“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens

Browse our beautiful cats up for adoption right now, and if you see any you are interested in, view the tabs below for more info on the adoption process.

For more information about a pet, contact our Adoption Centre on 0217004152 or email

Adoption Process

  1. View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page here. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals as they become ready for adoption.
  2. Visit the adoption kennels to view.Visiting hours 10am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am – 3pm Saturdays; 8am – 12pm Sunday
  3. All adoptions are completed in person at our premises. This helps us assess your suitability and match you to the right selection of potential pets.
  4. An adoption application will then be completed in person.
  5. Pay a non-refundable adoption deposit of R100, which is included in the total adoption fee.
  6. A home check is done to ensure that your home will be suitable for the pet.
  7. Once your application is approved and the animal is ready to join their new family, the adopter can fetch their new pet at a pre-arranged time.

(Please allow roughly 7 days for the adoption process to be completed)

Dogs: R710
Cats: R770 – This includes a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) test. Owing to the high prevalence of Felv and Fiv in the feline community, this test is now done before a cat/kitten is put up for adoption.
Adoption fees for both cats and dogs include sterilisation, the first vaccination, de-worming, an ID disc and a microchip.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying to adopt a pet, a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please e-mail proof of deposit – using ‘Adoptions’ followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to

The home check
Once you’ve decided which dog or cat you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is a suitable match for the animal concerned. We take into account:
• Other animals in the family.
• Children’s ages
• Level of family’s activity (whether the dog will be regularly exercised)
• How long the dog, especially a puppy, will be left alone
• Size of property

The following are also considered as criteria for adoption
• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• The pet must be allowed inside your house
• You must be able to afford a private vet and have transport to take your pet to the vet.

Considerations when adopting
• If you have a male dog already, it is often preferable to adopt a female to avoid dominance fighting.
• If you have other pets (especially dogs), we request that you first bring them to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for a “meet & greet” with your new adopted pet.
• Many times we have no history on a dog/cat, therefore if you have young children bring them to meet the animal to see if the animal is good with your children.