Some of our kittens and cats are kept in private foster homes around the Triangle; while others reside at our two Raleigh thrift stores. You can list many cats on your application and only need to submit one application to adopt. (CFP adoption events are also a good place to meet several cats at one time!)

Once your application is received, our Meow Team may have questions for clarification; if not, they will forward the application to the foster(s) who will reach out to you with more information about the cat and to set up a meeting if they feel you are a good fit for their foster. Please bring all the household members to the initial meeting of the CFP cat. We want to be sure everyone gets along!

After meeting the cat, please email if you’re interested in moving forward in adopting that cat or if you want to meet another cat.



Once a match is made, both the foster and the adopter feel the cat is a good match, then we will process the application. CFP charges a $25 application fee at this point. It will go toward your adoption fee, but is not refundable should the adoption not go through. Once the fee is paid, CFP contacts your two personal references, check your pets’ history with your vet and contact landlords, if applicable.

We will contact you in 5-7 days with the outcome of the application. During the processing of the application, we will not process any other application on that cat, and fosters will not conduct other meet and greets on the cat. 

If the application is approved, you will receive an email outlining the steps to complete the adoption. The adoption is not finalized and you cannot pick up your new pet until all steps are taken (including you signing and adoption contract and paying the adoption fee).

Feline Adoption fee: $175

 Click here for Feline Adoption Application

     By submitting the FELINE ADOPTION APPLICATION, you are indicating that your current and past pet(s) have a history of being current on vaccines, spay/neuter and have been on heartworm preventative. If you have any questions about this please, email BEFORE applying for a CFP feline.