We are aware that adopting a kitten/cat is a serious family decision; therefore, we work very diligently to ensure that our rescues are going to a good permanent home, where everyone will be happy. Thus, our adoption/matchmaking process is threefold: first, to gather information about the potential adopter’s household, lifestyle, and the type of cat they desire, to make certain they are adopting the cat that is right for them; second, to ensure that the personality and needs of the cat match that of the potential adopter(s) and that the kitten/cat will be provided the best permanent, loving, and stable home possible; and third, to educate the adopter(s) in the best way to take care of their cat now and in the future.

Cats, just like humans, are unique. As a result, we want to ensure that our cat will be a perfect match for you and that, in turn, you will provide the best and safest possible home for him/her.

Once you have found your new feline friend, you will be required to do the following:

  • Complete an Application
  • Pay a $150 *adoption fee (or $200 for two cats together)
  • Provide a vet reference if you have had pets before
  • Agree to at least 1-2 visits to your home, either before or after the adoption process

Our adoption process is thorough because we feel that it is necessary to ensure successful adoptions for both cats and adopters.

* All Sentient Beings, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue/adoption organization and information clearinghouse. While we do believe that it is not possible to place a value on the life of a cat, we do charge an “Adoption Service Fee.” This fee is common in legitimate New York adoptions, and is necessary to help offset our veterinary and other cat care costs – which sometimes can run into the thousands.


Adopt a cat and you’ll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a cat from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or the ASPCA.