Catopia Cat Cafe follows the adoption policies of Albuquerque Animal Welfare, Bernalillo County Animal Care Center, and our rescue group partners to ensure happy, successful life-long adoptions for cats and adopters alike.  We have adoption applications that you can fill out at Catopia or online.  Please understand that the final decision on adoptions is made by the shelter or rescue the cat is from. Catopia is a foster home caring temporarily for the cats and we just help facilitate the adoptions. 

If you do not find the cat you are looking for, our partners have many more cats (and dogs too!) that are wonderful and adoptable.  You can visit,,, and for more information.


We recommend taking your new family member to your veterinarian or, if you don’t have one yet, we highly recommend Dr. Kacie Martin. Dr. John HeidrichDr. Lauryn Spohn. and the great people at La Cueva Animal Hospital4 Paws Pet Hospital and Albuquerque Cat Clinic. Most veterinary offices offer free first exams when adopting a rescue or shelter cat.  


If your current pets do not welcome your new cat or you cannot keep the cat you adopted for any reason, please return them to the shelter or rescue group and ask that they be sent back to us so we can have another chance at finding the little sweetie another home.  Please let us know too.


Adoption payments for Albuquerque Animal Welfare and Bernalillo County Animal Services cats can be cash or check and will go directly to them to help more animals in their care.  The rescue group adoption fees are collected by them at the time of adoption.  Your adoption fee includes:  spay/neuter surgery, testing for FeLV and FIV, microchip and registration fee, FVRCP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, treatment for parasites (fleas, worms), Cat/Kitten care booklet, information and questions answered, and the first vet appointment free.