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Adopt a Cat from Cat Haven

Our adoptions are now running by appointment only. Appointments are available 7 days a week, 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri and 9am-3:30pm on weekends. To book an appointment, please email admin@cathaven.com.au or call 94423600 between 10am-4pm.

Cat Haven has hundreds of cats and kittens looking for a loving, long term home. We have cats or kittens (kittens normally only available in the kitten season - approximately November to April) to suit all households and lifestyles, from an older, sedate lap cat to a fun, playful kitten. We often even have really young kittens around 3 months old at the shelter so if you are looking for a gorgeous kitten to turn into your family friend, please come down to see them.

All our cats are sterilised, microchipped, vaccinated and treated for worms and fleas so they often are ready to go, however sometimes there may be a turnaround of just a couple of days for certain veterinary procedures.

Download a copy of our Cat Adoption Booklet for general information about adopting a cat.

Cat Haven greatly thanks our amazing volunteer cat photographers: Photos by Alma Sarhan Photography who contribute beautiful images of our cats to our website, facebook and printed material.

View cats available for adoption.

 

Just browse some of the photos of the beautiful cats available for adoption. or come to our shelter in Shenton Park to meet many cats and during kitten season our young kittens.


Please be aware that the cats featured on this page represent only a very small portion of the total number of beautiful felines we have available for adoption. We do not include any of our kittens on this page, as the turnover for youngsters is simply too high to keep up-dating, but during kitten season we always have many beautiful kittens looking for homes!

Many of our cats and kittens are currently staying in temporary foster homes out in the community but are still looking for a loving home, so please call Cat Haven in advance if you want to make arrangements for a meeting with a foster cat.

You must be over 18 years of age to adopt from Cat Haven, and must also provide photographic ID (such as a drivers licence) showing your current address. If you do not have photo id with your current address please also bring down a secondary piece of proof, such as a utility bill etc. (This can be in soft copy).

When you adopt a cat from us, you must transport it home in a secure cat carrier. If you don't have one, you can purchase one from us. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions on this.

To adopt from Cat Haven you need to be a permanent resident of Australia, we're unable to proceed with an adoption to those on student or short term visa's. In the best interest of the cats in our care, we are looking to provide cats with long term forever homes without the risk of the cat returning to Cat Haven when their owner returns to their home country.

Kittens Between 8 Weeks to 6 Months Old

Kitten Package $250.00 each Kitten Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping, 1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of HIlls Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

 

Teenagers Between 6 Months to 12 Months Old

Teenage Package $195.00
Teen Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping, 1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of HIlls Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Young Adult Between 1 Year to 5 Years

Young Adult Package $150.00

Cat Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping, 1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of HIlls Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Adult Between 5 Years to 10 Years

Adult Package $125.00

Cat Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping, 1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of HIlls Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Senior Cats between 10 Years to 15 Years

Senior Package $75.00

Cat Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping,1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of Hills Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Golden Oldies over 15 Years

Golden Oldies Package $49.00

Cat Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping,1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of Hills Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Ringworm Active Kitten/Cat

50% off Standard Adoption Price

Ringworm information/treatment pack will be provided at the time of adoption.

Ringworm Package price includes: Sterilisation, microchipping,1st vaccination, plus worm and flea treatment. 20% off a bag of Hills Science Diet Bix when purchased on the day.

Why Adopt Two Cats Instead of One?

  • You're saving two lives
  • One cat can become lonely
  • By having two or more cats you are able to enjoy the true social nature of cats and the relationship they have with one another
  • The workload to care for two cats remains relatively the same
  • You don't need any more room for a second cat
  • Two cats provide each other with exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation
  • Cats that have a companion of the same species tend to be more socially well-adjusted which can help prevent behavioral problems
  • Two cats are cleaner than one cat as they groom one another

Want a Companion Cat or Kitten for Your Older Cat? Things to Consider:

Be cautious about getting a kitten, because:

  • Tiny kittens can sometimes be viewed as a threat by adult cats. Kittens under 16 weeks are still babies & can be physically hurt by older cats. In nature a kitten remains with its mother until about 6 months of age, so it always has a protective mother to help if another cat becomes aggressive
  • This is not the case when a kitten is adopted without its mother
  • Most adult cats have no experience of kittens and don’t relate well to them
  • Adult cats won’t naturally take on a parenting role to kittens
  • A boisterous ‘over the top’ kitten can be very wearing for an older cat
  • If you are really determined to get a kitten then consider getting two rather than one - this way they use their energy up annoying each other and not on the older cat. Kittens want to play - adult cats don’t!
Consider a more mature cat, because: Where a kitten’s individual personality is still being formed, a more mature cat is definite in its preferences and behavior. We get to know and love our more mature residents so we can provide you with insight as to how they may respond to your individual circumstances and requirements
  • We can help you to identify a cat of similar age or energy level as your existing pet, and who shares character traits that are complementary with your pet so that they are more likely to bond. For example, a quiet or timid cat may be better off with a quiet or timid play mate of a similar energy level than a lively kitten who wants to explore everything and play all day
  • If you are unsure whether your existing pet will accept a newcomer or not, why not consider fostering a mature cat as an interim step?
  • Cat Haven has an extensive Foster Care program where quality foster carers provide respite care for some of our residents while they are waiting to be adopted. We guarantee that fostered cats remain Cat Haven’s responsibility prior to being returned to the shelter for adoption
  • And, who knows? Maybe a cat that you foster with us will turn out to be the new family member that you were looking for! If they do, then you have the option to adopt them and give them their forever home.

