We welcome specific questions. Due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond immediately. Your patience is appreciated.
If an animal is on our website, it is still available but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, it is in your best interest to submit an application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process.
We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.
As an all-volunteer, foster home based organization, ARF does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals. The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we must give priority to pre-approved applicants.
Female kitten, not spayed yet, about 8 weeks old (as of 10/01/16), microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, currently in a foster home, will be making appearances at ARF Adoption Events (see http://www.arf-il.org/events.html or https://www.facebook.com/A.R.F.Illinois for times and locations), adoption fee $125
Cleo came to ARF in mid-September with two other kittens believed to be her siblings (Juliet and Tumbolina) all around 7 weeks of age. Cleo is the quintessential alpha kitty who is afraid of nothing and no one. Her curious nature has her exploring every corner of the house; she will not rest until she has seen everything worth seeing, including my dog and two full grown cats. She has boundless energy and loves to play with 'the ball on a fishing poll' toy. It is hysterical to see her do back flips when playing with this toy; we joke that she must have have been a gymnast in another life. She is a kitty who enjoys her food and is not a picky eater. Like her fellow 'cat mates', Cleo loves to be cuddled and petted and never tires of affection. She will definitely be a great addition to your family bringing much love and gratitude as a thank you.
If you are interested in meeting Cleo, you can fill out an online adoption application at http://www.arf-il.org/application.html Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting with the cat. Filling out the application does not obligate you in any way.
If you’re invited to meet an animal, plan to arrive on time or early,
as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
We appreciate your cooperation.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.