We are a Pittsburgh based cat rescue working to give every homeless cat and kitten that crosses our path a second chance, and we strive to spay and neuter the feral colonies they come from.
Pittsburgh Purrfect Cat Rescue is a Foster based rescue. This means that there is not a shelter you can visit to see all of our available cats and kittens in one location; instead, we rely on a group of beautiful people who volunteer their time, and their homes, to helping felines in need. Because of this, we've developed an adoption process that works with how we do things.
The first step to adopting from us is to fill out an online application. From there, one of of our Application Reviewers will look over your responses and get back to you within 72 hours. If everything looks good on your application, you will be asked to email a video of your residence. The video will need to show each room in your home and should specify where the cat/kitten's food bowl will go and where the litter box will be placed. If your video is approved, your Application Reviewer will reach out to your landlord (if you are a renter), to your vet (if you have/had an animal in your family), and to your references. If this is going to be your first time as a pet owner, we will ask you to research reputable veterinary offices in your area so that you have a plan for the care of your future cat or kitten. If everything checks out, you will be approved to adopt from us!
ADOPTING A KITTEN:
If you are interested in adopting a kitten, you will be guaranteed an available furbaby of your choosing after you've been fully approved; you'll be put on the waitlist until the kitten you chose is fully vetted and ready to be adopted. Please keep in mind that part of our vetting process is make sure everyone in our care has had their rabies vaccine, which cannot be given before 12 weeks of age; we are unable to adopt out animals prior to that time. From there, you can contact the animal's Foster directly so that they can send you photos and videos of your little one. You may also ask them questions about the kitten's favorite foods, litter, toys, etc. As you communicate with the Foster, please keep in mind that they have full time jobs and families outside of the volunteer work they do for the rescue. You will also coordinate a day/time with the Foster to pick up your new addition. On adoption day, you may choose to pay through Paypal, Venmo, or with cash, and you will be asked to sign an Adoption Contract, which you will receive a copy of. You will also be sent all of the health information needed so that you can take it to your vet and keep your new friend updated on their healthcare.
The fee for adopting a kitten (under one year of age) is $125; all proceeds go to funding our rescue efforts.
ADOPTING A CAT:
If you are interested in adopting a cat and have been approved, we will put you in contact with the cat's Foster. They will share photos, videos, and health updates on your soon-to-be friend. As you communicate with the Foster, please keep in mind that they have full time jobs and families outside of the volunteer work they do for the rescue. We prefer that you hold off on meeting the cat until they've been fully vetted so that we can limit foot traffic in our Fosters' homes. Once the cat you are interested in is fully vetted, you and the Foster can work out a day and time for you to visit the animal. We suggest bringing a carrier with you along with the adoption fee so that when you meet your cat, you can choose to bring them home that same day. You may choose to pay through Paypal, Venmo, or with cash. If you do choose to move forward with the adoption, you will be asked to sign an Adoption Contract, which you will receive a copy of, and you will be given all of the health information needed so that you can take it to your vet and keep your new companion up to date on their healthcare.
The fee for adopting a cat is $105; all proceeds go to funding our rescue efforts.
** PPCR requires that when you meet with members of our rescue for any reason, you wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth and that you practice social distancing. Further, if during a time you are scheduled to meet your cat/kitten, you, or any other person in your home, has existing COVID-19 symptoms (including fever over 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea) or has had a positive COVID test within the last 14 days, we expect that you will notify the Foster of your animal as well as PPCR’s Director immediately so that your meeting can be postponed and rescheduled. **
**If, at any point during the adoption process, there is cause for concern regarding an Adopter, PPCR reserves the right to revoke approval prior to the signing of the Adoption Contract.**