Adopting One Of Our Cats
We have posted some resources
to help you with the big decision on adopting a Siamese. If you are
not familiar with the particular personality traits that make Siamese
so unique please read our introductory primer on
Next, please take a look at our Adoption
Policies so that you are aware of some of the rules we use in
our approval process. We also have our Fee
Schedule posted on our site so that you are aware of the costs
If you are ready to proceed with an application, you can download
an Application form from our Forms page.
You have the option of either printing out this Microsoft Word document,
filling in the blanks, and mailing it to us, or you can fill in the
blanks in your word processor and email the completed form back
If you have any questions about this process please feel free to contact
us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is necessary to complete the Application Process and be an Approved
Adopter before you can select or visit with available cats. Submitting
an application in no way obligates you to adopt from us, but does
help ensure things go quickly and smoothly when you find the ‘purr-fect”
companion to adopt. In addition, precedence is given to potential
adopters in the order in which their completed application
packets are received. A completed packet consists of: the adoption
application filled out in its entirety, a $10 nonrefundable application
fee, and our vet reference form which is filled out and signed
by your veterinarian. We accept application materials by email, fax,
or snail mail; application fees can be paid by cash, check, www.paypal.com
if using a credit card or save us the transaction fee if you already
have a bank account linked to your own PayPal account by paying here
without using a credit card). Although we are happy to hold pieces
of your application packet if they arrive by different routes (i.e.
mail, fax, etc) please note that processing will not begin and the
application will not be considered active until everything is complete.
The application process:
1) Application packet is received, checked for completeness, and assigned to a processor.
2) Processor emails the applicant an introductory letter, and also
contacts the two personal references that are listed. Note:
You will greatly expedite the application process if you provide email
addresses for your personal references. Please be assured we never
sell or give away this information, we use it only to contact your
references once via email and have them complete our interview questionnaire.
If our processors need to contact the references by phone there is
usually a much longer lag time — we are all doing our very best, but
we're all volunteers and as such must fit rescue work into the rest
of our lives.
3) The processor contacts your veterinarian to verify the information
on the Vet reference and to clarify any points in question.
4) You are contacted and a phone interview is scheduled at a mutually
convenient time for you and the processor. This typically takes 30-45
5) The processor compiles your file, along with their notations and
recommendations, and it is sent on to our Operational Officer for
final approval or denial. You will be notified by email of the final
Application processing typically takes 7-10 days. After approval,
you will be put in touchwith the foster parent of the cat(s) you are
interested in to determine if that cat(s) is a compatible match for
- We work very hard with you to find a match between a cat and you.
Since we have the cats in our homes we have a very good idea of their
personalities, quirks, and idiosyncrasies. The cat that looked so
good to you in pictures may unfortunately not be the right match for
your home. We do make every effort to match you up with the cat you
want but please keep in mind that we reserve the final the final right
to approve any particular cat to be adopted by you. If it turns out
that the cat of your dreams is not currently with us, don't despair.
As an approved adopter you have first dibs (determined by the date
we received your complete application materials)on future cats that
enter into our rescue. We also have a partner rescue, Purrs Abound.
We have made arrangements with them that any adopter approved for
us, also is approved with them. Check out Purrs
Abound's web site for their list of cats.
- From previous experience we would like to reiterate several points
about adopting from us: Putting a cat's name onto your adoption application
only notifies us of your interest in that cat, it does not
guarantee you that cat if you are approved. We reserve the final right
of what cat may be appropriate for your home. Again: even if you have
a higher priority (by date of complete application packet received)
than another interested adopter, this only counts if we feel that
the cat you want is appropriate for your home! We are not trying to
be mean here. We have found out that unless these rules are made very
clear from the expectations that are then not met, leading to hard
feelings and disappointments. We really do try hard to get you the
cat you want!
Our base adoption donation covers
FIV/FeLV testing (any cat you see on our website will have tested
negative), rabies and distemper vaccinations, worming, spay/neuter,
and a health check by a Vet. Frequently cats come from shelter environments
where they are infected by an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). Any
cats that we list for adoption will either be healthy (to best of
our knowledge) or be in active treatment and improving. Any cat adopted
from us will also be covered by Petfinder's limited pet insurance
(check out ShelterCare).