Adoption Process


So You Want To
Adopt Your New Best Friend

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County's goal is to make the best match taking into consideration the cat's background and your family's needs. Every cat is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make and we do our best to match the right cat with the right adoptive home. We want this to be the pet's permanent home.

If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you, you are an ideal candidate for Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.
As our success rate proves, these precious cats are well worth the wait.




We appreciate you wanting to bring a cat into your home. In order for us to find the right pet for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.



We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.


Finding Your Pet

Once approved to adopt, the search for your cat begins! Volunteers will begin to evaluate all available cats who may be a good fit for you and your family. If you already have one picked out, great!  Once a cat is selected, a meet & greet will be scheduled.


  • Wednesday Adoption Events are by appointment only.  You will not be able to come on-site and meet our cats until an application is submitted and approved.
  • Saturday Adoption Events are open to the public.  You will be required to complete an application in order to adopt any of our cats.  Please note, we do not offer same-day adoptions.
  • Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County is a volunteer-based organization. Please be patient with us…the cats need our time too.
  • All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption.
  • Adoption fees range from $100 to $200, based on the age and health of each individual animal.
  • Bonded cats and/or kittens must be adopted together.
  • We will only adopt out single, non-bonded, kittens to homes with a resident young cat or dog.  Kittens do best with a playmate.
  • You must be 21 or older to adopt a cat.