So you have decided to improve your life and make the twenty-year commitment to a new feline friend, congratulations! Did you know that cats actually lower stress and improve your physical health? Believe it or not, cats can be good for your health! Some research indicates that owning a cat can even lower your risk of heart disease, your risk of stroke, and decrease the number of times that you have to visit a doctor.
To dog people, taking on a cat seems like no big deal – no house training, numerous daily walks or obedience classes. But if you are a novice at animal care-taking, hair on the furniture, paw prints on countertops and kitty games at 3 A.M. — not to mention litter box training and daily maintenance — can take some getting used to. Time must be found in hectic schedules for grooming, feeding and interactive play. If you are considering adopting a kitten, factor in plenty of time for socialization and supervision to ensure that the end result will be a well-adjusted adult cat.
What You Should Know about Adopting from Purr Partners
- Adoption is a lifetime commitment. Be sure you can make that commitment. It is very traumatic for a cat to lose its home and come back to foster care. Don’t just think about now, think about the future.
- All our cats and kittens are pulled from rural high – kill shelters. We thoroughly vet each and every cat and kitten, but we can make no guarantees about the long term health of any of our rescues. Please be sure you can make the commitment to financially care for your new family member.
- All of our cats and kittens are fully vetted, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, wormed, treated for fleas, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. Each one is seen at least two times by two different vets, and we take the recommendations of our vets for any treatment.
- We do not believe that FIV positive cats have to be isolated from others. Based on all the latest research, there is no danger of transmission of this disease to other cats, and they will live a normal lifespan.
- We request that all potential adopters read our Adoption Policies & Guidelines before completing the application. The application is not a commitment but allows us to start the process and communicate with you. We require at least 2 business days to process the application and contact you.
- We choose the best home for each cat or kitten. We base this on what we know about our foster kitties, and we look at each potential adopter’s situation. We try to make sure that our rescues will receive all the love and care they need and want throughout their lifetime, and we want their adoptive family to feel that their new family member is a perfect fit.
- We strongly believe that having consistent veterinarian care is very important. The best chance for a cat or kitten to remain healthy is to have that annual vet visit. Having a relationship with a vet is one of the main things that we look for when making a decision about placement. Even totally indoor cats should get a yearly exam to identify and prevent any issues.
- We are an all-volunteer group. Since most of us have full-time jobs, please be patient. Once you submit an application, please check your email daily.
- We make a commitment to each and every cat or kitten that we pull from the shelters and your adoption fee helps us to provide that care. As a 100% volunteer group, every penny goes directly back to the care of our rescues. Our vet bills range between $50,000 to $80,000 a year. Purr Partners is self-funded through adoption fees, donations, and fundraising events and has an annual budget of approximately $175,000.
- It costs us anywhere between $125 to $175 just to get a cat or kitten ready for adoption, and that is only if they are don’t ever get sick – which with shelter cats and kittens rarely happens.
❤Extra Special Cats: Cats with chronic medical conditions requiring prescription medications, prescription food, ongoing medical care, and monitoring, etc.
😻$20 Discount when adopting two or more.
Our adoption fees do not begin to cover the cost of everything that we do to get a cat or kitten ready to be adopted. Were you to do the same amount of vet care that we do, it would easily cost you 3 – 4 times and often much more, adoption fees are a bargain!
One of the benefits of adopting a Purr Partners kitty is that each and every cat and kitten is fostered in one of our loving homes. This means that we get to know each kitty’s personality and their likes and dislikes – do they get along with other cats, like dogs, would they make a good lap cat or are they super active? Each of our cats is extremely well socialized because they live in a home, not in a cage. But this also means that we don’t have a public facility or intake center where you can stop by and visit. In order to meet our cats and kittens, you must attend one of our weekend adoption events or become a preapproved adopter to schedule a private meet and greet session.