Adoption Policy

Our mission is to provide a safe, home-like environment where homeless cats can be connected with loving families within the community. We strive to create an environment that allows us (and prospective owners) to see how a cat might behave in a new home, noting personality aspects such as activity level, attitude around strangers, and comfort level with children and other animals. We only consider placements that will provide appropriate, permanent homes for our residents, and we believe strongly that finding “the purrfect fit” is an integral part of responsible rehoming.

All prospective adopters will be asked to fill out an application which asks for references (including that of your existing or former veterinarian), information about the household and its residents, and questions about potential future life changes and your plan for how you would deal with those with your new feline companion. It also asks you to demonstrate in good faith that you have the lifestyle and financial stability required to guarantee one of our residents a safe, permanent home. You must be 25 years of age or older to apply for adoption. All applications must be accompanied by a $20 deposit (non-refundable) in the form of cash or check for the application to be considered. If you are approved the amount of this deposit is deducted from whatever fee is required to adopt your cat at time of adoption.

Generally it takes a few days for us to reach all of your references and consider your application. At time of application you will be asked to call your veterinary reference to give permission for Kitty Cottage to inquire with them about your pets’ veterinary history, and to please contact your personal references ahead of time so they know to expect our call. We will reach out to you as soon as a decision has been made or if we have any questions. Please note that applications are approved or denied entirely at our discretion.

In the event that an adopter for some reason absolutely cannot keep a cat adopted from us, and cannot find a loving home for the cat with another responsible person, we ask that you give us a call to discuss the possibility of returning the cat to us for re-adoption. Please also keep in mind that if a kitty does need to be returned to us for any reason, the normal surrender process and policies will apply.

Adoption Fees:

  • Kittens (under 1 year): $125

  • Adults (1-7 years): $100

  • Seniors (8+ years): $50

$20 discount off total fee for any two cats!

All Kitty Cottage cats are:

  • Current on their Rabies and Distemper vaccines

  • Spayed or Neutered and Microchipped (if age appropriate)

  • Negative for FeLV/FIV (which are both contagious diseases in cats)

  • Treated prophylactically for internal and external parasites upon arrival

  • Given all necessary veterinary care while they are in our possession

We guarantee that we will give you as honest and thorough picture of the cat’s veterinary history, current state of health, and behavioral tendencies as we are able at time of adoption. You are welcome to request to view your cats record before applying to adopt, and we will answer any questions you have.

© 2017 Kitty Cottage Adoption Center Inc.

Kitty Cottage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


All professional photos taken by Kerry McIntyre Photography