Congratulations on Your New Family Member!

The first few weeks in a new home can be a difficult transition for a new cat or kitten…or they might settle in right away! Cats are like people, every one of them is different. On this page you will find some great tips, links and videos which were selected to help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

A Few Important Reminders:

30-Day Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance (for cats 14 years or younger)

  • If your cat is fourteen years of age or younger, there is a certificate in your cat’s adoption packet for a free 30-Day Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance and Purrfect Pals highly recommends that you activate it.
  • Cats don’t always adjust well to change, even if it is good change like being adopted! It is not uncommon for recently adopted cats to develop upper respiratory infections or digestive issues. The trial will help reduce the risk of veterinary bills immediately after adoption.
  • We have researched Trupanion and found that their coverage is among the most comprehensive available in the pet insurance market!
  • The free 30-day trial needs to be activated within 24 hours of your cat’s adoption.
  • You do NOT need to provide credit card information to activate the free trial and there is no obligation to convert to a paid policy.
  • FYI, If you activate the free trial or convert the trial to a paid policy, Purrfect Pals will receive donations or either $4.00 or $20.00 from Trupanion.

Free Vet Visit

  • There is a certificate for a free “well cat examination” in your adoption packet. Specific veterinarians are listed but many others will accept it. If your vet is not listed, we recommend asking them if they will honor the certificate.
  • We recommend you take your new cat to a veterinarian for a check-up within the first week. Be sure to bring your cat’s vaccine records and any other medical records.

Microchip Registration

  • Your cat has been implanted with a life-saving microchip. We submitted the registration form you completed to HomeAgain to register the chip with your current contact information. If your pet is found and scanned for a microchip, the microchip company will be able to contact you.
  • The information you need to keep your contact information up-to-date is in your packet and contact information for microchip companies is provided on this page.

Congratulations on your recent adoption! The first few weeks in a new home can be a difficult transition for a new cat or kitten…or they might settle in right away! Cats are like people, every one of them is different. On this page you will find some great tips, links and videos which were selected to help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

A Few Reminders

30-Day Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance (for cats 14 years or younger)

  • If your cat is fourteen years of age or younger, there is a certificate in your cat’s adoption packet for a free 30-Day Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance and Purrfect Pals highly recommends that you activate it.
  • Cats don’t always adjust well to change, even if it is good change like being adopted! It is not uncommon for recently adopted cats to develop upper respiratory infections or digestive issues. The trial will help reduce the risk of veterinary bills immediately after adoption.
  • We have researched Trupanion and found that their coverage is among the most comprehensive available in the pet insurance market!
  • The free 30-day trial needs to be activated within 24 hours of your cat’s adoption.
  • You do NOT need to provide credit card information to activate the free trial and there is no obligation to convert to a paid policy.
  • FYI, If you activate the free trial or convert the trial to a paid policy, Purrfect Pals will receive donations or either $4.00 or $20.00 from Trupanion.

Free Vet Visit

  • There is a certificate for a free “well cat examination” in your adoption packet. Specific veterinarians are listed but many others will accept it. If your vet is not listed, we recommend asking them if they will honor the certificate.
  • We recommend you take your new cat to a veterinarian for a check-up within the first week. Be sure to bring your cat’s vaccine records and any other medical records.

Microchip Registration

  • Your cat has been implanted with a life-saving microchip. We submitted the registration form you completed to HomeAgain to register the chip with your current contact information. If your pet is found and scanned for a microchip, the microchip company will be able to contact you.
  • The information you need to keep your contact information up-to-date is in your packet and contact information for microchip companies is provided on this page.

Returning a Purrfect Pals Cat

By adopting a cat from Purrfect Pals, you are agreeing to work out any behavioral or other issues, but sometimes a relationship is not successful and returning the new cat is the best thing for everyone. If keeping your adopted cat or kitten becomes impossible, please contact our Arlington shelter to make arrangements to return to our shelter in Arlington.

The cats cannot be returned to the stores from which they were adopted because we have no place to keep them and they need to be checked out medically before being placed with other animals. We also have to gather information about the cat and the return to help with placement in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need an appointment to return a cat or kitten you adopted from Purrfect Pals at our Arlington facility. Even if we are not accepting new cats, we will always take back a Purrfect Pals cat. You can return your adopted cat to our Arlington facility between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Saturday. We would appreciate it if you could let us know to expect you, though, so we can prepare for your kitty’s arrival. You can reach us (and leave us a message) at (360) 652-9611 or [email protected].

Returning a Cat

By adopting a cat from Purrfect Pals, you are agreeing to work out any behavioral or other issues, but sometimes a relationship is not successful and returning the new cat is the best thing for everyone. If keeping your adopted cat or kitten becomes impossible, please contact our Arlington shelter to make arrangements to return to our shelter in Arlington.

The cats cannot be returned to the stores from which they were adopted because we have no place to keep them and they need to be checked out medically before being placed with other animals. We also have to gather information about the cat and the return to help with placement in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need an appointment to return a cat or kitten you adopted from Purrfect Pals at our Arlington facility. Even if we are not accepting new cats, we will always take back a Purrfect Pals cat. You can return your adopted cat to our Arlington facility between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Saturday. We would appreciate it if you could let us know to expect you, though, so we can prepare for your kitty’s arrival. You can reach us (and leave us a message) at (360) 652-9611 or [email protected].

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Need Help with Your Cat? Purrfect Pals is Here for You!

We want you to be successful integrating your adopted cat or kitten into your home and know it isn’t always a quick and easy process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or (360) 652-9611 with any questions or concerns. We would be happy to give advice or point you toward helpful resources.

We want you to be successful integrating your adopted cat or kitten into your home and know it isn’t always a quick and easy process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or (360) 652-9611 with any questions or concerns. We would be happy to give advice or point you toward helpful resources.