Cat / Kitten Adoptions Through Peaceable Kingdom
Adoption days and locations
Peaceable Kingdom, Inc.
1049 Macarthur Road, Whitehall, PA (next to Shear Heaven)
Saturdays, 12 to 3 PM or by appointment
Adoptions from foster homes
Many of our cats and kittens are cared for in loving foster homes. For appointments to see specific animals, check the contact information for the animal in our Pet List on Petfinder. If an animal has no contact listed, please call 610-432-2532 or e-mail us.
Note: We will make every effort to return your call or email as soon as possible.
Adoption Application Form
Please review the Feline Adoption Application for adult cats or the Kitten Adoption Application for kittens before committing to an adoption. If you wish, you may print and fill out the form and bring it with you to adoption day.
A donation for DSH kittens is $80.00 and for DLH is $100.00 are asked for kittens age 6 months and younge this includes spay/neuter, testing, deworming, and flea treatment. Some of the kittens that are spayed or neuter will not be able to recieved Rabies vaccines you will have to arrange to bring them at later day and a fee may apply. For cats 7 months and older, a donation of $60 to $100 is asked.
Taking Kitty home
Your new cat may be one of those rare animals who makes herself right at home anywhere. If so, you're fortunate! Most cats take time to adapt to new people and environments. This is especially true of shelter animals, many of whom have been terrified by their recent misfortunes. The following suggestions come from veterinarians and volunteers who provide foster homes for cats.
Kitty may be very upset at first. She will want to hide, and she might hiss and swat. Be patient and DO NOT chase or scold her! The behavior will decrease gradually as she becomes comfortable with you and her new surroundings.
Confine her to one room for a few days. Limit her hiding places but allow her one covered spot such as a small table with a sheet over it. If possible, set up a screen in the doorway so she can watch you. Do not give her full run of the house until you are sure she is eating normally and using the litter.
She may not eat for a day or two, and when she does start eating, she may vomit. If she isn't eating or keeping food down within 48 hours, call us.
DO NOT try to pet or handle her when she is scared. Sit as near as she will allow and wait for her to approach you. Talk quietly to her. Once she trusts you, she'll rub against you and maybe even sit in your lap.
Start playing with her as soon as you can get close enough. Try a variety of toys: a string dragged on the floor, small balls or pom poms, feather toys, streamers, etc. The more she plays, the friendlier she will become!
DO NOT try to introduce her to guests, especially small children. Let her hide if she wants to when you have company.
DO NOT leave her alone in the house or with an unfamiliar petsitter for extended periods until she is fully settled in.
If you have other pets, don't introduce them until Kitty is comfortable in her new home. For the first few days, keep a closed door between them. Exchange bowls, beds, toys, etc. so they get used to each others' scent. Next, let them look at each other through a screen or gate. When they consistently sniff each other and walk away without hissing, growling or swatting, it is usually safe to let them meet. They should not have unsupervised contact until you are certain they are getting along. NOTE: Cats play rough! They wrestle, chase each other and have mock battles. During play, they may appear to bite or swat, but their claws are sheathed and there is no actual hostility. Hissing, growling, puffed tails, laid-back ears and arched backs are signs of a real fight, and they can injure each other very quickly if it is not stopped.