Adoption Process

Application. The prospective adopter submits an application to start the process. If you have adopted from us before, but it was over a year ago, we request that you submit an updated application.

Review. The application is reviewed by our adoption team, who follow up on the information provided.

Conversation with Adopter. A phone call with the applicant to help get the information we need to complete the application approval process and match them with the right animal.

Meet-and-Greet. A meet-and-greet is scheduled with the approved adopter and the animal they are interested in. There are options for virtual and/or in-person meet and greets in most cases.

Adoption Day! This happens at our Milltown Adoption Center, located at 39 S Main Street, Milltown, NJ 08850.  We use the back door and parking is in the back of the building!

Medical Review and Contract Signing. The medical review and contract singing will either happen prior to adoption day (we use Docusign for virtual contracts when available) or in person on paper on adoption day.  This varies depending on the circumstances, though we prefer to have this done before adoption day to make for a smooth pick-up experience!

Adoption Donation. The adoption donation can be paid via Paypal, Venmo (@karmacatzendog), Check, or Cash.

The current adoption donation rates for felines are $100 for adult cats over 1 year, and $125 for a kitten under 1 year.  We also have a two-furr-one special you should ask us about!

Please Note
  • We always work in the best interest of the animal in our care first and foremost.
  • We do not “hold” animals for adopters. An approved applicant should expect to bring their chosen companion home within 7 days of approval or risk them being adopted by another approved applicant willing to take them sooner. This policy was created due to many instances of approved adopters going on vacation or asking us to hold a cat for them and then ultimately deciding not to adopt when they return – it’s not fair to the cat to lose out on another adoption in the meantime!

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