The Adoption Process

We are thrilled that you’re interested in giving one of our kitties a forever home! Our adoption process is more about getting to know each other and finding the right match than about right or wrong answers! Please feel free to begin the process by filling out an online adoption questionnaire, or stopping by and filling one out in person at our Salisbury adoption center.


Online Adoption Questionnaire


If you submit your Adoption Matching Questionnaire online, an adoption counselor will review the form and let you know by phone or e-mail if we have any questions–and then we can complete the process when you come in to meet the cats in person. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. If there is a particular cat or type of cat/kitten you’re interested in, please make a note of that on your questionnaire! We look forward to meeting you soon and introducing you to some of our wonderful kitties! Check them out online as well!



  • Kittens (12 months or less): $250
  • Adults: $150
  • Special needs and Senior (over 10) cats: $50
  • Care for Life: some of our cats with chronic health issues may be eligible for this program, where MRFRS covers the cost of all specialized care/medications/food for the cat’s lifetime!

Our adoption fees help sponsor the cost of care for all cats in our program, not just the one you are adopting! All of our cats — from the health young adult who is in and out in an matter of day, to the senior cat who may spend a year or more with us — get the care they need, and your adoption fees help us provide that care! Thank you!



  • Vet exam
  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • FVRCP (“distemper”) vaccination (at least one, sometimes multiple)
  • Rabies vaccination (kittens under 14 weeks may not be eligible for this)
  • Flea treatment
  • Dewormer
  • Home Again microchip with registration & 1st year of premium membership included

NOTE:  All adopters will receive a health record stating what vaccines and treatment the cat has had. Additional treatments, such as FVRCP & rabies vaccinations, as well as additional deworming, are the responsibility of the adopter.