Loving and committed adopters are critical to the mission of Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue.
We are facilitating cat and kitten adoptions on an appointment only basis.
For information about our adoptable cats, or to schedule a time to meet our available kittens, see our available cats page and complete and application.
1 Kitten (8 weeks - 4 months) - $160
Teen (5 - 11 months) - $130
Adult (12 months and up) - $100
1 Kitten (8 weeks - 4 months)- $120
Teen (5 - 11 months) - $100
Adult (12 months and up) - $80
What your adoption fees cover:
Our adoption fees only cover a small percentage of the cost of caring for cats and kittens until they find their forever home. Many require hours of medical care before they are ready for adoption.
At a minimum, each cat and kitten is micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, tested for FIV and FeLV, and provided vaccinations while in our care. Any necessary post-adoption vaccinations are offered through our shelter clinic at an affordable rate.
We provide such medical services as:
FIV/ FeLV testing
FVRCP and FeLV (adults) vaccines
To facilitate the adoption process, please bring with you:
All members of your household, excluding pets
Your government issued, picture ID
Proof of address
Your lease, with pet policy included, and the phone number of your landlord.
The Adoption Process
Complete Pre-Screening Phone Call to Set an Appointment
We may need to clarify some responses on your adoption application and discuss what you are looking for in a new pet. If you are interested in a cat you saw online, we may need to connect you with the foster provider. Every shelter has specific adoption guidelines, and we need to determine if our available cats are the right fit for you during this preliminary conversation.
Tour the Facility
An RMFR representative will guide you through the shelter and answer any questions during your scheduled appointment time.
Meet cats that might be a good fit for your home
If you have a good idea of a perfect cat for you, we can introduce you to some potential matches. If you are interested in specific cats or kittens you have seen online that are not in foster care, we will help you locate them in the shelter and answer any questions.
Spend time with the cat or kitten
After your initial tour, relax and spend some time with the cat or kittens while we take care of the application process. On busy days, it may take an hour to finish the adoption process.
Discuss the cat(s) you have chosen with our knowledgeable staff
Not every cat is perfect for every household, and the cat(s) you chose might not be the best fit. RMFR has been around for 25 years, and its employees truly understand the best adoption practices. We have the benefit of experience. Some of our cats have chronic health problems and need extra care, some will not tolerate children, and some are shy. If it is decided that a particular cat is ill-suited to your home, we will do everything we can to help you find another, better-suited animal.
Discuss Verified Application
We may need to talk further about your needs once you are in the shelter and have spent time meeting and discussing our cats. If there are things that need to be done before we can approve the adoption, such as vaccinating your current cats or ensuring your landlord will allow a new pet, we will let you know at this time.
Discuss the cat’s medical record
You may need to bring your new family member back for booster shots at an affordable rate. We can schedule that appointment at this time. There may be other medical observations to discuss for follow up with your personal veterinarian after adoption.
Complete the Adoption Contract
The adoption contract is approved by an RMFR representative and is legally binding. Please read it carefully before you agree and sign. Be sure to ask questions you have about Connect for Care and their free wellness exam during the first two weeks post-adoption. This will be your bridge care until your next visit with your personal veterinarian.
Be aware that most cats or kittens will go home the same day, and we cannot place a hold for potential adopters.
What is Connect for Care?
You will receive information about complementary health care support with your adoption paperwork. Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue uses Connect for Care, a program developed by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and CATalyst Council.
The Connect for Care program provides newly adopted pets with a complimentary wellness exam at a participating veterinary practice. Please plan to schedule an exam right away; the appointment must be within 14 days of adoption to qualify. At this initial exam, the veterinarian will discuss your pet's health, core vaccination needs, and any questions or concerns you might have. The initial exam is free thanks to the charitable efforts of participating veterinary practices. Charges may apply for vaccinations, treatments, or other medications for medical issues not related to a shelter illness. In addition, if your pet becomes sick with a shelter-related illness within 14 days of adoption, the participating veterinary practice has generously committed to providing your pet with treatment at no cost to you.
Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue maintains a vested interest in every adopted cat. If for any reason you have to find a new home for a cat or kitten you have adopted from RMFR, please contact the shelter first.
If you are unable to adopt an animal at this time, consider making a difference by sponsoring or making a donation.