How to Adopt

 

Whether you plan to adopt a cat, kitten, dog, or puppy, it is essential to keep in mind that you are making a 10 to 20 year commitment to that animal.

Since most of the animals available for adoption have already had one or more homes, it is essential that the animals be placed in a new, loving, and permanent home.

                                                         

 

Adoption Application

Printable  Application         

Online Application       

 

CATsNAP Adoption Packet     What you need to know to keep your cat happy!

Adoption Contract  

  • Adoptions can be completed after you have completed an adoption application or at adoption site.  
  • Paper adoption applications are also available from a Pet Supplies Plus or PetsMart employee.
  • Completed applications are then reviewed by our organization. Please allow 24 hours for application review, which may include verification of the information provided.  An adoption may be completed during scheduled adoption hours. We do not hold animals as we have learned that sometimes people change their mind and we lose valuable time in placing the animal/animals.
  • If adoption application is accepted it is mandatory to read online contract and it assumed that contract is accepted by adopter.
  • A copy of the contract may be printed out for adopters records.  Applying for a animal means acceptance of the contracts terms. The contract can be viewed by clicking HERE .

Where to See Us

Browse Our Adoptable Pets Online

  • Pet Supplies Plus store (Duncan & Kirby Ave) on-site adoption center.
  • Petsmart  2017 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61822 on-site adoption center.

Adoption Fees

Individual adult or juvenile cats (6 months and older) are available for $85; kittens under 6 months are $115 (unless marked otherwise).   Buddy Discount: If adopting 2 cats, the second adoption is $50 for adults and $85.00 for kittens unless otherwise marked. There may be higher rates set for certain animals depending on the breed.

The adoption fee for dogs over 1 year is $155; dogs under 1 year are $225. 

Adoption fees reimburse our not-for-profit organization for the extensive veterinary care the animals receive prior to adoption.  Included in the adoption fee are:

  • Vaccination against Panleukopenia (Distemper), Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus [cats] or DHLPP [dogs]
  • Vaccination against Rabies (if animal is over 4 months of age)
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) [cats] or Heartworm [dogs]
  • Initial de-worming, flea, and ear mite treatment
  • Sterilization of the animal prior to adoption; no exceptions
  • Micro-chipping as mandated by state law
  • One free veterinary exam within 10 days of adoption at participating clinics or coupon from a local Banfield.

Kittens require a series of inoculations, so adopters will most likely be responsible for the cost of additional vaccinations. Moreover, cats often need follow-up parasitic treatment to ensure 100% removal. These animals are rescue cats/kittens. They may have a UTI or URI that has been treated by us but may reoccur. They may have have ringworm, ear mites or other ailments. All that we are aware of we do fully disclose. However, not all are noticeable on placement. Catsnap is not responsible for these situations. We do not adopt to applicants that are going to de-claw.  In our viewpoint as a group we believe it to be inhumane.

                        

Adoptions That Don't Work Out

Please understand that you are not purchasing an animal from us; you are adopting a lifelong companion. If you are not sure that your new companion will "work out" for any reason, please do not adopt from us until you are certain. The adoption fee covers our costs associated with the adoption, including sterilization, vaccinations, and boarding. We are unable to return your adoption fee in the event that you change your mind about an animal.  In certain circumstances, we are willing to apply the paid adoption fee toward another animal at our discretion. We will always take the animal back that was adopted from us.