Cat Adoption

Having decided that you would like to add a cat to your family,... you now have to make an important decision as to whether you want to adopt or buy a kitten, a young  or an older cat.

Are you a young couple or family wanting to introduce a new “kitten” or are you wanting to “By-Pass” the “Baby” stage and have an older kitten/cat?


Things to consider if you decide to adopt a cat. 

There are many things to think about when you're considering cat or kitten adoption.Cat Adoption Save a Cat or Kitten From Near Certain Death 


Here are some questions that need to asked:

What type of cat do I want? 

Do I want a cat or a kitten?

Do I have a pet already?

Do I feel confident that my existing pet will accept a new “addition” in the  household?
Where do I go to get my new pet?

Am I  mentally and physically prepared to have a new cat/kitten?


Once you have decided what you require the next step is acquiring your cat/kitten.

Where do you go to get your cat?


Do’s and Don’t s of Cat or Kitten Adoption


Do -Think seriously about going to your local Pound and having a look at the cats they have there. You can save a cat’s life by this simple action. Cats surrendered to local Pounds, have seven days to be re-homed and are therefore essentially on “Death Row”


Do - Consider Animal Shelters such as: Animal Welfare League, RSPCA, The Sydney Cats and Dogs Home, The Cat Protection Society etc, as they too are all too often “overloaded” with surrendered cats who need a loving home to go to.


Do- Also consider “Fostering Agencies” such as Cat Rescue and D C H as these agencies go to pounds and rescue cats that are going to be euthanased and foster them out with Volunteers until they can find a forever home.


Do- Consider your local Vet, especially for kittens as often people take kittens to their Vet as a last resort.


Don’t - Purchase your cat or kitten from a pet shop as these are often animals from “farms” and have no mother/kitten socialisation, are bred in horrific conditions and could be diseased. Suggested websites for more info on “Farming”


Don’t - Purchase from “classified” ads as you don’t know whether or not your cat/kitten is immunised and/or wormed. It could look OK but be diseased or under nourished.


The rule of thumb here is that we need to stop “abusive” breeding of all animals and purchasing through Pet Shops and Classifieds is continuing the practise! It’s all about supply and demand….. Stop buying and there’s no demand for these animals.



Cat Rescue
A large and growing network of trained volunteer foster carers provide care for cats and kittens in their own homes, providing a healthy disease free environment unlike some shelters where greater populations of cats can create a greater risk if contagious diseases are spreading. Because the cats are living in a home environment the adoption transition process becomes much easier.
Click Here to Find Out More About Cat Rescue. 













Kitten Adoption 

Give cat or a kitten a

forever home.


Animal Welfare League
The cats available for adoption through AWL have been lovingly cared for by our qualified shelter staff, who get to know their personalities, likes and dislikes. They have also been desexed, microchipped, wormed and have a clean bill of health.
Click Here To Find Out More About AWL
DCH Animal Adoption
These cats have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer foster carers who provide a safe haven until they find their forever homes. They are all microchipped, desexed, wormed and vaccinated.
Click Here To Find Out More About DCH
RSPCA Cat Adoption
RSPCA is Australia’s largest Animal Welfare Association. Shelters are located all around Australia. There are many beautiful cats and kittens waiting and available for adoption.
Click Here To Find Out More About The RSPCA and what they have to offer.










Sydney Dog & Cat Home
Is an organisation with a goal is to prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, loving, domestic pets. A second chance is given to all pets, young or old, and those with special needs. If your looking to give a cat or kitten a forever home this would be a great place to start.
Click Here To Find Out More About Their Adoption Procedures




Cat Protection Society NSW
The cat protection society have a large variety of cats and kittens available for adoption and as with other shelters they are desexed, vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped.
Click Here To Find Out About Their Adoption Procedures.