THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO ADOPT A CAT:
Yay! You have emphatically answered the above questions, and you’re ready to begin the adoption process…
THE ADOPTION PROCESS AT THE HERMITAGE:
Step 1: Fill out our adoption application
Step 2: Our paw-mazing Adoption Coordinator will process your application and contact you
Step 3: Schedule your adoption appointment
Step 4: Come to your adoption appointment
Step 5: Choose your new family member(s)…or let them choose you!
Step 6: Physical check-up
Step 7: Go over the paperwork
Step 8: Take your cat(s) home!
Step 9: We often call new adopters to check in and see how you and your new cat(s) are adjusting. If you do not get a follow-up call, please feel free to call us at any time to ask questions or get advice.
TAKING YOUR NEW KITTY TO THE VET:
Although our medical team does a brief physical on adoption day and you will receive the cat(s)’s abbreviated medical history, we recommend that you take your new kitty to the vet of your choice within two weeks of adoption. If this is your first cat, we are happy to recommend a vet in your area of town. Additionally, we have partner veterinarians around town who will do a complementary or discounted initial exam for your new Hermitage cat; just present them with your Hermitage adoption paperwork.
Your vet will do a complete exam and check your new kitty’s overall condition. They will specifically check for:
BRINGING YOUR NEW KITTY HOME:
Congratulations on your adoption! We know you’re as excited about this new addition to your family as we are, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Here are a few tips and important things to watch for: