Adopting Plus FAQ

What can I expect as I look at your cats and kittens?

Lots of beautiful kitties! Some cats and kittens are really photogenic, stunning to look at and have very appealing personalities. These cats are quick to adopt and “fly out the door.”  But since you are looking for that special cat or kitten to spend years with, please take the time to browse each and every kitten and cat posted!

Why do we ask that you take the time to look? PPCR has some cats and even kittens that have been with us for a while. They are the forgotten ones; ones that grew up with us that might no longer be as cute or frisky as some of the new kitten arrivals.  Or maybe they are just a little shy or a bit more hesitant around people or new situations. These cats and kittens stay with their foster and live their lives with them…while others move on to forever loving homes. Those of us who foster take the time to know and, yes, love all the kittens and cats and realize how wonderful each and every one is. There are dozens of hopeful faces, every one of them special in their own way, just waiting to be loved and cherished.  We know in our hearts someday they will find the love they deserve with their very own family….forever. And maybe, just maybe, you will find that one special “purrson” you have always been looking for.

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Why should I adopt from PPCR?

We do not euthanize to make room for more cats. We utilize all of our foster homes while trying to find permanent homes for all the kittens and cats we rescue. We’re committed to this for the life of the animal, if necessary. Every successful adoption allows us to save more kittens and cats by providing funds and resources to continue our work. By adopting a cat from us, you will have found a loving companion for life, and will help free up a much needed space for another kitten or cat in need.

Six Good Reasons to Adopt from PPCR

  1. PPCR cares for the kittens and cats for as long as needed to ensure we find the perfect new home
    We believe that there is someone who will want the kitten or cat and they will be the perfect companion. Sometimes all that is needed is time — time for them to find each other.
  2. PPCR uses foster homes to house cats and kittens, not cages.
    Foster homes know their foster pets much better than any employee of a pet store or even the local Shelter. Our foster cats become family members, not just numbers. Each foster parent can tell you about the kitten or cat you are interested in.  Their likes and dislikes, their temperament and the little quirks that make the kitten or cat so special.   We are also fortunate to be able to place cats in residence at an innovative boarding facility in Santa Cruz. Here they live in specially designed walk in cat rooms all of which have windows and climbing and hiding areas. While this is not the same as living with a family these cats receive tons of love from the many volunteers and staff who care for them.
  3. Every dollar donated to PPCR goes directly to the care of our cats
    PPCR does not work for a profit. Every single dollar collected as a donation or as an adoption fee is used to directly benefit the kittens and cats currently in our care, as well as those needing and awaiting rescue.
  4. Lack of funds does not equal lack of care
    Sometimes donations received do not always meet the expenses created by our cats’ needs. But our dedicated volunteers ensure that each cat is respectfully cared for with all life’s necessities, love, and proper medical care. All our volunteers sacrifice their time and yes, money to meet any shortfall and to ensure that every cat receives the care and love they need and deserve.
  5. All of our cats are properly vetted
    All our cats are FIV/Felv tested, wormed, vacinated, flea treated, vet checked and neutered/spayed according to their respective ages. If they need additional care they get it. After checking in on the cost of all these procedures and figuring in food and the basic necessities you will find that our adoption fee are very reasonable.
  6. Each home is properly screened
    We interview the adopter and check references. We know that our potential adopters would not wish to find out after the fact that the pet they fell in love would not fit within their life style. Our goal is to find the best fit for both the cat and the adopter.

How do I adopt one of your cats?

We require you to submit our application, have an interview call with us and we do call your references and your vet (if you have one).  Please review our adoption process for more details.

If I Have Adopted from Petfinder in the Past, Do I Still Need to Fill Out an Application?

The short answer to this frequently asked question is yes. Petfinder.com is not a specific adoption agency or umbrella organization. It is an online database used by hundreds of different shelters and rescues, each with its own adoption standards and screening processes. We have questions specific to our organization’s adoption standards so please fill out the application.

How do I know which cat to adopt?

The best way to choose your lifelong companion is to take a good look at your own lifestyle and the expectations you have. To us it is the utmost importance that the cat(s) you adopt be a good fit for you, your family members and  your home environment.

What does adoption pending mean?

A cat labeled with Adoption Pending means that we have an identified adopter for the cat or that we have multiple applicants for the cat. If there are kittens or cats that you are interested in feel free to check with the foster Mom on how firm the pending adoption is. There have been times when an adoption has fallen through, so it is great for us to know what type of cat your interested in.

Why should I adopt kittens in pairs?

In our experience, kittens adopted in pairs produce much happier cats. Why is this important to consider?

