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Adopt a Cat

Plan Your Visit

Adopt a Cat

Plan Your Visit
Our cat adoption process is friendly and thorough, so you will share a lifetime of love and companionship with your new cat.

How
There are two ways to see the cats and adopt: make an appointment or just drop by the shelter. All potential adopters will be asked to submit an Adoption Interest Survey either online or in person. After we receive your survey, an adoption counselor will contact you and answer any questions you have. If you completed the survey online, a link will be sent to our scheduling calendar so you can make an appointment. All visits are about an hour long.

When
Appointments are available as follows:

  • Tuesday through Sunday: every one-half hour beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm

After receipt of your Adoption Interest Survey you will be sent a link to sign up for an appointment to come visit the cats.

Walk-ins are always welcome!
Adoptions are first-come, first-served. We cannot hold / reserve any cats or kittens, nor do we accept pre-pays.

  • Adopters must be prepared to take the cat home at the end of the appointment. SAFE Haven is not a boarding facility.

The retail shop is open; adopters can purchase carriers, litter boxes, and toys at the shelter during their appointment.

The adoption process begins when you complete an Adoption Interest Survey online. After that, a trained adoption counselor will talk to you on the phone about your needs and the type of cat you are looking for. The counselor will also answer any questions you may have at that time.

Once at the shelter, the counselor will take you around to meet the cats. The counselor will then assist you in picking the very best cat or kitten to make a lifelong match for you and your family, which includes your other pets! They will introduce you to cats that may be a good fit, and you will be able to visit with those cats individually in our playrooms.

Once you have determined whom you would like to adopt, the adoption counselor will go through the adoption contract and the microchip registration form, as well as some additional reference materials that help with the transition into the home. In addition, you will receive a sample bag of food and a toy.

You will be able to take your cat home that same day! Be sure to bring a carrier with you but we have them for sale here too if you don’t have one.

If you need any other necessities for your cat, we have a retail area in our lobby that includes carriers, litter boxes, collars, bowls, toys and more.

Adopters must be 21 years old.

Return policy – If you can no longer care for the cat you adopted from SAFE Haven we are always available to discuss solutions. We do not, however, refund adoption fees.

Make sure and view these videos before your visit:
Nancy on Adopting & Volunteering (3:17)

Featured Cat

My name is Mordecai and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Mordecai
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Upcoming Events

Meeting the Cats and adopting are always Upcoming AND Ongoing events!