Ph (02) 8899 3333

Adopting a cat


The cats available for adoption through AWL have been lovingly cared for by our qualified shelter staff, who get to know their personalities, likes and dislikes. All cats and kittens are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, on flea control and have been wormed.

Adoption fees for shelter cats:

  • Cats under 7 years - $175 
  • Cats over 7 years - $100
  • Cats over 11 years - $75
  • Purebred cats under 7 years (with papers) - $300
  • Kittens (under 6 months) - $200
  • Purebred kittens (with papers) - $350

Adoption fees for cats through our regional Branches are set by the local branch and listed on each animal's profile. 

Please call us on 8899 3333, or come by and visit us when you are ready to adopt a cat so we can discuss your options in adopting the right companion pet for you.

Making the right match in 5 easy steps:

1. Getting started

Our Kemps Creek shelter is open 7 days a week from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm for adoptions
We recommend you bring the entire family.

2. Talk to our expert staff

Our experienced shelter staff will guide you through the completion of our adoption questionnaire to gather key information about your lifestyle, as AWL aims to match each individual or family with the right pet. 

3. Getting to know the right cat

Once your questionnaire has been completed our experienced shelter staff will discuss suitable kittens or cats for your lifestyle
You will then get to meet each cat one on one in the company of a shelter staff member.

4. Take your time

Choosing a new companion should never be rushed, take your time to get to know each cat recommended by the shelter staff
If the first cat you meet is not suitable, that is okay; we always have many cats with different personalities looking for loving homes.

5. The adoption

Once you have made your choice, the staff will assist you through the adoption process, so you can take your new family member home.

Remember, at AWL all adopted cats come with a 14 day health guarantee, please call the Shelter or AWL Veterinary Hospital with any questions on 8899 3333.

To meet the cats currently awaiting homes click here

Don't forget to sign up to Purina Kitten Club, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A FREE Kitten Starter Kit to welcome you to the club
  • A comprehensive care guide to help you look after your new pet
  • Regular updates packed with advice, hints and tips through the first year of your kitten's life
  • Special offers or coupons, tailored for your pet's first meal
  • FREE membership to the National Pet Register 

Click here to join the Purina Kitten Club.