Adoption Resources

  • Contact Us:
  • Mailing Address:
    Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
    2390 S. Delaware Street  Denver, CO  80223
  • Phone: 303.744.6076
  • Fax: 303.744.6205
  • ADOPTION opportunities @ RMFR

    Find the Personality Type that's a purr-fect fit!

    Many Loving
    to Choose From!



    A quick guide to our color code system:

    • Red collared cats are our long-term residents. With serious issues such as biting, it is unlikely an appropriate home will be found for them.
    • Yellow collared cats might be hard to adopt because they have issues such as urine marking or litter pan aversion.
    • Green collared cats are our most adoptable felines. They are ready to find a new lifelong home!
    • Pink collared cats are cats that have been de-clawed.
    • Lavender collared cats are cats that will need ongoing medical treatment after adoption. RMFR will work with the adopters of these cats to make sure the cat is taken care of medically.
    • In John's Room, many friendly, wonderful cats live out their lives while waiting for another home. The Blue collar means the cat has Feline Leukemia and Violet collared cats have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
    • No collar? Please ask! Some of our kitties know how to remove them, or they might be one of the few that are feral or unable to tolerate a collar.

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    Bring the whole family to visit our furr-kids and find the purr-fect one for you!

    To facilitate a quicker adoption process, please bring with you:

    • All members of your household, excluding pets. If you have a child under 4 years of age, you will not be able to adopt a kitten less than 4 months of age.
    • A photo ID that shows you are over 18 years of age and current proof of address such as a utility bill.
    • Proof that your current cats have had an FVRCP vaccine within the last year (3 year vaccines are acceptable) and proof that all animals in the household are spayed or neutered.
    • We also require the name of the veterinary hospital/clinic and the phone number for verification if proof of vaccination and spay or neuter cannot be provided.
    • Your lease with pet policy included if you are renting, and the phone number of your landlord. Please note that if you are required to pay a pet deposit, fee/rent, you must provide a receipt of payment before we can release the cat to you.
    • If you own your own home we will verify online that it is, in fact, owned by you.

    The Adoption Process:

    • Complete the Adoption Application (printable .pdf  here)
    • Tour the Facility: We will guide you through the shelter and answer any questions you might have.
    • Meet and Greet cats that would be a good fit: If you have a good idea of the perfect cat for you, we will point out some potential matches. If you are interested in certain individuals you have seen online, we will help you locate them and answer any questions you might have.
    • Spend Some Time with the cats/kittens: After the tour and your questions have been answered, relax and spend some time with the cats while we take care of the application process. Please understand that it takes more than a few minutes to decide if an individual cat is the right cat for you. When you are finished, come up to the office.
    • Discuss verified application, what is needed, and if there are problems: If there are things that need to be done before we can adopt a cat to you, such as vaccinating your current cats or payment of a pet deposit, etc. we will let you know at this time.
    • Discuss the cat(s) you have chosen: Not every cat is perfect for every household, and the one(s) you chose (or the individuals that choose you) might not be the best fit. Some of our cats have chronic health problems and must receive extra care, some will not tolerate children, are very shy, or have proven to not do well in certain circumstances. When a good fit is found, we move on to the final stages.
    • Complete the Adoption Contract: The adoption contract will be filled out by an RMFR representative and is a legally binding item. Please read it carefully and agree with it in its entirety before signing.
    • Discuss the cat’s medical record, booster shots, and any unanswered questions or concerns.

    What to do if the cat becomes ill within 2 weeks or less after adoption:

    Please alert us to the problem ASAP! Call the shelter and make arrangements to have the cat seen by one of our vet techs or one of the clinics we use. Alternatively, the cat can go to your vet and we will reimburse you for the bill, or the cat can come back to the shelter and stay until it has healed and it’s treatments have been completed.

    The Adoption Fees: Effective August 21st, 2011

    Payable by check, cash or credit card through PayPal

    Adult cats $50.00 or 2 for $100
    Kittens under 6 months $85 or 2 for $140
    Cats over 10 years of age- $30
    FIV+ and FeLV+ cats $30.00 or two for $50.00.
    Any cat or kitten returned to the shelter within 60 days is eligible for an exchange.
    We also offer Home Again microchipping for the low price of $30.00 per pet. By having your pet microchipped, you may be saving his or her life in the event he or she gets lost!
    We also offer Home Again microchipping for the low price of $30.00 per pet. By having your pet microchipped, you may be saving his or her life in the event he or she gets lost!

    What your Adoption Fee Covers:

    FIV, FeLV, and Heartworm test
    FVRCPC and FeLV vaccine and booster
    Spay or Neuter
    A cardboard carrier if you did not bring your own
    Starter collar with an exclusive RMFR ID tag.
    All RMFR cats and kittens have a permanent home here.
    If for any reason you have to find a new home for a cat or kitten you have adopted from RMFR, please make arrangements with the shelter for its return or simply bring him or her back during business hours.

    If you are unable to adopt an animal at this time, consider making a difference by sponsoring or making a donation.



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