Adoption Process

We regret to inform potential adopters that until further notice, we cannot conduct adoption pick-ups, as we had originally planned.

Our new plan is to continue to accept applications and process them, but pick-ups cannot be completed until further notice.
We take the health of our staff and the health of the general public very seriously. Adoptions require person-to-person contact and exchange of paperwork, cat carriers, etc., even if we try to handle most things online.
If there is a specific cat you are applying for, please understand we cannot allow you to pick up your cat at this time. If you are really set on a cat, we will require a deposit to “hold” the cat until it is safer for you to come out to adopt. This deposit will be applied to your overall adoption fee and will help us to provide care to your cat until you can take them home. We realize this may reduce the amount of applications we receive, therefor lowering our adoption rates and adoption donations. In addition, we do not want to put ourselves in a position to receive fines for lack of compliance or impact our chances to receive financial relief. This is going to be a huge hit to us, but right now, we care more about the health of our community.
Our cats are well taken care of during this time and we are not accepting new cats into our rescue. Please continue to donate to our rescue via Facebook Fundraisers,, and through mail to Treetops Kitty Cafe – 305 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
We ask that in compliance with rules set during this tough time, you and your family remain home and limit exposure to others. Stay safe.”

Click here for information and pictures of our available cats 

Please call the Cafe ahead of time if you are interested in visiting a specific cat from our rescue.

Some cats listed on our website are in foster care or they are a courtesy listing for a third party. 


All applications must be done online through


*NEW* CAT ADOPTION FEES  (as of February 13, 2020):


Domestic $120

Second Domestic Kitten $90

Exotic** $200

Second Exotic Kitten $150



Domestic $100

Second Domestic Cat $75

Senior Domestic Cat $75

Exotic Cat $175

Second Exotic Cat $130

Senior Exotic $150


Special Needs price varies on an individual basis


*Spay/Neuter Deposit:  This $50 fee is refunded once the rescue receives documentation that the adopted animal(s) has been spayed or neutered.

**Exotic Cat/Kitten: Has the markings or physical features of an exotic breed such as Siamese, Himalayan, or Persian.

***Special Needs Cat/Kitten: Has physical or behavioral issues which may need special or continuing care in the present or near future. For our “special needs” animals we are willing to adopt them outside of our normal adoption range to a great family.

All applicants must complete the online application in its entirety. Please do not leave information out as this can delay your application process.

Adoption process:

Our multi-step process ensures that our cats are placed in an appropriate forever home – a suitable match for each family and an environment in which the animal can thrive and grow. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis.

Requirements for Approval

  1. Applicants must provide proof of home ownership or written consent from the landlord to own a pet.
  2. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Any applicant under 25 or above 65 is required to have a co-applicant between 30-60 willing to commit to care for the animal until its death if they are unable to.
  3. Applicants must have vet records showing ALL current and previous cats and dogs were given regular exams and vaccinations every year for dogs and at least three years for cats. All current and previous cats and dogs must have been spayed or neutered unless they are AKC/CFA registered show animals.
  4. Our preferential adoption area is within a 1 hour drive from the Southern Chester County Area, but we do accept applications within a 2 hour drive.


Keep in mind after you are approved that we carry many of the items you will need for your new cat!  Shop with us and help support the rescue!

We do not adopt cats as “gifts”. All parties involved in an adoption must be made aware they are being gifted with an adoption and then they may come in to pick the cat they want. Please call to talk to a representative about obtaining an “adoption gift certificate”.