Adoption Process

  • Pet ownership is a serious and long‐term responsibility. Cats have an average lifespan of 12‐18 years and some live longer. Each person who adopts a pet must consider that commitment, and be capable and willing to accept the moral, physical and financial responsibility. Therefore applicants must be at least 21 years old and either employed full‐time, self‐employed, or retired. 

  • All solo cats are tested, spay/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and treated for fleas. Only the mothers found with kittens are tested. Many of our cats are microchipped. There is a $100 adoption fee per cat and $150 adoption fee for a pair of cats. These fees help defray the medical costs and care of the cat. The fee is non-refundable.

  • Veterinarian and personal (non-relative) references are required, along with an approved adoption application.

 

  • If you are interested in adopting, please complete the application below. 

 

  • Preference given to applicants within one hour of Philadelphia. 

  • We get many applications, often for the same cat(s), and as volunteers, we do our best to process all applications in a timely manner and with the best possible matches for cats/humans/home environments.    

  • If we have questions about your application, or if you are approved, you will hear from us within a week. We are processing many applications and are unable to return any follow-up inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.

Kitten Policy

  • We require that kittens be adopted in pairs. We will, however, consider adopting a solo kitten to a family that already has a young companion animal (cat or small dog) in the home. 

 

  • We do not adopt kittens until they are spayed or neutered.

 

  • Kittens are generally available for adoption at 8 - 12 weeks of age.

Meeting Our Cats

  • Some of our cats are in foster homes, while others are in our adoption center at PetSmart in Plymouth Meeting (off of Chemical Road).  

  • The best way to meet our cats is to fill out an application, which can be downloaded here.

  • For approved adopters, we will make arrangements to visit the cat of interest either via a video meeting in a foster home or an in-person meeting at our adoption center at PetSmart.

  • Only approved adopters may go in to our adoption center at PetSmart. Other visitors can stop by and view the cats through the window, speak to a volunteer (if one is present at the time), or fill out an application.

  • Anyone visiting PetSmart must wear a mask.