The pandemic has caused some changes to our adoption processes, read more below. But first, we are running low on kitten food- would you be willing to donate some? Support our local businesses who also support CVHS- please shop at Agway, Guy’s Farm and Yard, One Stop Country Pet Supply, purchase kitten food for our kittens, and drop it off on our front porch. Thank you!
Kittens are in high demand. Our little ones are growing in foster care, and some will become available for adoption soon. Our adoption process:
We would LOVE to hear from you and put you on our “Wants a Kitten” list, Give us a call, leave a message at 476-3811 and leave your name, phone number and email.
Even better would be to email us at [email protected] and we can send you our Adopter Information Form for you to fill out ahead of time. You can also find the form on our website here. Please be patient, we will call you back!
Our building is not open to the public, and our staffing hours are based on the needs of our animal population. EVERYTHING we do with the public is done by appointment only. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis, if it’s an appropriate match between the cat and the home.
We work hard to provide a consistent and fair adoption process. We go down the Kitten Waiting List in order, if you are on the list we will get to you. We do not do any “holds” or take money down to reserve any animal.
To keep staff, and you, safe, we are doing curb-side adoptions. The matching, adoption counseling, paperwork, and payments are handled over the phone, and through email. Once you have processed your adoption (20 or so minutes), an adoption counselor will set a time with you for that day to pick up your new family member. They will ask what you will be driving, and to limit contact, they will have the kitten in a carrier, along with the adoption folder and samples you get, ready to go, and will bring straight out to your car. Staff will be wearing masks, and we ask that you do the same, along with maintaining 6′ of physical distancing.
Adoption fee for a kitten is $175, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination (if over 12 weeks of age), 1st distemper vaccination, 1st deworming, flea preventative, microchip and registration, a 30 day free trial of 24PetWatch Pet Health Insurance, a sample bag of Hill’s Science Diet food, and a voucher for a free veterinary exam from the VVMA.
Since we typically have our vet visits during the week, kittens usually come up for adoption at the end of the week. So keep Fridays and Saturdays in mind, as that could be the “coming home” day!
We are strive to meet the needs of our community, while balancing our animals’ needs, and staffing at the adoption center. Please be patient with us while we are trying to do our best during this unique time. Thank you for supporting Central Vermont Humane Society!