How do I go about selecting a good adopter for the cat/kitten I have put up?
It is good practice to screen adopters to ensure that they are aware of the responsibilities that come with adopting a cat. Their decision to adopt shouldn't be made on impulse and it is to adopters' advantage to have fosters take the time to let them know more about the cat they plan to adopt and what it takes to keep it for life.
An Adoption Questionaire is available for you to send to potential adopters before you arrange for the viewing of the cat. It is important that all members of the potential adopter's family to be comfortable with the adoption of the cat as after all, the cat is going to be a new member of their family.
A home visit to the potential adopter's home is recommended before a final decision is made to ensure that the home is cat-safe and that the adopter has prepared the necessary such as suitable cat litter and cat food for the cat to move in.
The adoption process is often a learning experience for everyone. Many fosters and adopters have also become friends through the process. Ensuring that our fostered cats go to good homes is important and so is helping more people become good cat owners.