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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.

The adoption process begins when you complete an Adoption Interest Survey either online or in our lobby. After that, a trained adoption counselor will talk to you in person or 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.

Please plan to spend one to two hours at the shelter—this is a big decision!

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. We recommend you arrive at the shelter an hour prior to the close of business to allow ample time for you to get to know the cats and complete your adoption.

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)

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My name is Merrick and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
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