Cats are not adopted on a first come first serve basis, rather we look for the best possible Family and environment. We reserve the right to refuse applications for adoption.
All applicants that currently live in a rental home must have a letter of approval from the landlord prior to completing an adoption.
Out cats are adopted out as indoor only animals.
There is a wealth of statistical information indicating that cats frequently suffer long term problems after being surgically declawed. These problems include, but are not limited to, aggressive biting and eliminating outside the litter box. Nine Lives Rescue Mission requires that you sign a CONTRACT agreeing that you will NOT have the cat's claws surgically altered in any way, including laser surgery or tendonotomy. If, after serious consideration, you feel you MUST have a declawed cat, please adopt a cat that is already declawed.
We seeks to adopt to those who are financially secure and in a stable living situation in order to maximize the likelihood of a lifelong bond. Older teens, newly on their own, or still living with parents, may find themselves, in a year or two, making life changes that result in their no longer being able to care for their pet. Because of these reasons and as our desire is to find forever homes for our cats, as of January 1, 2017 we have implemented 21 as a minimum age to adopt. Additionally, as there may be, at some time, significant veterinary costs involved with any pet, we ask that people adopt only if they are adults, have seriously evaluated the meaning of a twenty year commitment and are financially able to bear the cost of future emergencies.
We do our best to place each cat into a home where the family bond can be successful. To that end, our adoption process includes specific advice regarding introduction to other pets. It is possible that the cat in whom you are interested, may not be deemed an appropriate match for your furry family. If that is the case, please understand the decision was made in the best interest of the cat and your other pets. All resident pets must be spayed or neutered prior to an adoption from Nine Lives Rescue Mission. If you have pets in the home, all pets must meet/interact with the cat, up to date on vaccinations and be spayed/neutered.
Animals cannot be adopted out as gifts.
Please only fill out an application if you are ready to actively look and adopt. We do not hold cats ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ so if you are not looking to adopt within the month, please wait to begin the process as it is likely the cats available will be different.
Please note these guidelines are enforced to avoid dog returns:
We do not do on-the-spot adoptions.
Applicants are responsible for the transport of the cat.
Adoption fees are due at time of adoption. We do not do payment plans. Refunds are at the rescue's discretion.