Charlotte Cat Adoption
When you adopt a cat in Charlotte, you make a pawsitive difference in our community. You also make a new, four-legged friend who’s always down for napping or birdwatching. Are you ready for a feline companion? Stop by the shelter to discuss what you’re looking for in a whiskered confidante – hours of operation can be found here. Our Charlotte cat adoption team will pair you up with the perfect cat. You can shop for all the essentials you need for your new addition to the family in our Retail Center- from treats and catnip to preventative medications.
- Available Cats in Charlotte
- Our Charlotte Cat Adoption Process
- Charlotte Cat Adoption Fees
- Ringworm Adoption Program
- What To Expect After Adopting a Cat
- Charlotte Cat Adoption FAQs
Available Cats in Charlotte
From wild-eyed calicos to mellow ragamuffins, the Humane Society of Charlotte has tons of kitties who are waiting for forever homes. You can view our available cats below. Our website updates every 30 minutes.
Our Charlotte Cat Adoption Process
At the Humane Society of Charlotte, we pride ourselves on being tried-and-true matchmakers. Through a multi-step adoption process, we help fur babies and pet parents fall in love.
Step 1: Find your BFF (best feline friend)
Whether you’re looking for a snuggly senior cat or a perky kitten, we recommend you first explore our listing of available cats. Think about which personality traits will suit you (e.g. friendly, vocal, good with other animals). Then, read each feline’s bio.
Step 2: Come for a visit
If you fall in love at first sight, visit the Animal Resource Center to meet in-person. An Adoption Counselor will ask you some questions about which pets you’re interested in, your housing situation, if you have any other animals, and more.
To adopt a cat or kitten in Charlotte, you must be 18 or older and have a valid form of identification. You will also need a valid form of payment.
Step 3: Say “I do”
After chit-chatting, the Adoption Counselor will take you to the cat adoption area for a meet-and-greet. If you’re ready to say “I do,” you’ll just need to sign some paperwork and pay an adoption fee.
Step 4: Live a happy, pawsome life
Cheers to adding a furry friend to your life! Our Customer Service team will touch base via email in the coming days to make sure your kitty is liking his or her new digs.
We’re Here For You! The Humane Society of Charlotte is dedicated to helping two-legged and four-legged community members live in harmony. No matter your needs post-adoption, we are here. We offer vaccinations, spay and neuter services, behavior training, and community programs.
Charlotte Cat Adoption Fees
Adoption fees at the Humane Society of Charlotte vary depending on the animal’s age, breed, size, personality, and more. Our variable fee structure provides us with the resources needed to create a world where there are no more homeless or unwanted animals.
You will find each animal’s adoption fee listed in their profile.
Ringworm Adoption Program
Ringworm is a fungal infection commonly seen in cats. Though completely treatable, felines recover best in a home setting. Our ringworm adoption program equips pet parents with the tools and knowledge needed to treat newly adopted cats.
To learn more about adopting a cat or kitten with ringworm, call the shelter at 704.377.0534.
What To Expect After Adopting a Cat
Kitten adoption in Charlotte can be exciting – both for you and your four-legged friend. But before you break out the yarn balls and catnip, understand that this transition is often overwhelming for cats.
Since felines are territorial, moving them from place to place can create stress. Though you may be eager to snuggle, give your cat time to acclimate to their new surroundings. Understand that they may hide under sofas or beds, refuse to eat, or even hiss when approached for the first few days.
To help your whiskered bud settle in, create a cozy space. A bathroom or laundry room will do the trick. Furnish the safe space with a bed, scratching posts, and a water and food bowl. You should also fill a litter box with one to two inches of litter, preferably litter they are familiar with.
Charlotte Cat Adoption FAQs
I have fallen in love with a kitty. Can I place a hold on him/her?
No. All animals are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Can anyone adopt a cat from the Humane Society of Charlotte?
To adopt an animal, you must be at least 18 years of age.
What should I bring if I’m interested in adopting?
Please bring a valid form of identification and payment.
Do I have to schedule an adoption appointment?
No, we are open for adoptions Sunday – Thursday – 11AM – 5PM and Friday and Saturday – 11AM – 6PM.
I didn’t find a kitten to adopt. Now what?
It’s okay! Finding the right match takes time. Rather than give up, continue checking our website daily. You can also visit adopt-a-pet.com to find pets who are looking for forever homes in our community.
I adopted a cat in Charlotte but now it keeps scratching my furniture. What should I do?
Though scratching can be annoying and destructive, it’s an instinctive cat behavior. To protect your furniture, we recommend providing your kitty with a scratching post or two. You may even add a little catnip to make the scratching post more enticing.
I adopted a cat in Charlotte but I’m worried the cat isn’t the best fit for my family. What do I do?
Take a deep breath. Bringing a pet into your life is a big change. Contact our behavior team for support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the shelter at 704.377.0534.
To view more adoptable animals available at Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, click here.