Adopt a Cat
5787 W 6th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
Adopt a Cat
We’re glad that you’re interested in adopting a cat! Each year approximately 20,000 cats are surrendered to animal shelters in the Denver Metro region, sadly there are not enough loving homes for all of the cats in need. You’re taking an important step in solving this problem by considering adopting a cat who needs a home! Adopting a cat is a major commitment, with the oldest cat on record living to be over 30 years old. Complete the online application and come visit the cats in person at the shelter. Don’t see the perfect match for you? New cats come into our care regularly so be sure to check back soon!
Many of the cats that come into our shelter require extensive medical care before they are able to be adopted. Even if you’re not looking to adopt right now, donations towards their care are greatly appreciated.
Our Adoption Process
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 it’s cover. Since we’re a free roaming shelter, you will find cats everywhere you go. Cats are also sorted 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.
Apply To Adopt
Once you have found a cat you are interested in you will fill out our adoption application, which is a brief one-page document that will go over your basic information.
You can get a head start by completing your adoption application online before heading to the shelter.
Become Approved and Meet With a Counselor
One of our professional adoption counselors will chat with you to make sure that the cat you’ve chosen will be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. If you rent, we’ll need to contact your landlord to make sure you’re allowed to have a cat. If you own your house, we will verify that the property is in your name. We may also ask questions about your household and previous pets. Please make sure to bring a photo ID with your current address, and if you rent, it can be helpful to bring a copy of your lease with a pet addendum to expedite the process.
Take Home Your New Best Friend
The entire adoption process usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour. Once you’ve been approved, you can head home with your new cat. All cats adopted from Cat Care Society are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines, and will come with a collar, cardboard carrier, and a few toys to get you and your new family member bonding and playing right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Are Adoption Fees?
Kittens (2-6 months) $150
Adults (1 year-9 years) $75
Seniors (10 years and up) $50
FIV and FeLV+ cats of any age $50
We also offering the following ongoing specials:
Seniors for Seniors – Waived adoption fees for adopters 65 years or older adopting a senior cat (10 years or older)
Paws for Patriots – 20% off adoption fees for any active military or veterans
Can I Take My Cat Home With Me The Same Day I Meet It?
What's The Difference Between Adopting And Fostering?
How Long Does The Adoption Process Take?