Adoption FAQ

How do I apply to adopt a kitten or cat? What is the process like?

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an application which can be found under “adoption forms”. Once complete, you may submit the application via email to or in person at any of our adoption events. Depending on volume, applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, and you will be notified when/if your application is approved.

How much is an adoption fee?

Our adoption fee is $145 for kittens, and $110 for cats. This fee includes the cost of the animal’s spay/neuter,FIV/FELV testing, microchip, deworming, and any relevant vaccinations. We accept cash, charge- Square, Venmo. (Venmo:FOF-Carolhall)

How do I meet your cats? Do you have an adoption center?

We are a 100% foster-based rescue meaning all our animals are placed in foster homes until their adoptions. We hold adoption events weekly which many cats attend. The schedule for our events vary; be sure to check the homepage for dates and times. We also list all cats available for adoption on our Petfinder page, and can schedule private meet-ups by appointment. Some of our available cats are also housed on a rotating schedule in the adoption center inside Petsmart in California, MD, and can be seen anytime during store hours.

Is the kitten/cat good with dogs, children, other cats, etc?

Some of our foster homes have children, dogs, and/or other cats in residence, and some of them do not. We do our best to notate if one of our fosters has been in such a home on their Petfinder profiles. However, most young kittens and many cats will do well in a home with any combination of these if proper introduction protocols are followed.

What happens if the kitten/cat is not a good fit for our family?

The adoption team works hard to match up the best kittens and cats for the family. If there is a concern we would find out what the problem seems to be and offer suggestions on how to work on the behavior. If suggestions are tried and still not a fit, then we would ask that they surrender the cat or kitten back to FOF.