ADD A GIFFORD CAT TO YOUR FAMILY 

We work with you to make the perfect match.

At Gifford, we work to match adopters with cats that will fit their respective lifestyles and living situations.  Our adoption counselors will walk you through the process of adopting at Gifford and we are confident you will be satisfied when your new furry companion comes home and gets settled. 

 

If you'd like to adopt, please first submit our Online Adoption Form below and we will contact you. 

 

*YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THE STEPS IN CREATING YOUR ADOPTION PROFILE BEFORE VISITING US, THIS INCLUDES REFERENCE CHECKING WHERE APPLICABLE AND SPEAKING WITH AN ADOPTION COUNSELOR ON THE PHONE. *

The process is speedy, typically taking only a few days, but we unfortunately cannot accommodate same day applications.

Once your profile is complete, you can visit us Saturdays and Sundays during our adoption hours, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, to meet our available cats. No appointment necessary.  Appointments are available during the week by request.

We look forward to helping you find your perfect match!

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Adoption Fees
  • $100 cats over age 10 and those with medical or behavioral special needs​

  • $200 per adult (5-9 years)

  • $250 per young adult (1-4 years)

  • $300 per kitten/adolescent (12 months and under)**

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

  • Seniors for Seniors Program

    • Adopters aged 65+ can adopt a senior cat (aged 10+) for free!  

  • Best Friends Discount!

    • Adopt 2 adults in a bonded pair and we will discount one of the adoption fees by 50%

 

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 non-refundable 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 giffordcats@giffordcatshelter.org

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