Adopt a cat

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WHY Adopt

Offer a second chance to animals in need

HK PAWS rescues come in all ages, forms and sizes, but most of them are uniquely known as mongrels, or Hong Kong Mixed Breeds (Tong Gau).

That is because we believe that all life matters – we never base our rescue decisions on any breed or age preference, even if it means they are mixed breed, or they are sick and old.

Rather than purchasing a pet from the breeder or pet shops, consider saving a life by adopting them from us.

You are giving unwanted, homeless animal a second chance to start anew despite all the suffering they have undergone in the past.

Things to consider

 before 

adoption

Your lifestyle

Every animal is different and may have certain breed characteristics or personality traits. Research and pick a pet breed that fits your daily schedule as well as your family needs.

Consider how much time and energy you have to dedicate to a new family member.

Budget for your pet

In addition to food, toys, and training, your new pet will need a yearly veterinary exam, preventative care, and vaccinations. In addition to these expected costs, can you cover costs of an expected pet injury or illness?

The cost of bringing home a pet could be more than you think.

Your living situation

Your living situation is also an important factor to consider when adopting a pet. Make sure your living situation is suitable for the type of pet you want to adopt.  

Consider the following:

  • Do you live in a house with an outdoor area or an apartment with limited space?
  • Is your home pet-friendly, with no dangerous or toxic items or substances around?
  • Are you willing to pet-proof your house and are you ok if your furniture, etc. gets dirty or destroyed from a pet?
Your pets experience

If you’re a first-time pet owner, it’s important to choose a pet that’s suited to your experience level.

Some pets, like cats, are generally low-maintenance and easy to care for, while others, like dogs, require more time and training.

Consider your experience with pets and choose a pet that fits your level of expertise.

Requirements

Cat Pawrent Eligibility

To start the process, you will be asked to fill in an  Cat Adopt Form for us to assess your conditions whether you would be a good fit.

These include:

Applicant must be 25 years old or above

Applicant’s residence must be thoroughly secured with window nets / balcony protection to prevent any falling injuries; window nets secured by cable ties or mosquito screens are not allowed

Applicant’s residence / building must not have open aired corridors

If you are fostering kittens, you are required to take in two or more kittens together so they can keep each other company

STEPS TO Adopt

Cat Adoption Process

STEP 1:  
Complete form -
Complete and submit an Cat Adopt & Foster Form, including the name of the specific pet you are interested in. Surveys must be fully completed to be considered.

STEP 2:  
Contact -
Applications will be viewed as they are received, and we will contact potential adopters to discuss the pet.

STEP 3:
Meet N' Greet -
Arrangements will be made for you to meet the potential cat(s), either in the Cat House or with the current foster.

STEP 4:
Trial & Adopt –

We could offer up to 2 weeks of a trial before you decide to adopt. Upon adoption, you will be asked to formally complete the adoption papers and cover the adoption costs. 🏡

STEP 1:   FORM - Complete and submit an adopt application form, including the name of the specific pet you are interested in. Surveys must be fully completed to be considered.

STEP 2:  CONTACT - Applications will be viewed as they are received, and we will contact potential adopters to discuss the pet.

STEP 3: MEET N’ GREET - Arrangements will be made for you to meet the pet, either in Bow-Wow Inn or with the current foster Pawrent.

STEP 4: ADOPT! - When the adoption is ready to go, our staff will contact you to process the adoption. Most adoptions will be processed by Whatsapp. After the adoption is completed, we will arrange a time for you to pick up your pet, and it’s time to bring the lovely animal home. 🏡

Interested in adoption?
Please complete the questionnaire below!
🐱 CAT Adopt form

ADOPTION

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic requirements cat adoption?

To start the process, you will be asked to fill in an online questionnaire for us to assess your conditions whether you would be a good fit. These include:

  • Applicant must be 25 years old or above
  • Applicant’s residence must be thoroughly secured with window nets / balcony protection to prevent any falling injuries; window nets secured by cable ties or mosquito screens are not allowed
  • Applicant’s residence / building must not have open aired corridors
  • If you are fostering kittens, you are required to take in two or more kittens together so they can keep each other company
How do I decide if this is the cat I want to adopt?

We offer the opportunity for a trial that can go up to 2 weeks before you decide to adopt. This is to ensure that you and the cat are the best possible match!

What is the adoption cost?

We do not make any profit out of animal rescues; cat adoption cost ranges from HKD1,500 to HKD2,500 on average to cover basic vaccinations and medical costs prior to the adoption.

Can I pick which pet I want to foster?

In many cases, when you decide to foster a cat, you may have some input or preference in selecting the specific dog/cat you want to care for. We often consider factors like your living situation, experience, and the needs of the animal when matching you with a cat.

What is trial adoption?

Trial adoption is a 2-week process that allows prospective pet owners to foster an animal for a predetermined period before making a final decision about adoption. This practice is designed to ensure the best possible match between the animal and the adopter, improving the chances of a successful, permanent adoption.

What should I bring when I come to adopt a cat?

Don’t worry! We will provide the necessities including food bowls, cages and toys. Otherwise, we will also provide guidance on what to get from the pet shops.

How long will the adoption process take?

After the 2-week trial if any, the adoption process is mainly about the paperwork including signing the adoption form and paying the adoption fees.

What should I do if the newly adopted pet shows signs of illness or distress?

If you notice any concerning symptoms or behaviors in the adopted animal, contact us for guidance on how to address the issue promptly.

What if I have questions after I get my new cat home?

If you have questions or need support after adopting a pet, we are readily available to provide guidance and assistance. We value open communications, so seek help when needed to ensure the well-being of the animal in your care.

What are the basic requirements for fostering?

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How is fostering different from adoption?

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What are the responsibilities of a fosterer?

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How much does fostering cost?

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Can I pick which pet I want to foster?

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I only have a few days of holidays, can I foster?

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How long is fostering?

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Can I keep the foster pet or find them a home?

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What if I have questions after I get the foster pet home?

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