Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Lakeside Veterinary Center is located in Laurel, Maryland. Our veterinarian, Jeffrey L. Rhody, DVM, has been practicing veterinary medicine for over twenty-five years. Here at Lakeside Veterinary Center, we treat more than just cats and dogs. We also treat small mammals (like ferrets, hamsters and rabbits), reptiles (such as turtles, snakes and lizards), birds (from parakeets to macaws), and many other species.
In July 2008, we started a small adoption program featuring mainly stray kittens in need of good homes. Since then with great pride, we have found many great homes (over 50!) for not just kittens, but the occasional parakeet and puppy. Due to the success of our program, we have been able to expand and even rescue several litters of kittens from local high-kill shelters.
Our kittens are typically NOT spayed or neutered at the time of adoption. We do not spay/ neuter our kittens before they are adopted because of the risk associated with the procedure at such a young age. Our adoption contract requires the kittens to be spayed/ neutered at approximately 6 to 9 months of age. The surgery cost is not included in our adoption fee.
Our adoption fee varies but typically is $45.
Adoption is not contingent upon patronizing Lakeside Veterinary Center for adoptee's health needs; however, all services performed at Lakeside Veterinary Center for our adoptees are discounted 10%.
Our adoption contract is available for you to review prior to adoption. Please feel free to email LakesideAdoptions@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.