Before You Adopt

Thank you for choosing adoption and making a rescued kitty part of your family! SAFe Rescue is happy to be performing in person adoptions again. Because our facility is very small, the number of parties we can serve at one time is limited. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate adopters as promptly as possible!

  • At this time, all visitors must be masked. (Staff and volunteers will also wear masks.)
  • Please bring a form of photo ID and a secure cat carrier. (If you do not have a carrier, you can purchase one from our store.) 
  • Groups are limited to a maximum of 2 individuals. 
  • Adoptions are first come, first serve via this waitlist.
  • The waitlist opens at 12:15PM, 45 minutes prior to the first visit of the day. It will close once it reaches capacity. (As visits are completed, more spaces may open. If you’re not able to sign up right away, please check back later!)
  • Adoption hours are 1:00-7:00PM,Thursday through Sunday.
  • We perform same day adoptions, and ask that all adopters are ready to bring home a cat if they find the right one(s) for them and their family. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to welcome the public to come in and look at cats if they are not considering adoption. 

 How to Adopt:

  1. Please look at the available felines and read their bios. When you see a cat(s) you’re interested in, sign up on our waitlist. (NOTE: If a cat is in foster home, it will be stated in their bio. You do not need to sign up on the waitlist for these cats. If you’re interested in a cat housed in foster, please email FosterAdoptions@seattleareafelinerescue.org to learn more.)
  2. Once you’re on the waitlist, you’ll be able to see your place in line and your estimated waiting time. You will get a notification text message when you are second on the list so you can plan to be near the Rescue. 
  3. You will be notified again when you are first on the list. Please come into the Rescue within 10 minutes of being notified.
  4. An Adoption Counselor will begin a conversation with you, and if we have cats that may be a good fit, you will have a chance to meet them.
  5. Once you’ve decided on a cat(s), you’ll be able to purchase any supplies you need in our retail store and also pay the adoption fee.
  6. You’ll be able to take your new cat(s) home with you at the end of your visit.

Questions? Read our FAQ here.

Adoption Requirements

  • Kittens under 6 months adopted in pairs
  • Indoor only home
  • Never declaw the cat
  • Photo ID
  • Provide secondary guardian contact

Adoption Benefits

  • Spay/neuter and microchip
  • First vaccines/flea treatment
  • 30 days insurance and a free check up at Cascade Pet Hospital or participating clinics.

Adoption Fees

  • Cat or kitten* under 7 years: $125
  • Two cats or kittens under 7 years: $200
  • Adult cat 7 years and older: $50
  • Two adult cats 7 years and older: $75

* Kittens under 6 months are adopted in pairs. It is important for them to go to a home with another kitten companion for their socialization and growth into a well-adjusted adult cat. (Read more about Single Kitten Syndrome.)

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