Because we are partnering with Cat Adoption Team, we will follow their adoption policies to ensure happy, successful life-long adoptions for cats and adopters alike.
Indoor-Only: Because cats live much longer, safer lives indoors, CAT adopts to indoor-only homes.
Declawing: CAT asks adopters not to declaw adopted cats. Your adoption counselor can provide information about the detriments of declawing, humane alternatives, and how to train a cat to use a scratching post. For adopters looking for declawed cats, there are almost always previously declawed cats at CAT awaiting adoption.
Renting with Cats: Since we want to make lifelong placements for our cats, we ask that adopters make sure their landlord allows cats and to pay any pet deposits in advance of adopting.
Cats as Gifts: CAT has gift certificates available for those wishing to give a gift adoption. Please note that adopters (the adult or adults with whom the cat will live) must meet with a cat or kitten prior to adoption; choosing a cat is a very personal decision and plays an important role in making a lifelong commitment to a new family member.
Shipping of Cats: We ask adopters to meet with and get to know the cats or kittens prior to adoption. Therefore, we do not ship cats or kittens.
*See Cat Adoption Team’s website for more policies that apply to the Sherwood shelter. http://catadoptionteam.org/