Adoption Information and our Process

March 8, 2021

If you have applied to adopt a kitty and I haven't responded, please bear with me.  I have multiple jobs to do and am rushing to set up a new foster home for an incoming pregnant female.  We will review your applications as soon as we can, and I will contact you for a telephone interview should we feel you would qualify.  

Thank you so much for your patience.  

KCK supports the adoption of two sibling kittens rather than just one. There are many benefits to bringing home two kittens at once:

  1. Live-in playmate
  2. Fewer behavioural issues
  3. Keep each other company
  4. Increased learning
  5. Better grooming habits
  6. Healthier cats
  7. Save your senior cat's sanity
  8. Costs remain relatively similar.

One of the most important ways we can support the behavioural and emotional development of a kitten is to make sure they've got a friend. Despite the common belief that cats are solitary animals, they are actually incredibly social beings who thrive when they have feline friends from an early age. That's why we recommend adopting two kittens, or adopting a solo kitten only if you already have another young cat in the home for the kitten to befriend.

 It may come as a surprise to hear this, but two kittens are actually half the work of one! Giving your kitten a buddy will improve the lives of the cats while also making your life easier.

Our Adoption Process
In order to be considered as a potential adopter of a KCK kitty, we abide by these guidelines:

  • Applicant must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must live in Kingston or surrounding area
  • Allow a KCK volunteer to visit your home in order to assess the conditions for the adopted kitty
  • Agree that the adopted kitty will remain indoors as indicated on the Adoption Agreement
  • A safe and secure pet carrier is used when transporting the kitty
  • The kitty will NOT be declawed
  • The kitty will NOT be rehomed or surrendered
  • The kitty will be returned to KCK should the adoption not work 

If you are interested in any of our featured kittens or cats, please complete the on-line adoption application. Once the application is submitted, we will contact you by phone to discuss your application and answer questions. Following a successful telephone interview, the next step includes a visit to the foster home to meet the kitty/kittens you are interested in. Our goal is to find the best possible match for the kitties, so if we deem that with a particular kitty, it doesn't match well with your lifestyle, please don't be discouraged - there are more kitties that may be better suited for you.  If we state that a particular kitty requires a quiet home with 'no children' or 'no other pets' and you have either or both, please do not expect a phone call to discuss your application. We do know what's best for our kitties and we will not waste your time or ours.  Our intent is for a loving forever home and we will accept nothing less. That is our promise to all the cats and kittens we take into our program.

Our Adoption Fees

Cats and Kittens    $250.00
Two Cats or Two Kittens    $400.00

The adoption fee partially covers the following veterinary services to the kitties:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Flea treatment
  • Deworming
  • microchipping

We spay/neuter our kittens at 5 - 5½ months of age.  If you have adopted a kitten prior to their surgery, an appointment will be arranged for the kitten. It will be your responsibility to uphold the appointment and deliver the kitten to our Vet of choice – Kingston Mills Veterinary Hospital. Should you wish to have the kitty spay/neutered at your own vet of choice, be advised that you will be responsible for all additional costs over and above what is covered by KCK and KMVH.