Adopt a Cat

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5787 W 6th Ave             

Lakewood, CO 80214

 

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Thursday–Monday: 12pm–5pm
Tuesday–Wednesday: Closed

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(303) 239-9680

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?
We keep out adoption fees low because we know that you don’t have to have a huge budget to be a great pet parent (though it is important to factor in the costs of food, litter, and unexpected medical bills before making the decision to adopt). Our adoption fees are as follows:

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?
In general, the adoption process takes between 1-2 hours from start to finish. This can change if the cat you’re interested in has special medical or behavioral concerns that will need to be addressed by our staff. Once you’ve met the cat that’s perfect for your family, there are a few final steps before you’ll be able to take them home. We’re very concerned about the ongoing welfare of our cats, and these steps are designed to make sure they go to great homes. First, you’ll fill out a basic adoption application. Next, our staff will verify that your housing allows cats by contacting your landlord or verifying home ownership. You can complete the application online before heading to the shelter. It’s important to bring along a current photo ID, and, if you rent, we recommend bringing a copy of your lease with a pet addendum or a letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet. Once you’ve completed these steps, you will review and sign an adoption contract that details our terms. Then, you’ll get to take your new cat home!
 

 

 

What's The Difference Between Adopting And Fostering?
When you adopt a cat, it becomes your family member and is no longer the responsibility of Cat Care Society. You sign a contract agreeing to provide lifelong care for the cat that you adopt. Some of the cats that come into our shelter need medical care, socialization, or in the case of kittens, time to grow up before they can be adopted. These cats are often placed in foster homes where they are cared for temporarily until they’re ready to find a forever home. Depending on the cat, they may need to be fostered for several weeks or several months. We also have “hospice” cats who need a loving home in which to live out their last few months or years. These cats remain in the custody of Cat Care Society and we provide all medical care, food, and litter. You provide the home, daily care, and, of course, love.

 

 

 

How Long Does The Adoption Process Take?
In general, the adoption process takes between 1-2 hours from start to finish. This can change if the cat you’re interested in has special medical or behavioral concerns that will need to be addressed by our staff. Once you’ve met the cat that’s perfect for your family, there are a few final steps before you’ll be able to take them home. We’re very concerned about the ongoing welfare of our cats, and these steps are designed to make sure they go to great homes. First, you’ll fill out a basic adoption application. Next, our staff will verify that your housing allows cats by contacting your landlord or verifying home ownership. You can complete the application online before heading to the shelter. It’s important to bring along a current photo ID, and, if you rent, we recommend bringing a copy of your lease with a pet addendum or a letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet. Once you’ve completed these steps, you will review and sign an adoption contract that details our terms. Then, you’ll get to take your new cat home!
 

 

 

Will I Need Additional Vet Services?
All cats adopted from Cat Care Society have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated with age appropriate vaccines. Depending on the age of the cat you adopt, they may need additional vaccines in order to be fully protected and in compliance with local law. Some cats will require life long medications. Cats adopted from CCS are protected by a 14 day health guarantee 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.  We give all of our cats a thorough examination before they are placed up for adoption. 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.

Adoptable Cats

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