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Finding Loving Homes For The Cats In Our Care


Cats in the Cradle Rescue - Adoption Process

Are you ready to provide a safe, loving and forever home?

Is cat adoption right for you?

Adopting a cat is a long term commitment.  Consider these things as part of your quest to find the perfect cat:

  • Would you like a kitten or adult cat?
  • What type of cat coat hair are you interested in (short, medium or long hair)?
  • Are you interested in a male or female cat ?
  • Have you budgeted to spend your extra money on cat food, toys, veterinary visits, kitty litter and more?
  • Do you mind sharing your house with a potentially messy housemate?

Cats in the Cradle Rescue - Adopt Today!

You could be enjoying a cat hug today!

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Cats in the Cradle Rescue - Cat Adoptions

Ready to adopt?


How our cat adoption process works

Every year Cats in the Cradle Rescue NYC helps hundreds of cats find loving permanent homes for our rescued cats to live in.  Our team will work with you to find the perfect cat to match your home life.  We make every attempt to provide as much information as possible about the cat you are interested to assist you in making the right cat selection.

Cats in the Cradle partners with several of the local Petco stores in the area.  Many of our adoption events take place within these stores.

Here is how our four step process works:

Cat Adoption Fee: $125 USD  - This fee includes the cost the following veterinarian related visit:

  • Test for Fiv/Felv

  • Vaccinations 

  • Rabies shot

  • Spay/neuter

  • *Microchip ( most of the time our cats are chipped)


Step 1: Explore the cats currently available for adoption

There are several was for you to explore the selection of cats that are ready for adoption through Cats in the Cradle Rescue.  For our online visitors the fastest way to learn about our adorable cats is by visiting:

For those of you who want to see and cuddle your potential cat adoptee, we invite you to visit our local habitat at these two Petco locations:

91 11 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY. 11374

254-51 Horace Harding Expy.
Little Neck, NY. 11362

Here you will be able to interact with your potential kitten or cat, fill out a cat adoption application and you may even see one of the Cats in the Cradle Rescue team members there!


Step 2: Fill out the initial cat adoption form

By filling out the online form this will allow us to register your cat adoption application and secure your contact information.  Your contact information will only be used to conduct a phone interview PRIOR to arranging an in person visit at your home.  Upon successful completion of the phone interview, a date and time should be agreed upon for Cats in the Cradle representatives to conduct and in-home visit to review the home environment.


Step 3: Schedule an in-home visit

The purpose of the in-home visit is to review the home environment to ensure that the home is ready to be able adopt a new cat or kitten.  In most cases, Cat in the Cradle Rescue representatives will bring the desired cat during the review.  The safety of the adopting family and the cat is of the utmost importance to us.  Please be sure that your home is ready for a review and if you are renting that your rental lease allows for pets.

If we find that the home is not suitable to receive a cat or kitten, Cats in the Cradle Rescue representatives will inform you of our decision while onsite.


Step 4: Welcome your new kitten or cat home

Cats in the Cradle is truly committed to ensuring a successful placement of our cats to permanent loving homes.  Should any questions arise regarding the care of your newly adopted kitten or cat, please do not hesitate to contact us.


First Name    
Last Name  
Zip Code  
Are you at least 18 years old?   Yes   or  No

Do you have any experience caring for a kitten or cat?  
Do you presently own a dog or cat?   Yes   or  No

Cat Adoption Agreement
(Please review, print)
   Full Cat Adoption Application & Agreement - Cats in the Cradle Rescue NYC

Please note: 
Agreement must be signed in the presence of a Cats in the Cradle Representative.