Adoption

We applaud your decision to save a life and adopt a cat from Nashville Cat Rescue. Do you think you are ready for a cat? Read this before you adopt.

Adoptable cats are waiting for you at the following locations:

  • 100 Oaks PetSmart
  • Cool Springs PetSmart
  • Hermitage PetSmart
  • Donelson Pet Supermarket
  • Cool Springs Pet Supermarket
  • Brentwood Pet Supermarket
  • Bellevue Pet Supermarket
  • Foster homes throughout Nashville
  • NCR's Petfinder page

In order to adopt a cat or kitten from us, you will need to fill out our adoption application and sign an adoption contract. Our adoption fee is $100, or $150 for a bonded pair.

After adoption, please take your new family member to your veterinary office for an initial check-up. NCR is always happy to recommend a veterinary office in your area. Upon adoption, you are responsible for the cost and care of your new family member, including any medical needs.

The adoption fee includes an exam by a veterinarian, blood test for FIV/FeLV, FVRCP vaccination(s), rabies vaccination, deworming, spay/neuter, and flea preventative. If a cat requires special medical care, this cost is also covered by the adoption fee. Comparable costs for these services in the Nashville area are:

  • General exam by a veterinarian ($35-$50)
  • Blood test for FIV/FeLV ($35-$50)
  • FVRCP Vaccination(s) ($15-$20)
  • Rabies Vaccination ($10-$20)
  • Spay surgery (females) ($85-$120) or
  • Neuter surgery (males) ($55-$90)
  • Deworming(s) ($15-$20)
  • One month of flea prevention ($15)
  • Treatment for ear mites if needed ($10-$20)

Total Comparable Cost: Males ($190-$285)/Females ($220-$315)

All Nashville Cat Rescue cats and kittens have been rescued from the street as strays, pulled from high kill shelters where they were facing euthanasia, or were abandoned by their previous owners. Every adoption saves a life and allows Nashville Cat Rescue to accept another cat into the program. We have had over 7,000 adoptions since our inception in October of 2005.

Upon adoption, you will be given your cat's medical records, including their rabies tags and license, if they are old enough. Please take these documents to your cat's new veterinarian immediately so the vaccinations records can be logged. We do not keep duplicate files and cats may have care from more than one veterinarian before coming into our program, or see another while with us.

We love seeing pictures of our cats in their forever homes! Please share your adventures with your new family member by emailing us, posting photos on our Facebook page, or using the tags #nashvillecatrescuealum and @nashvillecatrescue in your Instagram posts.