Did You Know?

In Switzerland, an anti-cruelty law was passed that requires people who are buying/adopting cats or dogs to acquire two instead of one since it is the nature of the animal to have company of his or her kind.

Cat Haven External Adoption Centres – Helping Us Rehome Cats Near You

Is Cat Haven at Shenton Park too far to travel for your new cat? Then visit one of our External Adoption Centres at:

  • Swan Valley Vet Centre
  • Select Pets Bicton
  • The Happy Pet Place O'Connor
  • South West Pets Bunbury
  • Pet Magic Cannington
  • City Farmers Joondalup, Baldivis, Cannington, Clarkson, Subiaco, East Vic Park, Booragoon, O'Connor
  • Pet Barn in Innaloo, Cockburn, Myaree, Kwinana, Armadale, Banksia Grove and Midland

All External Adoption Centres rehome Cat Haven sterilised, microchipped, vaccinated and health-checked cats and kittens exclusively. * Please note, adoption prices of cats and kittens may differ from those offered at Cat Haven, and ages vary from store to store.

Cat Haven is grateful for the ongoing support of our External Adoption Centres.

PLEASE SUPPORT PET BARN, CITY FARMERS, SELECT PETS, SWAN VALLEY VET CENTRE, CITY FARMERS AND PET MAGIC AS THEY SUPPORT US!

Don't Shop...Adopt

With thousands of cats coming into shelters like Cat Haven every year, why not adopt a homeless cat instead of (or as well as!) buying a special breed? If you are buying a specific breed of cat, we highly recommend that you buy from a registered, reputable breeder - some useful breeders' association links below:


http://www.coawa.com/breeders.html

http://www.fcc-wa.com/

For a list of over 200 cat breeds, cat breed photos and their personalities see http://cattime.com/cat-breeds

Cat Breeds Australia - Cat Haven Domestic Cat Types

Domestic short hair (DSH), medium hair (DMH) and long hair (DLH) cats come in many shapes and colours. There are lots of terms used to describe the colour and pattern of a cat’s coat. Here are some of the more common ones.

White

Cats can be white all over or have patches of white with other colours. Some genetic variations of solid white cats can cause deafness but not all white cats are deaf.

Black

Black cats are the hardest to find homes for – it seems the old superstitions still hang around giving these gorgeous creatures a bad reputation. Black coats can sometimes have underlying tabby markings and some black cats develop a reddish tinge when exposed to sunshine or as they age.

Grey or Blue

These terms describe dilute versions of black.

Orange, Ginger or Red

Cats described as being orange or ginger are technically called red in colour. The gene for red colouring is sex linked so most red cats are male. This colour is strongly connected with the tabby pattern. A solid red coat with no markings at all is rare.

Cream or Buff or Peach

These terms describe dilute versions of the red colour.

Brown

Solid brown cats are not very common. In some breeds brown colouring is referred to as chocolate.

Bicolour

This simply means there are two colours like black and white or grey and white. When white markings create a distinctive pattern this might be given a special name for example:

Tuxedo cats have white patches on a black coat which makes them look like they are wearing a tuxedo.

Harlequin cats are mostly white with a few larger patches of colour. The patches can be a solid colour or a pattern like tabby.

Van cats are all white with just small patches of colour between the ears and on the tail.

Tricolour or Calico

Calico cats have three distinct colours: black, orange and white. Dilute calicos are the same, except they are the paler version, so you have grey, peach and white.

Tabby

Tabby is the most common coat pattern. There are four main types of tabby pattern.

Mackerel tabbies have narrow stripes that run in parallel a bit like a tiger (which is why some people refer to mackerel tabbies as tiger tabbies).

Classic tabbies have swirling, marbled patterns on their sides.

Spotted tabbies have spots on their sides and belly. The spots may vary in size.

Ticked tabbies (sometimes called Abyssinian tabby or agouti tabby) don’t have stripes or spots on their bodies but they do have different bands of colour along the hair shaft, with the hair being the lightest or palest by the root and the ends ‘ticked’ darker.

The tabby pattern can be any colour so you can have a ginger tabby, grey tabby, brown tabby and so on.

Tortoiseshell

Torties are black and orange swirled together in a blotchy pattern (sometimes called a brindle pattern). Dilute torties are grey and cream instead of black and orange.

Colourpoint

In this pattern, the face, paws and tail (‘points’) are a darker colour than the rest of the body. The points can be various colours - dark brown points are referred to as ‘seal points’; red points are referred to as ‘flame points’ and tabby points are sometimes called ‘lynx’.

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