Taking a New Cat Home

Before you fill out our adoption form, here are some things you need to know: 


  • Purina Kitten Chow (up to 6 months) or Purina Complete (over 6 months)
  • Feed according to instructions on bag. Do not leave food out day and night.
  • Feed this food until kitty is comfortable in new environment before trying other quality brands (no foods with dyes.)
  • Mix with Purina then gradually add more of the new food.
  • Check bag or ask vet for more information about changing food.
  • Always have water available.
  • We feed one HEAPING tablespoon of Friskies Pate wet food with a touch of water as a treat. Kittens under 6 months will need two servings of wet food daily.
  • Boutique wet food may not be as nutritious or as well-researched as Friskies.


  • Kitties need a period of adjustment when brought into a new home.
  • A cat who is relaxed at our facility may be nervous in new surroundings. This is normal.
  • Place cat in a separate room with food, water, and a litter box (clumping litter.)
  • Visit with treats, toys, and let the cat come to you.
  • Do not pull the kitty out of hiding places under beds or couches as this will scare them more.
  • Leave the carrier or a small empty box to give them shelter.
  • As the kitty learns to trust you, gradually open up more parts of your home and family.
  • All cats are different. Establishing trust may take days or weeks.
  • This will allow a better relationship with your new kitty.

Vet Care:

  • Your cat will come with paper records of distemper and rabies vaccinations, worming, neutering/spaying, FIV/FELV (feline aids and leukemia) tests and microchipping.
  • FIV/FELV often tested after 6 months but we test before so younger kittens may be adopted.
  • Please let your vet know we will be calling them.
  • Keep records safe and bring them with you to your first vet appointment, within the first few months of adoption.
  • Rabies shots are mandated by Pennsylvania State law.
  • Establish a vaccination and annual check-up schedule with your vet as per our agreement.
  • Cats adopted from us MAY NOT BE DECLAWED. Declawing is outlawed in some states due to cruelty.
  • The cat MUST BE RETURNED TO US if there are any problems. It cannot be rehomed or given to another rescue.

Home Visit:

  • We require a text or email video of your home from main door, inside to main living area.
  • We like to see storm doors, etc. to prevent kitty from getting outside.
  • Please indicate area kitty will be initally acclimated in.
  • We reserve the right to visit your home whether or not video is supplied.

Adoption Fees:

  • Kittens: $95
  • Adult cats: $65
  • Preferred payment methods: Check, cash, or Venmo