CC4C’s adoption program is designed to match each cat with a home that it will have for the rest of its life. Adopting a cat is a lifetime commitment and CC4C wants to make the best possible match for you and your future cat. CC4C strives to provide you with many helpful resources and information about cat care, food and nutrition, health, house training, etc., that you can take home with you and use as a guide to help with your new kitty. The adoption process takes time, so please come early to our adoption sites to work through the process and paperwork. Our CC4C members will work with you to find your perfect match in a cat. Remember, the time you spend getting to know your new cat is well invested, since your cat will live with your for the next 15-20 years. What cat is best for you? and Why to Adopt Two Kittens Instead of One.
We prefer that all family members living at home participate in the adoption process to ensure the best match. CC4C does not do third-party adoptions (e.g. a gift to another person), but does encourage friends and family members to browse and ask questions if they are helping another to find a companion.
You may download and complete an Adoption Application in advance. Forms are also available at the adoption sites. If you are interested in a particular cat, please email your application to that contact person – listed in Available Cats.
To research which CC4C cats are available for adoption, please visit our Available Cats page. Please note that not all of our cats and kittens are posted here, especially during kitten season when we are overwhelmed with new kittens. It is always best to visit the adoption site and speak with a CC4C member to find the cat or kitten that best fits your needs.
DURING COVID19 – WEEKEND ADOPTIONS ARE BACK!
CC4C has opened a Weekend Pop-Up Adoption Site, every Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 PM, near our Rescued Treasures Thrift Store at: San Miquel Shopping Center, 1250 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek — near Dunkin Donuts. Please note: Our old adoption sites at PETCO and Pet Food Express are closed for now.
How do we do adoptions virtually?
- Many of our cats and kittens are featured on the Adoptions/Available Cats section of this website.
- First step is to contact the sponsor listed on the pet profile.
- Fill out the adoption application and email to sponsor
- Next steps are to exchange emails and phone calls to determine the best match for human and cat. Some members use FaceTime, Zoom, or another video and voice sharing tool to introduce human and cat.
- Then, if all works, the adopter and cat can meet using social distancing. This can be the time of hand-over or just a meet and greet. Adoption agreements are signed and cat if off to her new home!
Other Adoption Locations – are temporarily closed during COVID19
Adoption sites are staffed by volunteers on Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (excluding major holidays). When we get back to normal, we will return to hosting weekend adoption events at these 4 adoption locations:
PETCO, 1301 S. California, Walnut Creek, CA. Telephone: 925-944-0877. (Map)
Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA. Telephone: 925-603-8888. (Map)
785 Oak Grove Rd, Concord, CA. Telephone: 925-363-7776. (Map)
Pet Food Express, 3610 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA. Telephone: 925-962-0000. (Map)
Adoption Fees (Effective 2/1/2021)
- First Kitten (under one year) – $150
- Second Kitten (under one year) – $125
- Cats one year and older – $125
- Cats (7) years and older – $100
- Cats (10) years and older – $50
What Our Adoption Fees Cover
Our adoption fees cover the following:
- FELV (leukemia) testing
- Flea treatment
- FVRCP (distemper) vaccinations appropriate to age
- Any medical treatment that was deemed necessary prior to adoption