What is the cost to adopt a cat?

I just discovered Caster. What are the costs to adopt
a cat? Are they varied? Thank you. Gayle

Asked by Member 508941 on Sep 30th 2007 in Adoption & Rescue
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Nyx, formerly known as Spooky

Hi Gayle,

Welcome to Catster! There are various costs to adopting cats, because everyone has their own idea of what a small adoption fee is. If it's a cat from a shelter, the fee can be $100 or over, but this usually covers first shots, sometimes spay/neuter, and blood tests for basic illnesses (FIV/FELV). If it's an adoption from a private home (like me), then it can be whatever the foster parent thinks is reasonable. You'll just need to ask around when you see a cat you like in the adoption center. Costs will vary widely depending on what's included, so ask about special diets, vet testing that's already been done, spaying/neutering, what the cat comes with (food, litter, toys, etc.), if it has breeding papers. Hope this helps!

Nyx, formerly known as Spooky answered on 9/30/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


It normally depends on the shelter, cat, etc...
A great website to try is
We found our first cat on that website at For Cat's Sake in Wisconsin. Gus was 7 and had a supposed Urinary Tract disease (has never needed his meds) and was 50 dollars.

Good Luck!

Gus answered on 10/1/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer