We want to adopt a pet! What steps should we take before coming into the shelter?

Thank you for considering adoption! We are excited to help you find the perfect four-legged addition to your family. As we adjust shelter operations to address COVID-19, our adoption process looks a little different right now. First, we encourage you to look at our adoptable cats online before coming in or calling our Adoptions Team. Read through their profiles and biographies to learn more about the specific pet. Consider if that pet is the right fit for your lifestyle and family. Make a short list of the animals who might be a good fit for your family.

Next, fill out the online Adoption Questionnaire located in RESOURCES under the FORMS tab.

Or email us at for a pdf version of the questionnaire.

Our Adoptions Team will walk you through our pre-adoption counseling and interview process, as well as address questions and help identify the best fit for your family. If you can not fill out the Adoption Questionnaire on line you can always fill out the application at the shelter during your visit. Our team will do our best to respond to call as quickly as possible during business hours.

If you are considering Adopting, please go to our Before I Adopt FAQ.

Visit our Shelter and at the following locations:

9/1/2021- When available cats are at South Salem Pet Supply, other outreach locations still on hold.


2925 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
Monday – Saturday, 9am to 9pm
Sunday, 10am to 6pm

South Salem Pet Supply 

4695 Commercial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Monday – Friday, 9am to 7pm
Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Closed Sundays

About Adoptable Cats

Please click on their name in the box below to see more information about them.

If the location section of the grid states Foster, you will need to call the shelter to give them your name and contact info so that it can be passed on to the foster parent so they can contact you to arrange a Meet and Greet with the kitty.

We rely on our foster parents to provide photos and bios, so if a photo or bio is missing, it means we don’t have one yet.

Adoptable Pets

View Adoptable Cats on Petango

View Our Special Needs cats

For outreach adoption events, please check our Facebook page.

Adoption Fees & Packages

Our adoption fees help sponsor the cost of care for all cats in our program, not just the one you are adopting! 

All of our cats – from the healthy kitten who is in and out in a matter of days, to the senior cat who may spend several weeks to months with us, ALL get the care they need, and your adoption fees help us provide that care!

All cats and kittens receive the following:

  •  Screening for Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
  •  FVRCP Vaccination Series
  •  Spay/Neuter
  •  Microchip
  •  Treated for Fleas & Worms   

Adoption Fees as of 6/1/2020

Kittens (up to 6 months) $125.00

Youth (7 mons.-2 years) $100.00

Young Adult (3-5years) $75.00

Adults ( 6-8 years) $50.00

Seniors (9+ years) $25.00

Desirable Breeds: Adoption price + $25.00

Senior to Senior= Adopters 63+ adoption fee waved with approved application

When YOU adopt ME I am:

Screened for Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

FVRCP Vaccination Series



Treated for fleas and worms

Cost of these things at a local clinic comes to: