Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do dog testing with the cats?

We do not test our cats with dogs as this process would be very stressful for cats.  Some cats come in with a known history around other animals; otherwise, we will make recommendations based on a cat’s observed behaviors while at YVAS.  Any new pet should be carefully monitored in its new home until everyone gets fully acquainted.

My partner cannot come for a meet and greet today. I really want this cat, so now what?

The good news is that we can place an animal on hold with an approved application and a $20 hold fee.  This fee is nonrefundable; however, if you go complete the pet’s adoption that $20 will be applied towards the animal’s adoption fees.  Adult animals can be placed on a 24-hour hold, whereas puppies/kittens can only be placed on hold through the end of that business day.

I did not find the perfect fit today, now what?

Don’t give up!  New cats come into the shelter daily – all different ages, breeds, backgrounds, etc.  We do our best to keep our website updated, but we strongly encourage adopters to keep checking in person.  Hang onto your application and we can apply it to that perfect cat when it does come in.

When will you have kittens?

We rarely know what is coming in our doors or when.  We could have several litters of kittens at the same time, then not see any for months.  Be sure to frequently check our website or stop by in person

Can I leave my application at the shelter?

Due to the volume of paperwork we receive, we are unable to store applications at the shelter.  We suggest that you keep your completed application and we can apply it to another cat in the future. 

Can I place an animal on hold?

Customers can place an animal on hold with an approved application and a $20 hold fee.  This fee is nonrefundable; however, if you go complete the pet’s adoption that $20 will be applied towards the animal’s adoption fees.  Adult animals can be placed on a 24-hour hold, whereas puppies/kittens can only be placed on hold through the end of that business day.

Adopting Cats

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