Thinking About Rehoming Your Cat?
When our resources and capacity for care allow it, Purrfect Pals accepts surrendered cats and kittens by appointment from owners who are unable to keep them.
If you are considering rehoming or surrendering your kitty, please contact us at (360) 652-9611 or [email protected].
It is important that stray animals be taken to a shelter where the owner may come to look for the animal. Purrfect Pals accepts owner-surrendered cats and kittens but we are not contracted to accept strays. Please refer to our list of local shelters who accept stray animals.
REHOMING ISN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER
Before making the decision to rehome your cat, we encourage you to visit our Cat Resources Library. We have provided articles, videos and other helpful resources to help you tackle kitty’s behavioral challenges and more.
During Your Appointment
If we agree to take your cat, we will schedule an appointment with you. It is critical that you arrive at the required time, or call us if you are going to be late (or need to cancel). The surrender process takes between 30 minutes and an hour on average.
So that we can set them up for success and provide the best care possible, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire about your cat’s background, medical history, likes and dislikes and any insight you would like to share with our staff and potential adopters. We also encourage you to provide any past medical records that you can. You can bring copies of the records to your appointment or ask your veterinarian’s office to email ([email protected]) or fax (360-618-6683) them to us.
Please also be aware that, during your surrender appointment, you will be given an opportunity to donate to Purrfect Pals to help with the care of your cat and the other cats at the shelter. Purrfect Pals spends, on average, about $375 per cat at our shelter. When surrendering your cat, we encourage you to make a final gift to your cat to ensure that your kitty and all the other kitties at Purrfect Pals continue to receive the best care possible. Donating is NOT a requirement and the amount of your gift, if any, will have no bearing on our decision whether to accept your animal.
If we are unable to accept your cat at this time, please check out our list of other Puget Sound shelters and rescue organizations that might be able to help.
Surrendering Cats with Special Needs
When space permits, we also accept cats with special medical needs including those who have tested positive for FIV and/or Feline Leukemia (FeLV). Because these areas of our sanctuary are often at capacity, it is important that you contact Purrfect Pals early so that we can advise you on our current capacity and whether we anticipate openings in the near future.