Kitten Palooza is the kitten adoption event of the year! Plus, join us online for fun activities during Kitten Week from June 17-24, 2023.
About the Event
Kitten Palooza is busy, fun, and full of kittens and people! For the comfort of our guests and kittens, we are offering entrance to the adoption event by appointment only. You’ll need a pre-approved application and appointment to meet and adopt at Kitten Palooza 2023.
Please read the FAQs below for more information.
Thank you for your interest in Kitten Palooza 2023. At this time all appointments have been booked and the waitlist is full.
But don’t fret! We’ll have lots of kittens in need of loving homes this summer. Please visit us another day!
The adoption event will be held in person by appointment only on Saturday, June 24 at CAT’s main shelter:
Cat Adoption Team
14175 SW Galbreath Drive
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
You’ll apply online in advance to request an appointment.
This popular kitten adoption event attracts hundreds of hopeful adopters, and we don’t have enough space for everyone who wants to attend.
Applying in advance helps reduce crowding, speeds up event check-in, and sets you up for a more comfortable, smoother experience on adoption day!
The link to apply and request an appointment will go live on this page (catadoptionteam.org/palooza) at approx. 10 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Some browsers will not automatically update when we post the link. Try clearing your browser cache or press Ctrl-Shift-R to “hard refresh” the page.
We’ll review applications in the order they are received. Once your application is approved*, we’ll send you a link to schedule your appointment for the event day (June 24). Pre-approved adopters will then come to CAT’s shelter during their appointment time (scheduled between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Kitten Palooza day to meet and adopt kittens in person!
*Applying does not guarantee an appointment. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. We may receive more applications than we can accommodate and appointment times are limited. Apply early for the best appointment availability!
If your application is approved and appointments are still available, you will receive an email from us with a link to schedule your appointment for the adoption event. We will review and reply to applications in the order they are received, and it could take up to 24 hours before you hear from us.
Please do not call or email to ask about the status of your application — staff and volunteers will be busy reviewing applications as quickly as they can. We promise to contact you as soon as possible with an update!
Applying through the event link is how you request an appointment for Kitten Palooza, but it’s not a guarantee.
Our team will review applications in the order they are received. We have a limited number of appointments available, and it’s possible that we will receive more applications than we can accommodate. Adopters also must be comfortable with our adoption policies; we’ll contact you if we have any questions.
After you put in an application, we will contact you as soon as possible with an update on your application status! Please be patient; it could take up to 24 hours or so before you hear from us.
On Saturday, June 24, any adopter with an appointment will come to CAT’s shelter in Sherwood to meet kittens for adoption in person!
During your appointment, our staff and volunteers will show you around to see the kittens available at the time of your visit. Once you narrow down your selection to one or two kittens, you’ll have the chance to hold them and interact with them more to see if it’s a love connection!
If you decide to adopt at the event, you’ll attend an adoption counseling session to go over the details of your adoption, complete paperwork, and pay your adoption fee. You can also shop our retail store for great deals on the supplies your new kitten needs!
Most kittens will be ready to go home with you after your adoption is finalized, so please plan accordingly.
You should expect to be at the shelter for about 1-2 hours to meet kittens and finalize your adoption.
Kitten adoption fees are $225. CAT offers a $20 discount off your total adoption fee when you adopt two kitties at the same time.
The adoption fee includes: medical exam, spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment and deworming, FeLV testing, microchip and registration, certificate for a post-adoption medical exam from a participating veterinary clinic, sample bag of Purina Pro Plan food, kitten care handbook, and post-adoption support from CAT’s adoption counselors — a $700 value!
For more details about CAT’s adoption fees, click here.
These kittens will not appear on CAT’s website before the event. If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, we’ll be posting photos of some of kittens that are expected to be at the event — but we can’t guarantee their availability. Things change quickly with kittens. A kitten could get sick or we might realize they’re too shy for a big event. Plus, we’re still getting in more kittens each day!
One thing we can say for sure: You will get to see a lot of cute kittens at the event!
You’ll need to be available to take your kitten home on the same day as the event. There are no holds offered during Kitten Palooza.
This event helps kitties move out of the shelter/foster homes so that we can take in more needy animals. If you’re not available to take your adopted kitten home on June 24, please wait and visit when you’re ready. We will have lots more kitties looking for homes later this summer!
We totally get it. Kittens are adorable, and this event is a ton of fun. But…
Appointments for Kitten Palooza are limited, and we want to help as many people and kittens find love as possible! If you’re not planning to adopt at the event, please visit us on another day.
We’re open for walk-ins without without an appointment during our regular open hours any other time! During the summer months you’ll almost always find some cute kittens — and wonderful adult cats — in our shelter.
Thanks for understanding!
Absolutely! Adopters who want to see a lot of kittens in one visit may choose to attend Kitten Palooza. But whenever you’re ready to take a cat or kitten home, you can stop by the shelter without an appointment during our regular open hours. This time of year we often have kittens — and many lovely adult cats — ready for adoption.
Adopets provides the tech support for CAT’s online adoption system. If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the “Help” link at the top of the application page to start a support chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitten Week: June 17-24, 2023
All the fun of Shark Week, but with more purrs!
That’s right! Cat Adoption Team is bringing you a full week of fun virtual activities to celebrate all things kitten. Enjoy behind-the-scenes video, live kitten cams, contests, and lots more!
KITTEN WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday, June 17, 10 AM — Link to apply to attend Kitten Palooza goes live
Saturday, June 17, 10 AM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @kitten_foster_alchemy
Sunday, June 18 — Celebrate Father’s Day with some knee-slapping #DadJokes
Sunday, June 18, 7 PM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @emilysfelinefosterflophouse
Monday, June 19 — Kids’ Coloring Activity Pages. Download now!
Monday, June 19, 4 PM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @kittenandflowerguy
Tuesday, June 20 — Behind-the-Scenes Video from CAT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 PM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @cats_on_cats_in_pdx
Wednesday, June 21, Noon — Instagram Live with foster kittens @pdxkittyfoster
Thursday, June 22, 5 PM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @nitas_foster_home
Friday, June 23 — Kitten Art Project Tutorial
Friday, June 23, 4 PM — Instagram Live with foster kittens @fosterkittenpdx
Saturday, June 24 — LIVE video from Kitten Palooza adoption event
*Kitten Week activities are free to participate; if adopting a cat or kitten, adoption fees will apply