Adoption Process

“Adoptions are being done under a zero-contact policy. Adopters will not have the chance to meet with cats prior to adoption unless they had met them before COVID closure. If approved to adopt, Treetops representatives will be in touch with pick-up instructions.
We understand now may seem like a great time to adopt a pet. Please be sure you will be able to provide adequate care for a pet in the future, after restrictions are lifted and you go back to work. Due to these circumstances, our adoption policies are much more rigid to ensure each pet will be taken care of appropriately and not returned to us or re-homed elsewhere.
Our cats are well taken care of during this time. 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 

For the time being, we are not allowing visitations. We hope to expand our practices soon to accommodate you meeting your new furry friend before bringing them home!

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”.