Adoption FAQ

//Adoption FAQ
Adoption FAQ2019-06-19T20:05:41-04:00
  • You must live within 60 miles of Durham, NC.
  • You must be able to make a 20-year commitment to the animal.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You may not be an undergraduate student.
  • You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption)

Kittens need playmates and if left alone all day without a companion, a kitten can become lonely or bored which sometimes can lead to mischief. It is our goal to make the best adoption match for both pet and person and to ensure that each new match made will last a lifetime! For more on why it is so important for kittens to be adopted with a second kitty companion click HERE .

Kittens are cats that are 6 months of age and younger. Kittens must be adopted with another kitten or into a household with a young cat (general guideline of 2 years or younger but on a case by case basis).

What to expect from IAR:

  • IAR will deliver your new cat to your home, signing the contracts and collecting the adoption fee.
  • We’ll also follow up once in a while to see how it’s going and offer tips and advice during the normal adjustment period.
  • Give your animal time to adjust. Please remember that your animal will need time to get to know his new home and to realize he is safe and wanted. Please be patient with your animal and know that this is a big change for him/her. Offer plenty of positive reinforcement.
  • Need help with your shopping list? Here are some basic supplies you will need.

Cat Supplies

  • Good quality food
  • Good quality canned food (optional)
  • Ceramic or stainless steel bowls
  • Litter box and stainless steel scooper
  • Good quality litter
  • Cat carrier for transporting to vet appointments
  • Scratching post, such as a vertical sisal post or the inclined cardboard “Cosmic Catnip Alpine Scratcher”
  • Toys
  • Pet bed

What to expect from IAR:

  • IAR will deliver your new dog to your home, signing the contracts and collecting the adoption fee.
  • We’ll also follow up once in a while to see how it’s going and offer tips and advice during the normal adjustment period.
  • Give your animal time to adjust. Please remember that your animal will need time to get to know his new home and to realize he is safe and wanted. Please be patient with your animal and know that this is a big change for him/her. Offer plenty of positive reinforcement.
  • Need help with your shopping list? Here are some basic supplies you will need.

Dog Supplies

  • Collar to wear rabies tag and ID
  • Simple nylon leash, 6 to 8 feet long
  • Harness
  • Good quality food
  • Ceramic or stainless steel bowls
  • Toothbrush
  • Treats (rawhide not recommended)
  • Toys
  • Pet bed