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 that ethical, physical and financial responsibility. We strive to achieve age-appropriate matches for cats and adopters. 

  • 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 kittens. 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. 

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.

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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