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Ready to Adopt?

If you’re ready to say yes to a new cat, we are so excited to help match you with your new best friend!

Whether you’ve already picked out the cat you’re interested in or need some help finding the right one, we’re happy to help. 

Many of the cats in our care live in the shelter and would love to meet you! If you’d like to inquire about a cat currently in a foster home, please reach out to set up an appointment (no appointment needed to visit the shelter during open hours, though!). The best way to speed up the adoption process is to fill out an adoption application prior to your visit.

Current Adoption Prices

Kittens $150

Up to 6 months

Adults $75

6 months to 9 years

Seniors $50

10 years and older

FIV and FeLV+ $50

Cats of any age
We also offer the following ongoing specials:
  • Seniors for Seniors: Waived adoption fees for adopters 65 years or older adopting a senior cat (8 years or older)

  • Paws for Patriots: 20% off adoption fees for any active military or veterans
  • Two kittens for $200

The Adoption Process

  • Step 1

    Meet Our Cats

    You can learn a lot from our website, but there’s nothing quite like visiting the shelter and meeting the cats for yourself. After all, you can’t judge a book by its cover! Since we’re a free-roaming shelter, you will find cats everywhere inside the building. Please spend some time with them and see who strikes your fancy! Cats are also housed into rooms based on nutritional needs, medical concerns and personality. Our population changes frequently, so check back often if you don’t find the perfect cat for you right away.
  • Step 2

    Apply to Adopt

    Once you have found a cat you are interested in, you will fill out our adoption application, a brief one-page document that will go over your basic information. If you don’t see a specific cat on the website, fill out the general application. If you’re not able to fill out an application prior to arrival, come on down and meet some feline friends anyway!

    Please note: All applicants must show a government-issued ID at time of adoption.

    Applying to adopt a specific cat does not reserve that cat for you, as all adoptions are done first-come, first-served. If you’d like to make sure the cat you love is yours but you can’t take them home right away, you may place a brief adoption hold for a small fee in person at the shelter. Let us know if you have any questions!

  • Step 3

    Meet with an Adoption Counselor

    After your application is approved one of our professional adoption counselors will chat with you to make sure that the cat you’ve chosen will be a great fit for your lifestyle. We may also ask about your household and previous pets to better understand what kind of cat could be a great match. Don’t forget to bring your ID!

  • Step 4

    Take Your New Cat Home

    Once you’ve been approved, you can head home with your new cat. All cats adopted from Cat Care Society have received medical attention and come with a goodie bag to get you and your new family member set up for success right away. You’ll also receive info on the Connect for Care program to receive a medical exam at a participating vet for free.

Adoption FAQs

How long does the adoption process take?
In general, the adoption process takes between 30 to 45 minutes. This can vary if the cat you’re interested in has special medical or behavioral concerns that will need to be addressed by our staff. Before you can take your new cat home, you first must fill out a basic adoption application, which can be completed on-site or online before arriving at the shelter. Once your application has been approved, you will review and sign an adoption contract that details our adoption terms. Then, you’ll get to take your new cat home!
Can I take a cat home the same day?
Yes! As long as you have completed the application, paid the applicable fees and signed the contract, your new furry friend can go home with you the same day you met him or her.
What if I don’t have any items yet that my new cat will need?

Not to worry! We will send you home with a new adopter bag, which will contain a sample of the food your cat has been eating. You’re also welcome to shop at our on-site store, Meow Mart, to pick up toys, treats, bowls, beds, litter boxes, and any other goodies your feline friend may need.

Will my new cat need additional vet services?

All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations for their age. They are also given a thorough medical exam before they are available for adoption. Cats adopted from CCS are protected through Connect for Care Colorado. This service covers an initial exam from select veterinarians and up to $250 of veterinary care for any shelter-related illness such as upper respiratory infections within two weeks of adoption. A list of participating providers will be provided at the time of adoption. Please clarify program terms with the veterinarian you select. As with all living things, the health of a cat may change unexpectedly, and underlying health issues may go undetected. All cats should visit a veterinarian at least once a year for routine vaccines and exams. 

I’d like to adopt a specific cat but can’t take them home yet. Can I place a hold on him or her?

You may! Because submitting an adoption application does NOT claim a specific animal, and adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis, we cannot guarantee that the cat you see online and are interested in will still be available when you are ready.

If you are interested in putting a short hold on a specific cat, you may do so in person at the shelter. Holds last until close of business the following day the shelter is open. There is a non-refundable fee of $15 for adults or $25 for kittens under 5 months to place a hold. Holds are not accepted online or over the phone, and adopters must have an approved application. Let us know if you have any questions!

Not ready or able to adopt right now? Consider sponsoring a cat!

Not ready for a long-term commitment? Learn more about fostering!