ADOPTION PROCESS

The following is a list of requirements new owners must meet and agree to before adopting a kittie from KITTIE CORRAL.

The first step in the Adoption Process is to fill out an Adoption Application and submit.  Once the Adoption Application has been reviewed, we will reach out to you to schedule an interview.

KITTIE CORRAL only adopts to homes with sterilized pets.

Adoption fee is $60 inside Hillsborough County & $80 outside Hillsborough County and donations are gladly accepted.

All kitties adopted will be INDOOR ONLY – KITTIE CORRAL does not adopt “outdoor” kitties EVER.

After one week, if it doesn’t work out, the kittie MUST be returned to KITTIE CORRAL!

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ADOPTING

Before you make the final decision to adopt, please take the time to consider the following questions:

Why do you want a kitten/cat?

Ask yourself this question before you decide to adopt.  There are many reasons why you might want a kittie, however, remember that the kittie may be with you for 10, 15 or even 20 years. Please be sure that you are willing to commit to caring for the long term.

 

Will you be a responsible pet owner?

Give your kittie lots of love, companionship, exercise, a healthy diet and regular veterinary care.  All these things make a responsible pet owner.

 

Is it a good time for you to adopt a kitten/cat?

If you are a student, in the military, or travel frequently, consider waiting until you settle down before adopting.  If you have small children under the age of three, you may want to wait.  Children should be mature enough to be responsible companions.

 

Who will care for your kittie when you go on vacation?

You will need friends or neighbors reliable enough that you can trust to care for the pet in your absence.  However, KITTIE CORRAL does offer “babysitting” services while you vacation.  Otherwise, you will need money to pay for a pet sitting service or boarding.

 

Do you have the time to devote to a kittie?

Your kittie cannot be ignored just because you are tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, love and companionship every day.

 

Can you afford a kitten/cat?

The costs of pet ownership can be quite high.  Expenses for all the things the kittie will need can add up quickly.  If you are already struggling to make ends meet, you probably should not consider adopting yet.

 

Can you deal with special problems?

Some unfortunate, but common aspects of cat ownership include flea infestations, scratched furniture and unexpected medical emergencies.

 

Are you allowed to have a kitten/cat where you live?

Most importantly, if you live in an apartment, there may be restrictions regarding pets.  Please make it your business to know what these are BEFORE adopting a cat. If you cannot afford a pet deposit or the lease specifically states “No Pets” then don’t adopt.  If you do reside in an apartment, a copy of your current lease MUST BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO ADOPTION!

 

Are you prepared to care for the kittie for his or her entire life?

When you adopt a cat, you are making a commitment to care for the kittie for his or her entire lifetime.

If you are now ready to continue with the Adoption Process, then fill out our Application and Contract forms.
Email kittiecorral@gmail.com with any questions you have about the kittie you are interested.

Meet the kittie/Meet the family

Once a phone interview has been completed, HOME INTERVIEW will be conducted at the of adoption.  It is MANDATORY we meet everyone who is in the home on a regular basis at the initial interview.  We ask that you allow one week for the kittie to become acclimated to the new environment and new owner(s).  If the kittie is not adjusting within 5 days, then the kittie must be returned to KITTIE CORRAL.

Final In-Home Visit and Finalize Adoption –
After a four-week acclimation period, a final in-home visit is made by KITTIE CORRAL.  From this time forward, KITTIE CORRAL will, on occasion, reach out to the new owners and get an update on how well the kittie is doing.  Gifts will also be mailed out for the kittie, typically once per year.

Click Here to Complete the Adoption Form 

If you are now ready to continue with the Adoption Process, then fill out our Application and Contract forms.

Email kittiecorral@gmail.com with any questions you have about the kittie you are interested.

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