Adoption

ADOPTION POLICIES

Stay-A-While strives to provide the best possible match for our cats and kittens to their new home and family. We reserve the right to refuse any adoption based on the information provided during the pre-adoption interview.

At the time of adoption, new guardians sign a legal contract agreeing to the following policies:

  • All adult cats will be spayed or neutered before adoption. Any kittens that have not been fixed prior to adoption, generally 4 months of age and under, will leave with a certificate for a free spay/neuter at our participating vets. The adopter agrees to have the kitten spayed/neutered as soon as, or before, they reach 5-6 months of age.
  • Cats and kittens must be provided with the proper and humane care, food, water, shelter and all other necessities.
  • Cats and kittens must be provided with the veterinary care and necessary vaccinations, both on a regular basis and when the cat or kitten becomes ill.
  • Cats and kittens are never to be used for experimentation or research.
  • We recommend that cats and kittens be given at least 30 days to adjust to his/her new environment.
  • A covered carrier is required to transport the cats and kittens from Stay-A-While and to all vet appointments.
  • Cats and kittens must be surrendered only to Stay-A-While if unable to keep him/her.

Stay-A-While Cat Shelter offers free nail trims for the life of the adopted cat — no appointment necessary. If inclement weather is expected, there are holidays bordering or occurring on the weekend, or an unforeseen emergency arises, the shelter may close. So, we do recommend that you call ahead to be certain we are open.

Adoption Fees

Adult Cats: $75 donation
2 Adult Cats: $125 donation

  • Includes the FeLV/FIV Test, FVRCP Vaccinations, and Spay/Neuter.

Kittens: $85 donation
2 Kittens: $145 donation

  • Includes the FeLV/FIV Test and Initial Vaccination.
    Includes a spay/neuter certificate

Seniors (7 yrs. and older): $50 donation

  • Includes the FeLV/FIV Test, FVRCP Vaccinations, and Spay/Neuter.

A donation is given to Stay-A-While Cat Shelter to be applied to housing, care, and placement costs at the shelter. The donation is non-refundable.

Carrier Fees

A covered carrier is required to transport the cats and kittens from Stay-A-While. If you do not own a carrier you can purchase a cardboard or plastic carrier from the shelter, when available.

Cardboard Carrier: $ 6.00
Plastic Carrier: $ 8.00 (small); $10.00 (medium/large)

Adoption Hours

Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stay-A-While Cat Shelter, Inc.

8800 Akins Road

North Royalton, OH 44133

Phone: 440-582-4990

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