Cat Adoption Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Adoption Center Location:

  • Cats can be visited at our adoption center located at 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27607. NOTE: only cats aged 4.5 months and older are at the adoption center; our small kittens are fostered in private homes. To meet a kitten, please submit an adoption application so we can arrange for the foster parent to bring the kitten to the adoption center.

Adoption Fees:

  • 1 cat = $100
  • 2 cats = $180
  • 1 kitten (up to 1 year old) = $130
  • 1 kitten (up to 1 year old) + 1 cat = $200
  • 2 kittens (up to 1 year old) = $220

Adoption Fees Include:

  • Spay or neuter
  • FIV & FeLV testing
  • Parasite treatment
  • Microchip
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations

Worth over $350 of veterinary care!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions


Second Chance typically limits the adoption of cats and dogs to within 60 miles of Raleigh, North Carolina. Adoptions must be completed in person and we do not provide transportation for out of state adoptions.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a cat. Please understand that our cats have all come to us either as a stray or an abandoned cat. They are now in need of a life-long loving family. If you are not able to make the commitment for the rest of their lives, please consider filling out a foster application instead.

Our mission is to carefully match every animal with the best home for its needs and to ensure a long lifetime of safety, love, and companionship. There are many applications that are declined for a variety of reasons based on Second Chance’s many years of experience with cat and dog adoptions. This does NOT mean that any volunteer of Second Chance is making a judgement about an applicant’s ability to provide a good home for a cat or dog.

If you are prepared to receive the love and affection of a new cat, please complete the application below. Any incomplete applications will not be processed.

Once you submit the application you will receive confirmation via email. If you do not receive email confirmation of your application then we did not receive it – please resubmit it. Once we receive your application you will hear back from us within 3-5 days, most likely by email.



At the adoption appointment, the medical background of the cat will be reviewed with you. It is important to bring a cat carrier to transport your new cat. If you do not have a cat carrier, the cat will not be discharged to you at that time. We request that you pay the adoption fee by check. If you need to pay the adoption fee in cash, the discharge volunteer will ask you for a form of picture identification. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated. The applicant understands that any false, incomplete or misleading statements on this application is grounds for denial of the application and/or the immediate return of the cat to Second Chance. You will also be asked to review and sign an Adoption Contract at the time of discharge.

Cat Adoption Application (* = REQUIRED)