Adoption Process

*Please note that Kat’s Kritters Rescue is a small rescue, operated from our Director’s home/property, and with limited volunteers.  It may take our Director a couple of days up to a week or more to be able to process adoption applications and arrange appointments.  Please be patient and understanding!  The wonderful Kritters awaiting adoption are worth it!

Interested in meeting one of the “Kritters” available through Kat’s Kritters Rescue and potentially adopting a new furry family member? Here’s how to make it happen!

  1. Determine if you are ready for the responsibility of adopting a pet.
    • BEFORE you consider applying to adopt a pet, you need to make sure you are prepared for the responsibility and commitment involved.  Animals are living, breathing, feeling creatures, not objects.  They deserve to be part of a family that will meet their needs not just in the short term, but for their entire lifetime.  Animals can live to be 15 plus years old.  Please click HERE to review “Are You Ready for a Pet?” before proceeding.
  2. Submit an Adoption Application
    • Apply online using the apply online tab found under “Adopt” tab at the top of the page.
    • This form is required before a meet and greet will be arranged. It is important to answer all questions thoroughly and honestly. Our goal is to find the best suited home for each animal’s specific needs. We want to find forever homes where both the animal and the human are set up to succeed. Please understand that while your application may be declined for a certain animal, it simply means that another animal might be a better fit for your lifestyle. Our #1 priority as a rescue is to do what we feel is best for the animals in our care.
  3. Once your adoption application has been processed and approved, we will get in touch with you, or put you in touch with the foster family, to arrange a Meet and Greet. 
    • **NOTE: The rescue is NOT located in Winnipeg, however is only about 45 minutes away and is well worth the drive! Meet and greets will occur at the rescue’s main location, south of Sperling, MB. You will be expected to travel to where the dog or cat is located to attend the meet and greet and adopt. We will not “deliver” a pet to you!
    • The meet and greet is to give both you and the animal a chance to get to know one another to determine how everyone feels and interacts with one another. We strongly encourage all family members that the animal will be expected to live or interact with regularly, to attend the meet and greet. Kittens and puppies can start having meet and greets at 8 weeks of age, but will not be released to adopters until they are spayed/neutered (usually between 10-12 weeks of age).
  4. Adoption Agreement(Contract) and Collection of Adoption Fees
    • All adopters must sign an adoption agreement agreeing to the terms and conditions set out by the rescue. (If you wish to see a copy of the agreement terms and conditions in advance, please email At this time, the Adoption fee is required to be paid in full as well. (See our full fee schedule).
  5. Start a Happy Forever After with Your New Fur “Kritter(s)”!
    • The first 2 weeks following adoption are considered an Adoption Trial period.  All adopters are expected to make reasonable efforts to try to make the adoption a success.  If, during this time, it is decided that the adoption is not going to work out then arrangements will be made to have the animal returned to rescue and a refund of adoption fees paid, LESS a $20 administration fee for cats and a $50 administration fee for dogs (and minus any money or items given as a donation) will be provided. Even beyond the trial period, no matter how much time has passed, if for any reason you can no longer keep the adopted animal it MUST be returned to the rescue (this is part of the contract) although no fees will be refunded past the trial period.

In most cases, steps 3, 4, and 5 can be combined to occur at the same time.

We require all cats to be transported in a carrier and all dogs on a leash. Adopters must supply carriers, collars, leashes for their new companion.

You will be given your adopted pet’s health records at this time as well.

Thank you for considering adoption as an option!