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Process/Policies

We are so excited that you have decided to adopt a kitty from Tenth Life Cat Rescue! We will do everything possible to find the perfect match for your home. Here’s the process:

Step 1.  APPLY Complete our simple questionnaire, providing accurate, up-to-date info.

Step 2.  INTERVIEW  Chat with our adoption counselors to find the right kitty!

Step 3.  MEET & GREET Meet some potential kitties!

Step 4.  FINALIZE THE ADOPTION   Adopt the cat of your dreams!






OUR POLICIES


No Declawing 

Tenth Life is 100% against declawing cats. We recognize that declawing is a very divisive topic and that not everyone will agree with our stance. However, as lovers of cats and advocates for the rights of all animals, we feel that declawing is an inhumane, unnecessary practice that can be painful, harmful, and life-changing for a cat. Please note that all adopters must sign a contract stating they will not declaw their Tenth Life cat. We understand that this may cause adopters to go elsewhere for their feline companions, but we ask you to consider your reasons for declawing. There are plenty of ways to deter your cat from scratching in unwanted places. Have kids? Did you know that declawed cats are MUCH more likely to bite, and that bites are considerably more harmful than a scratch? Read our tips here.



Keeping Cats Indoors

We recognize that some people feel that cats should be allowed outside and that not everyone will agree with our stance. Please note that all adopters must sign a contract stating they will not allow their Tenth Life cat to go outdoors. We understand that this may cause adopters to go elsewhere for their feline companions, but we ask you to consider your reasons for keeping cats safely indoors such as keeping them safe from toxins, poisons, parasites, viruses such as Feline Leukemia, and hazards such as cars and larger prey animals. Please take some time to read about the reasons to keep your cats indoors here.


 
Kittens In Pairs

Babies six months and younger NEED a buddy – either a second kitten adopted at the same time, or a resident cat that will accept them and interact with them to provide necessary feline companionship. The reason behind this is that kittens get lonely, bored, and destructive, and no one wants that! Having a feline buddy helps diminish unwanted behaviors from kittens who are bored. Additionally, your kitten will grow up to be a happier, better socialized, and more well-adjusted adult cat. 

We require kittens 6 months and under to be adopted in pairs, or for their new home to have a resident cat already. Please note that some cats are bonded and some cats over six months may require a buddy regardless of age. Each careful decision is made on an individual basis. 



Additional Policies:
  • Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Please bring along a photo ID when adopting.
  • Your entire family (children included) should be part of the meet-and-greet process! 
  • Pets in the home should be spayed/neutered so as to align with our mission to prevent unwanted litters and eliminate unnecessary euthanasia. 
  • ADOPTION FEES CAN BE FOUND HERE.


Have questions? Please contact us anytime!
adoptions@tenthlifecats.org