute drive of Oakland or Alameda due to shelter-in-place and the nature of our adoption process. Adopters up to 1 hour away will be considered for adult cats.