Adoption Procedure and Policy

Beginning October 4th, through the month of October you can meet and adopt our kitties at the Smitten Kitten Cat Café in Fishers. We are grateful to the Smitten Kitten for this opportunity to keep finding great adoptive homes for our pets while our building is being renovated! (Our shelter will NOT be open for visitors during October.)

The Smitten Kitten Cat Café is a great place where you can enjoy a beverage or treat while you share quality time with the pets in their free-roaming cat Lounge, allowing you to meet the pet who’s the purrfect fit for you! Reservations are needed to visit the cat Lounge.

Smitten Kitten Cat Cafe

Learn about the Smitten Kitten Cat Café here:

Make a reservation to meet pets, here:

Learn about our available pets here:

Apply to adopt a pet either in-person at the Café, or here:




Two visits to the shelter are required to complete the adoption. The first would be to meet the pet you're interested in adopting and to fill out the adoption application form which must be reviewed and approved by an adoption counselor. This is to help determine if the adopter and pet are compatible.

We hope you will agree the welfare of these pets is our first consideration in processing all adoptions. The adoption process of this shelter may be somewhat different from larger shelters. We do our best to make available healthy pets with appropriate temperaments and to place them in the home that would be most suitable for them. All adoption applications will be reviewed for approval by an adoption counselor who is also a board member. The adoption counselors have the right to accept or deny any application based on the information provided.

An application for adoption must be made in person at our shelter. We wish to make the adoption experience a positive one for all adopters. For this reason it's important that we are assured the adopter is fully prepared for the responsibility involved in caring for a pet. Long-distance adoption applications must still be made in person and may require extra documentation.

Please note this is a small shelter and we are not able to ship pets to new homes.


Adoption Fee for Cats & Kittens

Our adoption fee covers the cost of the pet's spay/neuter*. Additionally, kittens and adult cats receive age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatments, deworming, treatment for earmites and other medication as necessary. We are now MICROCHIPPING all our pets too!

Regular Adoption Fee: $100
- kittens or adult cats less than 5 years old
Two can be adopted together for a total fee of $160.

Senior citizens rate: $70
- 55 or older, may adopt a pet for a special fee
- Senior citizens may also be interested in our "Seniors for Seniors" foster program - click here for more information.

Adult cats 5 years or older: $70

Special-needs cats: $45
- including FIV- or FeLeuk-positive

Cash and personal checks are accepted. Credit cards can be used but will add a small processing
fee.  Please notify us ahead of time if you wish to use a credit card so we can have the necessary equipment available.

What do you get with your adoption fee? For more details, click here.

* In compliance with Indiana law, IC 15-20-4, the state requires that we collect a refundable $75 deposit for all unaltered cats and kittens. This is in addition to the regular adoption fee.