How to Adopt
The first step toward adopting is to click on Our Adoptable Pet List. Look through the animals until one catches your eye. All the adoptable animals at Katie’s Place are listed, and we’re careful to remove them as soon as they’re adopted.
The next step would be to read The Decision to Get a Pet. It will help you consider the various issues you’ll face when you introduce another life into your home and will lead you to The Adoption Application.
After you have submitted your Adoption Application, a volunteer will be in touch with you.
Upon completion of the initial review of your Application, arrangements will be made for you to meet the animals, either at the shelter directly, or at their foster home if they do not reside at the shelter. If introductions go well and it looks like you’ve met the right critter, then we’ll complete the adoption contract. The contract will be explained to you before you sign it. Please bring photo I.D.
Our adoption fee is $120 for cats and kittens. Pairs of cats can be adopted for $200 total. Special needs animals can be adopted by donation. ‘Special needs’ animals are elderly or have a chronic condition that needs monitoring or they’re exceptionally timid or high strung. The adoption fee covers the spay/neuter, basic inoculations and tattoo. Our adult cats are tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) though we would recommend that you have them retested if you are concerned.
Adoption Contract & Life Long Commitment
We promise every animal that comes through our doors that they will never be homeless again. While we do everything we can to ensure a perfect match in a home that will be their last, sometimes things just don’t work out. One clause of the Adoption Contract states that should you need to give up the animal at any time, he/she cannot be transferred to any other person or shelter, and must be returned to Katie’s Place.
We urge you to contact us with any questions or concerns about your new family member.