Adoption Process

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.

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.

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.

Adoption Locations
Adoption sites are staffed by volunteers on Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm* (excluding major holidays).

Walnut Creek 
PETCO, 1301 S. California, Walnut Creek, CA. Telephone: 925-944-0877. (Map)

Pleasant Hill
Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA. Telephone: 925-603-8888. (Map)

Pet Food Express, 3610 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA. Telephone: 925-962-0000. (Map)

*Note: Winter Hours at Lafayette are Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm

Adoption Fees

  • Kittens (under 1 year of age) are $125 for the first, and $100 for an additional kitten.
  • Cats (over 1 year of age) are $100 for the first, and $75 for an additional cat.
  • Senior Cats (from 7-10 years) are $75 each, and over 10 years is $50.

What Our Adoption Fees Cover
Our adoption fees cover the following:

  • FELV (leukemia) testing
  • Spay/neuter
  • Flea treatment
  • Deworming
  • FVRCP (distemper) vaccinations
  • Any needed medical treatment that was deemed necessary or needed addressing prior to adoption.