Adoptions: Frequently Asked Questions
I submitted an application. When will I get my cat?
Thank you very much for your interest in adopting from Kitty Bungalow! Please remember that while we review every application carefully, submitting an application does not claim an animal. We do our best to respond to your application immediately. Once you are approved, we can cats that can go home with your immediately, if you'd like.
Please keep in mind that our adoption team observes their weekend on Mondays & Tuesdays. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve never had a cat before. Can I still be approved to adopt?
Of course! We answer all of your questions and recommend certain supplies for your new kitten. At times we may suggest 2 kittens to make it easier on you, since they will have a friend! We welcome all cat lovers - novice to experienced!
I have a cat that has always been a single cat. Can they still be introduced?
Yes. Transition into a new home and introduction to a new cat can take some time (two weeks to a month) and it takes patience, but it can be done. We will give you tips and talk about what a proper introduction looks like when you adopt out a kitten.
I have a dog. Will the cat get along with my dog?
With the right introduction, your cat and dog can live harmoniously! The important part is the introduction so that both parties feel safe and secure. We can talk you through that process. If you are willing to put the time into it, there are very few reasons why cats & dogs can't live together.
I work 10+ hour work days, can I still adopt?
Of course. We would suggest adopting an older cat that does not require as much attention as does a kitten. If you really want a kitten, we suggest getting two, so that they have a companion to play with when you are away.
I have kids, do you have family friendly cats?
Yes, we do. We have cats that enjoy being held and are not too energetic, which would be a perfect fit for families with children.
I want a bottle baby, or a kitten that is as young as possible.
Kittens are very fragile when they are born. They do not stop nursing on their mother until they are 6-8 weeks old. They need their mother's milk to build their immunity. The youngest we will adopt out is 2 months old. At that point, our kittens have been fixed, microchipped and kept up to date on their vaccines. This will make the care of your kitten much easier and enjoyable.
If you want to experience bottle babies or young kittens, we encourage you to become a foster parent.
Do you have hypoallergenic cats? I/family members are allergic
Cat allergies should not stop you from adopting; they subside after a few weeks because your body gets used to your own cat. It really just takes a commitment of taking allergy medicine for amonth until that happens. Many of our staff and volunteers are allergic to cats. There are also many products out there that can help that we can recommend.
I am looking for a specific breed, what kind of breeds do you have?
Because we are a 100% feral cat rescue we cannot guarantee your cat will be a specific breed. Finding the right kitty is not really about breed but personality. That’s why we get details about what you are looking for to help make a great match!
When and where can I meet Kitty Bungalow Graduates?
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, in-person meet and greets are on a limited basis. We offer both virtual matchmaking, as well as appointment based meet & greets. We have graduates available for adoption at our main location in South LA, as well as at the NKLA center in WLA.
The first step is to submit an application, and we'll reach out for a brief phone screening. After you're approved, we will discuss the best possible matches for your lifestyle.