Ready, Set, Adopt
Adoptions make us purr, but cats, like all companion animals, are a serious commitment. If you’re ready to make the leap, here’s information on our process along with tips to set you up for success.
- Your first step should be research. Seek information from trusted sources on things like general cat ownership, helping a cat adjust to a new home, and if applicable, introductions to other pets.
- If you’re up to the rewarding task of cat ownership, make sure everyone in your household is on board and you have your landlord’s permission (if applicable). Purchase the basic supplies and prepare your home for your new family member.
- Now the fun part, go meet cats! While we don’t have a shelter facility, we partner with PetSmart Charities, Pet Supermarket, and one cat cafe to showcase our adoptable cats. Learn about our adoptable cats here.
- Once you’ve fallen in love and are ready to adopt, you’ll fill out an application, contract, and pay an adoption fee of $125. The adoption fee covers the standard vetting every NCR cat receives: spay/neuter, vaccinations, combo testing, and deworming.
While many cats and kittens will make themselves right at home, it may take a few days for your new companion to adjust. It’s possible the significant change could lead to behavior and medical concerns. Here are a few things to watch for.
Any animal adopted from NCR must have follow-up vet care. We recommend scheduling a vet visit within two weeks after adoption. Your adoption paperwork will include up-to-date health records for your new pet. Please keep track of these records and share with your vet, as we don’t keep duplicate files.
We’ll follow up in a few weeks to see how things are going with your new family member. But in the meantime, we’d love to hear from you! Tag us in your Instagram photos or send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.