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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.

In concert with CDC and NC DHHS recommendations, the organization is strengthening its mask policy due to the uptick in Delta variant cases. Here is a summary of the policy, in effect on August 3, 2021:

  • All public, including volunteers, and staff will be asked to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  • This policy is in constant flux, and we continue to monitor the NC DHHS and CDC sites for guidance.

Adoptions are by appointment or if you’re in the area feel free to drop by and we can fit you and your family in! All potential adopters must submit an Adoption Interest Survey. Once received, an adoption counselor will contact the individual and talk through the adoption process. The adoption program will send out an invite to a scheduling calendar once the adoption counselor provides the necessary information to them. All visits are an hour long.

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)

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