Buying kittens for sale and cats for sale could cost hundreds of dollars; hundreds more if a cat or kitten’s medical history is unknown or if the kitty has not received initial medical care. Think adoption first! Find lovable cats or baby kittens for sale that you’ve searched for online at your nearest animal shelter or rescue group for a reasonable adoption fee.
When you search for cats on Petfinder.com, 11,000 shelter and rescue groups introduce you to more than 100,000 adoptable cats and kittens, who can be filtered by:
- City, state or zip
- Recently added
- Health and behavior, or
- Shelter or rescue group name
To find adoptable pets near you, start a search for cats and kittens.
How much is a cat?
Any cat parent will tell you how priceless these small, furry family members are, from their entertaining, acrobatic prowess to their instant purring appreciation of your love and attention. While no one can put a price on the endless hours of enjoyment you’ll have with your adopted kitty, an adoption fee helps cover the expenses of sheltering and caring for the pets in an adoption organization.
To ensure the important work continues by pet welfare professionals, most pet shelters and rescue group members will require an minimal adoption fee when you adopt a cat. In some instances an adoption organization may waive a fee to place cats and kittens in a healthy, safe and loving home, and the benefits of adopting don’t end there.
Animal welfare groups often provide the cats in their organization initial medical care such as spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, microchipping and a wellness check. These important health checks are covered in the adoption fee, which could range from being waived to a couple hundred dollars; however, it is always a good idea to confirm fees beforehand as they can vary from one adoption organization to another.
To help a cat or kitten get off to a healthy and happy start in their new home, the following medical is often included in a typical adoption fee.
Feline Leukemia/FIV test
Ticks, fleas, or deworming treatment
Registration tags or license
How to find your perfect cat match
If there’s an adoptable kitty photograph that hasn’t already grabbed your attention, then reading about her personality will definitely end your search for any cute kittens for sale or cats for sale anywhere else you’ve visited. Keep in mind though that not every cat is a match for you or your family, and ensuring that your new four-legged feline can spend her days comfortable and happy, should be a priority. Some things to consider on your cat adoption checklist should be:
- How will established pets feel about having a cat at home?
- Are you able to dedicated the time needed to a care for a cat, considering social and work schedules?
- Have you considered whether any family members will have health or allergy concerns around cats?
- What cat breed is best suited to your personality, high energy, playful, laid-back?
Search for cats and kittens
When it comes to adopting a cat or kitten, there is no better place to begin than a search on Petfinder.com where you’ll never find cats and kittens for sale but rather adoptable, potential family members ready to join your home and share your lives. To find adoptable pets near you, start a search for cats and kittens.