Read below to learn about HART's adoption process, what you'll receive when you adopt from HART, our sponsored cats, and cat of the month!
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View our Cats & Kittens

Browse through our cats and kittens currently available for adoption HERE. You can meet our cats
Tuesday thru Saturday 12pm - 5pm.
We also have many of our cats and kittens in foster care receiving additional socialization and extra loving care, so please call ahead to ensure your cat of interest is at the shelter.

HART Adoption Fees

Kittens under 10 months old: $125
Cats under 8 years old: $99
Senior cats, eight years or older: $69
Seniors for Seniors:  $0

 A $400 value package for the low price of an adoption fee.

HART’s Thank-You Adoption Package includes:
Free, post-adoption veterinary wellness exam
“Welcome home” packet of informational articles
Coupons from HART’s retail store
HART’s most recent newsletter
 And BEST OF ALL, a pet to love

If you are considering adopting a rescued cat or kitten, HART invites you to visit the shelter and spend some time getting acquainted with the cats and kittens—all have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and are current on vaccinations.

Staff and volunteers are familiar with each cat and will be happy to show you around and answer your questions. When you decide to adopt, our adoption application and related interview are designed to help ensure that you and a potential adoptee will be a good match. A current state issued photo ID is required and MUST be presented for every adoption. An adopter must be at least 18 years of age.
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Are you a senior citizen?  Our Seniors for Seniors program matches cats 8 years and older with people 62 years and older. Mature cats make ideal companions for mature people: a devoted pet for the senior citizen and a loving home for the senior “kitizen”—it’s a win-win. And, no adoption fee!

Research has shown that pet ownership benefits people of any age:
  • Lowers blood pressure;
  • Improves immunity;
  • Decreases risk of heart attack and stroke;
  • “Helps create human-to-human friendships and social support, both good for long-term health.” Harvard Health Publishing
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Is your farm or business looking for a “working cat”?  Check with HART and we will let you know if we can help.  Although most of our cats and kittens are looking for an inside home, we occasionally take in cats who make it clear that they would prefer outside jobs!

Take a look at our available cats and kittens.  A good match is waiting for you!

For adoption specials check the News & Events page.  You can also find information, photos, and videos of our resident cats and kittens on our Facebook page

Click below to Download and Print Adoption-Related Forms
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Do you have room in your life for a special-needs cat or kitten?  Some of HART’s feline residents face unique challenges (special dietary or medical needs, or disabilities). Trevor and Travis were born deaf, Honey lost an eye, and Nicole navigated on three legs, yet, all four were adopted. A few cats at HART have tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). They can live long, happy lives with a few environmental adjustments. HART staff is well informed and willing to educate you about their needs.

Adoption Application

View and complete our Adoption Application. Email to for review. You may also contact HART to request a digital application to be completed online via DocuSign, just call (805) 927-7377 or email to request an application via DocuSign.

You will be contacted by a HART team member with any follow-up questions.

Download "HART Adoption Application"

Cats in Need of a Foster Home

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Many of our long-term HART residents grow tired of being in a shelter environment, where they can't receive consistent one-on-one love and affection. They rely on attention from our staff, volunteers, and visitors, which they must share with the multiple other cats in our shelter. The more shy or physically fragile cats may start to decline from being in a shelter for too long. Going to a loving and attentive foster home is a wonderful resource to help revive these cats in need.

Sending our cats to foster homes also allows us the ability to take in even more homeless cats and kittens in need of shelter, food, and medical care. We currently have a wait-list of cats in urgent need of rehoming. We are so grateful to all of our foster families for temporarily housing HART kitties and giving them love and care through their journey to finding forever families.

HART provides support to all our foster families to ensure they have all of the tools they need to help them succeed. This includes the cost of medical care and any supplies the foster needs. A good foster is someone willing to open their heart and home to a cat in need. Most cats don't require much space, but they need plenty of love and care in order to ensure they maintain good health and are well socialized to prepare them for adoption.

Learn about HART's Foster Club
Foster Club Application
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Help a shelter cat by paying their adoption fee...

Did a cat touch your heart but you're unable to adopt?

You can also support our HART cats by sponsoring their adoption fee. You can pay a portion or the full adoption fee. This tax-deductible donation helps spotlight and bring attention to cats often overlooked. Adoption fees help cover the cost of spay/neuters, vaccinations, microchipping, and other expenses to prepare an animal for adoption.

If you'd like to sponsor a cat's adoption fee, call (805) 927-7377 or visit HART at 2638 Main street in Cambria.

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HART Adoption Application

View HART's Adoption Application.
Email to for review. You may also contact HART to request a digital application to be completed online via DocuSign, just call (805) 927-7377 or email, or contact us here to request an application via DocuSign.

You will be contacted by a HART team member with any follow-up questions.

Download "HART Adoption Application"

HART Adoption Agreement

View and complete our Adoption Agreement.* Email to 

*Note - Our Adoption Agreements are typically completed after your Application has been reviewed by a HART staff member and you have been approved for adoption. Please wait for the approval of your application prior to completing an Agreement.

Download "HART Adoption Agreement"