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Thanks PETCO!

Happy Jack Cats,  Inc., is a proud recipient of funding
from the Petco Foundation

in 2016, 2017 & 2018.

501 adoptions in 2017
1013 Adoptions since Q3 2015


“I hope people don't take kittens on a whim, like they would a toy, then not care for them.” 
~ Shirley Rousseau Murphy

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats."
- Colonial American Proverb


Adoption Requirements
Considerable time and expense goes into each one of our kittens/cats. The rehoming fee does not cover the average amount we spend on each animal.

Happy Jack Cats, Inc. screens all potential adoptive families before releasing an animal into their care. We reserve the right to deny applications that we deem unsuitable for the animal. Our adoptions are not awarded on a first come, first served basis, because our goal is to find the best fit for the kitten.

 There are adoption requirements. You must...

  • fill out the Adoption Questionnaire
  • have the willingness and means to provide good care and necessary medical treatment for the animal.
  • be 18 years or older.
  • have ID showing your present address.
  • have the knowledge and consent of your landlord, if you rent.​
  • bring a pet carrier to pick up your animal.
  • NOT declaw the animal.
  • NOT rehome the animal or surrender it to another
          shelter, but return the animal to HJC.
  • ​have a non-smoking home
  • meet any requirements that are specifically for a particular
          animal, e.g. no kids, indoors only, special care, etc.

We'd like to get to know you and the home you have to offer one of our kittens a little better - would you mind filling out a brief questionnaire?
All dogs and cats currently in your residence MUST be spayed or neutered. If they are not, your application will be denied.

Adoption Questionnaire
Additional Information
Cats are intelligent, flesh-and-blood creatures, NOT TOYS! Happy Jack Cats believes each kitten deserves a safe and secure home for its lifespan as a companion animal and family member. To that end, we consider a kitten's best interests FIRST when homing.
     FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: Be on time for your appointment. There is rarely a problem finding people to adopt our kittens. In fact, often several people want the same kitten. If you miss or are late for your appointment, the kitten will not be held for you, and may be adopted by someone else. The kitten is not yours until the adoption fee has been paid. We would like to schedule appointments one hour apart, but personal schedules don't always allow for this. It is best to be on time.
     SCREENING: Much time, money and effort go into our kittens. For instance, a foster mother will get up every two hours through the night for weeks to feed six bottle babies. We owe it to this devoted volunteer to see that her charges to go to the best possible homes. Remember, we don't know you, and there is no way for us to find out about you other than by asking questions. For example, you might be asked about the number and ages of your children. Childrens' rough handling of fragile kittens can hurt or even kill them. You might be asked if you own your  home. If you do, we know you are not obligated to pay a pet deposit. Renters often try to hide a cat to avoid paying the pet deposit, or because pets are not allowed by the management. FYI, the landlord always finds out, and the cat always loses it's home. If you find our questions intrusive, we hoped you would understand.
Kittens are far more adoptable than adult cats. If you are planning on surrendering a litter to us so that we can find them homes, PLEASE DON'T WAIT TO LONG. To maximize the kitten's chances of a home, surrender them after they are weaned, but before eight weeks. Their lives depend on it. Because of increased spay and neuter costs, as of January 1, 2017, we will charge a surrender fee of $35 for an individual and $75 for a litter of kittens. Above that we will take donations in any amount.

Can you give me a
forever home?

Petco Adoptions

Happy Jack Cats is a Partner with the PETCO Foundation, and as such can offer cats and/or kittens for adoption in the PETCO facilities at: the Petco store at 3548 South Findley Ave., Boise, ID. and the Petco store at 3006 E. State St., Eagle, ID. Petco very generously lets us showcase our animals in these two stores.

The personnel at Petco cannot perform the adoption for you. One of our representatives must do that. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Please call Melissa at 208-477-1452 and she will arrange for someone from our organization to meet you in the store as soon as possible.