The mission of Gifford Cat Shelter is to provide a safe haven for stray, abused, and unwanted cats until they are matched with their permanent loving homes. 

30 Undine Rd, Brighton, MA 02135   |   617-787-8872

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We work with you to make the perfect match.

To begin the adoption process, please complete our Online Adoption Application. We will contact you after we receive your application. We welcome you to visit the shelter and our cats Thursday 4:00 – 7:30PM and Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 4:00PM!

Once you are an approved adopter, you can schedule a private appointment outside of regular adoption hours.

Please note that you must fill out the adoption

questionnaire if you are interested in kittens, as only approved adopters may visit our kitten room.

Adoption Fees

​$150 cats over age 10
$225 per adult
$275 per kitten (6 months and under)**

**Please note that per shelter policy, all kittens under the age of 6 months must have a feline companion. 


What does the Adoption Fee Include?​

  • adoption counseling and take home care information

  • spay or neuter surgery

  • test for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

  • FVRCP vaccines (age appropriate at the time of adoption)

  • flea treatment or preventative

  • copy of cat’s medical records

  • 1 month of free Trupanion Pet Insurance (if activated within 24 hours of adopting)

Our adoption fees reflect only a portion of the charges we incur for their care, especially as no-kill shelter. By paying the adoption fee you are helping us defray a portion of these costs.

Adopter Support

We support you during and after adoption.

In addition to helping you find your forever friend, we also offer Behavior Counseling to all Gifford adopters, whether you adopted yesterday, or 15 years ago.

Once a Gifford cat, always a Gifford cat.

If you would like to connect with a Behavior Counselor, please email us at