Are you ready to bring a new cat or kitten into your home?


​If you are ready, we'd love to help you find your next furry family member!  Please see the information for either an adult cat (over 6 months) or a kitten (under 6 months) below.  You'll find links to our online adoption application which is where our adoptions begin! We're looking forward to seeing you soon.

ADULT CATS (6 months and older) AT THE SHELTER


Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturdays    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sundays       11:30 AM - 2:00 PM


Appointments must be scheduled with a member of HART's adoption team.  They are first-come/first-serve.  Please call the shelter to arrange for an appointment.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

12:00 - 1:30 PM

  2:00 - 3:30 PM

  4:00 - 5:30 PM

  6:00 - 7:30 PM 

  • Please complete our online application prior to your arrival. This doesn't commit you to adopting, but allows us to approve your application and gives you more time to spend finding the right cat for you and your family.


  • A hold may be approved and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but you must meet with and interact with a cat before a hold is approved.


​Special Note for adopters outside of Maine


We are happy to accept adopters from outside of the state of Maine where no travel restrictions exist.


Kittens do not live at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please submit our online kitten adoption application or email our kitten adoption team.

For the health and safety of our cats and kittens, they are adopted to indoor-only homes.

All of our cats are spayed or neutered, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) prior to going to their new home. HART provides a 7-day health guarantee.

Please be aware that all HART cats must leave the shelter or adoption location in a carrier. Please be prepared to take your cat home with you the day of your appointment.  We occasionally have some for sale at the shelter.

Adoption Fees

Effective March 1, 2022


  • $225 Kittens up to 6 months 

  • $125 Young adults 7 months up to 2 years

  • $95 Adults 3 years up to 10 years

  • $50 Seniors 11 years up to 15 years

  • Seniors 16 years and older: Please donate with your heart

  • Adoption Fees are non-refundable

Adoption Application


If you're thinking about adopting a cat or kitten from HART, even if you're unsure which lucky feline you would like to bring home with you, please complete either of our applications. Having a completed application on file with HART is required prior to meeting your new fur-baby!


After Adopting

Many veterinarian offices offer a free or reduced cost post-adoption well-pet visit for animals adopted from local shelters. Please contact your veterinarian for specifics.

We want every adoption to be for life, but sometimes situations change. Whether the adoption happened days, weeks, or years ago, if you can no longer keep your HART cat, we require that the cat or kitten is returned to us and is not sold or rehomed.