Adopting a Kitty
A kitty cat makes a wonderful addition to any household and we are always delighted to talk with people who are interested in offering a kitty a loving home. If you are looking to adopt a feline friend, there are a few steps in the process.
Chosing your Kitty
You are welcome to browse through our adorable rescued cats and kittens here Kitties for Adoption or scroll through our Facebook page. Once you have chosen your kitty, or if you would like to join our waiting list to be notified as new rescued kitties come into our care, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form Contact
When you contact us, we will arrange a home visit as soon as we can. This is so we can meet with all adult members of your household to discuss all aspects of adopting a cat/ kitten and to try to help you chose the kitty/ kitties best suited to you. It is also to ensure that the home is suitable for the particular cat/ kitten, especially if there are any other animals or young children in the home. As a general rule, we do not home kittens under 8 weeks old and we only home young kittens under 12 weeks old in pairs unless there is already a cat in residence or where a member of the human household will be at home most of the time. This is because a young kitten should not be left on his/ her own for any length of time as s/he needs the companionship and interaction of another cat or kitten to learn how to be a kitty. Also, let’s be honest – two kittens are actually less work than one and are more than twice the fun!!
If all goes well and you decide you are ready to go ahead and adopt any of our cats/ kittens, we will ask you to sign our adoption agreement and pay our adoption donation.
This simple form covers three key promises:
you will ensure your kitty receives appropriate veterinary attention whenever required
you will neuter/ spay your kitten before s/he is 6 months old
should you not be able to look after your kitty for whatever reason, you will contact us to rehome him/ her rather than doing so yourself.
We ask for an adoption donation of €50.
Your adopted kitty can then avail of our following charity rates at Raheny Veterinary Hospital
Tricat vaccinations €50 (1st vac €25, 2nd vac 3 weeks later €25)
Tricat vaccinations incl. leukemia €76 (1st vac €38, 2nd vac 3 weeks later €38)
Raheny Veterinary Hospital will arrange a 25% discount on ALL vet treatment for the lifetime of your adopted kitty cat.
Can I meet my chosen kitty before I adopt?
Yes! We don’t have a cattery so all our rescued cats and kittens and fostered in the private homes of our volunteers across Dublin. We can arrange for you to meet your chosen kitty once we have completed the home visit.
Is there safe access to outdoors?
If you live on a main road or in a built up area, it may be better for your kitty to stay indoors all the time. Kitty cats can live very happily indoors, as they are safe from traffic, fights with other cats or animals, and are less likely to contract certain diseases.
Can I afford the vet bills and other costs?
Our adoption package will help with lower neutering/ spaying, vaccinations, and microchipping costs but there are inevitably going to be more costs down the road. You may wish to consider taking out pet insurance.
Are there other cats or animals in the household?
Many cats can live very happily in a multi-cat or multi-pet household but you may need to keep your new kitty separate from the resident animals while they all adjust. We can advise you about how to introduce and integrate the new feline member of your family.