The Animal Welfare League
of the Greater Capital District, Inc.


Adoption Application!

kittensSave time in adopting your new kitty! Click here to open, print, and then complete your application. Take the application with you to our clinic location—listed below.

Our Clinic at the East Greenbush PetSmart

You can visit our cat clinics in the East Greenbush PetSmart. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for directions.


  • Monday 6 pm-8 pm
  • Due to a lack of clinic volunteers, we are not open on Tuesdays. Can you help? Click here to learn about our volunteer needs!
  • Wednesday 6 pm-8 pm
  • Thursday 6 pm-8 pm
  • Friday 6 pm-8 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
  • Sunday 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

Our trained volunteers will be happy to acquaint you with our cats, answer your questions, and complete adoptions.

Current Adoption Fees

  • Two kittens—$150 (regular fee @$85)
  • Two cats over 1 year—$100 (regular fee @$65)
  • One cat and one kitten—$125


Click here to view additional cats and dogs that are looking for their permanent homes.

Adopting a Kitten?

Here are a few tips to help you out!

Our Cats

 AnimaLovers is an all-volunteer-staffed organization; therefore, we limit adoptions to those who live no more than an hour from the capital district. Click here to display the Adopt-a-Pet website to search for animals in other areas. For more information, you can also call 348-3903, and press 1.

Spotlight on Hope

When you look at her, you probably don’t believe Hope spent months at a shelter without being adopted. After all, she’s perfect: She’s petite. She’s a kitten. HopeShe has a gorgeous fur coat and a beautiful face. And she’s winking at you! Then you realize her “wink” is because the vet removed her eye due to an old injury. Maybe that explains why adopters overlooked Hope again, and again. She wasn’t, after all, “perfect”and perfect is what many adopters want.

Her life to date has been rough. Hope spent months alone in a cage, endured surgery, and adjusted to having one eye. AnimaLovers wanted to give her a chance. After living with an experienced foster mom, she is ready for her forever home. She sleeps curled around her foster mom’s head. She lets her mom pet heroftenand enjoys the attention. She accepts the other cats in the home, and has become very playful. She’s even tried to play with one of her young foster brothers! Hope’s charming and endearing and loves posing for pictures.

An adults-only home, either by herself or with one or two mellow cats, would be perfect. If you have room in your heart and home for a “not quite perfect” kitten, please contact us.

More of Our Available Kitties!

Cybil and Josie are beautiful, long-haired girls that are looking to be kept together in a new home! Sadly, their owner died last year, but AnimaLovers knows there is a great home just waiting for them!Cybil is very sweet and gentle; Josie is more playful, but she is also a snuggler! Call 348-3904, and press 1 to meet this great pair!! Top of Page
My name is Lucy! I am a very petite girl, and not yet a year old. I was dropped off in a local neighborhood with my siblings, so I am a little shy, at first. But, soon you'll see that I love to play and be petted. I love cat treats and other cats. All I need is a forever home! So, please call to meet me at 348-3903, and press 1 to meet me! Top of Page
My name is Sylvester! I am a playful, independent 8-month-old boy. I am super curious and would love to be exploring my forever home! Call AnimaLovers to meet me at 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Peanut is a very friendly Tortie. She would love to have a home where she can get and GIVE lots of attention! To meet this sweet girl, call 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Unlike the Emperor Napoleon, this Napoleon is a big boy! He's also very, very sweet and affectionate. As big as he is, he loves to play and needs a playful companion. Call 348-3903, and press 1 to find out how you can meet him! Top of Page
Sweet Caroline was one of five cats that were assigned to live outside after their owners got a dog, which is so sad since she loves being with her foster family. Not only is she super sweet, she is very gentle and never tries to bite or scratch. She will follow you around and give a little meow to get your attention. She loves to be picked up and will wrap her arms around your neck like she is hugging you. She is a loving lap cat and would sit on your lap all day if she could. If you would love a loving cat (!), please call to meet Caroline. Call 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
I'm sweet and mellow, but I love human attention! I like belly rubs and having my head scratched. I also like to have my face scratched!! If you let me, I'll sleep on your bed with you. I'm a young adult, but I also still like playing with toys. If I sound pretty terrific to you, please call my friends at AnimaLovers to learn how you can meet me. Just call 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Brad and Morgan came from the same high-kill shelter in the South. Brad and Morgan are a handsome pair, but their personalities are what really makes them special. They’re playful and active, but also affectionate, loving and sociable. The minute they got out of the carrier in their NY foster home, they ran to find someone to play with – they couldn’t wait to have fun! They’re curious, and love to explore and play with anything that looks interesting - and other cats are the most interesting of all. They love being held, petted and cuddled as much as they love playing.  Even though they’re energetic, they’re also gentle, and would probably be fine with children who like and respect animals. Brad has been with dogs, and Morgan could probably adjust to a cat-friendly dog, given time and a proper introduction. Brad and Morgan have become very close and they would really love to find a home together. Could it please be with you? Call 348-3903, and press 1 to meet them! Top of Page
Beignet has found a new home!
Rescued from a high-kill shelter in the South, Beignet is looking for a forever home in New York where she can get the great life she deserves!

