The Nine Lives Foundation strives to make your adoption experience fun and enjoyable!  Our population of adoptable cats is both large and diverse so you may need to return several times before selecting the perfect cat or kittens!

The Smurf & Wanda Adoption Center is open to adoptions by appointments, with limited walk-ins


3106 Rolison Road, Redwood City

Young kittens (under 3 or 4 months of age) are often housed in foster homes to protect their delicate immune systems. We recommend that you visit the shelter first to see the kittens that are available. We will put you in touch with the foster coordinator to show you kittens in foster care that may also be available but too small to be shown in the shelter.


Get ahead of your rodent population with nature's best chemical-free remedy! Our working cats have all been rescued from outdoor environments, have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, & vaccinated.... and they are ready to work in return for a place to call home!

Please call 650-368-1365 for more information.

Kittens under 5 months of age must go in pairs!  Exceptions are made if you currently have a kitten of similar age in your home.  


Adoption Fees include:


  • Spay / neuter surgery

  • FeLV/FIV test

  • Microchip

  • Deworming

  • Age-appropriate vaccines (FVRCP & Rabies)*

  • Vet exam

  • Nail trim

  • A complimentary dose of flea medication - Advantage Multi/Advantage II or Revolution

  • Senior cats & FIV positive cats may receive age-appropriate labwork & dental cleanings


* Additional vaccines required for kittens following adoption are the responsibility of the adopters

Adopting a Kitten

Interested in adopting a kitten?  Learn more about our kitten adoption policies!

Adopt an FIV+ Cat

We love FIV cats!  Learn more about this misunderstood disease, and why you should consider adopting a cat with FIV!

Foster a FeLV+ Cat

We are looking for permanent foster homes for our healthy FeLV kittens and cats.  Learn more!

Working / Farm Cats

They are happy to trade their mousing skils for shelter and regular meals. Ideal homes are farms, stables, rural homes with some land or even just a large garden. Ask about our Barn Cat Program today!  

Adoption Policies and Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid ID/CDL.

  • Applicants under 18 must have application completed by parent or guardian living in residence where cat will reside.

  • If renting a home or apartment, we will require landlord telephone contact or lease agreement information.

  • For information about renting with pets, visit the Humane Society of the US website : Renting with Pets: Tips

  • We require up to 5 business days to review applications and complete vet exams.

  • If adopting to a household with children, we recommend that they be present when making the final selection.


We will always take back cats or kittens adopted from the Nine Lives Foundation. If you should need to surrender your adopted cat or kittens back to us, we ask whenever possible that you notify us in advance by phone.

If you have medical records, we would appreciate a copy to add to the cat's file for future adopters.

Adoption Fees



8 weeks to 11 months

Adoption fee: $100 each

Kittens under 5 months must be adopted in pairs


Special Needs Cats

Physical and behavioral disabilities or medical issues

Adoption fees vary


Barn Cats

Adoption fee: $50

Must be adopted in pairs

email for more info


Adult Cats

1 year to 9 years

Adoption fee: $100

Check our monthly specials

FIV Cats

Adoption fee: $100

Learn more about FIV cats at NLF


Senior Cats

10 years and older

Adoption fee: $50



No adoption fee

Long-term foster only

Medical care provided

Learn more about FeLV