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Adopting an animal rescued from deathrow is very rewarding as not only are so grateful for a loving home, but you are also freeing up a spot in a foster carer’s home so that the next kitty can be rescued.
When adopting your new best friend it can be an exciting time meeting your potential new best friend, and also anxious ensuring you make the best decision. Our foster carers will be able to help by telling you all about the personality, traits, and history of the animal since it has been in care, and ask you a series of questions to ensure the right home for the kitten or cat.
We are committed to ensuring every cat or kitten adopted from us goes to a suitable loving home where they can live their happy ever after. We also like to ensure that the animal is best matched to the person’s circumstances, lifestyle and family (especially other furry family members).
To ensure a happy ever after, we offer a two week trial period where if the cat doesn’t suit or settle into the new home we are happy to take them back and offer a full refund of the adoption fee. We are available to talk through any issues with rehoming and try to ensure this is a last resort which on rare occasions does happen.
- BrowseAll of our animals are listed on PetRescue. Take your time to read through the profiles each foster carer has written about their personalities but please note that it is often hard to get amazing photos of our fosters (they look much more adorable in person).
- EnquireCall the number listed for the cat or kitten that you would like to meet.
The foster carer will ask you a series of questions about your personal circumstances, lifestyle and family (especially other furry members), and be able to tell you all about the cat/kitten’s personality, traits, and preferences. If you aren’t sure which one will suit your family, please feel free to email us anytime or call the cat coordinator (a/hours) and we can suggest which ones may suit you.Please note many of our foster carers work during business hours, so we ask that you please call on weekends, after 5pm weekdays or alternatively drop us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.
- MeetIf the foster carer and you believe it may be a good match, arrange a time to meet the cat/kitten that suits you and the foster carer. There is no obligation to adopt the kitty, we encourage you to take your time and meet as many as you like to make the best decision for your family. We reserve the right to conduct house checks on any potential adopters, this can help with the carers peace of mind to ensure the cat is completely suited to the adopter.
Scent Exchange (optional) – we ask that you bring a small blanket or item of clothing (like a jumper) to leave at the carers house if it is a match, so the kitty can get used to your scent before the adoption day. We find it helps the cat/kitten settle in to their new home better if they become familiar with a family members scent, and can have scents from their foster home on the item when settling into their new home.
- PrepareIf it’s a match, then make sure you have a space setup at home for your new arrival, you can use this useful Preparing for your Furry Friend Checklist for tips. Please ensure you have a plastic cat carrier to pick up your kitty in, if you don’t have one then we suggest checking classifieds like Gumtree, the Reject Shop, or your local PetStock.
- PayPlease ensure the full adoption fee has been paid electronically into the bank account, unless you have made alternative arrangements to pay in cash to the foster carer.
- CollectAt the agreed time and day you can come and pick up your new best friend(and your blanket/clothing) and commence a two-week trial period. If you have any questions or issues during this time we are always happy if you give us a call. You will be given a change of ownership form and adoption agreement to fill in at the adoption.
- Trial Period (two weeks)At the end of the first week of the trial period we ask that you contact the foster carer that you adopted from to let them know how your new kitty is settling in. At the end of the trial period (two weeks after the adoption date) we ask that you again contact the foster carer to complete the trial period and commence your happy ever after with your new best friend.
- Updates (optional)Our foster carers and followers love seeing the beautiful kitty’s in their new home and enjoying their new life. We encourage you to please feel free to share your photos with us and let us know how they are going. Our furry fosters in loving and caring forever homes is what makes it all worthwhile for us. Please use this form to update us.