One look at her face, and you fall in love! But that gorgeous face is only half the story. Beignet is the sweetest, gentlest cat. She is friendly, playful and loves to cuddle on your lap. She gets along great with ALL the cats in her foster home - the two active males (1 and 2) but also the the old guy (16). She is a confident girl (she isn't a hider - walked right in as if she was truly home) but is such a calm way. She loves to be held and picked up and purrs the moment you pay attention to her. All of this comes in a tiny package. Beignet is just a year old but looks much, much younger - super cute and very petite. And as an added bonus, she is great at using a sisal scratching post! For more information about this great little girl, call 348-3903, ext 1.  Top of Page
Eve is a rescued stray, and like some strays, she needs a little time to feel comfortable in a new home. Once she feels comfortable with her humans, she loves to cuddle and play. To meet this pretty girl, call AnimaLovers at 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Stuart and Pepe were fostered together and are very much alike. They both like attention--they like sitting next to you, being brushed, and will come when they're called. They are also playful, and both like toys.They also get along with other cats, so they should do well if you're looking for some company for your cat! To learn how you can meet them, just call us at 349-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Pete and Andre are young kitties—super lovable and will love you back! They are under a year old, so they are still very playful.They also love each other, and they would do well to be adopted together. Let's get these kitties a wonderful home; if you think it's yours, call 348-3903, and press 1 to meet them. Top of Page
Sumac--Yay! I'm gone to my forever home!
If you're looking for a super-sweet, mellow, and friendly boy -- look no further; Sumac (aka Sam) is the cat for you. Sam is about three years old and as sweet as they come. He loves attention and is good with the two other male cats, ages 1 1/2 and 16, in his foster home. Rescued from an area shelter, he is so grateful to be in a home environment again! Sam is the perfect age, he still likes to play but is past the "climb your drapes" stage. He prefers to hang out with his family and just enjoy life. an added bonus, he immediately took to the scratching post! For more information about this wonderful cat, call 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Gertie--I was adopted, too!
Buttercup is the most outgoing kitten. She is extremely friendly and loves interacting with her foster family. She will sleep on her foster mom's shoulder at night and purrs like crazy when you give her attention. At 8 mos old, she is quite tiny for her age, so she will probably remain a petite girl.Gertie is an adorable 7-month-old kitten who was rescued from a city street when she was just a kitten. She was very scared when she first came to her foster home. Gertie and Buttercup have been fostered together and would love to be adopted as a pair. Buttercup is also a wonderful influence on Gertie because she is so people oriented. They are very cute and sweet, and they can't wait to find their forever home! Call 348-3903, and press 1 to meet them! Top of Page
Cookie is our newest Featured Feline; her adoption fee is waived!
Click here to read more about her. Top of Page
Don't miss your chance to adopt an orange tiger!! And, Richie lives up to the reputation of the orange tigers--VERY affectionate--a real lover boy! He'll happily follow you around, and may even talk to you at the same time. Want to meet him? Just call our volunteers at 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Max is a super-friendly, super-affectionate, 9-month-old boy. He's a small guy with a huge heart. He seems to love everyone! Max was rescued as an infant and bottle-fed by a volunteer at a shelter in Alabama. He's been handled and loved and kept safe until an opportunity arose for him to come to NY and find a forever home. After two days of travel, Max came out of his carrier ready to explore his new surroundings and meet the next family that he fully expected to love him (and we do!).

Max is a lap cat. He's full of energy (and a bit under-foot because he loves attention) and very playful...but when he's ready to settle down he looks for a lap. And after only a couple of days he was best buddies with the other three cats in his foster home (ranging in age from 1 ½ to 17 years.) Max is a special boy -- and we hope to find a special family to give him the life and love he deserves. For more information about Max, call 348-3903, and press 1. Top of Page
Elsa--I'm so happy I found a home where I'm loved!
Elsa would love to be loved! She hasn't had an easy life, recently, but she is now in an AnimaLovers foster home where she is getting love and affection! And, we've promised her that we'll find her a great, permanent home!! She asks for so little--attention and head rubs suit her fine. If you think you have a permanent home for Elsa, please give us a call at 348-3903 (then press 1). Top of Page
Oreo--I went home!
Oreo is oh-so handsome and super, super friendly and affectionate. He's still a very young boy, and he's very playful. He runs to you when you call and is quick to become friends with other cat. Please call 348-3903, and press 1 to find out more about him. Top of Page