Adopt A Pet

The shelter’s adoption rate is $50.00 for each adoption. This fee barely covers the expenses incurred by the shelter for each cat that is brought to us for care, including vaccinations, medications and all veterinary bills. All cats are spayed or neutered at the appropriate age before adoption, with the exception of the kittens that are too young at the time of adoption. So,  you are getting a bargain for a healthy life-long companion.

All of our “kids” are viewable on Petfinder.

Please use the link below:


Adoption FAQ’s:

1. Q: How much is the adoption fee?  A: $50.00

2. Q: What kind of paperwork is involved?  A: You can print out the form(s) below and fill them out before arriving at the shelter.  The application paperwork consists of two forms and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

3. Q: Is there a waiting period for adoptions? A: A majority of our adoptions are handled immediately, so you will be able to take your new family member with you right away.  The exception to this are families who live in a rental property.  We need to contact the property owner in order to ensure your new pet is allowed.

4. Q: Is there a return policy?  A: In the event the animal should have to be returned for whatever reason, all the paperwork MUST accompany the cat.  The $50.00 donation will not be refunded.  There may be a waiting period due to space availability.  There will be a requested donation for all animals returned after 30 days.

5. Q: What do we need to bring with us?  A: You will need to bring your driver’s license, your chosen method of payment and a carrier for your new pet.  If you do not have a carrier, you can purchase a cardboard carrier from the shelter for $5.00.

6. Q: What forms of payment do you accept?  A:  Cash or a check made payable to CCFOA.  We do not accept credit cards.

7. Q: Is our new pet spayed/neutered and vaccinated?  A: All of the cats at the shelter are spayed/neutered and vaccinated with the exception of kittens.  Kittens are required to be spayed/neutered once they come of age.  For a list of available spay/neuter clinics, please view the following link: http://www.ccfoa.info/?page_id=126

8. Q: Do you test for any illnesses?  A: Yes, new additions to our shelter are isolated and tested for FeLV and given a rabies and distemper vaccination.  If they are old enough to be spayed/neutered, that will be done as well.  If a potential adopter requests additional tests, (such as FIV), they are provided at cost.  For more information on vaccinations, please visit the following site: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/vaccbr.html

9. Q: We do not live in Carbon County.  Can we adopt a cat from your shelter?  A: Of course!  We are just thrilled when one of our “kids” finds a wonderful home.  If you plan on making the drive to our shelter and have a particular kitty in mind, be sure to call us first to be sure we still have the cat.  In addition, if you are concerned about being turned away because of a rental situation, etc, you may want to download our preadoption form, fill it out, and email it to us for review before making the trip.  Regardless, our kitties love company and so do we!

10. Q: What can we expect from our new pet?  A: It is likely that your new addition will hide and shy away from his/her new family.  Many of these animals were strays and some have been in the shelter for months or years.  These cats grow acustomed to living in cages and eventually feel safe there.  You must be PATIENT and allow your new pet TIME to acclimate to his/her new surroundings.  If you have other pets in your household, be sure to introduce them slowly, over a period of days, weeks, and sometimes months.  If you have a cage, please set it up and allow your new pet to sleep there if he/she wishes.  Using common sense, love, patience and by allowing them all the time he/she needs, you will eventually have a wonderful addition to your home and family.

Adoption Application:

Please bring completed form with you to the shelter.

PreAdoption Form [pdf]

Adoption Agreement [pdf]