  1. Kittens are curious and crave constant stimulation.  A bored kitten will entertain itself by chewing on plants or electrical cords, climbing drapes and furniture, unrolling toilet paper, etc.  Although two kittens may still perform some of this behavior having a sibling to tumble around and play with, keeps them otherwise occupied.
  2. Kittens are very active at night.  A single kitten will keep you awake with constant jumping, pouncing and other forms of play.  Two kittens will play with each other until they finally tire and fall asleep. They are more likely to let you get the beauty sleep you need.
  3. Every kitten needs to interact with its own kind. Kittens who are able to remain with one of their litter mates or a similarly-aged companion, tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better socialized pets than those who are isolated from others of their kind at an early age.
  4. Kittens do bite and wrestle with one another.   It is perfectly normal for two kittens to bite and wrestle together. A kitten with no siblings, will bite and wrestle with you, a sometimes painful and unwanted behavior. You will end up with an adult cat who has developed the bad habit of biting and scratching as “play.” Kittens with siblings naturally grow out of this baby behavior.
  5. Kittens and mature cats do not typically mix well.  A kitten has boundless energy and will want to run and play constantly; unlike an older cat who will play in short bursts and sleep the rest of the time. An older cat will be annoyed that a kitten will not stop bothering him when he is ready to nap and a kitten will not understand that the older cat will not play all day. You will have two unhappy cats. Luckily, this can be avoided by adopting a pair of kittens, they will still interact with the older cat but leave him time to nap too.
  6. It takes time to entertain a kitten.  Trying to keep one kitten occupied, stimulated, happy and safe while still going about the business of everyday life is practically impossible.  A pair of kittens will still interact and bond with you but will keep each other occupied while you are busy with your everyday tasks.

Mother Nature created kittens in litters! Every kitten deserves to have a sibling of similar age, adopt a pair of kittens today.

How much does it cost to adopt a cat?

Our adoption fee is $175 for kittens and cats unless otherwise noted on the specific kitten or cat. We do always seem to take in some domestic kittens and cats in need of rescue every year. For these kittens we charge a special adoption fee of $75.

As noted above our cats are FIV/FELV tested, wormed, vaccinated, flea treated, vet checked and neutered/spayed according to their respective ages. If they need additional care they get it.   After checking in on the cost of all these procedures and figuring in food and the basic necessities you will find that our adoption fees are very reasonable.

Can I let my cat go outdoors?

No. All cats adopted from PPCR must be kept indoors, unless you have or plan to build a catio or outside fully enclosed pen for them.  This is very doable and keeps them safe from all the hazards in the world.

Can I get my adopted cat declawed?

No. All cats adopted from PPCR may NOT be declawed. This is akin to cutting off our own fingers at the first knuckle. Would you do that?

What does No-Kill mean?

PPCR does not euthanize to make room for other kittens and cats. Our goal is to find a happy, loving home for every kitty. However, we do not allow a cat who is seriously ill with no hope of recovery or terminally ill to suffer. It is not a decision we make lightly.

How should I introduce my adopted cat to her new home?

The introduction process is very important. Meeting everything and everyone can take time – there is no need to rush the process.  Find out more about introductions.

Where are cats located?

Our main address is in Davis, CA.  However the majority of our cats live in private foster homes in various locales in Northern California and parts of Nevada (and Oregon.)

The number of cats in a foster home is variable. Some volunteers care for only one or two cats, while others care for more. To find out where any available cat is currently living, look at the cat’s individual biography page. In almost every case, the biographical information about the cat includes a sentence telling in which town or geographic area the cat is currently fostered.

On a “space available” basis our cats spend their weeks, months, or occasionally years in rescue home environments. Once they have recovered from the initial trauma of abandonment, they live lives similar to what they hope to experience in their new, forever homes. Cats who enjoy the company of other cats have opportunities to mingle, and some have regular interaction with children—a few even with dogs! Thus, we are able to give potential adopters extensive information about the personality and needs of each cat.

Sadly, the number of cats at risk in shelters is far greater than the number of spaces available in private homes. We are always looking for new fosters.

We are fortunate to be able to place cats in residence at an innovative boarding facility. Here they live in specially designed walk-in cat rooms all of which have windows and climbing and hiding areas. While this is not the same as living with a family these cats receive tons of love from volunteers and staff who care for them and they do very well during their short stays there.

Volunteering

How can I help?

We are always looking for volunteers of all types.  We always need foster parents, crafters to make items for our giveaways, sponsors to help specific cats in need, and of course, donations of money for care of the cats and food via Amazon.

You can help us make a difference! Find out about volunteering right now!

Are my contributions tax deductible?

Absolutely. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so all donations are tax deductible.

How is my donation used?

The donations are used directly for the health and well-being of the cats and kittens in rescue..   We have no paid staff.