OAR Adoption Questionnaire

Adoption Questionnaire

Submit this form to adopt a cat or kitten from Ohio Alleycat Resource! We typically respond by the next business day. You may view OAR cats online or visit them at our Adoption Center during Open Adoption Hours.

Adoption Center Location
5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227 (exit 9 on I-71)

Open Adoption Hours
Monday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Our cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on FVRCP vaccinations, and tested for both FIV and FeLV. The adoption fee is $75 for 1 or 2 cats (adopt one, take home a second cat for no additional charge).

Our Barn Cats program offers outside-only cats for barns and warehouses.


Contact Information
Your Household
If this is your first cat, please do not hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help and we want your adoption to go smoothly! Below are three helpful tips.

Litterboxes: We recommend plastic litterboxes that are large, simple, and open. It is very important to have at least one litterbox per cat plus one extra. So if you end up with 2 cats, you will need 3 litterboxes. Scoop them at least once a day and clean them with soap and water every two weeks. As far as litter type, most cats do well with unscented, clumping clay litter.

Playtime: Many behavioral issues can be avoided or solved simply by playing with your cats twice a day for 10-15 minutes at a time. We recommend wand toys because they keep your hands away from the action and they are great at simulating the movements of prey animals like birds and mice. Use the techniques in this handout on Interactive Cat Play.

Scratchers: Cats need to scratch to relieve stress, mark their territory, and keep their nails from getting too long. Provide them suitable surfaces with scratching posts or pads made out of sisal or cardboard.
We will be in touch about helping you find a place to spay/neuter your pets!
The Right Cat(s)
We recommend adopting two kittens (no additional fee). They will keep each other company and will not develop Single Kitten Syndrome, the symptoms of which can include anxiety and playful aggression. Here is an amusing and informative video from Jackson Galaxy about Single Kitten Syndrome.
Featured Cat
11 years old
Lydia is an affectionate and petite orange lady! She loves finding an open lap to nap on when she's sleepy, but she is also an expert bird-watcher! Lydia has a young heart and loves to toss and chase her mouse toys and explore closets and cupboards. Lydia is available for meet and greets in her foster home!
Reservation Policy Expressing interest in a cat is not a reservation. OAR does not currently place cats on hold.
Declawing is an operation to surgically remove a cat's claws by amputating all or part of the distal phalanges, or end bones, of the cat's toes. Research shows that this procedure is harmful. The pain and discomfort felt by many declawed cats leads to litterbox avoidance and other behavior problems.

The good news is that declawing is completely unnecessary. There are a variety of methods, including scratching posts and nail trims, to address any issues caused by a cat's nails. We would be happy to discuss them with you!

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What to expect: 1) An email confirming your questionnaire was received (within several minutes). 2) An email from our adoption team about the next step (usually within 1-2 business days).