Adoption Fees and Procedures:
What is your Adoption Fee? And what does it cover?
All of our cats and kittens have been spayed/ neutered, tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia and are up to date on their vaccines and have been dewormed.
Our adoption fee is $100 for non-microchipped cats, $115 for microchipped kitties and $50 for senior cats (ages 10 and older); which covers these basic medical procedures. We also provide any other necessary medical care to insure all of them are healthy and ready to fill your home with love.
Our animals currently live in foster homes where they are cared for, loved and nurtured until they find their new forever home with you.
How do I go about Adopting a Kitty from Hobbes House?
Please see our Application Process page for details.
If the kitty that I adopt doesn't work out what should I do?
We have a lifetime commitment to all kitties in our care and a 'return policy' so to speak, in place. If for any reason any cat or kitten that you have adopted from Hobbes House doesn't work out (now or in the future), we expect you to contact us. We will then arrange for the return of the cat. This is very important to us, so important in fact it is part of a contract, which all adopters sign.
How Do I contact you if I have a question?
via E-mail: FosterKitties@gmail.com
via Phone: (919) 562-0697
Choosing a Kitty:
How do I go about choosing a kitty?
It's always a good idea to think about what you are looking for in a kitty - i.e. a lap cat or one that is more independent? Do you want a playful kitty or one that is more laid back? Many people come to us looking for a cat based on appearance - perhaps they want an orange tabby, a black cat or a calico. While we completely understand people being drawn to certain color cats (personally I love Black and White kitties), finding a new member of your household is actually like falling in love. You may be attracted to certain types, however in the long run it's personality that really matters. We encourage you to read our online descriptions, ask questions and keep an open mind. Just see which kitty(s) you bond with and go from there. Remember how I love Black and White kitties?....I own 2 Gray and White ones - and adore them! As they say "True love works in mysterious ways"
I'm tempted to adopt a kitten because they are so cute - what can I expect?
Many people want a 'cute little kitten' but are unprepared for their energy, enthusiasm and curiosity. Kittens like toddlers, are into everything, which brings joy and fun into a household but also responsibility - don't close the refrigerator without making sure the kitten hasn't hopped in there, ditto the dishwasher and the oven. Be ready for a little furry friend on your dinner table - they just don't know any better. And yet to adopt a young kitten is to have a cute, fun little friend that will truly grow with your family.
On the other hand if you get a little bit of an older kitten say 6 months or older - they are wiser in the ways of the cat world. They've learned a lot of cat type etiquette. They know when it's playtime and when it's time for bed. They love to play and to cuddle and yet they still get to grow up with your family.
I've heard sometimes it's better to adopt 2 cats/ kittens rather than just one is that true?
Most cats are social creatures they like to have company. Having 2 kitties means they have a friend to play with, cuddle with and just hang out with while you're gone. Some cats however, prefer to be 'only' cats. They want all of your attention to themselves and don't like to share. Young kittens are always good to adopt in pairs or with a similarly aged kitten as that let's them burn off some of their playful energy. It also helps keep them out of trouble!
Where does all of the money that is donated to your organization go?
About 99% of the money that is donated to Hobbes House goes directly to cover medical costs for our kitties. While the vets that we work with (Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield and Purr & Bark Mobile Vet) give us a rescue discount, medical bills are still our biggest expense. We spend almost nothing on food, litter, toys because we hold regular "Fill up the truck" fundraisers at our local Wal-Mart where people donate items we need. During "kitten season" when we have small bottle feeders we'll spend some on KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) and during the year we have other small expenses like printing informational flyers and hosting this website. We are an all volunteer organization so all of the money we raise and that which is donated goes directly towards our kitties one way or the other.
How can I help ?
Whoops ... this isn't actually one of our most Frequently Asked Questions but we WISH it was!!! We can always use Volunteers (see our Volunteers and Fundraising page), monetary donations, donations of items from our Wish List and of course loving Foster Homes!
Please contact us if you'd like to help us in any way - phone 562-0697 or e-mail FosterKitties@gmail.com We Thank You and the Kitties Thank You!!