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Adoption Application for

Cats & Kittens

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Cat or Kitten from East Lake Pet Orphanage. Adoption is one of the most meaningful and rewarding decisions you will ever make. We work hard to make the best possible matches between pets and people for the mutual enrichment of life.  We also understand that sometimes unforeseeable situations occur. If for any reason, an adoption is not successful, a pet may be brought back to us within 30 days, at which time the adoption fee is donated.  The one time adoption fee is $225. 


Adopted Cats & Kittens Receive:


  • Veterinary examination

  • Health assessment

  • Nutritional assessment

  • Spay / Neuter surgery

  • Microchipping

  • Intestinal parasite screening

  • Deworming

  • Age appropriate vaccinations

  • Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids testing

  • Behavioral assessment

Path to Adoption

  • Application Submission: The first step in your path to adoption is to submit an application. Even if an application is pending for a particular orphan, we encourage you to also submit your application since circumstances of a potential adopter may change, or we may determine that an alternative match for a pet may be more suitable. 

  • Application Verification:  The next step is the application verification which is initiated within 3 -7 days after submitting an application. Time to complete an application verification will vary depending on the response time of references.  Applications are often simultaneously received on site, on line, and at events, so the adoption process is not strictly based on first come, first served. 

  • Adoption Approval:  Adoption matches are based on what is deemed best for both the adopter and the pet, and having complete, accurate, and verifiable information on the application. While date of application submission is given priority, it does not guarantee approval. When an application is approved, notification is received by email or phone. 

Don't see your best friend?

No Problem! The pets pictured here represent a partial selection of orphans needing homes. Adoptions & intakes happen very quickly so we encourage you to send us your application now to tell us who you are looking for.  We collaborate with a number of kill shelters and other rescue groups to save lives. Through our networking we are often able to acquire breeds or types of pets to meet your specific needs. We believe that it truly "takes a village" to do the work we do and together we are able to save more lives and do more good. 

So, tell us who you are looking for today!

You can also visit us in person 7 days a week at:

East Lake Cat Care Center (for Cats & Kittens) at 10040 Shoreview Rd., Dallas 75238 (9a - 7p) or East Lake Pet Orphanage (for Dogs & Puppies) at 10101 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas 75238 or send us an email:


  1. Be 21 or older.

  2. Have a valid driver’s license or other government issued ID.

  3. Be willing to provide proper care, training and medical treatments to the cat/kitten.

  4. Be the receiving owner of the cat/kitten. No gift adoptions are permitted.

  5. Provide complete answers for all required fields.

What type of cat/kitten are you interested in? Please check all that apply.
Where will the cat / kitten be kept?
Will anyone be home during the day?
How did you hear about the cat or kitten you're applying to adopt?
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