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Adoption Process

What does our adoption process look like?

Sleeping kitten


Submit an Application

An approved application is the quickest way to getting to the next steps. You will receive a notification upon approval.


Even if you don't have a kitty picked out, this is how we learn more about you and can help us match you with the purrfect pal.


You may be contacted if we have further questions.

Please note: Just having an accepted application does not guarantee placement of the kitten/cat chosen. If there are several applications for a cat, we cannot ensure that you will get your particular cat without communication. Contact us to find out where your approved application is for your chosen cat.


Meet Our Kitties

Many kitties are located in the NEW Pawz Pet Cafe Cat Lounge!

Pawz Pet Cafe

Reserve a time in the lounge to meet some adoptable kitties and perhaps enjoy a refreshing beverage!

Many kitties are located in the Adoption Room at the Carmel Petco off 116th & Keystone.

Carmel Petco

Saturdays @ 12-4pm

Even more of our adoptable cats and kittens are brought to Petco!

Adoption Events

View our currently available cats at any time!

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See a particular kitty you want to meet?

Request a Meeting

Schedule a meeting with a volunteer/foster.

All of our cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated (FVRCP), FeLV/FIV tested, dewormed, and microchipped.

Cat playing with a toy


Finalize the Adoption

Once you have chosen a kitty, a POMH volunteer will initiate the checkout process using a program called Shelterluv. You will receive a text with a link to complete the adoption.


Adoption Contract & Fees

  • Review and sign the Adoption Contract.

  • Pay the adoption fee. This fee is a considered a nonrefundable donation to help cover costs of the cat while in our care.

  • Receive your new cat's adoption paperwork and medical records via email.


  • You'll receive a separate email (one time only!) with a link for you to register for an Adopterluv account.

  • All adoption forms and medical records from POMH will be automatically uploaded into your account.

  • Additional flyers and resources will be automatically uploaded for you as well.


Take Your Kitty Home!

TIP: Try to have your home ready with all the needed supplies before you bring your new friend home.

  • If adopting out of Petco, you can shop for all the essentials while in the store.

REMEMBER: Patience is so so important... Give your new friend AT LEAST...

  • 3 days to decompress

  • 3 weeks to be learn the routine

  • 3 months to start feeling at home

Two cats cuddling each other
Cat laying on a couch


Keep In Touch

Even after the adoption process ends, POMH remains available to give advice and/or point you to the right resources.

Nothing brings us more joy than to hear adoption success stories, and we would love to share those on our website/social media for others to enjoy too.

Free nail trims for our Adoptees are provided at adoption events or by arrangement.

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