Tree House is open for walk-in adoptions from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Our shelter and adoption floor closes at 6 p.m. Walk-in adoptions are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re interested in adopting one of our foster cats (their location will be listed as Foster Home), contact


To ensure equity and prioritize the health and safety of our resident cats, we do not place advance holds on any animal. 

We understand how easy it is to fall in love with a cat from our website or social media feeds, and how difficult it is to hear that cat has gone home to another family. If you plan on adopting, we encourage you to visit our shelter as soon as possible!


  • Sign in at our front desk with your photo ID and fill out an adoption survey.
  • Our adoption and support counselors will review your survey and invite you to meet our cats on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If there are visitors ahead of you, we will provide an estimated wait time for when you’ll be served. While you wait, feel free to explore our Tree House store or visit the Cat Café for a beverage during business hours.

Adoption Requirements

Requirements to Adopt from Tree House

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Provide a valid ID with current address (if address is not current, provide other proof of residency)
  • Children under 12 years old are recommended to be present for adoption to help find the best match

Adoption Benefits

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Temporary carrier*
  • Starter cat food
  • Ongoing support
  • Complimentary wellness exam at a participating VCA Animal Hospital. This exam must be scheduled and completed within 14 working days of adoption.
  • Protect your new family member with 30 days of complimentary coverage from Metlife Pet Insurance. Call 855-710-7387 for more information.

*We encourage adopters to bring their own carrier, or one can be purchased at Tree House. 

Adoption Fees

  • Adult Cat: $115
  • Kitten (under 6 months): $165
  • Pair of Kittens: $250
  • Pair of Adult Cats: $175

Special Offers

Veterans with proper identification are allowed one free adoption per person every two years. Public Act 103-0434 (HB 2500)

Bring your own carrier to receive $5 off your adoption fee (one cat per carrier). Or, purchase a carrier from Tree House and receive $5 off your adoption fee.

50% off adoption fees for senior citizens (65+) adopting a senior cat (9+)!

Ongoing Support

Tree House is committed to our cats (and their adopters) for their lifetime. If you adopt a Tree House cat and discover it is not a good fit, or if you have an emergency, or your circumstances change, we are here to help. Throughout the life of your pet, we will work to help you find solutions, even if that means your cat needs to return to Tree House.

fluffy cat showing his bellyTips for Taking Home Your New, Furry Friend

Before taking your cat home, it is best to have the following in place:

  • A local veterinarian for on-going cat care
  • Cat food, treats, food and water bowls
  • Litter box, litter, and litter scoop
  • Cat bed
  • Cat toys, trees, scratcher
  • Any medications, vitamins, or supplements the cat may need

Tree House has Kitty Care Packages available for purchase on-site!
Each one is $75, and all proceeds go towards helping more cats find homes.