Welcome to the family!
Congratulations! You are now the proud parent of a lovable cat companion. Thanks for helping us save lives by opening your heart and home to a new feline family member!
Adopter Handbooks & Resources
We’re here for you and your cat on adoption day — and always!
Our handbooks will answer many of the questions you may have about caring for your new cat or kitten. If you need additional information or advice, please check out our Resource Center, contact your adoption counselor (see your adoption paperwork for individual contact info), or reach out to us anytime.
Free Veterinary Exam Certificate
Keeping your cat healthy is a big part of sharing your life with a pet. If you don’t have a veterinarian already, start building a relationship with a vet or clinic now using your free exam certificate from CAT.
A Free Veterinary Exam Certificate* is supplied to adopters at the time of adoption. Your certificate cannot be replaced or transferred to other pets or people. See the map for a list of Portland area clinic locations that have agreed to accept this certificate. Please note that some locations may not be accepting new clients at this time.
Can’t get into your vet? Having an established relationship with a veterinarian in private practice is one of the best ways to support your cat’s health through their life. However, there are some veterinary alternatives (including our new vaccine appointments) available when seeing your pet’s regular veterinarian is not an option for whatever reason.
*You are responsible for selecting a clinic, making the appointment, and for any fees incurred for products, services, and/or treatments over and above the initial complimentary exam fee. Please reference the certificate when you make your appointment and be sure to take the certificate with you to the appointment. CAT is not responsible for any fees incurred as a result of the examination.