Jen's Adoptable Cats is a 501(c)(3) not for profit cat rescue, and we do not sell cats. We operate exclusively on donations, and our adoptions fees are a fraction of the costs incurred per cat for food, litter and veterinary care. We believe in providing our cats with the best veterinary care possible, and although this care does cost more, we believe in providing our cats with every opportunity to live a long and happy life. Adoption fees are considered a donation and they are tax deductible.
Cats/Kittens: $125 per cat
Seniors 10+: $100 per cat
We accept Paypal, Venmo, Cash and Checks for adoption fees. Paypal and Venmo must be sent via Friends and Family (No Buyer Protection). If the adopter chooses the option of buyer protection, $5 will be added to the adoption fee to cover the transaction fees charged to our rescue.
All of our cats are spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and FeLV, vaccinated for FVRCP and rabies, fecal tested, as well as microchipped. When deemed necessary, our cats receive additional care, such as dentals, bloodwork, medications, surgeries, allergy tests, etc. Our rescue is transparent with all known health conditions of our cats.
Our rescue is completely foster based, and we do not have a facility. This means that all of our cats are in private residences. We feel this is an excellent way for cats to feel more comfortable, show their true personalities and receive better socialization.
Yes, but we do require an application to be filled out prior to meeting any of our cats. We require this because all of our cats are in private residences, and we have an obligation to screen anyone entering our foster's homes. Please read the profile of your intended cat to see which town he or she is currently located.
Absolutely! This is our foster with intent to adopt program. Anyone who is approved through our adoption process can request to foster with intent to adopt. This is a trial period of approximately 30 days, where you can see if your new kitty is a good fit. If not, you can return the cat to our care and at your request, we can refund your adoption fee. If you would like to choose a different cat, that is also an option.
Our rescue often takes in adult cats, and they can require a few months to properly adjust to a new home and feel comfortable enough to show their true personalities. Due to this, we offer extended trial periods in these circumstances.
Kittens can go to homes with other cats in residence as early as 8 weeks of age or if adopted in pairs. If the home has no other cats, the kitten must be 12 weeks of age to be adopted alone. Kittens need to learn proper socialization from birth to 12 weeks of age. If they are not given the opportunity to properly socialize they can display problem behaviors (i.e. biting too hard, not knowing to retract their claws, single kitten syndrome).
If you apply for a single kitten and do not have other cats in your home, we will not be able to reserve the kitten for you until he or she reaches 11 weeks of age. We can hold your application on file until the kitten reaches 11 weeks if you would like to wait.
All kittens will be in a foster to adopt status until the adopter brings the kitten to be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated. Our rescue covers all vetting if our veterinarians are used. Once the kitten has been fully vetted, the kitten can be moved from the foster to adopt status to officially adopted. Our adoption coordinator will explain this process and what vetting will be required to finalize the adoption.
We require all of our cats/kittens to be spayed/neutered prior to finalization of their adoption. Due to the difficulty in getting timely appointments for spay/neuter, especially since COVID, it may not be possible to get our kittens fixed in a timely fashion. In order to allow our adopters the ability to bring home their kittens sooner, we allow for foster with intent to adopt.
As the adopter, you must bring your kitten to all of his or her appointments for vaccinations and to be spayed/neutered. Our rescue covers all expenses as long as our veterinarian is used. We do help with rescheduling appointments when absolutely necessary and can assist in bringing the kitten to the veterinarian in certain circumstances. Please discuss any concerns with your adoption coordinator. Once your kitten is fully vetted, we can finalize the adoption. If an adopter fails to bring the kitten to his or her appointments, we will reclaim the kitten back into our organization. We take veterinary care very seriously.
Please contact our rescue immediately. As per our adoption contract, we require 4 weeks to properly rehome your adopted cat, unless there is an extreme emergency. If there is an extreme emergency, we will make an exception . We stand by our cats, and ALWAYS take them back.
You are the only approved adopter for your cat. As per your contract, you cannot give your cat to anyone else. If you want to give your cat away to a friend or family member, please contact us and have that person fill out our adoption application. They will go through the same adoption process you did, minus the adoption fee. Once approved, they will sign the contract and your cat will become theirs. If they are not approved, and you cannot keep your cat, you can return the cat to our organization.
Our organization is very small, and we do not have a facility. As much as we'd love to accept your cat, we are often at capacity and unable to do so. If you are willing to foster your cat, and can provide veterinary records and/or a donation to cover needed medical, we can help you rehome your cat. If you need to rehome your cat immediately, you may need to contact a shelter.
We are a very small rescue with limited resources. We are able to provide better services to our adopters and to our cats by adopting to our local area only. We cannot properly check homes, retrieve our cats when necessary, provide veterinary care, assist in lost cat recovery or assist with any other needs that may arise in the course of ownership the further the adopter is from our location. We are strict in this policy and we do not make exceptions. We receive messages from many adopters who are out of our service area requesting to make exceptions, please understand our refusal is not personal.