Pre-Adoption Application

Thank you for considering adopting a cat or kitten from Sheltering Hands.   Our focus is 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 successful forever home placements.    Our application process ensures that 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. 

The adoption fee is $75.00.  Payment can be made via check, cash or credit card at time of delivery.  This one low fee includes spay or neuter surgery, all age appropriate vaccinations, a medical checkup, microchip, and, very importantly, personal knowledge of each cat’s personality. 

Online Application

Click here to complete and submit the application online.

Print Application

Click here to view and print the application.
Please email the completed application to with the
word APPLICATION in the subject line.


Note:  We receive applications from many sources including our website, Petsmart 7 day adoption center 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.