Bellingham Adoption Process


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.

: Our adoption process typically takes between 4-8 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. Cats that have just arrived are placed on a 30 day hold while we get to know their personality, this ensures that we find the best match for them!

Step 2:

Visit Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) to complete an adoption application. Here is more information on the WHS process.

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 the adoption process can take between 4-8 weeks. 

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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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