Cat Adoption Process
Adopting a cat or kitten is a serious decision. But it’s also exciting! With over 20 years of experience, CAT is here to help you find “the one”.
To comply with social distancing and help stop the spread of the COVID-19, CAT is adopting under adjusted, temporary protocols and policies until further notice.
We are currently offering online adoptions with curbside pick-up only.
Please click here for information about our current adoption process.
How It Works
Our staff and volunteer adoption counselors are trained to help you find the right cat for your household. They will help you get to know the cats and kittens for adoption, answer questions, and provide information about cat behavior and care.
Plan Your Visit
You can meet most of the cats and kittens for adoption from CAT at our main shelter in Sherwood, Oregon. No appointment necessary — stop by any time during our open hours! We’re located about 15 miles from downtown Portland, and we’re just four miles off I-5. You can always call ahead to check on a cat’s availability before you visit. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
You can also meet cats at our offsite adoption locations. Adoption hours vary by location.
Meet the Cats
We recommend scheduling about 1-2 hours for your visit. (Note that adoption hours end 30 minutes before we close.)
Adopting or Placing a Hold
Finalize the Adoption
All cats and kittens must go home in a secure pet carrier. You can bring your own or purchase one from us.