Cat Adoption Team

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Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
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Adoption policies

To ensure happy, successful life-long adoptions for cats and adopters alike, CAT adopts according to the policies below.

Indoor-Only: Because cats live much longer, safer lives indoors, CAT adopts to indoor-only homes.

In rare cases (typically when cats have persistent behavioral problems, such as inappropriate elimination, for which CAT veterinary staff have found no physical cause), cats may be approved to go to an indoor/outdoor home. Those adopting cats designated for possible indoor/outdoor homes go through CAT’s normal adoption process and sign a contract specific to indoor/outdoor situations.

Declawing: CAT asks adopters not to declaw adopted cats. Your adoption counselor can provide information about the detriments of declawing, humane alternatives, and how to train a cat to use a scratching post.

For adopters looking for declawed cats, there are almost always previously declawed cats at CAT awaiting adoption.

Kittens: Kittens must be 8-10 weeks old before they are available for adoption. This ensures that kittens receive a strong, healthy start in life and minimizes behavior problems because they are fully weaned and litter box trained. All kittens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Kittens under six weeks of age are listed on CAT’s foster care list but are not available for viewing.

FIV+ Cats: CAT has a small number of FIV+ cats available for adoption. These cats can live relatively long and healthy lives in an indoor, stress-free environment. Because there is a risk of FIV transmission to other cats, FIV-positive cats must be adopted as only cats or share homes with cats who are also FIV-positive. (FIV is contagious only between cats; humans, dogs, and other pets cannot contract the disease.)

Renting with Cats: Since we want to make lifelong placements for our cats, we ask that adopters make sure their landlord allows cats and to pay any pet deposits in advance of adopting.

Cats as Gifts: CAT has gift certificates available for those wishing to give a gift adoption. Please note that adopters (the adult or adults with whom the cat will live) must meet with a cat or kitten prior to adoption; choosing a cat is a very personal decision and plays an important role in making a lifelong commitment to a new family member.

Shipping of Cats: We ask adopters to meet with and get to know the cats or kittens prior to adoption. Therefore, we do not ship cats or kittens.

Adoption of Black Cats around Halloween: For the several years, the Cat Adoption Team has not put a halt to the adoption of black cats on Halloween. CAT’s adoption counselors are just as vigilant and informative with potential adopters, as they always are, up to and through Halloween. Black or mostly black cats make up the majority of felines available for adoption at the shelter so it doesn’t make sense to exclude the shelter’s largest population from a chance at a home. There has been no evidence that black cats adopted from shelters are used for mischief in the Portland area over Halloween. From the Oregon Humane Society web site: “Up to and through Halloween, the Oregon Humane Society will be adopting out black cats, black dogs, and even black rats (along with all the other color mixes pets). OHS Humane Investigators assure us that there are no problems for black cats during this time of year and OHS’s adoption procedures and policies are in place to make sure all animals go to loving families.” CAT joins with other animal shelters in the Portland area and across the country by offering an opportunity for folks to fall in love with black cats any time of the year, including Halloween.

Adoption fees

  • Kitten* (under 7 months): $125
  • Teenage Cat (7 - 12 months): $100
  • Adult Cat: $85
  • Senior Cat (over 8 years): $60
  • Special Needs Cat: $60
  • FIV Cat: $60

Regular adoption discounts offered:

  • Bonded pair discount: $50 off total adoption fee
  • Adopt two cats/kittens and receive $20 off total adoption fee
  • Senior adopters age 62 and above receive 20% off regular adoption fee for any adult cat (1 year and older)

*Kittens on our Foster Kitten list who are 6 weeks and older can be “pre-adopted” and go home after he/she is spayed/neutered.

Your adoption fee includes:

  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Testing for FeLV and FIV
  • Microchip and registration fee
  • FVRCP vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination for cats/kittens over 16 weeks old
  • Treatment for parasites (fleas, worms)
  • Sample of cat/kitten food
  • Cat/Kitten Care Booklet
  • Information and questions answered
  • Coupons to save you money right away- $10 off $50 worth of supplies you purchase in CAT’s Boutique on your adoption day and another $5 off your next purchase of $30 or more; 10% off vaccinations

 

How to adopt

Because adopting a cat or kitten, or any other pet, is a serious family decision, CAT has a team of adoption counselors trained to assist you with finding the perfect lifetime companion. They will help you get to know your prospective new feline friend, answer questions, and provide information about cat behavior and care.

To adopt a cat or kitten:

  • Meet the cats
  • Allow 1-2 hours for your visit
  • Complete adoption application and contract
  • Meet with an adoption counselor
  • Children under 16 accompanied by adult
  • Landlord approval requested for renters; please check your lease or renter’s policies prior to coming to CAT
  • CAT insists on indoor-only homes
  • Must be 18 years or older and provide proof of residence
  • CAT reserves the right to refuse an adoption

Click here for shelter location and hours. If you plan on adopting a cat the same day, please plan to visit the shelter 1-2 hours prior to closing. You can always put a 24-hour hold on a cat if you would like to bring back the rest of your family, or need a little extra time to think about your decision.

Locations

CAT’s Main Shelter

Cat Adoption Team, 14175 SW Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140 map

CAT’s Offsite Adoption Locations

Cats are onsite seven days a week at the following offsite locations. Portland-area PetSmart stores: Adoption hours Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm or by appointment. Adoptions are completed at CAT’s Sherwood shelter on weekdays.

Pet Loft: Adoption hours anytime during regular store hours
6333 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239

Tualatin Petco: Adoption hours Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm or by appointment. Adoptions are completed at CAT’s Sherwood shelter on weekdays.
8775 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062