Island Cat Resources & Adoption

Every prospective adopter is interviewed by one of our volunteers. The goal is to place the right cat with the right person. As our cats are housed in foster homes, we are able to compile a personality profile on each. This assists in making a good match. In addition, our adoption volunteers educate the public on the plight of the abandoned cats we work with, the importance of spaying and neutering pets, pet care, and animal behavior. If you have room in your heart and home for a companion cat, come see us at our mobile adoption sites or contact us online about the cat or cats you are interested in. Will Your Home and Life Accommodate a Cat?

BLACK CAT COLOR Discrimination!
Did you know black, black/white, and white cats suffer from adoption discrimination? Click HERE to read more about black and white cats.

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Adoption Site Locations


PETCO, 2310 S. Shore Center, in Alameda's South Shore Center, every Saturday except certain holiday weekends from 11 am to 4:00 pm

Enter the store, head to the right past the registers and straight ahead to the back wall of the store near the small animals area. There is an open door there where you will find us.

Map showing Petco location

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, 2661 Blanding Avenue in Alameda, every first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm except on certain holiday weekends.

Map showing Pet Food Express location



Adoption Screening
Potential adopters pick out a cat or kitten and fill out an application. There will be a short interview with one of our volunteers. Adoptions do not happen the same day. We will arrange a time to visit your home and the foster parents and a volunteer will meet there. Our adoption fee structure is:

  • Cats and kittens (under 8 years): $100

  • Cats (over 8 years): $75

    Two cats adopted together: Full amount of the higher fee, half the amount of the lower or same fee. For example: a kitten and a cat (under 8) would be $100.00 + 50.00 = $150.00

Prior to Adoption all cats and kittens are:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • FeLV and FIV tested
  • FVRCP vaccinated (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis - Calicivirus - Panleukopenia (aka distemper/infectious enteritis)
  • De-wormed
  • Treated for fleas with Frontline or Advantage

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Do you have a bit of secure outdoor space in your life for a cat or cats in need? Click here to learn more about our garden cats program.

CLICK HERE for currently available garden cats.