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Cat and Working

Traditional Adoption

$75 adoption fee

Program Highlights

Spay/Neuter surgery included

All age appropriate vaccinations are given prior to adoption

A full medical check-up is completed

Microchipping with registration

Personal knowledge of each cat's personality

gained from our attentive staff


The Cathy D. Perry
Love for a 
Lifetime Program

$0 Adoption fee

Program Highlights

Human 75+ yrs of age/Cat 8+ yrs of age

Medical care covered through our Clinic

Human must be able to bring the cat to our Clinic for care

Should the human be unable to care for the cat in the future,

we will take him/her back

Human provides food, fun and, most of all, LOVE


Take a Chance on

Me Program

Foster to Adopt

Program Highlights

Places often overlooked cats into loving and caring homes

Humans foster an eligible cat for three (3) months

During this time, our staff regularly connects

with the foster to see how everything is going

At the end of three (3) months, the human foster can decide to formally adopt the cat or return the cat to Sheltering Hands


Happy Tails to You!

Stories of Successfully Placed Cats

There is nothing we love more than a good success story!  

We are thrilled when our kitties get placed with a furmily to call their own.  The love, the fluff, the cuddles.  It's PAWsome!


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to submit an Adoption Application?

We are committed to matching a potential adopter with a cat/kitten that is the best fit for each of them.  Understanding a potential adopter's desired cat personality is key to successfully finding a cat their forever home.    Our application process ensures every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. Our standards are high, but they should be, as it makes it more likely that the cat, and human, will find the connection they are both seeking with each other.

I submitted the Adoption Application,

now what?

That's awesome!  Once received, our dedicated Adoption Team will review the application and contact you to discuss it in detail and make delivery arrangements, if approved.  We receive applications from many sources including our website, our auxiliary adoption center at PetSmart in Lady Lake, and other Adoption sites such as Petfinder, Adopt A Pet, PetCurious etc.   We do our best to make sure our volunteers and staff are up-to-date regarding which cats have applications.  Our goal is to place a cat in a home that is the best fit for the family and the cat.

We ask for your patience and understanding regarding the challenges with multiple application sources and knowing we are making every effort to ensure that we are reflecting the proper status of the cat.

I've been approved, how do I get to bring my new furry family member home?

YAY!  We're thrilled that you were approved to add one of our cats to your family!  As part of our process, our Adoption Team will coordinate with you the best way for you to get your furry family member and bring them home.

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