Bellingham Adoption Process

LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR FAMILY WITH A NEW CAT FROM NEKO BELLINGHAM?

Below is a step-by-step guide to our adoption process here at NEKO Bellingham. All of our cats are from our partner shelter, Whatcom Humane Society.

PLEASE NOTE
: NEKO Bellingham is placing a hold on adoptions for the first 30 days we are open to help the kitties acclimate to their new surroundings. Our adoption process typically takes between 2-4 weeks. We do not do same-day adoptions.

Step 1:

Book a reservation with the kitties and try to find your purrrfect match. Talk with the Cat Bouncer on duty about the kitty you are interested in and fill out the adoption interest postcard with the name (or names) of the cat(s) you've got your eye on. Please note that all members of the household must meet the kitty prior to their adoption.

Step 2:

Visit Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) to complete an adoption application. Don't fur-get to bring your adoption postcard with you!

Step 3:

Once WHS reviews your application, they will schedule an adoption counsel and discuss if your household is a good fit for both you and the kitty.

Step 4:

If your adoption is approved, WHS will set up a time for you to complete your papurrrwork and pay the adoption fee. Then, you'll need to get your house set up for your newest family member! We will let you know all their favorite things to help make a smooth transition.

Step 5:

Once the papurrrwork is complete and your house is all set up, we will schedule an adoption day when you'll be able to bring your new kitty to their new furever home! Please note that there may be a waiting period of 1 - 4 weeks between adoption finalization and cat pick-up. Congratulations on your newest family member!

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Are you ready to come visit us? If so, make a reservation to schedule your time with our feline friends.

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