How to Adopt
Cats Cradle requires of it’s Adopters:
- A commitment to keep your cat strictly indoors unless otherwise approved.
- A commitment to never declaw your cat
- A commitment to spay/neuter your cat
- A commitment to care for your pet it’s entire life
Prior to Adoption:
Every animal that comes into our care is thoroughly checked by a veterinarian. If not already done, animals of more than 6 months of age are spayed/neutered.
We are usually unaware of vaccination histories, so we assume that if an animal is already spayed/neutered when it joins us, it will already have had its initial course of vaccinations, and we provide only a booster shot in that case. If it is not spayed/neutered, we assume that the animal has received NO shots ever and it receives a full round of vaccinations. If the animal is in our care for more than 4 weeks after that initial shot, we supply the required booster.
All kittens and puppies will receive their first shot, a booster (if still in our care at the end of 4 weeks), and a certificate for spaying/neutering and microchipping when the animal is old enough (approximately 6 months). All animals receive a dose of a worming and flea treatment and a further dose of worming medication if required after two weeks.
The adoption fee for kittens is $250. The adoption fees for cats varies depending upon the age of the cat. Payments can be made in cash, by cheque or by using your VISA or Mastercard.
Our adoption process is:
- Careful and efficient, to protect the well-being and best interest of the animals
- Thorough, yet streamlined to go as quickly as possible
- Focused on providing you with an animal that will be a good match
- Pleasant and congenial
Things to consider before adopting:
- Keep in mind that the cat will require time to adjust to your home and other pets
- You must be willing to make a commitment to the well-being of the animal, and accept all financial responsibility for the animal’s care and medical attention
- Ensure you are not adopting on a whim, do some research to make sure that this choice is best for both you and the animal
- Remember that your home will be the animal’s forever home, not temporary place for it to live until you move, get bored of it, etc.
- If you are considering adopting a kitten, remember that it will soon grow into a cat
In order to adopt an animal, you must:
- Determine whether the animal’s profile sounds like a good “match” for you and your lifestyle
- Fill out the adoption application form (online form) and submit it to Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue.
- The volunteer fostering the cat will contact you to arrange a meeting
- Complete a three page adoption form and pay the adoption fee
- You may return the animal if it doesn’t work out in two or three weeks, or if unforseen circumstances arise.
You must agree to give CCAR the option to take the animal back if you cannot keep it for any reason.
You may be eligible for a refund at the discretion of CCAR.
In addition to the above, to adopt a dog you must also:
- Make an appointment for a volunteer to do a home check
- Find out if CCAR feels your environment is right for the type of dog you want