policies and procedures
Adoption fees are $75. If you adopt 2 cats, the first cat’s adoption fee is $75, the second cat’s adoption fee is $50. We also have some cats that are very bonded and are required to be adopted together. In this case the adoption fee for mandatory pairs is $75 for both cats. There are other adoption discounts available; be sure to check the Ongoing Adoption Promotions page for details.
All Good Mews cats have been examined by a veterinarian, tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, spayed or neutered, microchipped, dewormed, and vaccinated with age appropriate vaccines. Records and information regarding any other vetting, surgery, or blood work that may have been completed prior to adoption will be provided to the adopter.
In addition, all cats receive a complimentary bag of Science Diet cat food and a variety of items generously donated by our supporters, including toys.
To save you some time, you may want to complete the Good Mews Adoption Survey* prior to your visit.
Potential adopters will be asked to sign an access agreement before entering the shelter. Bring as many members of your household as possible, including children, to be sure that your family and the cat are compatible. A counselor will then interview you about your expectations and guide you through the shelter to meet our many residents. After that, it is up to you—and many times the cat will choose you!
Once you have chosen your cat, your adoption has been approved, and you are ready to sign an adoption contract, we will need the following: two forms of ID bearing your current address, one with a photo. If you rent, we will also need proof of a paid pet deposit, a copy of your signed lease agreement outlining pet requirements and the name and phone number of your landlord. Good Mews accepts the following forms of payment for the adoption fee: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Good Mews follows the advice of many leading animal behaviorists when designing our adoption policies. Research shows that kittens do best in environments with other cats or kittens because it helps them be better socialized, better behaved, and less likely to exhibit destructive behavior because they are less likely to be bored. As a result, we will only adopt kittens under the age of 8 months to a home with another cat or kitten, or in pairs from our shelter if the home does not already have a cat in residence.